I am planning a long weekend ride for 4 - 8 people to see Fallingwater next May and would like advice from anyone who lives nearby or has ridden there. We might start west of Cumberland or south of Pittsburg, ride a couple of days to Fallingwater, spend a half day there, and ride back a different way.
The Allegheny Passage rail-trail looks like a "must do" for part of it. I have the excellent maps and on-line information from the Allegheny Trail Alliance, the Penn DOT bike map, the Maryland bike map, and traffic volume maps of PA and MD. I would like to find rural roads to complement the rail-trail and give some variety for the return route.
These are experienced cyclists; hills are OK while we seek scenery and points of interest. We prefer pavement but can manage unpaved roads with the touring wheels we take for the rail-trail.
This will be a credit card tour. Advice on inns, B&Bs and motels would be most welcome too. Thanks!