RIDE DESCRIPTION

The 2017 PMTCC McDermott 3-State Tour is the Major Taylor signature bicycle ride held on July 16th, 2017. The ride starts in Pittsburgh and heads west entering into the states of West Virginia and Ohio. This is a scenic road ride with a few long hill climbs, rolling hills and some flat roads.

Three McDermott 3-State Tour options are 85 and 100 mile routes beginning in downtown Pittsburgh at the Golden Triangle Bike Rental located on the Three Rivers Heritage Bike Trail and a metric century (62-mile) route beginning in Neville Township, PA. All tours allow riders to ride in all three states.

The McDermott 3-State Tour follows PA state routes 51 S and 151 S before heading west to RT 30 leaving Pennsylvania and riding to Chester, West Virginia to see the world’s largest teapot. After leaving the “teapot” cyclists continue riding along RT. 30 on the Lincoln Highway Bridge to cross the Ohio River into Ohio riding along SR 39 riding towards Midland, PA and then using RT 68 East to enter Pennsylvania.

In Pennsylvania, cyclists will pass through the towns of Midland, Industry, Beaver, Bridgewater, Rochester, Monaca, Aliquippa, Ambridge and Sewickley before crossing back over the Ohio River to Coraopolis picking up SR 51 North to return to Neville Township. The 85 and 100 mile route riders will continue on to Pittsburgh completing the tour.

This is a supported ride which includes SAG, a Subway restaurant lunch voucher, route cue sheets, and painted road arrows showing the turns.

More information at: http://www.pmtcc.org/events/mcdermott-3-state-tour/

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