July, 2007 we will headed out from D.C. and checked out sites in Baltimore, Philadephia, New Jersey, and New York City.
August 2007 we traveled and visited sites through out New York state towards Montreal, Canada where we turned around and headed towards Vermont.
September 2007 we traveled and visited sites in Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island and from this point we made our trek back to our beloved capital city.
Washington, DC to Baltimore, MD – http://bikewashington.org/routes/dc2balt/dc2balt.htm
This site will give you a cue sheet that is a bit confusing once you get outside DC and into the suburban areas – our suggestion, just make sure you have a pretty decent map that shows alternate routes that put you in the direction of Baltimore….you should run into it!
Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia, PA – http://www.bikely.com/cuesheet/route/SUSQUEHANNA-river-Conowingo-dam-to-PHILADELPHIA-Independence-Hal
This route shows you how to get from the Conowingo dam to Philadelphia which is a different route then the one we took. We went through Lancaster County because we wanted to get away from the major highways but this looks like a route that wouldn’t be too heavy with traffic. From Baltimore you can weave your way to Conowingo a different alternate routes, route 1, is a large road and I’d stay off of it till you have to cross the Susquehanna River.
Philadelphia, PA to Princeton, NJ – Click here to find a map of our route on google maps. We traveled with our friend Sam who is from this fine stat of New Jersey and we were able to travel quickly along the Deleware River and through suburban country roads with out much traffic.
Princeton, NJ to New York, New York – as you can see from the photo above, getting into the city is not easy, the roads get really dicey and we were continuously encouraged to take the train into the city so we buckled and brought on our bicycles and road it all the way into Penn Station. We sold out, sorry. The only bridge you can bicycle across to get into NY, NY is the George Washington bridge and we didn’t feel like truckin’ through Newark, maybe next time.
Here are some bicycle maps to get you around the city: Manhattan, Bronx, Queens – http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/bikemapfront2007.pdf and Brooklyn and Staten Island – http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/bikemapback2007.pdf
New York, New York to Terrytown, NY –