Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
D.C./Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
shuttle from Washington back to Pittsburgh
At the end of the last day of the tour an optional shuttle is available for you, your bike and your gear to get back to Pittsburgh for a mid to late evening arrival. We will stop along the route for dinner. If you do not choose this option, you are on-your-own to make your return travel arrangements.
Bike Suggestions: Road bikes are NOT recommended. This tour is best enjoyed on a cross bike with 32-38mm gravel ready tires or on a 26″/27.5″/29″ mountain/gravel bike with 1.75-2.00″ moderate knobby tires as large/wide knobby tires will actually make the journey more challenging. A gravel/adventure/bikepacking bike or a 27.5″ or 29″ plus bike would also be ideal. Also be prepared for potential wet/muddy conditions along the C&O Canal.
Bike Rental: Scott Addict disc with 30mm tires or our mountain bikes, Scott Geniuses.