Great Allegheny Passage Documentary Debuts
OTD is one of the sponsors of a new public television documentary about the Great Allegheny Passage, entitled “The Great Ride.” Produced by Pittsburgh’s WQED, the documentary follows six cyclists as they bike the 335-mile length of the combined C&O Canal Towpath (Washington, D.C. to Cumberland) and Great Allegheny Passage (Cumberland to Pittsburgh). The one-hour program debuts March 14 at 8 p.m.
“We believe that this stunning documentary will stimulate cultural tourism in the entire corridor in which the trail runs, attract cycling and hiking enthusiasts, and promote the history of the region,” said Darryl Ford Williams, WQED vice president of content. The show will be airing on other regional PBS stations later in the spring and early summer. Content on Maryland’s portion of the trail on the VisitMaryland.org web site may be viewed here.