Several times over the years I've done a trip to central Vermont with my brothers and father, so going north is not too much of a problem. But next summer were thinking of heading south to ocean city Md. Instead of going north to get through the city into jersey I'm considering biking into the city and there is a commuter ferry that goes to jersey just north of sandy hook but I believe the last ferry leaving Manhattan is 8:30 am. Then riding down the coast to cape may where we can catch the ferry to Delaware and riding the rest of the way down the coast to ocean city.
So does anyone have any other suggestions? Rather not have to do the train thing since were planning on leaving on a Friday and the whole rush hour thing, no bikes on trains.