adventure. Since 2002, our Northeast Regional Office has
led this annual, fully-supported bike ride along the trails of
Pennsylvania and Maryland. This year’s Greenway Sojourn
returned to the scene of our 2007 and 2012 rides, one of the most
famous rail-trails in the world, the
Three hundred riders from 25 states and Canada pedaled the 150
miles from Cumberland, Md., to Pittsburgh, Pa., crossing the Allegheny
Mountain Range at an average grade of just one percent. With the con-
stant companionship of the Youghiogheny and Casselman rivers, and the
rich heritage of these former railroad communities, five days along the
GAP was an adventure that will long be cherished by those who took part.
For those of you who didn’t make it on this year’s Sojourn, here are
some great photos by the riders and event volunteers. Hopefully they
will whet your appetite for next year! For information about the 2014
Greenway Sojourn, visit
Two happy
Sojourners pedal
into the welcoming
community of
Connellsville. A number
of towns along the
route rolled out the
welcome mat for the
The windfarm in
Somerset County
provides a classic GAP
backdrop as the ride
progresses northwest. Far
right, one of the number
of trestles along the
trail as it winds over and
across rivers, roads and
train corridors.
A View From…
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s