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Commuting to Cranberry

Hey everybody I'm hoping to find some good information about roads between the city and Cranberry. I live in the city and recently accepted a job up in Cranberry. Hoping to still bike commute but I don't have any knowledge of the roads up north. Any suggestions for roads to avoid and roads to use? Thanks for your advice. AB
2015-05-05 16:33:56
There are a couple old threads I could dig up for details, but here's how I'd do it. (FWIW, I live 12 miles from Cranberry, 10 from downtown.) Catch an outbound O12 McKnight Flyer bus from downtown to the terminus at Rave (formerly Showcase) Cinema in McCandless. Choice #1 is to head back south a bit, pick up McCandless Drive to the end, R Grubbs, L East Ingomar, L Kummer, get on bike trail in North Park (shows on Google as Lake Shore Drive), L Pearce Mill, L Graham, then you're on your own for whatever your specific destination is. Choice #2 is to head north out of the cinema, R McKnight for a couple hundred yards, wiggle R L onto Old Perry Highway, then when you get to the top of the hill, continue straight out Perry Highway. I would definitely not use the main Perry Hwy hill which starts as a ramp from McKnight. I do not know of a path from the cinema to the parallel road that allows you to avoid McKnight, but it might be worth an exploratory trip on a weekend.
2015-05-06 12:07:11
Neville Island, Coraopolis 51 North, Sewickley Bridge, Beaver St in Sewickley to Ambridge border. Red belt to the SouthEnd of the Thorn Hill industrial park. Use the industrial park road to move north. also: http://localhost/mb/topic/rideable-roads-near-cranberry-twp/ that commute is an awful lot of work.
2015-05-06 13:29:57
As it happens I was curious for the answer to this question for other reasons and was checking out the heatmap feature of Strava to see who had biked where. shows some possibilities which I guess I need to scout, and have some fun with Google Streetview and the Strava route drawing thing.
2015-05-06 16:28:42
I biked to Zelienople once. The Google Bike route was helpful.
2015-05-07 12:17:57
I also remember once biking up to Zelionople (many, many years ago). I have no idea how I got there (Evans city somehow rings a bell). But I very vividly remember the ride back. There was a tornado warning that day. And on the way back these creepy yellow-black clouds started coming up behind me, kind of fast. My pace got faster. I'm here to post about it, so I guess all went well. [indulge me on this... Back then all I had was a AAA map of Pittsburgh, and on the reverse side a map of the environs. On weekends I would look at the latter and pick some place that seemed interesting and just go. Does AAA still do maps? Haven't consulted a printed paper map for what seems like a decade or more. ]
2015-05-09 19:06:59
Thanks everybody for the information and for linking up the old thread. Lots of good info I've already found and looking forward to the ride. Thanks again.
2015-05-10 11:49:11