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Piedmont NC to Richmond route suggestions?

Old 09-22-17, 03:04 PM
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Piedmont NC to Richmond route suggestions?

Wondering if anyone has suggested routes between anywhere in the Triad NC (Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point) and Richmond, VA. I'm riding to Boston, MA next spring using mostly Adventure Cycling Atlantic Coast Route and wanted to connect with the AC in Richmond. Credit card touring with a friend and probably some support along the way.
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it's been a while since i lived in that area, west of richmond
out highway 60, but i recall once off the main highways,
good single lane roads. no shoulder, but light traffic.

i would probably pick a route that went just south of lynchburg.
maybe could overnight in danville and farmville, need to
google lodging.

60 into richmond from the west is built up, lotsa traffic
but wide road and good shoulder. there are alternate
routes off of 60, but i don't recall all the street names.
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If you want to cover ground, U.S. 29 from the Triad to Danville VA, then U.S. 58 east to South Boston, then U.S. 360 to Richmond. That will be all divided four-lane. Back roads roughly paralleling that path if you want something more scenic.
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
If you want to cover ground, U.S. 29 from the Triad to Danville VA, then U.S. 58 east to South Boston, then U.S. 360 to Richmond. That will be all divided four-lane. Back roads roughly paralleling that path if you want something more scenic.
360 from South Boston to Richmond is pretty scary. Lots of traffic and it moves fast. Go to Lynchburg and then ride north out of the city on back roads along the James to route 60. From there 60 is pretty low traffic all the way to Buckingham. From there take a parallel road to Cumberland and then rt
13 which parallels 60 to Powhatan. 522 down to Huguenot Trail and into Richmond.
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Thanks for your suggestions. I've chosen to ride through Stanleyville NC, to Clarksville, VA and then head up through Burkeville before heading into Richmond. While the roads seem to have almost no shoulder they also appear to be reasonably quiet and rural.
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