WQED’s “The Great Ride” initiative explores one of America’s most treasured biking destinations. Cyclists from all over the world are enjoying 335 miles of breathtaking scenery and fascinating history on two connecting trails: the Great Allegheny Passage, (Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD) and the C&O Canal Towpath (Cumberland to Washington, DC). To date, the production team has created two hour-long broadcast documentaries, and more than two dozen short video features released on digital platforms. Most recently the initiative has focused on the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) trail.
The Great Ride
In 2018, WQED embarked on a project to tell the stories of the two bike trails, with the documentary “The Great Ride” premiering in March of 2019. This hour-long film follows a diverse group of cyclists as they pedal the entire distance on the C&O Canal and the GAP, from DC to Pittsburgh’s Point State Park.
Watch the documentary:
The Great Ride is available to order on Blu-Ray and DVD. It includes the full documentary and 11 short features showcasing landmarks along the trail.