This is the first segment of a cross-country e-bike ride inspired by an historic military convoy that followed the Lincoln Highway in 1919. Ike Eisenhower was a reporting officer of the convoy. His experience would ultimately lead to the creation of the US Interstate Highway System.
We're Going to Get There: That's All
Expedition Commander, 1919 Convoy
This segment of the route connects Washington DC with Pittsburgh. The trail follows the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath and the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), not the convoy's route via Fredericksburg and Gettysburg.
Segment Rating Summary
This is an easy segment to ease into long distance e-biking as charging the bike is not an issue if you plan your accommodation well. There is no electricity at the free NPS campsites. You will have to go to the canal towns or camping sites with electricity to recharge batteries.
The red line is the e-bike route. Red markers indicate stops by the historic military convoy that left Washington DC on July 7, 1919. TH markers indicate trail head markers.
Where we Stay
We stay overnight at the following locations. Distances are in miles.
Washington, DC to Harpers Ferry. MD
Huckleberry Hill Campsite - NPS
Harpers Ferry to Hagerstown. MD
Hagerstown to Little Orleans, MD
Indigo Neck Campground - NPS
Little Orleans to Cumberland. MD
Cumberland to Ohiopyle. PA
Ohiopyle to Pittsburgh. PA