C & O Canal Bike Ride (Rating: C)


Hike Leader: Ken Meyercord, (571)[masked]
Location: Williamsport, MD
Distance: 40 miles

This is a bike ride from Williamsport, MD to Harpers Ferry, WV along the C & O Canal towpath (https://www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/upload/CHOHmap-full-140922-v7-accessible.pdf). The towpath in this section is dirt and/or gravel--not as nice as closer to DC, but not bad if not muddy. My pace will be 6-8 miles per hour. If there are those who want to go faster, we might split up into two groups. We'll picnic (BYO) along the way. We'll need to work out a shuttle from Harpers Ferry to Williamsport either before or after the ride.

(I'll be going up the day before as Williamsport will be celebrating its annual "C & O Canal Days" festival (https://williamsportmd.gov/event/43rd-annual-co-canal-days/) that day. I'll be staying at the Red Roof Inn in Williamsport (https://www.redroof.com/property/md/williamsport/RRI570) Saturday night and a hostel near Harpers Ferry (https://www.hiusa.org/hostels/maryland/knoxville/harpers-ferry) Sunday night. Others are welcome to join me.)