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Where To Ride In the Pittsburgh Area
Guide picks
Pittsburgh and Western PA have an abundance of rides and trails for all types of biking enthusiasts. Get descriptions, maps, and trailhead information right online.

3 Rivers on 2 Wheels
This book by Pittsburgh resident Louis Fineberg describes 10 self-guided bicycle tours offering intimate encounters with Pittsburgh's most diverse neighborhoods and eclectic architecture. Compare Prices

Allegheny Highlands Trail
The Allegheny Highlands Trail through parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland is the missing link in the soon to be completed DC to Pittsburgh trail. The AHT trail will soon connect the C&O Towpath in Cumberland, MD with the Youghiogheny Trails southwest of Pittsburgh.

Allegheny River Trail
This trail is 15 miles of flat, smooth, asphalt surface from Oil City to Brandon, bordered on the west by the Allegheny River, and on the east by woodland terrain.

Allegheny Trail Alliance
Non-profit organization involved in developing a trail from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC. This currently includes several Pennsylvania Rail-Trails.

Bike Rides in and Around Pittsburgh
Organized alphabetically by location, these descriptions of over 100 rides of varying length and difficulty have been reprinted from Oscar Swan's book Bike Rides In and Around Pittsburgh.

Bike Rides in the Pittsburgh Area
A directory of various bicycling routes in the Pittsburgh area with descriptions. Includes a large number of  "door-to-door" road rides.

Coffee Ride
This relatively flat 30km (almost 19 mile) ride described by Pittsburgh cyclist Joe Papp, follows a variety of Pittsburgh city streets and is a "perfect wake-up for the caffeine-hungry cyclist, since it passes at least a half dozen excellent coffee shops."

The Dirty Dozen
This ride mapped out by brothers Dan and Tom Chew is popular with devoted hill-climbers as it includes the 13 hardest hills (and boy, are they hard) located within a 10km (6 mile) radius of downtown Pittsburgh.

Freewheeling Easy in and Around Western Pennsylvania
This book lists hundreds of miles of ‘motor-free’ trails in Western Pennsylvania. Descriptions of trails, maps, history around the areas you are riding. Companion Freewheeling Easy Web site includes select reprints from the book including the first paragraph of the book description, the summary information, and the trail organization for each selected ride. Compare Prices...

Ghost Town Trail
Totaling sixteen miles in Indiana and Cambria counties, the Ghost Town trail gets its name from five mining towns which once existed in the Blacklick valley.

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