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Michael Castle Trail/ Ben Cardin Trail

January 25, 2019

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May 28, 2018

The word is out….some of the best accommodations for cyclists and visitors alike to the DC area and the C&O Canal National Historic Park are the C&O Canal Trust Lockhouses.

No flowers or candlelit dinners for my wife on Mother’s Day!  Cheryl choose for us to go bik...

May 23, 2018

Trust me on this one... if you are planning a day or multi day bike ride, Cumberland is worth considering as a stop, base or layover.   The C&O Canal National Historic Park and Great Allegheny Passage converge in downtown, and access is easy with plentiful services and...

May 13, 2018

This morning, I met a very nice older gentlemen from Florida on the C&O Canal, who was riding from Pittsburgh (via the Great Allegheny Passage to its confluence with the C&O Canal at Cumberland, MD) on his electric bike.  For those of you unfamiliar with electric bikes...

April 23, 2018

A subject that has bothered me for some time is cycling etiquette (or the lack thereof) as demonstrated by some riders.

It is enough of a disadvantage that some of us dress kind of funny; cycling jerseys reminiscent of a NASCAR driver or professional bass fisherman and...

April 23, 2018

 Fort Frederick to Little Orleans via WMD Rail/ C&O Canal. 54 miles Trail Loop

A wonderful loop ride can be found in Washington County, Maryland on the mixed-use Western Maryland Rail Trail and the C&O Canal National Historic Park.  The Rail trail section of the ride ha...

April 12, 2018

A wonderful way to begin a bike trip on the C&O Canal National Historic Park towpath, or to just bike around Washington DC and not have to worry about the hassles of coordinating transportation, parking, etc. is to go to via Amtrak and take your bike with you.   While...

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