Mineral Belt Trail – Colorado

Our final ride in Colorado was the Mineral Belt Trail, a favorite of ours. It’s about 12 miles of paved path that takes you around the edge of Leadville and through all of it’s mining history. Following the ride as is our tradition we ate at the Golden Burro. We also checked out Periodic Brewing the (world’s highest craft brewery) and the historic Silver Dollar Saloon and the Manhattan.

Beer Line Trail – Wisconsin

I just noticed I hadn’t posted anything about Milwaukee’s Beer line Trail which we stopped to ride as we passed through Wisconsin on our Fall vacation. It’s a couple of miles of paved trail on a former railroad that delivered to breweries in the area. We also rode around area neighborhoods while there. Definitely not a destination trail as it is so short and not a lot to see but it was a good excuse to take a break from driving and check out some of the city.

Old Abe State Trail – Wisconsin

Ride 4 of our Fall vacation was the Old Abe State Trail. It”s a nice paved rail-to-trail between the towns of Chippewa Falls and Cornell, Wisconsin. We trucked the bikes from our hotel in to Chippewa Falls to catch the trail. Round trip for us was 43 miles.

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B-Cycling The Riverfront In Kansas City

We were in Kansas City Sunday to attend the Holy Cow Mid-Summer Bicycle Swap meet. While there we used the B-cycle bikeshare to do a little riding around the riverfront area including the Riverfront Heritage Trail.

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Pittsburgh PA

The last ride of our Fall 2014 trip we spent the day riding around the 3 rivers in Pittsburgh, PA sight-seeing, eating, drinking, shopping and a stop at the casino.

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Western Maryland Trail

The Western Maryland Trail is a paved trail that follows the old C&O (Chesapeake & Ohio) canal for about 22 miles. We rode this trail in its entirety and some of the C&O trail which runs on the opposite side of the canal. You can ride both of these to make a loop ride. We rode 50 miles total beginning and ending in the town of Hancock. That included a couple miles beyond the Western Maryland on the C&O so we could visit the historic Fort Fredrick. The canal, Potomac river, hills, trees and history are the highlights of this ride.
This ride was one from our Fall 2014 trip.

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Sandy Creek Trail – Pennsylvania

The day after riding the Allegheny River Trail we rode the Sandy Creek Trail which crosses over the Allegheny River Trail. It is a paved 12. 5 mile rail-to-trail. We rode from the trail head at Fisherman”s Cove to the end and back for a total of 25 miles. The bridges, the creek and river, a tunnel, railroad remains and the trees are all highlights on this trail.
This ride was one from our Fall 2014 trip.

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Samuel Justus Recreation Trail – Pennsylvania

The Samuel Justus Recreation Trail is a paved rail-to-trail that is on the same rail-bed as the Allegheny River Trail it just goes by a different name North of Franklin. It’s 5.3 miles and we rode from our hotel in Franklin to its end in Oil City trail-head and back.
This ride was one from our Fall 2014 trip.

Allegheny River Trail – Pennsylvania

The Allegheny River Trail is a paved 28 mile rail-to-trail between the towns of Franklin and Emlenton. We stayed in Franklin and begin riding at the Franklin trail head. We rode to Emlenton and back for a total of 56 miles. The trail follows the Alleghany River the entire route and is very scenic. Views of the river, the trees, 2 tunnels, waterfalls, stone arch bridges and railroad remains are the highlights of this ride.
This ride was one from our >Fall 2014 trip.

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Prairie-Duneland Trail – Indiana

Driving through Indiana on our way to we’re not sure where, we stopped to stretch our legs and ride the 10 mile Prairie-Duneland rail-to-trail. We started in Hobart and rode to it’s end in Chesterton. From there we rode a few blocks in to the town of Porter where we had a couple beverages at Brando’s before returning. We rode 22 miles total. It’s a nice paved trail but not a whole lot of scenery.
This ride was one from our Fall 2014 trip.