A friend and I will be touring on the GAP (Great Allegheny Passage) this summer. We will start in the Pittsburgh area and tour south to Cumberland. So far we have found three starting options:
1. Start somewhere on the Montour Trail (maybe near the Pittsburgh airport) and connect with the GAP in McKeesport.
2. Start in Pittsburgh.
3. Start in McKeesport (this seems to be a common starting point according to ride reports on Crazyguyonabike.com),
Any other starting point options you can recommend we consider?
For those of you who know Pittsburgh --- is this a good city to see by bicycle? Are there scenic areas you would recommend for bicycle tourists? How’s the route from Pittsburgh to McKeesport? Some reports I’ve read suggest riding from Pittsburgh to McKeesport can be awful.
Thanks for your help!