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Old 07-15-08, 03:18 AM
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RT1 from the south to Boston?

want to take my new bike on a short tour from nyc to boston. thinking long island to greenpoint, then the ferry to CT. how is RT1 for biking from central southern CT to boston? doable? hows the traffic? thanks, Lou
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Old 07-15-08, 06:58 AM
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try the north/south bike paths tothe danbury area then west rt6 or backroads to Farmington. Farmington river greenway to Simsbury, rt20 east to Springfield and backroads to boston. I have ridden from springfield to nyc and springfield to boston area. contact me off list for my cue sheetsEd
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I'd suggest looking at ACA's Atlantic Coast Route.
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The RT1 I know in the Milford area which is South CT is very loud, tons of traffic, heavy trucks, many lanes, and probably the worst road to bike on. So I second checking out the ACA's maps.
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Between Providence and Boston, RT1 is pretty busy and reportedly not much fun to bike on. You can take back roads that more or less parallel RT1 and it's a bit more fun. I don't know what it's like farther south.

Here is the route that I took from Boston (actually Watertown) to East Greenwich (about 15mi south of Providence) last year.

My route goes right through the East Side of Providence, because I used to live there and wanted to visit. It's a good place to stop for lunch, but you could probably avoid some traffic by going around the city.
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Get the Conn. bike map and look into the Rubels bike maps for Ma. The MA maps are detailed and show bike shops, places to stay and the best routes. contact me offlist for my cue sheets. If you get to Worcester, you can take the commuter train off peak hours. The trains have toilets, and outlets so you can charge your phone.
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