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Avid Scottdale cyclist recounts adventures on the GAP

Mary Pickels
| Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
J. Lorne Peachey, 78, of Scottdale will discuss his cycling adventures Aug. 16 at the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.
J. Lorne Peachey, 78, of Scottdale will discuss his cycling adventures Aug. 16 at the Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

Having cycled 156,000 miles across the United States, J. Lorne Peachey of Scottdale is more qualified than most to discuss adventures in bicycling.

Peachey will give a PowerPoint presentation on “The GAP: Cumberland, Md., to Pittsburgh by Bike” at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 in Mt. Pleasant Public Library.

According to the Great Allegheny Passage's website, the route is first in the National Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. The route is a “nearly flat 150-mile bicycle and walking trail. ... (It) runs next to winding rivers, over soaring viaducts and through historic railroad tunnels.

The event is free.

Pre-registration is requested by calling 724-547-3850 or emailing

Donations welcome.

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5401 or or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

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