2014 Greenway Sojourn
A Celebration of Trails and Trail Building
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 returns to perhaps the most famous rail-trail in the world the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) between Pittsburgh, Pa., and Cumberland, Md. Every mile of the GAP offers evidence of why this celebrated rail-trail attracts hikers and bikers from across America and around the world the stunning scenery of the Appalachian mountain range and the warm welcome of its historic, picturesque communities.
An addition to this year's ride will be a section of the beautiful Panhandle Trail, crossing the border in Pennsylvania from northern West Virginia and connecting to the newly expanded Montour Trail, through Allegheny and Washington counties, south and southwest of Pittsburgh. From the Montour Trail the ride will connect the GAP, heading southeast.
||Sunday, June 22 to Friday, June 27, 2014.|
||Cumberland, Md. or Weirton, W.Va.|
||Approx $700. This will depend on final arrangements regarding meals and camping locations.|
||Opens January 1. 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 masterpiece in the Pennsylvania wilds, Fallingwater
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 nearly 50 years of guiding experience. They will handle all on-the-ground logistics and event registration.
Mark your calendars now adventure awaits.