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2014 Greenway Sojourn
A Celebration of Trails and Trail Building


The 2014 Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Sojourn is sold out! Be sure to sign up quickly next year for the 2015 Sojourn. If you're eager for a great adventure, our friends at Wilderness Voyageurs offer a number of other supported trail rides.

Since the first Sojourn in 2002, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Greenway Sojourn has guided thousands of riders from all over America along the most scenic trail networks in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

The 2014 Sojourn breaks new ground, taking in three different trails across three states. And, for the first time, this year's Sojourn includes a walking option for those who prefer to explore the trail at a slower pace.

Beginning in the panhandle of West Virginia, the ride begins on a section of the beautiful Panhandle Trail, crossing the border into Pennsylvania and connecting to the newly expanded Montour Trail. Here the ride passes through Allegheny and Washington counties, south and southwest of Pittsburgh. From the Montour Trail the ride will connect to perhaps the most famous rail-trail in the world – the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), for the journey south to Cumberland, Md.

Date: Sunday, June 22 to Friday, June 27, 2014.
Check-in locations: Cumberland, Md. or Weirton, W.Va.

Adult – $680
Children (12 and under) – $580

Capacity: Limited to 300 riders, so don't delay! Last year's ride sold out quickly!


The Sojourn is designed to allow participants the opportunity to stop and explore the communities and attractions along the way. You'll be riding at your own pace, and there are frequent opportunities to stop, rest, and enjoy the surroundings, which makes this a ride for all ages.

Off-the-trail Sojourn highlights include:

  • Rafting on the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle
  • A day relaxing in the riverside community of Confluence
  • Visiting Frank Lloyd-Wright's architectural masterpieces, Fallingwater or Kentuck Knob

For the 2014 Greenway Sojourn, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is again partnering with the region's most experienced outdoor adventure company, Wilderness Voyageurs, who have 50 years of guiding experience. They will handle all on-the-ground logistics and event registration.


Riders enjoying the 2013 Sojourn.

Recent Sojourns

Sojourn 2013
The 2013 ride began in Cumberland, Md., and focused on the many attractions both on and off the trail along the Great Allegheny Passage. As well as covering the 150 miles into Pittsburgh, Pa., this Sojourn also included time to stop and explore natural and cultural highlights, including rafting on the Youghiogeny River, and Frank Lloyd Wright's famous 'Fallingwater.'

Sojourn 2012
Our ride returned to two of the most famous long-distance trails—the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park (C&O Canal towpath). On this memorable adventure, Sojourners pedaled 335 miles from Washington, D.C., to Pittsburgh, Pa.

Sojourn 2011
For the first time, we visited the northern Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, centered in Indiana County—about 50 miles east of Pittsburgh. Sojourners explored a number of rail-trails, including the Ghost Town and Hoodlebug.

The Sojourn reminds us that this is a special place – the hills, the mountains, the rivers…
physically challenging yet mentally relaxing…
wonderful people to hang out with, to spend a summer vacation with…

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