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Offline johnharpold

Asheville NC to Nashville TENN looking for a safe route ASAP
« on: October 13, 2012, 04:47:23 pm »
I and my girlfriend Stephanie are in Asheville traveling towards Nashville. We started in Wilmington NC a week ago, and have not found the going so safe regarding dogs and traffic on backroads, and lack of shoulders on state routes. We are looking into taking Route 40 west, but are concerned about shoulders and legality. If anybody has had any experience traveling this route please let us know. Thanks! -John and Stephanie :)

Offline humunuku

Re: Asheville NC to Nashville TENN looking for a safe route ASAP
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012, 10:56:20 pm »
I sure hope you don't mean interstate 40!!! As that is very dangerous (tunnels) and illegal. You probabely should try to work your way to Knoxville and then think about the route to Nashville. Either take the blue ridge parkway south to Cherokee, then work your way over to Townsend the to Knoxville. Or if you want a less mountainous route, ride to hot springs->Newport->dandridge->Knoxville.

Offline CMajernik

Re: Asheville NC to Nashville TENN looking for a safe route ASAP
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 10:59:26 am »
You can check with the Tennessee bike/pedestrian coordinator to see if he can suggest anything. Here's a link to get contact info:
http://www.walkinginfo.org/assistance/contacts.cfm
Carla Majernik
Routes and Mapping Program Director

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring people of all ages to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x218, 406/721-8754 fax
www.adventurecycling.org

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Offline humunuku

Re: Asheville NC to Nashville TENN looking for a safe route ASAP
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 12:28:10 pm »
If you have an email address that you can access, I can send you route maps from hot springs nc to Knoxville tn