What: Ranger Guided Bike Trip on the West Penn Trail
When: Sunday, August 25, 2013,2:00 PM
Notes: Tour is free; reservations required. Call (814) 886-6150. Bring your own bike. Visitors are reminded to dress appropriately, bring water and a snack.
Bring your bicycle and learn about the Main Line Canal on this free, ranger-guided tour along the West Penn Trail in Saltsburg. This 8-mile round trip tour will allow participants to view evidence of the old canal and learn about its important role in the growth of the region. This tour will be held rain or shine and will last approximately 2 ½ hours.
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is located 10 miles west of Altoona, Pennsylvania off the Gallitzin exit of U.S. Highway 22. The park preserves portions of the first railroad crossing of the Allegheny Mountains. This unique railroad connected the eastern and western divisions of the PennsylvaniaMainlineCanal. For additional information, reservations and directions for this event, please call the park at (814) 886-6150 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/alpo.