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Offline dkoloko

Re: Across North America
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2013, 10:00:03 am »

Offline gvantittelboom

Re: Across North America
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2013, 10:43:27 am »
Cargo confirmed! So New York City will be our starting point, leaving mid-june ...
Thanks again for the very useful tips concerning NY, BC (or Canada) and the Northern Tier.

This is the route I am thinking of at the moment:
- from New York to Albany (read below)
- from Albany to Buffalo following the Erie Canal (NY State Canalway Trail)
- from Fort Erie to Wolf Lake along the ACA Erie Connector
- from Wolf Lake to Osceola along the ACA North Lakes (Manitowoc alternate)
- from Osceola to Whitefish along the ACA Northern Tier
- from Whitefish tot Jasper along the ACA Great Parks North
And then, two options from Jasper to Vancouver ...
If we have enough time (as suggested by geegee):
- from Jasper to Prince Rupert following the Yellowhead Highway
- take the Inside Passage ferry to Port Hardy
If time is rather short:
- the route as recommended by Norsmann


I  would avoid Route 9 in New York if you can. It is a very busy road. I would not follow closely NY State Bike Routes. They use too much busy roads.


I would certainly appreciate an alternate route to State Bike Route 9.
And is there a store in NYC where I can find the ACA or other bicycle maps?
Here in Belgium these are not easy to find and shipping time could be to long.

Offline dkoloko

Re: Across North America
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2013, 01:09:01 pm »

This is the route I am thinking of at the moment:
- from New York to Albany (read below)
- from Albany to Buffalo following the Erie Canal (NY State Canalway Trail)


If you get to Buffalo you might as well ride to Niagara Falls, CAN.

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I would certainly appreciate an alternate route to State Bike Route 9.
And is there a store in NYC where I can find the ACA or other bicycle maps?

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If you can't maps airmailed to you in time, order them delivered somewhere you could pick them up in USA. You can have them sent to General Delivery, any USA Post Office. Suggestion: Mark, "Hold for touring bicyclist". Ask, NYC, most bicycle friendly way ride to Newburgh. Email me off list for directions from there.

Offline indyfabz

Re: Across North America
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2013, 01:42:24 pm »
If you want to bypass all the issues associated getting out of NYC/N. Jersey by bike, you can take Metro North from Grand Central Terminal all the way to Pougkeepsie, which is on Bike Route 9. Bikes are permitted at certain times provided you buy a one-time permit for $5:

http://www.mta.info/mnr/html/getaways/bikerule.htm


Offline dkoloko

Re: Across North America
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2013, 07:00:55 pm »
If you want to bypass all the issues associated getting out of NYC/N. Jersey by bike, you can take Metro North from Grand Central Terminal all the way to Pougkeepsie, which is on Bike Route 9. Bikes are permitted at certain times provided you buy a one-time permit for $5:

http://www.mta.info/mnr/html/getaways/bikerule.htm

Rt 9, Poughkeepsie, is a major highway with heavy traffic. In general, west side of Hudson River is less trafficked.