Planning on taking a trip out of NYC for about a week and change either next week, or two weeks after that. Wanted to do some camping (motels are fine in part), and happy to have some transition days BUT: what I'm hoping for is a place with the best riding I can find for day rides.
Or, just chime in with local favorites so I can sort out where to take myself.
Sure, I would love to get to California, but this is short notice so I'm hoping for something within the Northeast
Also, how is the weather likely to be holding up in a few weeks where you folks are???
During the day, probably in the low to mid 60's or thereabouts.....depending on the weather and where you are.
If you were going to head down south, I'd probably go down to the Skyline Drive or Blue Ridge Parkway and do some riding around there. Lots of nice riding to be had down there, and the weather should be nicer.
Cape Cod is a very nice place to ride with a few bicycle trails. There are also a few campgrounds and a few hostels (including one in P-town). The northern part of Cape Cod is hilly (similar to 9W at NY to Bear Mountain) but it's not a hard place to ride. You can ride to CC from NY (the road is mostly nice with a few campgrounds along) or you can take a Chinatown bus to Boston.
I've actually kind of decided on going down to Cumberland, MD... West Virginia and PA appalachians nearby within a short hop by car.
Any interesting stuff in northern WV, or in the nearby areas in PA from folks from around there?
I just got back from a ride in PA/MD and though I have been there only once a year for the last three years, I have to say it is beautiful riding down there.
I just did the Baltimore Bicyling Club's Civil War Century- the general route maps of this ride are on the club's web site and there are rides of several distances, 25 50 60 77 and 100 miles I think. They are well marked with yellow painted arrows. The long one goes near Antietam, crosses thru Gettysburg and South Mountain battlefields- that would be nice to do.
If you get anywhere near the C and O canal, that is a place I want to check out next year too, I only crossed it in a car at near Sharpsburg and at Harper's Ferry, I would love to ride in bewteen those two places sometime.