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    Boston to Southern Maine?

    I'm looking into riding from just south of Boston to my vacation home in Southern Maine at some point this summer. Per googlemaps it looks to be around 85 miles on 95, so i'd guess it to be somewhere around a century taking backroads. I was thinking taking Rt 1a would be the best/ most direct route, and would be pretty straightforward as far as navigating, as both roads are nearby my starting point and ending point.

    I'm wondering if this is possible, given there are two large bodies of water i will need to cross in order to reach maine. Are the bridges that connect MA to NH and NH to ME accessable by bike?

    Also, how are the road conditions of Rt 1A up in NH / Northern MA? I am very unfamiliar with that section of roads, so if theres anyone out there who rides that area or perhaps has done a similar ride I'd like to know if theres anything i should keep in mind before attempting this ride.

    Thanks.

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    Check http://greenway.org/ for various routes in each state. Also Maine DOT has several Bike Tours with PDF maps of recommended routes. You may have to dig deep into each section to find them.
    http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/...?id=94445&an=1

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    From NH to ME, the Memorial Bridge from Portsmouth to Kittery is currently being dismantled and the other two bridges are off limits to bikes. Alternate route is to head north over the bike path General Sullivan Bridge spanning Great Bay, through Dover, and then back south on Rt. 101/236 back to Kittery. Otherwise, there's a shuttle service between Portsmouth and Kittery to take cyclists over the Piscataqua
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    Bottom line: everyone here should listen to Mconlonx... he has it figured out and the rest of you, well, don't.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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