I am a West Coast rider and not familiar with the best routes in the NE. Looking for your input.
I am planning. 4 day ride in mid-May to begin in the NYC area (Teterboro, NJ actually). I will be traveling Credit Card style using motels/hotels and will plan to cover 80-120 miles per day.
Ideally I would like to ride one way and return by train but Amtrak seems to have bike restrictions on most trains in the NE with the exception of the "Empire Service" from Chicago which stops in Syracuse and Rome, NY so those would be good destinations. My original plan was to head to Vermont but this idea was scuttled when I discovered the bike restrictions....same thing with Boston.
I suppose I could make a 350 mile loop out of it but would prefer to "go somewhere". I have the option to rent a car and retun to NYC that way but this would be a last resort.
As you can see my plan is wide open so wondering If there's a general direction anyone can recommend? Hudson Valley, Erie Canal, Finger Lakes, Pennsylvania? I'm solo and very flexible so any input of where to go, or where NOT to go, is appreciated....just looking for a good route or general direction to begin my planning.