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Old 07-26-10, 08:19 PM
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From new york to georgia

Hey All! Hope everyone is good.

I'm planning a trip down the East Coast from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia. I have got all my gear more or less together and have the entire month of August to make the trip. Although Id like to make it in about 2-3 weeks. The only part missing for me.. is my route. I'm not too sure which is the best direction to head. So any tips or pointers or other peoples routes/directions would be of a great help. Thanks in advance for anything and everything. It's been a great insight reading what everyone has said in previous posts. Alright!! Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Take a look at Adveture Cycling Association's route maps. They have an Atlantic Coast route from Maine to Florida. One advantage of their maps is that they show camping, bike shops and other services along the way.

I haven't looked at the NYC spur they once used in a long time. When I did, it wasn't that good. The Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey or one of the other NYC/NJ-area bike clubs/organizations may be able to help you get out of NYC. I have a 100 mile route from Brooklyn that joins up with the AC route in Lambertville, NJ. However, it can only be ridden on weekends as it goes through the Port of Elizabeth and Newark. Riding it during the week would probably mean death by truck.

If you decide you like the AC route, I would try to find a wat to get to Pt. Jervis and pick up the route there. It heads south through NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap Nat'l Recreation Area. Nice riding. There is a nice camprgound (Worthington State Forest) just before you cross into PA. Bull's Island, south of Frenchtown, NJ, is also a very nice place to camp.

Another resource are the journals on www.crazyguyonabike.com
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If in doubt you usually can't go too far wrong using Adventure Cycling maps. They are well done enough that you can buy them and start riding with pretty much no route planning beyond looking a day of so ahead to figure out the best places to stop for the day.

If you decide to pass through Baltimore and need a place to stay or other support, PM me.
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I recently rode from Charleston, SC to Lambertville, NJ. With the exception of the last 10 miles, the entire route is flat, though the wind will be against you some of the time.

I followed the ACA Atlantic Coast route (link to map) from Charleston, SC to Suffolk, VA. From there, I made my way to Williamsburg and then across the Virginia Peninsulas to Cape May and then up to Lambertville.

If you want to save time, I'd suggest skipping the Outer Banks and taking the inland route on the ACA map, which saves time waiting for ferries to cross between the islands and likely has less wind.

While I didn't camp much (I don't like to camp in the rain), there were lots of camping locations on the ACA route. I paid as much as $30 for a campsite on the Outer Banks. Most of the motels I used were in the $40-$50 range. There were few camping locations in South Carolina.

If you are interested, I kept notes on my route planning.

Have a great ride,

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Hey fellas --- Thanks for all the help! This looks great and Pete if I'm in your neck of the woods I'll definitely hit you up. Hope everyone is enjoying the day.

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