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Noble Invention Bike Touring

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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About Noble Invention Bike Touring
Noble Invention Bike Touring (formerly Bike the GAP) offers self-guided bike tours of the Great Allegheny Passage, C&O Canal Towpath, Katy Trail, Virginia Capital Trail, and Erie Canalway Trail.
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Craig E wrote a review Nov 2020
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I highly recommend Noble Invention if you’re considering a bike tour! We recently completed a ride of the GAP and C&O, and had an absolutely wonderful experience. Sara worked with us to create a custom itinerary, and she was always quick to adapt to the changing circumstances due to the pandemic. From day one, she was extremely helpful --- always quick to answer any questions or concerns. Every B&B or hotel that was booked for us was unique and outstanding, and our luggage was always waiting for us at every stop. This was an unforgettable trip for us, and we will not hesitate to call Noble Invention for the next one. Thank you, Sara!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jennifer P wrote a review Oct 2020
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We took two trip organized by Noble Invention during the Covid quarantine in the summer and fall 2020 - The GAP trail and the C&O Canal trail. They were different, but both were absolutely fabulous, and we were so grateful to have the advice, guidance, support and advance planning of Kelley and Sarah at Noble Invention, which was why our trips were so successful. We were booked into great B&Bs and hotels, and each place we stayed knew how to cater to trail riders - from providing bike cleaning stations and secure lock-up areas, to delicious breakfasts served promptly before jumping on nearby trails, with recommendations of where to stop on the trail for lunch, where to find bathrooms, sights to be sure to look for, and recommendations for dinners in towns. And the peace of mind provided by knowing we could call Noble for any emergencies that might arise on the trail was priceless. In fact, the very last day of our second ride the weather changed to cold and rainy, and it was a seamless seeming transition to getting picked up with our bikes and driven to DC, rather than just meeting the shuttle in DC. We were so grateful this was a possibility as riding in the cold rain would have been miserable. All the hospitality providers along the way had the nicest things to say about their relationships with Noble Invention, which was clearly to ur benefit. We look forward to future trips booked through Noble Invention.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Wendy B wrote a review Oct 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia16 contributions3 helpful votes
We loved our experience with Noble Invention Biking Touring. They made our Great Allegheny Passage (GAP Trail) trip easy and fun. Kelley was awesome from the first call to the last follow-up email, and absolutely all assistance and correspondence ahead of the trip was super fast and super helpful. We had no troubles with accomodations, luggage shuttle, or car service- each was like clockwork daily, along with the B&B and hotel reservations/choices made on our behalf. Trail was very much as described by Kelley, who was knowledgeable about the route and able to answer all my questions before we booked. Materials provided by Noble were very helpful and clear, and their very new app is already a good tool that will get even better with time. It kept us on trail a couple of times in the towns. We were exceptionally pleased and have already recommended to others. THANKS, Noble (and Kelley!) PS- we did the northern route and tackled the hill, which Kelley warned us about, first :)
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Brenda H wrote a review Oct 2020
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My friend and I nervously signed up for this self guided 150 mile 4 day trip w Sara doing our logistics. She and her business did an awesome job- the itinerary, the places to stay, the app used during ride for location and directions, packing list, etc etc. No glitches. The distances were challenging but rewarding. The fall foliage and scenery was breathtaking. If a bike trip like this is new to you, I wholeheartedly recommend their help. It took the stress of uncertainty in plans away.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Alonzo L wrote a review Oct 2020
Baltimore, Maryland3 contributions
Just rode Pittsburgh/Cumberland and Noble Invention did a superb job. All the details were provided. Kelley from Noble answered every question, and kept me aware of changes and possibilities (trip was postponed 2x because of you-know-what). The B&B's were awesome, and the route had so many views, so much history. Would do it again in a heartbeat. I highly recommend Noble Invention --- and no, I don't work for them. Just a satisfied customer.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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