The Pedalshift Project 262: Guide to Cycling the C&O Towpath – Part 1

I’ve taken listeners on a bunch of rides on the C&O, but I’ve never really done the full guide to cycling it. In the first of two parts, it’s an audio guide to cycling the C&O Canal towpath whether you’re a first timer of a full on expert.

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The Pedalshift Project 262: Guide to Cycling the C&O Towpath - Part 1

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Guide to Cycling the C&O Towpath – Part 1

Basics

  • Route and length
  • Brief history
  • Surface
  • Weather

FAQs

  • Do I need big tires?
  • How many hills are there?
  • What’s the best direction?
  • What’s the best time of year?
  • Where do I camp?
  • I don’t want to camp – can I do this?
  • Where do I eat?
  • Where can I fill my water bottles?
  • What’s the wildlife situation?
  • Hey I thought this trail went to Pittsburgh?
  • What’s the best way to get to the trailheads?

Next episode

The C&O is 184.5 miles… let’s break each section down in ten mile chunks and chat about each section!

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