This sounds excellent!
I am a mountain biker, but I am a new hanger. What would I need for this trip?
I have a good bike and a hammock. I would need a tarp, maybe some insulation. But I've never done a trip like this before so what else? Ie. how much money, other gear, would I need a stove and all the food or just supplemental nourishment?
If I'm asking these questions in the wrong spot, please let me know.
Beamer sorry so late in reply.
If you have a bike and a hammock you're 80percent there.
Yes to a tarp. I've got an extra stove. On rail-trails like this we carry little food though; eating in towns we pass along the way, maybe
one meal a day actually cooked. Insulation yes but how much only you can guess. It's in August so will be hot hot hot and that means
little insulation but it also means lighter bikes. Dont know you age group or physical ability but for me the lighter everything is the better
especially the first day out of Cumberland Maryland.
OK. Well I'm 24 and ride seriously during the summer. That being said, I am more of a circuit rider and have never done an endurance ride. But I have access to the Montour trail; which is a rail bed as well, that I can train on.
Other than that it sounds like you don't carry a load of gear, the food is what I was worried about. So with some training and planning I think I'd be delighted to join you guys in this adventure.