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FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania

4th edition, north and east

Roy Weil and Mary Shaw

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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.

Book Status

After a long hiatus, a portion of FreeWheeling Easy returns to print with fresh information on the enormous trail progress over the past several years. The trail system has grown substantially, and the challenge of describing the progress is correspondingly more daunting. Because of the growth, we are issuing the book in several parts. This first part, at 240 pages, is almost two and a half times the size of the original edition (1995) which covered the entire region!.

The Oct 2018 volume NE covers the collection of trails that are Northeast of Pittsburgh. Primarily the trails that are in the Allegheny and Kisi River basin, including the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail.

We saw the book on the presses 27 Sep 2018, so it should be available first week of October..You can order it at our order page, or  from amazon.com

As always with a print edition about trails, which are constatnly being developed, there maybe some information that is out of date or incorrect. Trail builders just keep building trails. 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 additional information, feel free to use the feedback form.

FreeWheeling Easy, the book, has been out of print for some time. Some of the information in the book is out of date. Trail builders just keep building trails. 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 additional information, feel free to use the feedback form.


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Table of Contents

 
Last Updated.
Map ]  Write-up ] Corry Junction Greenway Trail 01 Jul 2018
Map ]  Write-up ] Mahoning Shadow Trail 01 Jul 2018
  Write-up ] Friends of the Riverfront Trail, Point to Millvale section 01 May 2018
Map ]  Write-up ] East Branch Trail 01 Apr 2018
Map ]  Write-up ] Rail 66 Trail 01 Apr 2018
Map ]  Write-up ] Sandy Creek Trail Oct 2017
Map ]  Write-up ] Butler-Freeport Community Trail Sep 2017
Map ]  Write-up ] Queen City Trail Aug 2017
Map ]  Write-up ] Allegheny River Trail Jul 2017
Map ]  Write-up ] McClintock Trail Mar 2017
Map ]  Write-up ] Oil Creek State Park Trail Mar 2017
Map ]  Write-up ] Samuel Justus Recreational Trail Mar 2017
Map ]  Write-up ] Oil City Trail Mar 2017
Map ]  Write-up ] Armstrong Trail Jul 2016
Map ]  Write-up ] Bayfront Bikeway Oct 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Presque Isle State Park Bikepath Oct 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Moraine State Park (Lake Arthur) Bike Trail Sep 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Redbank Valley Trail Sep 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Warren/North Warren Trail Sep 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Clarion-Little Toby Bike and Hike Trail Oct 2014

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.

Try the used books on Amazon.com, or fill in the order page and we will notify you when the next edition is available.

 
 
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You are visiting FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania, copyright © 1998,1999,2000,2001,2010,2015, 2018 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.

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