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22 in ‘22 Guided Trail Ride: Armstrong Trail
May 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm$10.00 – $150.00
22 in ‘22 Guided Trail Rides
There are approximately 22 scenic, car-free, bike paths in the region. Let’s explore them all together! Bike every trail and fill out your passport along the way. Each trail is less than a 2-hour drive from Pittsburgh and we’ll bike between 10 – 24 miles. Best of all, each ride includes a discussion of the landscape and history by Earth Science Excursions, LLC geologist Fred Zelt.
Want to explore further? Check out the Wilds Weekends, where we’ll bike into the Pennsylvania Wilds.
Trip #6: Armstrong Trail
Pedal 20 miles on a favorite western Pennsylvania bike path: the Armstrong Trail along the scenic Allegheny River! We will stop and discuss the amazing industrial history of Ford City and Kittanning near the start of our journey then enjoy river views, pass by a river lock and dam, and have the opportunity for a side excursion on the Cowanshannock Trail to view cascading water at Armstrong County’s Buttermilk Falls (one of four Buttermilk Falls in Pennsylvania).
Bring a snack for a mid-ride picnic! With due care at road crossings, this part of the Armstrong Trail is kid-friendly. Pets in carriers and e-bikes are welcome. This is an out and back route on a rail trail with asphalt and crushed stone surfaces. If you want to pedal farther than the group at the turnaround or do a shorter trip by heading back before the group turnaround, this trip is designed to accommodate you!
Bicycle helmets are required. The week before the excursion we will send those who have registered an email with more information about the path we will be cycling, what to bring and exactly when and where to meet at the start. If you want to rent a bike, we can recommend a bike rental and help transport up to three bikes. This trip is offered in partnership with Earth Science Excursions, LLC.
Sign up for the Passport Program and receive a 22 in ’22 Passport as a keepsake and reminder of our region’s great bike paths!
Passports are $150 and get you admission to all of the 22in ’22 Guided Rides and Wilds Weekend (25 total rides). Passports could save you $100. Once you purchase a passport, you’ll receive a coupon code and instructions on how to register for all of the other adventures to come.