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FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania


by Mary Shaw and Roy Weil

FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania is a guidebook to easy traffic-free bicycling and walking trails in Pennsylvania west of US219 [20K]. Summaries appear on these pages.

Bicycling 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 trails, this book is for you. You will find trails for short family outings and trails for multi-day touring. If you like to walk on wide smooth gentle paths, you will also find this useful. The book provides information about trails and routes that are

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.

Selections from the book

We are pleased to present selected information from the book:

In most cases, this includes the first paragraph of the description, the summary information, and the trail organization. We also offer here a full write-up of the Oil Creek State Park Trail, just to whet your appetite.

topOrdering information

FreeWheeling Easy is available in many western Pennsylvania bike shops, outdoor stores, and bookstores for $9.95+tax. If you can't find it there, you can order from us: Shaw-Weil Associates, 414 South Craig St. #307, Pittsburgh PA 15213. We have to charge you for tax and postage, so send a check for $11.93. We usually ship in 1 to 5 days. Sorry, we don't do credit cards, but books does. You can order it from for $9.95 + shipping, but you will pay more for shipping and it will take longer.

Further Information

Other Outdoor books that the authors find interesting.

Bike trails in Western Pa and surrounding areas

Web sites from trail and fitness publications

Other local resources

The material on these web pages is copyrighted. We are absolutely delighted for 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.

Other outdoor publications by the authors
Updated 1/1/97 by Mary Shaw
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