Touring - US Bike Route 1 in VA or Highway 1
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I'm looking for a good map of USBR 1 in Virginia. I ordered the map from the state and it sucks. Anyone know where I can find a good map or a Google Earth KML file?
Also, I was searching through MapMyRide and found someone has a route there that goes from Fredericksburg to Richmond (Ashland) but instead of using USBR 1, they ride on Highway 1 most of the way. Anyone tried riding on Rt. 1 (Highway 1) anywhere from DC to Richmond?
EKW in DC
06-22-10, 01:51 PM
http://www.openstreetmap.org/ has it bike route 1 mapped out nicely, I think. Just use the Cycle Map base layer.
The portions of US Rte. 1 I've driven on between here and Fredericksburg are NOT the kinds of places I'd want to be on a bicycle. I can't speak for stretches further south, though Google Maps street view shows little or no shoulder for long strecthes, and it's a 4 lane road w/ a 55 mph speed limit. I'm also guessing it's fairly well traveled, even if 95 is nearby most of the time. Not my cup of tea. YMMV.
Thanks for the tip. I looked at openstreets and they do have USBR1 marked. It follows ACA Atlantic Coast route in a lot of places. I think I'm going to try a mix of the two routes plus a couple routes I found on MapMyRide.
EKW in DC
06-23-10, 12:34 PM
Glad I could help! Good luck with the tour!
I've been looking to at possible routes, too, to figure out how I might go about riding from DC to my sister or parents in Hampton, VA or Eliz. City, NC respectively. That won't be happening anytime soon, though. Maybe next year...
06-29-10, 03:31 PM
Planning on riding from DC to Virginia Beach this weekend any routes/ tips/ suggestions?
This thread would be much more appropriate in the "Regional Discussions" section.
Good suggestion for the regional page. I just posted over there but since this is a tour and many people here have toured or live in that area, I think it works here too.
Here's the questionable part of my route as it stands now if anyone wants to comment.
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