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BicyclePA Routes L and S

Old 08-31-04, 09:48 PM
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BicyclePA Routes L and S

It's amazing what you find once you start riding the roads around where you live. I've always lived in the same general area in DE and I've been on Route 100 in that area countless times in a car, but until my ride today I never noticed the BicyclePA Route L signs that start there and lead north (and ultimately into NY). Not knowing what the signs were for, I followed them for about 12 miles before I had to turn around and head home before the sun went down. I've since found the website BikePA.com and now know the extent of that trail and the others.

So to the point of my post, does anyone know where I can find some detailed maps of the routes, specifically L and S (the two nearest to me)? I've Googled it and come up with nothing. BikePA is very vague and just shows the general path. I'd like to some day bike a significant portion of these two routes but knowing where I can find stores and lodging along the way would certainly help. Thanks for any help.
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Try this link. It includes maps and cue sheet for 102 miles of the route from Delaware to Ashfield, PA.
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Thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for. Now, with you being from California, you've either lived out east before and somehow knew about these routes or you just used better search criteria than I did. Assuming the latter, what did you search for and what search engine did you use?
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JJ951,

Well, I did used to live back east --- the DC/NoVA area --- but never rode in your area. I just "googled" using "BikePA". The 4th result was "BikePA S Route" which had a link to "BikePA L Route".
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http://www.dot.state.pa.us/BIKE/WEB/tour_routes.htm

Here's the main site. I thought it looked vague too - until you click on the Route you want, let's say Route L. Then, when it takes you to the next map, click on any of the numbers for an even more detailed view of that particular stretch.

I had no idea Route L extended up the whole length of the state - I did see the signs for it by the velodrome in T-town though.
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Well my common sense deficiency strikes again. #1, my Google search involved way too many search terms. #2, I looked at that map, saw the numbers, and hit Back. I guess I need more instruction than the average individual

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