9/11 Memorial Bike Trail Group Stops in Cambria County

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A group of cyclists on the National September 11 Memorial Trail stopped for lunch in Portage on Friday.

The 24 runners arrived around noon and stopped at the Portage Station Museum for sandwiches, salads, cookies and more hosted by the Portage Area Historical Society.

Society President Irene Huschak gave the runners a historical overview of Portage as the runners enjoyed their food.

The group also stopped for an update on the city’s progress on a designated bike path. Currently, cyclists must ride on roads and highways when crossing the region.

One of the cyclists, Morgan Jenkins, said more dedicated trails would lead to larger groups.

“It makes it a lot easier for runners to want to come,” Jenkins said. “When they hear about the conditions of some of his parts, it scares them a little. I know that eventually everything will be finished and very well done.

The cyclists began their journey at the Pentagon memorial last week before heading to the Flight 93 memorial in Somerset County. They will travel to New York before returning to the Pentagon. The trail is about 1300 miles in total.

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You can view a map of the full trail as well as areas that have dedicated trails on the 9/11 Trail website.

Maria R. Newman