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Need advice cycling South West from Montreal to join TransAmerica trail

Old 06-02-13, 03:19 PM
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Need advice cycling South West from Montreal to join TransAmerica trail

As part of my cycle tour around the World (have been on the road now for four years) I am now in Montreal.*
I am considering heading South West from here to join the TransAmerica trail at some point.*
My questions are:
1. Are there any (established) cycle routes going SW from Montreal?
2. Do you happen to know anyone who has done something similar?
3. Where can I find a summary of places to spend the night (wild camping, camping places, hostels etc etc) in Canada and in the Us?
4. On which Canadian and American bike forums could I also post these questions?

You can contact me on: jbcorrelje@gmail.com

I hope to hear from you, I appreciate you advice,
Thanks in advance,
Jan C.*
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I haven't heard of any "established" routes from Montreal going SW. As established routes go, due south is Route Verde 1 & 2 that goes to NY. From there you would ride west on US 11 and follow the Seaway Trail until you meet up with the ACA Northern Tier Route just west of Pulaski NY. I have ridden this route as part of two different tours and it was for the most part a good ride.

If you want to shave off a 100+ miles you could try Route 138 from Kahnawake Quebec to Malone NY. Two years ago when I was on 138 (In my car), it was broken up and potholed with quite a bit of large truck traffic. Ride-able but probably not a pleasant experience.

Numerous camping opportunities at both Public and Private facilities.
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The NY State on-road bike routes are here:


The site has other info as well.

Have you thought about maybe heading west on the Erie Canal Trail ?, from say Utica to Buffalo ?.

Pennsylvania is here:

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Take Route Verte 5 to the Ontario border. In Ontario Take the Waterfront Trail to the Underground Railroad route. You can also cross into New York and take the Great Lakes Seaway Trail to the Underground Railroad route.

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