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Old 03-23-10, 03:24 PM   #1
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Touring From Baltimore

Hi there,

I'm looking for route suggestions for overnight trips from Baltimore (proper or Owings Mills or BWI). Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg, Southern PA, Michaeux State Forest. . . I'd be OK doing about 60, maybe 70 miles a day.

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Old 03-24-10, 05:33 AM   #2
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I've got some Baltimore excursion routes here: http://www.baltimorespokes.org/stati...70815081612328 that you may be interested in.

If you're interested stop by the northeast regional forum and say hi in the "Where are the MD people's" thread.
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do either of you guys have tips for riding out to ocean city? I'd like to start my cross-country trip out on the eastern shore, either OC, MD or Fenwick Island, DE.
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Suggestion: Try the Northern Central Railroad Trail and York County Heritage Rail Trail. It starts just north of Cockeysville and goes all the way to York, PA

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/greenways/ncrt_trail.html
http://www.yorkcountyparks.org/parkpages/railtrail.htm
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Fueled by Boh,

the problem is getting on the other side of the Bay. I would advise highly using the Tangier Ferry. You will see a wonderful island town that is very unqiue.

http://www.tangierislandcruises.com/Cross_Bay_Ferry.htm

Of course, you can always try to get a ride across one of the bridges or swing way to the north and cross that way. The Bay Bridge used to do a service to get your bike across but I think it was discontinued.
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I've got a couple of Ocean City Routes on the second map here: http://www.baltimorespokes.org/stati...70815081612328

Additionally you could PM NoRacer he rides to Ocean City every year and has a nice route worked out.
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So, this is what I got.

Leaving tomorrow AM.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...-Grove-Furnace
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...nt-Olive-Green


With the third day leg straight back into Baltimore.
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Leaving tomorrow AM.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...-Grove-Furnace
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...nt-Olive-Green


With the third day leg straight back into Baltimore.
I know both routes pretty much but it's been a few years.

Leg 1 isn't that bad, quite a bit of traffic on MD 30, but you should have a wide shoulder for a good deal of it. The PA part should be rolling farmland until you hit the park and much lighter traffic.

Leg 2 will have a lot of hills. If that's not a problem, I think your route is great on that stretch. At least your end of the day will be a huge downhill right into Thrumont.

Good wishes.
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I'll be coming through Baltimore on a tour this May, and I think we'll be coming in mostly via the rails-to-trails in that area. Having not yet been on it, I can't recommend it as a good or bad route, but it seems pretty nice from what I've heard. Maybe consider doing a little bit of riding on that?
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