Inaugural Ride Slideshow

Starting off in York
On September 5, six advocates for the Grand History Trail set out from York, Pa. to bike the proposed route for the 250-mile-long trail. Here's a roundup of photos from the trip.
Bikes strapped on to the support vehicle.
Riding through Hanover, Pa.
A historical marker in Hanover
Stopping at Famous Hot Weiner in Hanover
Cycling through Gettysburg
The Gettysburg battlefield
Re-enactors in Gettysburg
Re-enactors man a cannon in Gettysburg
A group shot in Gettysburg
... And another Gettysburg group shot
The Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg.
Sachs Covered Bridge in Gettysburg
Taking a break.
Don hamming it up in Frederick, Md.
Carriage House and former slave quarters in Frederick
A plaque shares the history of the Dred Scott decision in Frederick.
The historic Ross home in Frederick
Bird cage bike in Frederick
Hanging out in front of city hall in Frederick.
A sign for the C&O canal.
Biking on the C&O Canal
Stopping in the nation's capital.
The GHT riders pose in front of the Washington Monument.
The shadows of weary cyclists in Washington, D.C.
Sailboats in Annapolis.
Stopping for a meal in Annapolis.
Jellyfish at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
Calypso, the three-finned sea turtle at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
We agree.
Cool old VW bus.
Recuperating in the support van.
Nearly to the finish line.
We made it back to York!

The Grand History Trail project received plenty of press coverage during the inaugural ride in September. Here's a roundup of some of the news articles calling attention to the efforts of the "Trailblazers" (i.e. the team of six riders who road the entire length of the proposed route). Stay tuned for more trail updates. 

The York Daily Record"Riders leave York on mission to get attention, support for a trail to connect Pa., Maryland and D.C."

The Baltimore Sun: "Grand History Trail could connect local cyclists to paths throughout the region"

Gettysburg Times: "Bicyclists arrive in Gettysburg on proposed Grand History Trail" "5 cyclists ride 300 miles to advocate for bike trail"

The Fulton Post"Bicyclists want route through City Dock"