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FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania

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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.

Book Status

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 The information in the book is out of date.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 additional information, feel free to use the feedback form.

We are currently (Spring 2017) concentrating on the trails north of Pittsburgh, that comprise the Eire to Pittsburgh effort. Real soon now we will publish this section as a separate guide.
Copyright 2017 Shaw-weil Associates - All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

 
Last Updated.
  Write-up ] etp-in-algy-co Sep 2016
Map ]  Write-up ] Oil Creek State Park Trail Jun 2016
Map ]  Write-up ] Queen City Trail Jun 2016
Map ]  Write-up ] Allegheny River Trail Nov 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Bayfront Connector Trail Oct 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Presque Isle State Park Bikepath Oct 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Redbank Valley Trail Sep 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Warren/North Warren Trail Sep 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Armstrong Trail Aug 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Oil City Trail Aug 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Samuel Justus Recreational Trail Aug 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Sandy Creek Trail Aug 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Mahoning Shadow Trail Jun 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Butler-Freeport Community Trail Apr 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Corry Junction Greenway Trail Apr 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] East Branch Trail Apr 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] McClintock Trail Apr 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Moraine State Park (Lake Arthur) Bike Trail Apr 2015
Map ]  Write-up ] Clarion-Little Toby Bike and Hike Trail Oct 2014
Map ]  Write-up ] Chautauqua Rails to Trails Aug 2010
Map ]  Write-up ] Great Lakes Seaway Trail Aug 2010
Map ]  [ No Write-up ] Erie to Pittsburgh
Map ]  Write-up ] Greenville - Jamestown Trail 2002

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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.

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 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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