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FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania


Mary Shaw and Roy Weil

Freewheeling Easy, the book
September 2001

Canoeing in western PA
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Trails for the Rest of Us

If you like to bicycle but you don't like to ride in automobile traffic or on rough, steep, undeveloped tracks, these trails are for you. They are

  • easy to ride or walk,
  • off-limits to automobile traffic
  • reasonably level

Depending on their history, these routes are variously called rail-trails, bike paths, greenways, towpaths, and linear parks. Some are paved, some dirt or crushed stone; a few have short excursions onto roads with very little (and very slow) traffic. All are suitable for touring bikes with medium to wide tires and for hybrid or mountain bikes. They provide opportunities for short family outings and for multi-day touring. If you like to walk on wide smooth gentle paths, you will also enjoy them.

Find out about the motor-free trails in western Pennsylvania   Find out about Freewheeling Easy, our guidebook to these trails
Visit our bookstore   Read our illustrated trip reports
See related links   Find out about the canoeing opportunities in western Pennsylvania
See Linking up - Planning Your Traffic Free Trip between Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC  

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