Bicycling From Pittsburgh to Washington, DC

Happy Monday!!!  Mr. Right and I just finished up our bicycle ride from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC for the third year in a row.  It has become an annual event because we are literally in the middle of nowhere for six long days, and it is perfection.

 

 

Pittsburgh

This year’s weather was the best yet even though it was a muggy morning when we said good-bye to Pittsburgh.

Riverside

The first three days we rode on the Allegheny Trail, which is an old railroad route that is now a bike trail.

 

Continental divide

We passed some historic sites like the continental divide…..

 

 

Mason-Dixon line

and the Mason – Dixon Line.

 

Farmland

We passed some beautiful farmland along the way.

 

Cumberland, MD

Once we arrived in Cumberland, MD, the trail became the mules’ tow trail along the C & O Canal.

 

Locks

We passed by sixty some locks.  This one was in good condition.  Some were unrecognizable.

 

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When they were working, the locks required constant supervision.  The families of the employees lived in these houses.

 

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All along the way there were parks for bikers who were camping.  We stayed in warm and cozy B and B’s every night to get a good rest, a good shower, and a good meal.

 

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After 360 miles in six days, we arrived at the end of the trail in Georgetown.  This spot is located right beside the Four Seasons hotel.

 

Enroute

We were tired but happy that we made it again.  All plans are a go to make the ride again next year.  Our son lives in DC, and he is always there waiting for us with a smile and a hug.  Now it’s time to get ready for our next adventure – a walking tour in England’s Cotwolds.  To rest up, I am embarrassed to admit that I just watched the entire first season of House of Cards since we came home.  I am totally addicted and couldn’t stop.  Help!!!!

 

Take care.

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