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Dates: 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
City / State: Williamsport, MD
Event Name: C&O Canal Towpath Bike Event
Event Type: Year Round Bike
Event ID: 115294 2020/Y0699
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10K to 300K - 1B
Description: Pick your distance from a leisurely 10K on Sunday afternoon to a 300K camping adventure.
Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Border Crossings, Bridges - Spanning the USA, National Parks Centennial Challenge, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails
Start Times: Dawn to Dusk
Location: WEB REGISTRATION ONLY using the AVA Online Start Box (
Start Point / Driving Directions: The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the walk directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: You pick your distance (10k minimum) and your start/finish points accessible from Interstate Highways I495, I270, I70 and I68. The C&O Canal National Historical Park winds its way 184.5 miles from Georgetown in Washington, DC to Cumberland in beautiful western Maryland. The trail, a well-kept gravel towpath nestled between the Potomac River and the canal, is a journey through history with 74 lift locks, restored lock houses, aqueducts, and the amazing mile-long Paw Paw tunnel. Bicyclists will enjoy spectacular scenery, beautiful river vistas, and abundant wildlife along the trail. The surface of the towpath is for the most part an even hard packed gravel trail. The paved 22 mile Western Maryland Rail trail which parallels the canal may also be ridden as an option on this event. The towpath can be very muddy following heavy rain. There are 30 hiker / biker campsites along the trail available free on a first come basis for those interested in the longer distances. Go to for more park information.NOTE: For updates on trail conditions and other warnings, see
Host Club: Maryland Volkssport Assn.
Contact: Darrell Neily  (See the Event Listing for further contact information.)