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Endless Trail Summer

Summer on the trail is brilliant! While every season on the GAP has its charm, summer wears its popularity like a big, green, flower-encrusted badge of honor. Look no further than July and August for a quintessential summertime cycling experience.

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Bike Touring With Kids

Many people believe that once children come along, their bike touring days are over, or at least seriously curtailed. But all the things you love about bicycle travel — the freedom, the relaxation, the exercise — can be …

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Local Craft Beer Along the GAP and C&O Trails. Part 1: Homestead to West Newton

We’re in a golden age of beer in the U.S., with new breweries opening left and right and established places honing their craft. There are now close to 3,000 breweries in the nation, up from a measly 44 in 1979, …

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Layering Strategies for Spring and Early Summer

Finally, at long last, it’s spring and it’s nice and warm outside! Perfect for a trip by bike. Except that it just started raining, hard, and the temperature is dropping down to near-freezing tonight…

Mercurial late-spring weather in the Mid-Atlantic region …

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Best Bikes for the GAP Trail and C&O Canal Towpath

What is the Best Bike?

If you have never biked the GAP before, one central question probably comes to mind: what kind of bike is best? The easy answer is: the one you have. But if you …

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