Please take a look at this map and let me know if this is a reasonable road approach and entrance to Pittsburgh from the east. I don’t know the city at all so would appreciate any comments suggestions, or cautions you may be able to provide. I have your excellent Pittsburgh Bike Map and used it for the city part of the route but I’m also wondering about the approach outside the city.
Thanks for any info.
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Well, if you really don’t like the GAP, all I can advise you regarding
roads is on my commute — I start at Rte 48 & 130 (called
Broadway there) and end in Squirrel Hill. I take 130 / Broadway /
Triboro Expressway to Turtle Creek, then head up Greensburg Pike
to Penn Ave. Then down Penn to Wilkinsburg, through Wilkinsburg
to Edgewood, then take Forbes Ave home.
I’ve ridden it as:
-31 through Mt Pleasant
-Back roads (Walz Mill?) through Madison and Herminie
-North Huntingdon via Clay Pike
-Lincoln Way through White Oak and down to McKeesport.
-From there, pick up the GAP into town.
(Couple of really long hills on that route, if that matters.)
Thanks All. I have the idea of a large loop tour. I will come west across Pa on the state bike route S and I was trying to use a Pittsburgh approach other than the trail. It’s just the idea of keeping it a loop since I would be using the GAP on the turn back southeast toward home. I can let go of the strict loop concept if there is no semi-pleasant (or not completely unpleasant) way to ride in from that direction. Thanks again for the advice and information.