Thursday, July 19
Meyersdale, PA (GAP 31) to Cumberland, MD (GAP 0)
Today is a day of highs and lows. We will cross the Eastern Continental Divide and into the Chesapeake Watershed. We will also pass through the Big Savage Tunnel. From there it is an easy 6.5 mile downhill ride to Frostburg (GAP 15.5) for lunch (sorry we do have to climb uphill into town). At 5pm we will gather at the trailhead for a community ride for the last 15.5 miles on the GAP to our lowest elevation so far on the ride at 627 ft. We will be greeted at Canal Place by Save Western Maryland for a concert and events. Camping will be at the YMCA.
Community Ride hosted by Save Western Maryland
Adjacent to 10109 New Hope Rd NW Frostburg, MD 21532 (map)
In a show of strength, community rides will gather at the trailhead to join TDF for a 14-mile downhill ride into Cumberland. We will parallel the Historic Western Maryland Railroad. Save Western Maryland will welcome us to the mountain side of Maryland. The day will end with a concert at canal place. A van will shuttle community riders back to Frostburg to retrieve their cars. There will be no transportation for bikes. Liability waivers are be required to participate. Save time and print yours out here.
Water’s Origin: hosted by Save Western Maryland
Enjoy an evening of music and stories at Canal Place.