Cycling 335 miles seems like a daunting challenge. When broken down over a week it is not so bad. An average distance of 45-50 miles a day allows plenty of time to stop along the way at historic and scenic spots. The ride is definitely at a social pace. This week is more about the people and places than it is about the miles that pass under our tires.
This ride is a credit card bike tour. Here’s a brief description for those unfamiliar with that term. Credit card touring has the cyclists spending the nights in hotels and bed and breakfasts while purchasing food along the way. A driver shadows the cyclists carrying supplies in the SAG vehicle. This frees cyclists from the excess weight of supplies on their bikes. It eliminates the work of a self-supported tour where camp is setup and torn down every day and meals prepared tent side.
My last trip across the GAP and C&O was a combination of credit card and self-supported. I enjoyed the nights in the campground, as well as, the luxury of a comfy bed some nights. Both methods are doable. The credit card route seemed the most doable and enjoyable with this larger group of cyclists.
|Day of Week||Miles Today||Total Miles||Start Location||End Location|
|Sunday||45||50||Bethesda||Point of Rocks|
|Monday||50||100||Point of Rocks||Williamsport|