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Old 07-28-09, 09:14 PM   #1
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Help from the pros: Cleveland to Pittsburgh

I am hoping to ride from Cleveland to Pittsburgh this fall. Does anyone have any suggestions on a route?

Also if anyone wants to discourage me, please do. But I think this will be a fun adventure.

A little background:

I'm just starting to build mileage and integrate some real hills. I'm a clyde and a relative cycling newbie. (I've mostly cycled for utility until now, and I'm loving longer rides.)

I am planning on taking my time, allowing myself three days to make the 150ish mile trip. (That was a google map, avoid highways search, so it may be more if there is a better route.)

I'm taking a class on bike maintenance and repair next month, but I know the basics already. I'm comfortable riding on city roads. I haven't spent much time yet on rural ones.
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Old 07-28-09, 11:06 PM   #2
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I am hoping to ride from Cleveland to Pittsburgh this fall. Does anyone have any suggestions on a route?

Also if anyone wants to discourage me, please do. But I think this will be a fun adventure.

A little background:

I'm just starting to build mileage and integrate some real hills. I'm a clyde and a relative cycling newbie. (I've mostly cycled for utility until now, and I'm loving longer rides.)

I am planning on taking my time, allowing myself three days to make the 150ish mile trip. (That was a google map, avoid highways search, so it may be more if there is a better route.)

I'm taking a class on bike maintenance and repair next month, but I know the basics already. I'm comfortable riding on city roads. I haven't spent much time yet on rural ones.
I doubt anyone here would discourage you.

There's some route information here:

http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in.../t-155662.html

There's also a book called the Cleveland-Pittsburgh Connector that some riders have recommended.
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Old 07-29-09, 04:48 PM   #3
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Can't really recommend a route in OH, since I don't know OH back roads that well. Rt. 51 from the border to Pittsburgh is not too bad.

Also you can head a bit further south to Steubenville and take the Panhandle Trail, then the Montour. A bit out of your way but a nice ride.


I live just west of the city. Contact me if you need a place to crash or just want a tour guide.
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