Borrow a Bike at Cushwa Basin


Duration will vary depending on how long you personally choose to stay out on the towpath. Typically, a well-paced trip from the Cushwa Basin to the aqueduct, and down to the Lockhouse will take approximately 10-15 minutes. If you choose to bike further, the duration will vary. There is no time limit on borrowing bikes, but they must be returned before the VC closes at 4:30.

Ages vary with biking experience. We have limited children’s bikes available and we do not currently have training wheel bikes. Minors must be with an adult parent or guardian

Borrowing a bike is free. Visitors must fill out a form and leave a valid form of ID at the desk before they take a bike.

  • Cushwas Visitor Center, 205 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795 - Towpath Mile Marker 99

No reservations required, but you may want to confirm the visitor center is open the day of your visit.

Open March-November

Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00am - 4:30pm.

Accessibility Information

Trail width is approximately 7-10ft, mostly even packed dirt and gravel. Some bumps and puddles may be present. Slight incline near Lock 44 and approaching the aqueduct. 

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please pay particular attention on the towpath. Many bikers use bells or vocal cues to signal passing from behind.  

Last updated: December 1, 2016