Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Severn, MD
Bikes: Airborne Carpe Diem; Trek 520
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My first bike-camping trip was to Gifford Pinchot State Park in PA, about 14 miles northwest of York; I rode to York via the MD & PA rail trails. I parked my car at the Phoenix Road lot of the NCR Trail (mile marker 2). I was familiar with it because I used to live less than 2 miles away from it. I guess you're not supposed to leave vehicles overnight (? -- I don't remember seeing signs to that effect, but I wouldn't be surprised if that's true), but it's a tiny, not-heavily-used dirt lot, and much more isolated, roadway-wise, than the NCR terminus at Ashland. So I knew that (a) I probably wouldn't be inconveniencing anyone by leaving my car there; and (b) it wasn't likely to be noticed by some bored patrol officer in search of something to write up.
Rode up Saturday morning, spent the night, came back early Sunday evening, car was unmolested. This was 2 years ago, not sure if anything has changed.