August 27-31, 2021

Vital Stuff


The total price of this trip is $885 per person. 

Kids 6-12 on ride day are half price: $442 per person.

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. 


We have intentionally designed this trip to make it as safe as possible during the COVID outbreak.  (That's why we're doing a camping trip now -- we are all outside and not packed together, driving around in vans!) Should things take a turn for the worse and it is not safe to travel we will cancel the trip and refund ALL of your money.


You'll be charged a $200 deposit on your credit card.

The balance is not due until July 27, 2021.

We'll send you an invoice for the balance. 

The Price of the Ride Includes

Round-trip transportation for your fully-assembled bike and gear from NYC to the ride and back.

Daily shuttle to take all of your gear to the next campsite.

Breakfast and dinner every day out on the trail.

Mid-ride snacks every day.

Full mechanical support.

Campsites every evening with running water and toilets.

Admission to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwaters house for a tour.

Post-ride snacks and adult beverages each day after the ride.  Evening campfires.

Pittsburgh's Bicycle Museum and Continental breakfast.

Not Included

Transportation to the Pittsburgh start line, and back to NYC at the end of the trip. We strongly recommend that you take Amtrak. Complete details here. Estimated cost -- about $70 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 $120 per room (NOT per person).  

Camping gear.  If you have your own that's great; if not it is easily rented online.  Details here.

Getting Home from the Ride

The ride starts in Pittsburgh and ends about a hundred miles away. We will transport you from the finish line for free to the nearby Amtrak station in rockin' Johnstown, PA for the trip back to Manhattan.

If you really REALLY want to be transported from the finish line back to where we began the ride in Pittsburgh we are happy to oblige -- we will have a van driving there at the end of the ride on August 31st, with arrival in Pittsburgh at ABOUT 10:30 a.m.

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.

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?



I, the undersigned, have read the refund policy for the ride, which can be found on the All the Bad Things on One Page section of our website, and agree to the refund policy terms.

Waiver and Release of Claims: In consideration for your allowing me to participate in PEDAL THE G.A.P., I, the undersigned, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, waive and release any and all claims for damages, COVID, death, personal injury or loss of property which I may have or which may accrue to me as a result of my participation. I, the undersigned, discharge and release BICYCLE SHOWS U.S., Glen Goldstein, and their respective agents, vendors, rest stop locations, mechanics, boards and commissions from all liability arising out of or connected in any way with my participation in this excursion, whether or not caused by the negligence of any of the above parties. I acknowledge that this event may involve risks, including the risk of falling, collision with other bicyclists, motor vehicles, or stationary objects, and the conditions of the road. My participation is voluntary and done at my risk. I voluntarily assume all risks of loss, damage or injury that may be sustained while participating in this event. I recognize that an event of this nature can be physically demanding. I understand and agree that medical or other services rendered to me by or at the insistence of any of the above parties are not an admission of liability to provide or continue to provide such services, and are not a waiver by any of the said parties of any right hereunder. I understand that serious accidents may occur during bicycling excursions and that participants in this excursion may sustain mortal or serious injury as a consequence of their participation. I understand that my bicycle or other equipment may be stolen, damaged or destroyed during the ride, including during transportation in our rented trucks, buses, or other vehicles. Nevertheless, I agree to assume these risks and to release and hold harmless all of the persons mentioned above who might otherwise be liable to me for damages. I attest that I have checked the equipment I will use in this event and it is in good mechanical condition. I understand that bicycle helmets can prevent injuries and I agree to always wear a SNELL or ANSI approved bicycle helmet properly on my head whenever bicycling during this event. We reserve the right to cancel the ride if we feel that riding conditions are dangerous to you or others. The ride may also be canceled by an outside agency not controlled by us. No refunds or credits will be issued if the ride is canceled. I have read and understand everything written above and I voluntarily accept this agreement.
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