We drove to Franklin the morning of Saturday, August 17th, and bicycled a portion of the Allegheny River Trail, from Franklin to Belmar and back.
A few raindrops had fallen, while we rode from Franklin to Belmar. We didn’t have a signal on our mobile phones to check the weather; however, the air felt threatening. So, we turned around here and returned to Franklin.
The Allegheny River Trail is 30 miles in length. We aspire to complete this trail in segments. In early May of this year, we completed our first segment — Emlenton to Rockland (6 miles). The Franklin to Belmar portion of the trail (5.1 miles) is our second completed segment. 11 miles down and 19 miles to go!
After our bicycle ride, we drove from Franklin to Erie. It rained really hard, as we were driving through Waterford. We believe we made the correct decision to turn around at Belmar. Total bicycle miles ridden: 10.2 miles.