June 12th on the Great Allegheny Passage!
We’re really changing things up for the 2016 RBR Recumbent Rally. This year, the rally will be hosted by Dan ‘Reddan’ Blumenfeld and Sarah Quesen. It will feature one of the most popular riding trails in the mid-Atlantic region – the Great Allegheny Passage.
At this time, the following routes are planned:
- Out and back on the GAP – no lower or upper limit, it’s up to you! Riders who head downriver can visit downtown Pittsburgh in just 7-8 miles. Those heading upriver will find themselves at the Maryland border at about 140 miles. There are a couple of road crossings, but the rest is all trail.
- 60 mile mostly-flat out to Monongahela and back, following the bank of the Monongahela River. There is trail for the first and last 7 miles, but the rest is road riding. There are a couple of busy town sections, but this route is mostly isolated riverside riding.
- 70 mile big loop ride visiting Homestead, Pittsburgh, Coraopolis, the Montour Trail, and the GAP with a mix of road and trail riding. This route has 15 miles of riverside trail riding, then a good climb and 10 miles of road riding, followed by the entire length of the Montour Trail, a short busy road segment, then trail back to the start.
- If there is interest, Dan has also offered to map out a century route that consists of some moderate climbs in the first half and an almost completely flat latter half.
The rally this year is purposefully low-key, which means we will not be doing the dining and entertainment that has historically accompanied the RBR rally. But this also means that there is no charge for the rally this year!
SAG support will be limited, so please plan for the rally as you would an unsupported ride. We will provide maps and cue sheets, along with emergency call numbers.
More details and registration information will become available as the rally approaches.