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Old 06-22-10, 01:17 PM   #1
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US Bike Route 1 in VA or Highway 1

I'm looking for a good map of USBR 1 in Virginia. I ordered the map from the state and it sucks. Anyone know where I can find a good map or a Google Earth KML file?

Also, I was searching through MapMyRide and found someone has a route there that goes from Fredericksburg to Richmond (Ashland) but instead of using USBR 1, they ride on Highway 1 most of the way. Anyone tried riding on Rt. 1 (Highway 1) anywhere from DC to Richmond?

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http://www.openstreetmap.org/ has it bike route 1 mapped out nicely, I think. Just use the Cycle Map base layer.

The portions of US Rte. 1 I've driven on between here and Fredericksburg are NOT the kinds of places I'd want to be on a bicycle. I can't speak for stretches further south, though Google Maps street view shows little or no shoulder for long strecthes, and it's a 4 lane road w/ a 55 mph speed limit. I'm also guessing it's fairly well traveled, even if 95 is nearby most of the time. Not my cup of tea. YMMV.
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Thanks for the tip. I looked at openstreets and they do have USBR1 marked. It follows ACA Atlantic Coast route in a lot of places. I think I'm going to try a mix of the two routes plus a couple routes I found on MapMyRide.
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Glad I could help! Good luck with the tour!

I've been looking to at possible routes, too, to figure out how I might go about riding from DC to my sister or parents in Hampton, VA or Eliz. City, NC respectively. That won't be happening anytime soon, though. Maybe next year...
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Planning on riding from DC to Virginia Beach this weekend any routes/ tips/ suggestions?
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This thread would be much more appropriate in the "Regional Discussions" section.
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Old 06-30-10, 02:30 PM   #7
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Good suggestion for the regional page. I just posted over there but since this is a tour and many people here have toured or live in that area, I think it works here too.

Here's the questionable part of my route as it stands now if anyone wants to comment.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&t=h&msa=0&msid=102112524269001724770.00048a45033daae8be01a&ll=39.067181,-77.461853&spn=0.674919,1.282654&z=10
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