FreeWheeling Easy: the Guidebook
Mary Shaw and Roy Weil
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Trails for the Rest of Us
If you like to bicycle but you don't like to ride in automobile traffic or on rough, steep, undeveloped tracks, these trails are for you. They are: easy to ride or walk, off-limits to automobile traffic, reasonably level
Depending on their history, these routes are variously called rail-trails, bike paths, greenways, towpaths, and linear parks. Some are paved, some dirt or crushed stone; a few have short excursions onto roads with very little (and very slow) traffic. All are suitable for touring bikes with medium to wide tires and for hybrid or mountain bikes. They provide opportunities for short family outings and for multi-day touring. If you like to walk on wide smooth gentle paths, you will also enjoy them.
FreeWheeling Easy, the book, has been out of print for some time. The information in the book is out of date. Trail builders just keep building trails. We are in the process of updating the information. This web site will have the latest draft of the Guide. It is draft so the image resolution is not great. If you see some errors, or know of addtional information, feel free to use the feedback form.
We are currently (2012 Oct) concentrating on the trails north of Pittsburgh, that comprise the Eire to Pittsburgh effort. Real soon now we will publish this section as a seperate guide. Copyright 2012 Shaw-weil Associates - All rights reserved.
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FreeWheeling Easy, the book, has been out of print for some time. The information in the book is out of date. Trail builders just keep building trails. We are in the process of updating the information. This web site will have the latest draft of the Guide.
You are visiting FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania, copyright © 1998,1999,2000,2001,2010 by Mary Shaw and Roy Weil. We encourage you to link to these pages or print copies for personal use. However, if you want to copy the material for any other use, you must ask us first.
As always we have made a serious effort to present accurate descriptions. However we are human, trails change with time, and we occasionally receive incorrect information. Therefore we can not be responsible for discrepancies between these descriptions and actual trail conditions. Use common sense, judgment and be careful out there.
Other outdoor publications by the authors. Page updated 12 Nov 2010 by Mary Shaw Comments to maintainer.