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Old 10-07-20, 01:13 PM
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Crossing the C&D canal

Planning a short tour for November. Park the car on Kent Island,ride to Chesapeake City,ride east on the canal to Delaware City,cross back over and return to the car. I see 4 high bridges to use, Rt.213 has a sidewalk and Rt.13 looks like it has a bike lane. Anyone know if bikes are allowed to cross these bridges? I also read there is a seasonal ferry at Chesapeake City but I doubt that's available. Thanks,Paul
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Old 10-08-20, 04:02 AM
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If you don't get a response here, try sending email the White Clay Bicycle Club in DE at info@whiteclaybicycleclub.org. I did one of their rides years ago, they can probably give you accurate info. I'm pretty sure the St. Georges bridge (Rt. 13) is still fine - the car lanes were reduced from 4-2 and the bike lanes put in years ago, but I don't know the current condition or what the Chesapeeake City/213 bridge is like - the White Clay folks should have better info.
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Here are few links with maps that might help. The first link has 3 maps including the Newcastle map should help with the C&D planning. Plus there is a Delmarva Bicycle Trail map
https://deldot.gov/Programs/bike/bik....shtml?dc=maps

Delaware greenways:
https://www.delawaregreenways.org/tr...thways/maps-3/

Plus there is a Delmarva Bicycle Trail map
Order here:
Maps can be ordered by calling 410-213-2297 or emailing outreach@mdcoastalbays.org.
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Planning a short tour for November. Park the car on Kent Island,ride to Chesapeake City,ride east on the canal to Delaware City,cross back over and return to the car. I see 4 high bridges to use, Rt.213 has a sidewalk and Rt.13 looks like it has a bike lane. Anyone know if bikes are allowed to cross these bridges? I also read there is a seasonal ferry at Chesapeake City but I doubt that's available. Thanks,Paul
The tour was great,the weather fantastic. We crossed the 213 bridge from Chesapeake City going north. I met my stoker at the staircase and we used the sidewalk from there. Riding on the canal towpath then to Delaware City. Then we crossed back over on the Rt.9 bridge,which is devoid of traffic and has stunning views. All in all a great area to spend time tandeming in.
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