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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Wash DC Metro
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Google maps shows a road connection between the Assateague Island end (MD 611) and Chincoteague. I am not sure it is really there unless you ride down the beach itself. I'd call the park service or check out the park website
Edit: I just looked. I think you will have to call the park office to find out. The online map (pdf) shows the paved road stopping at the campsites (north end) and several wildlife loops (south end). In-between is the off-road vehicle area, no idea if the vehicle limits or permits are applied to bikes or if the terrain is bikeable. I expect the restrictions on endangered species nesting areas are applicable. The on line info for biking does not mention riding the off-road track to get from one end to the other.
The Seagull Century uses Rt 611, so it is very bikeable (use the sidewalk and mind any crosswinds and the ponies). Don't recall the bikeability of 175, assume it is doable.
If you go in late spring or summer, expect swarms of mosquitoes on Chincoteague and anywhere on Assateague that isn't getting a breeze off the beach.
Last edited by ks1g; 03-04-10 at 01:47 PM.
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