Planning stages for my ride across the US, from Cheyenne, WY, through NE, MO, IL, IN, KY, VA and then into NC and SC. Most of the route is pretty straight forward, until I hit uncharted territory and working on a route that will take me across NC starting out in VA near the Breaks Interstate Park (ACA) and heading to my first destination at the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, NC (Havelock), then onto the Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC and then working my way south to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island (Beaufort, SC area). Any recommendations on routing through NC?
Currently setting up the routes using RideWithGPS.com, and checking routes with Google Maps, supplemented by AAA state maps.
Tentatively, I worked out from west to east: Hwy 58 to 221 at Independence, Hwy 21 down to Elkin, Hwy 67 to Boonville, Hwy 601 to Mocksville, Hwy 64 to Apex, Hwy 55 south to Hwy 42 and then onto Hwy 70 into Havelock. Issues seem to be in Goldsboro and New Bern as far as the mapping shows and the roadways. Some of the route, I piece-mealed from the previous Cycle North Carolina events going from the mountains to the sea.
I’ve read through several journals that Hwy 17 heading south to SC is probably not the best route and following ACA’s down into SC near Yemassee might be better and then taking 17, down to 21 into Beaufort. I will be riding a ICE Adventure tadpole trike. Not sure yet if I will be taking a trailer or panniers.
Journal is: crazyguyonabike.com/doc/13329