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Biking the C&O Canal video

The Scouts of Troop 505, Mechanicsville, Va., biked 185 miles of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath last summer, riding all the way from Cumberland, Md., to Washington, D.C., in one seven-day trip.

Watch this video of the Scouts biking the C&O Canal, and then check out the August 2009 issue of Boys’ Life magazine to find out more about their adventure.

Comments about “Biking the C&O Canal video”

  1. Biker Boss says:

    I did this with my father in 3 days. Good pace.

  2. former scout says:

    There used to be a BSA award for hiking/biking the C O Canal. Does this award still exist?

  3. anti moms boy says says says says:

    I tried that , i made it

  4. Jinjo says:

    we did this summer and loved it, and was pleased to see this story in the boy’s life magazine last month. but this group should’ve tried for 185 in 5 days, and if i was alone i’d be done in 3. maryland’s a great place for cycling, i can’t wait to go back sometime and do it again

  5. jkmdog says:

    i love bike riding ride on dudes

  6. Cowboy says:

    Our Trooop 11 is currently working on the Cycling MB. I am an Asisstant Scoutmaster, and I’ve gone on two bike hikes with the Troop. (One 10, one 15 miles).

  7. mer mer says:

    i think that was an amazing bike trip the boy scouts did did.

  8. nicodyand says:

    this troop is the best, their scoutmaster is number one


  9. pop says:

    i want to do this

  10. bigman says:

    to person , zbiker is so right so sign up

  11. ZBiker says:

    7 Days is just right! If you feel the need set speed records, then the sign up for a race! Try canoeing the Potomac River next to the towpath…it’s beautiful and fun! Watch out for dams and Great Falls.

  12. troop408 says:

    Our troop did this in 2008 and had a blast!! We didn’t shoot any video but took lots of pictures.

  13. Person says:

    7 days is too easy. do it in 3 and go all the way from pittsburg to D.C in 6.

  14. buster says:

    Our troop went on a day ride that was 62 miles. We went on the Coeur d’ Alene River Trail in Idaho. We saw Moose, Blue Heron, Beaver, and Eagle on the trail.

  15. Coolio says:

    That looks fun

  16. biker girl says:

    i did this to with my dad!

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