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Carol Drummond Mar 24, 2015 at 09:58 AM

Anyone else doing this trip April 19-24? I live in Atlanta, first trip with Road Scholar.Have only done road cycling, not sure what to expect with these trails.
Cindy Deglopper Apr 02, 2015 at 10:08 PM

Carol-- I am doing this trip. I'm from Des Moines, IA. Search C&O Towpath on YouTube and you can see video. Do you know how we make arrangements to catch the shuttle from the airport to the conference center?

Mickey Ryan Feb 27, 2014 at 11:25 AM

I will be participating in this event in June and have several questions. #1 I will be flying in from San Francisco. Which of the 3 airports is closest to Sharpsburg? #2 Has anyone used the shuttle service that could give me suggestions about what airport it picks up from, etc. #3 What is the weather typically like in that area in June? Thanks.
Michael Donoho Feb 09, 2015 at 05:45 PM

Mickey, I'm also looking at this trip. Dulles is slightly closer but you may find better flight bargains into BWI on Southwest [especially from OAK] and maybe faster from plane to car at Baltimore. For a San Franciscan the weather can seem a little humid. June is not deep hot weather season and at the slight altitude Cumberland or Harper's Ferry will be notably less muggy than DC. Know nothing about shuttle service.

Patricia Severn Sep 16, 2012 at 07:43 PM

Looking for ride to/from DC area.

Gene Newman Jan 04, 2012 at 02:19 PM

I will be driving to this event and I would be happy to share the ride from the BWI Airport, or nearby, if anyone needs transport?
Harriet Anderson Mar 02, 2013 at 05:17 PM

Gene, I am flying to BWI on April 7, arriving around 10:45 a.m. May I have a ride to Sharpsburg?
Harriet Anderson Mar 02, 2013 at 05:18 PM

Uh, Gene, my e-mail is harriet 1019@gmail.com
Gene Newman Mar 02, 2013 at 06:51 PM

Harriet, My post was in Jan of 2012. I attended the trip last year. It is a great trip! enjoy. Sorry I can't help you out.

Cynthia Drinkwater Feb 14, 2010 at 10:47 AM

If anyone is planning on going on this trip (April 25) and would like to share a shuttle from one of the above airports - probably Baltimore, please let me know.

Or if anyone has some good ideas on how to get to Sharpsburg from one of these airports, please e-mail me.

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