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Old 05-18-14, 07:25 PM   #1
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Lookin' @ buying a house in North Cape May, South Jersey roads look pretty good, no?

Hi I'm lookin' into buying a house in North Cape May. When I zoom in on google maps, the majority of roads around there & in south jersey seem to have pretty wide shoulders/bike lanes. This looks really nice to me as I'm not used to this in the places where I've lived. Is the cycling as good as it looks there or am i missing something??? Oh, and i'm mostly a utilitarian cyclist, so i like flat!
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well, if you like flat, cape may county is for you! Pretty flat, but you can get strong winds off the Ocean or the delaware bay. Stay off the GSP, no matter how nice a shoulder is, Rt 9 is an alternate but that too can get busy.

Cycling is probably better in the off or shoulder season when the tourist traffic is down but for a nice alternative, you can get onto the Cape May/Lewes ferry and go towards Lewes DE where there is a like a bike path right around the ferry terminal I think.

Disclaimer, Not a local, but I used to live in North Jersey and I have ridden around Cape May a bit and been a tourist myself. I've also taken my bike across the ferry before...

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There is a good amount of low-traffic cycling in Cape May and Cumberland Counties, although things are obviously busier during the summer season, especially in the shore towns. Unlike PA, NJ roads often have decent shoulders. On Saturday I will be leading a club ride from Port Elizabeth to East Point Light House and then to Fortescue (both on the Delaware Bay) with a return through historic Mauricetown.

The downside is that the riding can be boring. Not much variety in scenery, and it's all flat. The Shore Cycle Clud puts on rides down that way.

The bike path referred to is outside of the center of Lewes and can be a bit difficult to find now that they built a housing developement at the northern end.. It takes you to Rhehoboth, DE. It's a nice ride as is the ferry. Last summer I rode from the GF's parents' house in Avalon to Cape May, caught the ferry to Lewes and rode to Rhehoboth for lunch. Met a cousin of Louis Garneau on the way out. During the ride back, a large group of dolphins swan straight towards the ferry and then dove under.

Roads to avoid are SR 47 and U.S. 9 whenever possible during the summer season. Traffic in the Wildwoods can be very heavy during the summer, but the boardwalk is a must-see. Very kitchy.

Whether Cape May will be under water in the coming decades is another issue.
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