PG: Last section of trail connecting Pittsburgh, D.C., set to open

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Completion of the last missing piece of a trail network connecting Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., will be celebrated at a June 15 event in West Homestead and at the Point in Downtown Pittsburgh.

The event — called “Point Made!” — will feature a ribbon-cutting near Sandcastle Waterpark, where the last section of trail is under construction, followed by a mass bicycle ride to Point State Park “for the party part of the event,” said Linda McKenna Boxx, president of the Allegheny Trail Alliance.

The celebration also will feature a weeklong bike ride from Washington leading up to June 15, a 24-hour relay ride and unveiling of a “Forks of the Ohio” marker at what will be the western terminus of the Great Allegheny Passage.

The passage connects with the C&O Towpath at Cumberland, Md., forming a nearly continuous 330 miles of dedicated trail from Pittsburgh to the nation’s capital.

Read the full article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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