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    Biking from Philly to DC next week. Any route ideas?

    Hey Y'all,
    I'm looking to bike from Philadelphia to DC next week and was hoping someone had a good route. I really just need to figure out how to get to Baltimore; I know how to get to DC from there. Taking Route 1 is fast (about 90 miles to B-more) but high-traffic and not so scenic. The Eastern Greenway/American Discovery/MA-FL Trail is probably beautiful but twice as long. Anyone have any good ideas? Let me know I'm hoping to head out next week.

    Thanks!

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    NYC -> Baltimore

    Morrisville
    * Trenton Road to Hulmeville
    * Route 513 (Bellevue Ave / Hulmeville Road) to Eddington
    * Route 513 to Olde Kensington (becomes Frankford Ave)
    * Philadelphia
    * West Philadelphia
    * Woodland Avenue becomes Main Street, Darby

    # Delaware

    * Route 13 to Claymont
    * at hilltop traffic signal just south of the Delaware border, turn left onto the riverside route, proceed into Wilmington
    * Route 2 to Newark

    # Maryland

    * Route 273 to Woodlyn Heights
    * Route 1 to Belgravia
    * Baltimore
    * Johns Hopkins University

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    Baltimore -> DC
    http://bikewashington.org/routes/dc2balt/balt2dc.htm

    Feel free to say hi when you are in town

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    First thing to do, I think, is decide where you want to cross the Susquehanna; you have three choices.

    My own preference is to go west before you go south; cross the Susquehanna at Holtwood, then follow little local roads in the general direction of Frederick before turning south to enter DC on the Rock Creek Parkway.

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