motorized wheelchair

GAP/C&O Ride

August 3 - 11, 2019

Eight days on the Great Allegheny Passage & C&O Canal Towpath (Pittsburgh to Washington DC)

It's YOUR Turn to Ride!

The 2019 RTWC fundraising bike trip will be a west to east trip, on the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail and C & O Canal Towpath from Pittsburgh to Washington DC.

This is a 9-day (8 days of biking) trip averaging 40-50 miles a day of bicycling, with the longest day being about 60 miles. The degree of difficulty of the trip is "moderate."

Lodging is 4 hotels and 4 Bed & Breakfasts.

We will leave Saturday morning the 3rd and return 9 days later on Sunday evening the 11th.

Cost, including: 1) Transportation from Orrville, Ohio and back, 2) Luggage transport, 3) 8 nights of indoor lodging and 8 breakfasts : $980 per person. There are two people in a room. Other meals are your expense.

YOU should line up a bicycling roommate to share your room. If you do not have a reommate and we know of another person who needs a roommate, we can put you in contact with them.

The trip is limited to 12 people and the bikes need to be normal two wheeled bicycles because our trailer will not accommodate 3 wheeled bicycles. Recumbent bicycles are subject to a try out on the trailer before committing.

Amenities at the B&B's vary, so those booking early will receive the better accommodations. Not all B&B's offer two beds in a room. Most hotels offer either a king or two queen beds.

For questions or information, email Keith Workman at

To book the trip, contact Keith and be prepared to mail a non-refundable deposit of $200 per person BEFORE January 2, 2019.

The second payment of $390 per person is due by February 28 and the third payment of $390 per person is due by April 30. Lodging is very limited, so we need to book early to be sure of accommodations.

This trip has become quite popular and is expected to fill rapidly!

Refund policy: $200 of the $980 is nonrefundable. 90% of $780 is refundable up to 90 days prior to departure. 60% of $780 is refundable between days 90-60 prior to departure. 30% of $780 is refundable between 60-30 days prior to departure. After 30 days prior to departure, no refund. Should you find a replacement rider, repayment is between the two of you, but you need to inform us who the replacement is.