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Old 02-14-06, 08:48 PM   #1
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DC to Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls?

I had other plans for the summer, but this is becoming plan B. First long tour.

I think I'm doing the C&O to the Allegheny Trail to Pgh. then trying to get to ROUTE 5 (from the bike PA website) but I'm a little iffy on getting from Erie (Presque Isle) to Niagara. The DOT NY page is not very helpful. Common sense would suggest that there is a scenic park like deal that runs along lake Erie to the falls but I'm sure that's far too easy. Does anybody have any advice?
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Old 02-14-06, 09:29 PM   #2
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You would follow the lakeshore which is route 5. It is a signed bike route in NY. Adventure cycling's northern tier route follows the same road. I by-passed Buffalo so I can't help you downtown but I am told there is a bike path along the river there.
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Route 5 along the lake. The bike route follows it off and on. Very pretty.

This map will help get you through Buffalo to Niagra.
http://www.gbnrtc.org/Pdf/Maps/Bike%...FallsSideA.pdf
and http://www.gbnrtc.org/Pdf/Maps/Bike%...ieNiaSideB.pdf

Recommend staying on the river trail, or use the cut across Grand Island.

If you have time for a detour, there is a bicycle museum in Orchard Park, southeast of Buffalo, on route 20 (or alt 20). Museum is small and a bit tacky but they have some amazing antique bicycles there and the people who run it are fun to talk to.
http://www.pedalinghistory.com/

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awesome. I was thinking about cutting over at the peace bridge, but would grand island be a more pleasant ride?
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This should help for riding on the Canadian side.

http://www.cycleniagara.com/

You can piece together a route from the Fort Erie Loop and the Niagara Falls Loops
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Cross the Peace Bridge at Buffalo and ride the Canadian side all the way to Niagara on the Lake in Ontario. Those Canadians are such a civilized people
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