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Old 09-28-10, 01:37 PM   #1
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New York to Palm Beach Florida

Planning a ride from South Shore of Long Island New York to Palm Beach Florida. My route will follow the Jersey Shore to Cape May and then by Ferry to Delaware and eventually to Cape Charles. Any suggestions on how I can get over the Chesepeake Bridge with the bike? What is the best route South from there? I will be traveling very light and prefer to stay in hotels or B&B. I figure that NY to Norfolk should take me about five days. The ride will probably take place in September or October 2011. Any suggestions? I prefer a scenic route but will need to be close to food, shelter and services.
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Bikes are not allowed on the Chesepeake Bay Bridge but the bridge authorities will pick you up with a pick up truck on one end and drop you on the other. Probably best to call in advance and let them know that you're coming. We didn't and had to wait about an hour for the lift.
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The Adventure Cycling Association has an east coast route plotted, that will take you from Bangor, Maine to Key West, Florida, so I figure that New York to Palm Beach is on the route. You might check their website and see if they have maps that will help you with your trip. http://www.adventurecycling.org

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Probably best to call in advance and let them know that you're coming. We didn't and had to wait about an hour for the lift.
Thanks for that. WOuld you know where can I get a number for the Bridge? I will do an online search
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The Adventure Cycling Association has an east coast route plotted, that will take you from Bangor, Maine to Key West, Florida, so I figure that New York to Palm Beach is on the route. You might check their website and see if they have maps that will help you with your trip. http://www.adventurecycling.org

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Yes I have been to their sight and plan on ordering some of the maps. Thanks
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Thanks for that. WOuld you know where can I get a number for the Bridge? I will do an online search
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from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesape..._Bridge-Tunnel

The bridge-tunnel management prohibits bicycles but offers a shuttle van for $12 USD. Cyclists must call ahead
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