(Reposted from the local forums.)
I'm considering a week-long tour next month, and Toledo to P-burgh is on my shortlist. Any good routes this way? Is there camping? (I know there's an AC route along the shore, but I'd rather stay inland. I think.)
I'm not certain I want to do this -- I've heard horror stories about Toledo -- but I'm sketching out a plan to see how long it would take, where the campsites are, etc.
Day 0 - travel day(s), pick up bike in Toledo. Maybe stay a night in P'Burgh, then do the 5-hour train ride to Toledo and start riding that day.
Have kept the first day's riding short so I can pick up my bike in Toledo and start riding the same day, if the trains will let me do it this way. (14 hour train ride straight from NYC, 5 hours from Pittsburgh. I think stopping in Pittsburgh overnight makes sense.)
Day 1 - Toledo Amtrak Station to Wooded Acres Campgrounds in Lindsey, Ohio - 30 miles (Edit: with changes from mmeiser and basic jim.)
Day 2 - Lindsey to Schaun Acres Campground in Oberlin, Ohio - 54 miles
Day 3 - Oberlin to the University of Akron, 51 miles (still need to ID a place to stay for the night)
Day 3 - Oberlin to Akron, stay in Hiker/Biker campsite overnight (I think this is the second of the two sites that mmeiser mentioned; I called Metro Parks and this is the one they confirmed to me. Will keep an eye peeled for the one before it, though.)
Days 4-5 - Akron to Pittsburgh, will use trails for the last day as much as possible. Edit: This may split into three days, depending on where I find campsites.
Anything on these roads that sucks for riding? Or will it be miles of dull roads with very little of interest?
Should I stay along the shore?I've pretty much decided to stay away from Cleveland.