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Old 02-16-11, 05:47 AM
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Anyone ridden NYC to/from New Orleans? Other ideas..

So I've been slowly starting to feel that bug again, and am going through some ideas of where to go for a 2 - 3 week tour this year. I've been considering the Atlantic coast routes; either south to Florida (trafficy; generally busy; too many ferries) or up to Nova Scotia (cold?)... and then I remembered that I've always been curious about New Orleans.

Unlike the other routes though, there do not seem to be any particularly well traveled paths between New Orleans and NYC. I was thinking of basically heading down whatever state routes follow in the general direction, maybe stopping in Asheville on the way. It seems like it would have a good balance of climbing, rural areas, and coastline riding and be just far enough to feel somewhat epic and satisfying.

Has anyone here toured this stretch? Wondering what kind of riding experience to expect and would welcome any tips on acquiring relevant maps and such.

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FWIW, you can connect with US Hwy 11 west of NYC and follow it all the way to NOLA.
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Thanks! Definitely a good starting point.

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FWIW, you can connect with US Hwy 11 west of NYC and follow it all the way to NOLA.
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Mazaev, I lived in New Orleans for several years and last year did a tour from Vermont (passing through NYC) and ending in New Orleans.https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/5943
I sometimes rode along the coast, sometimes on the East Coast Greenway, sometimes in the mountains, sometimes the Natchez Trace, and had a great time in general! I didn't record my exact route, but I remember most of it and would be happy to provide more information on route choice. I've been there!

Also, New Orleans is well worth the trip.
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I rode from NYC to NOLA but went to Pensacola first. I would imagine you would like to have a more direct route.

I second what Enthusiast said. NOLA was a lot of fun. PLUS I won $250 at one of the casino's. I promptly lost $150, not all at once mind you, this was during two different visits to the wheel. First time, I was up $50 and bet it on red. Second, I was up $200 and lost $100. Heck, still walked with a bill. WOOT!
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Have you checked out Adventure Cycling's maps? Looks like maybe the Trans Am to Great Rivers routes would work. Or you could take the Trans Am to the Mississippi River Trail. I am going to ride from Austin in two weeks on the Southern Tier to St. Francisville, LA then on the MRT to the Big Easy. Check my web site for details, journals, links etc. ad nauseam.
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