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Noble Experiences

What inspires YOU to travel? What amazing Noble Experiences have you had on a bike tour? #NobleExperiences exists to be a window into the world of bike touring and a tool for you to become inspired about bike travel. And, perhaps you’ll inspire others riders too!

Noble Invention Bike Touring is committed to offering trips on the best trails along with exceptional customer service, but we’re also committed to developing the positive impacts of bike tourism.

We believe bike travel energizes the body, keeps us young, and helps us to engage with the world around us in a really unique way. Bike trips are naturally social trips as you meet others along the trail, so we want to provide you with the opportunity to share your experiences with others. We are blown away by the incredible stories from the trail and photos that you share with us after your bike vacations!

Each month we’ll highlight a Noble Invention rider and their bike trip experience. Maybe it’s a blog they’ve written, or a photo series they want to share, or a video they’ve created.

You can be part of this community of inspiration when you use the #NobleExperiences on your Facebook posts or Instagram pictures!

We’ll also share your inspiring experiences here. Thank you for helping to promote bike touring and for inspiring others!

A Photographic Tour of the Great Allegheny Passage

Great Allegheny Passage, Point State Park

Noble Invention Rider Spotlight: Brian

Brian Collins joined us for a trip on the Great Allegheny Passage in October 2018 trip as a solo rider. From San Francisco, California, Brian clearly has a great eye for what makes a good picture – at the end of his trip he sent us two folders (one for the GAP, one for the C&O Canal Towpath) full of images. The images are a visual documentary of what a cyclist can experience along the trail.

So Brian’s rider spotlight is a bit different – aside from this introduction, his entry is entirely made up of images documenting various segments of the GAP/C&O. The images tell the story of Brian’s tour. We hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we did!

Pittsburgh to Homestead

Downtown Pittsburgh Bridge strut, train Great Allegheny Passage, Braddock

McKeesport to West Newton

Great Allegheny Passage, river overlook Great Allegheny Passage, waterfall West Newton Visitors Center Old train station

West Newton to Ohiopyle

Great Allegheny Passage, Ohiopyle High Bridge Great Allegheny Passage, bike on trail Great Allegheny Passage, bridge Great Allegheny Passage, river

Cumberland/Canal Place – where the GAP and C&O Canal Towpath meet!

Cumberland, Md, Canal Place Canal Place, train station Canal Place, boat replicaCumberland train conductor Cumberland train station

Cumberland to Little Orleans

C&O Canal houseC&O Canal, Paw Paw Tunnel walkway C&O Canal, Paw Paw Tunnel C&O Canal trail C&O Canal , bike on fence

Little Orleans to Shepherdstown

View from Town Hill Town Hill B&B C&O Canal, Lock remains C&O Canal, Big Slackwater

Shepherdstown to Whites Ferry

Whites Ferry Trail at Whites Ferry C&O Canal, aqueduct Harpers Ferry House, Harpers Ferry Bike at Harpers Ferry

Thank you, Brian!

C&O porch

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