June 9 at 6:30 pm @ Tissue Farm
GAP mile marker 61.5
446 Latrobe Ave. Confluence, PA 15424
WQED is back with more exploration of one of America’s most treasured biking destinations – the Great Allegheny Passage, known as the GAP. WQED will premiere The Great Ride: Landmarks Along the Trail on Thursday, June 16 on WQED-TV.
Prior to its TV premiere, WQED is inviting bikers, hikers, lovers of the trail and history buffs to attend an exclusive FREE community screening event at Tissue Farm in Confluence, PA. The one-hour documentary will be screened, followed by a panel discussion and Q/A session led by WQED Producer Beth Dolinar, key members of the production team, GAP trail representatives and volunteers.
The Great Ride: Landmarks Along the Trail focuses on the 150-mile GAP, beginning in Pittsburgh, and ending in Cumberland, Maryland. In the new 2022 program, bikers and hikers get a more personal, up-close look as the producers identify key landmarks on the trail, exploring the significance, history, and appeal of each stop.
The premiere at Tissue Farm happens to take place on a special day in GAP history, June 9th marks the 44th birthday of the GAP Trail. On that day in 1978, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy handed the deed for 26.75 miles of the Western Maryland Railway’s abandoned corridor to the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks, and the first section of what would become the Great Allegheny Passage was laid down between Ohiopyle and Confluence.