PEDAL THE G.A.P.
June 7-11, 2024
The total price of this trip is $1490 per person. (That's a couple hundred dollars lower than our friendly competitors.... except that we transport your bike and luggage for free from NYC and home again, and they don't, but are we going to boast? We are not.)
Kids 6-12 on ride day are half price.
Kids under 6 are free.
At this time we need just a $200 deposit to hold your spot on this very popular ride. (Same deposit price for kids 6-12 and adults).
All kids need to be registered, even those traveling for free.
Need to Cancel Right Away?
You have 14 days from the time you register to cancel without penalty. You get back that entire $200.
You'll be charged a $200 deposit on your credit card.
We'll send you an invoice for the balance.
The Price of the Ride Includes
• Round-trip transportation for your gear and fully-assembled bike from NYC to the ride and back.
• Daily shuttle to take all of your gear to the next overnight town.
• Breakfast and dinner every day.
• Mid-ride snacks every day.
• Full mechanical support.
• Campsites every evening with hot showers and flush toilets.
• Admission to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater house for a tour.
• Post-ride snacks and adult beverages each day after the ride. Evening campfires.
• Pittsburgh's Bicycle Museum.
• Hotel room in Cumberland, MD on the last night of the tour.
(2 people per room. Private rooms available at additional cost).
• Transportation to the Pittsburgh start line and back home again. (We'll transport your bike and luggage for free -- you have to pay to transport you.)
We strongly recommend that you take Amtrak. Complete details here. Estimated cost -- about $80 each way.
• If you take Amtrak to Pittsburgh you will arrive on the evening before we start pedaling. You will need somewhere to stay overnight -- details here. Estimated cost -- about $240 per room (NOT per person).
• Camping gear. If you have your own that's great; if not it is easily rented online. Details here.
HOTEL ON THE LAST NIGHT OF THE TRIP
We end our trip after a fantastic downhill ride into the town of Cumberland, MD. After a couple days out camping we figure you are ready for a hotel room!
Your Cumberland, MD hotel room is included in the price of the ride, based on two people per room. If you prefer to have your own room that is absolutely fine. It will cost you $100 extra. (We don't profit from that -- we just give the money to the hotel!)
Please enter the name of your roommate below.
If you are taking a private room just write Private Room below.
We have heard from both men and women looking for a roommate to share their hotel room. If you would like us to find you a roommate of the same gender, please write Find Me a Roommate below.
Getting Home from the Ride
The ride starts in Pittsburgh and ends in Cumberland, MD about 150 miles away. (That's the DRIVING distance -- pedaling distance is shorter).
We will transport you from the finish line for free to the nearby Amtrak station in rockin' Altoona, PA for the trip back to Manhattan. All the details here.
If you want to be transported from the finish line back to where we began the ride in Pittsburgh we are happy to oblige -- we will drive there early on the morning of June 11th.
Please note that this return transport to Pittsburgh is limited -- please sign up for it now if you want it.
Tell us about any special meal needs and we'll do our very best for you! Check all that apply.
You can bring as many pieces of luggage as you wish on the trip, but you must be able to lift EACH piece over your head. (Because if it's too heavy for you it's too heavy for us!)
HOWEVER.... please pretend that you are checking each bag with an airline to be put in the cargo hold.
That means no open-top tote bags, no sneakers tied to the outside, no bags lashed together...
HOW TO GET ALL THE NEWS
When we get closer to ride day we send out emails with all the stuff you need to know -- where to show up, when... The only problem is that we find that -- at best -- 70 percent of the riders actually read that stuff!
No problem-o! Everything you need to know is right here on the Quick Start section of our website.
SO... raise your right hand and repeat after me:
"Being a smart and totally awesome person, I promise to either:
A) Read the emails when they get sent out (and make sure they're not in my spam filter).
B) Skip the emails but read the Quick Start guide.
C) Use my psychic powers to know what to do.
D) Not send an email to Glen at 1 a.m. on ride day marked URGENT -- WHAT TIME DO I SHOW UP? WHERE'S THE START LINE?