Author Topic: Tennessee to Northeast PA  (Read 840 times)

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Offline Timterify

Tennessee to Northeast PA
« on: March 19, 2011, 01:55:33 pm »
Alright, so I am new to this message board but I am trying to plan a bike ride from Tennessee to Northeast PA. Now I have no clue how to plan something like this. I sort of did some research and it will be anywhere from 550-600+ miles. I know I need food, water, and stuff like that but what are some steps I can take to plan something like this. I will be doing this solo and I am a bit sketched out about that part but I don't think I should have any problems. Anyways if anyone can help me out that would be greatly appreciated.

Offline Fred Hiltz

Re: Tennessee to Northeast PA
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011, 04:28:34 pm »
You are in the right place, Tim. Welcome.

An excellent place to start is the How-To Department linked on the Adventure Cycling web page http://www.adventurecycling.org/. Depending on where you start in Tennessee, the TransAmerica Trail and the Atlantic Coast route might be useful for navigation and finding services.

Those should give you the general picture of cycle touring. Do write back as questions arise.

Fred

Offline humunuku

Re: Tennessee to Northeast PA
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 12:38:39 pm »
from where in TN are you starting? You can do a significant part of the trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway if your going to be in the east part of the start

Offline cdavey

Re: Tennessee to Northeast PA
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 02:20:51 pm »
I'll ask the same question from the other end. Where in NE PA do you want to end up? You can consider PA Bike Routes (laid out by PennDOT) G, J and L for north-south routes. I have ridden the entire length of G. It's great, and it gets you through the Appalachians of central PA with only about 5 big hills -- which is no small trick. Can't say anything about the other two. Here's the link to the map. Click on whatever route you want to look at. It will take you to a separate map of that route from which you can look at and download individual map segments of that route.

ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/bikes/bicyclepa.pdf