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Route from Hunt Valley MD to Washington DC/Georgetown?

Old 08-20-15, 07:11 PM
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Route from Hunt Valley MD to Washington DC/Georgetown?

I am seeking a good route from Hunt Valley MD into Washington, DC -- Georgetown. I live in Harrisburg, PA. I can easily ride to York PA and pick up the Heritage rail trail that goes to Hunt Valley, MD. I have never ridden from there to Washington and would like suggestions on a good road route. Scenic does not matter. I am seeking a convenient, safe route. I have ridden the C&O/Great Allegheny Passage from DC to Pittsburgh four times and my next tour, instead of renting a car to drive my bike from Harrisburg to DC, I would like to ride the whole way. Google Maps shows me some bike suggestions, but I am turning to the pros for good suggestions.
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Old 08-20-15, 08:22 PM
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That's not an easy one. If you want to do the leg work and plot out a route, I can make suggestions. You want to go through Ellicott City, Columbia, Olney, and catch the Capital Crescent Trail in Silver Spring. No idea about the first leg from Hunt Valley to Ellicott City. It's not very straightforward, but I have ridden it and it's safe. Definitely going to help with GPS, but not required.

Also Washington to Baltimore

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When I get to Hunt Valley at the end of the rail trail I get on the light rail.1.70 for a one way ride to BWI airport.Then I follow the loop around the airport, getting off at Stoney Creek rd and follow the directions given for the Baltimore to DC route.
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Multi-modal sounds fun

Thanks for the multi-modal idea. If I take the train to BWI, where do I find the Baltimore to DC route that you mentioned?
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Old 08-21-15, 07:33 PM
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Fyi I posted in your regional cross post
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Washington to Baltimore - Detailed Maps
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Here's a more rural route from the York PA area to DC that avoids the Baltimore/DC congestion altogether. It does not get busy until the Germantown/Gaithersburg MD area where you can pick up bike lanes paralleling the road. It then follows Piney Meeting House Road which leads to the C&O Canal at Swain's Lock for the final 21 miles to Georgetown.

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THanks for the route

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Here's a more rural route from the York PA area to DC that avoids the Baltimore/DC congestion altogether. It does not get busy until the Germantown/Gaithersburg MD area where you can pick up bike lanes paralleling the road. It then follows Piney Meeting House Road which leads to the C&O Canal at Swain's Lock for the final 21 miles to Georgetown.

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