Riding from Pittsburgh to DC – Day 1 Highlights

Greeting from Pennsylvania!

KEEN Ambassador Alison Gannett along with KEEN employees Chris and Brad are riding their bikes from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC. This 350-mile trip will take them through a series of dedicated bike/walk trails – The Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal.

Over the next 5 days they will post updates on the people they meet and the KEEN retailer the visit. Here are a few pictures from the first day from Pittsburgh to Confluence, PA. 85 miles down and 250 more miles to go….

Chris, Alison and Brad (left to right) hoping on their bikes outside the hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.
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The 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage beings in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Allison props her bike up against the information kiosk for West Newton, PA. These kiosks are found all along the GAP.

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Along the GAP it’s normal to see a bike shop on the trail like the West Newton Bicycle Shop.  You can get your bike repairs, grab a bite to eat, and relax on the banks of the Youghiogheny River.

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What a cool gateway welcoming you to the town of Connellsville. The Laurel Ridge Plateau beckons in the distance.
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A trailside mural perfectly captures life on the GAP.
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Only has 273 miles to go.
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Repurposed railroad bridges carry the GAP over scenic valleys and rushing rivers.
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What an incredible looking trillium!
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Heading up the ridge just 10 miles outside of Ohioplye, PA with a bird’s eye view of Class 3 whitewater on the lower Youghiogheny River.Great Allegheny Passage - Day 1