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Old 07-22-09, 12:35 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 07-23-09, 12:03 PM   #2
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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

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Old 07-23-09, 12:17 PM   #4
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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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