This summer, from Wednesday, June 21 - Monday, June 26 we will be riding the Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Cumberland, Maryland. Whether you're a seasoned pro at biking or relatively new, this trip is an exciting chance to grow personally, experience beautiful scenery, and enjoy faith-building bible study along the way. Each day, we share meals together, a time of Bible study, a few hours of biking, and lots of laughter. Throughout our trip, we'll stay at a mix of hotels, cabins, and campgrounds. A support vehicle will carry our camping gear so that we can focus on riding and enjoying the trail. Read on for specific information for this year's trip!
Who CAN GO?
Anyone 14 years or older who can ride a bike around 40 miles a day.
When IS THE TRIP?
Wednesday, June 21 - Monday, June 26 2017.
WHAT IS THE ITINERARY?
Wednesday 6/21: Meet at Community of Hope at 5:30 PM, drive to Pittsburgh, PA.
Thursday 6/22: Ride about 40 miles to Cedar Creek Park.
Friday 6/23: Ride about 40 miles to Confluence.
Saturday 6/24: Ride about 40 miles to Meyersdale.
Sunday, 6/25: Ride about 40 miles to Cumberland, MD.
Monday, 6/26; Depart from Cumberland and drive back to Cleveland.
HOW MUCH WILL IT Cost:
The cost for this trip depends on whether you'd like to camp or stay in hotels a majority of the time. The cost for the trip with mostly camping (and one hotel night at the end) will be approximately $275 per person. The base cost for the trip with mostly hotel stays will be approximately $200 per person, but you will need to make your own hotel reservations in addition. We will have finalized cost information and instructions for how to select your lodging available at our pre-departure meeting on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 PM.
What about Food?
We will provide one group meal each day that we are riding, and eat one meal out at a restaurant. At some lodging, breakfast is included. We recommend bringing breakfast/snack items such as granola bars, pop tarts, applesauce pouches, instant coffee packets, hot chocolate packets, tea bags, apples, oranges, peanut butter packets, nuts, and trail mix that work well on the trail. We will go over more specifics at our pre-departure meeting.
How do I Register?
Fill out the form below and turn in or mail a $100 deposit to Community of Hope Church. Our address is: 1435 West Royalton Road, Broadview Heights, Ohio, 44147. The deadline to register is June 11. *Note: If you are thinking about registering but have a question you'd like answered first, feel free to use the form below.
What Will I need to Bring?
You can find a comprehensive list of suggested items to pack here. We will go over specifics at our pre-departure meeting and make sure to answer any questions you might have.
Please Join us for an informational Pre-departure meeting Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 PM. Pizza will be provided.