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Routes / Cambridge to Boston?
« on: September 08, 2012, 10:34:29 pm »
The maps I'm using for my tour end in Cambridge, at the Alewife MBTA Station. I'd rather bike into the city than use public transportation, given the wide load of my tour bike, but don't know of any bike-friendly routes. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Routes / Country Bumpkin meets NYC
« on: September 08, 2012, 10:24:08 pm »
Hi all,
I'm leaving in a few days to bike from southern Maine to Long Island. I'm meeting up with my dad once I get there, but the maps I have for cycling only get me as far as Summit, NJ. From there, I need to get to Uniondale, in Long Island. I am about as unfamiliar with the area as is humanly possible, and am basically clueless in regards to bus, subway, and train systems. To add to it all, I'll have a fully loaded tour bike that I'll be carrying around :(
So, I've determined I can take the NJ transit system as far as Penn Station, or the World Trade Center PATH Station, but these still drop me a ways from the Brooklyn Bridge, which is what I was planning to take to get into Brooklyn.
Does anyone have any suggestions for how to get from either station to the bridge, or from the bridge to Uniondale? Or does any of this sound like an extremely bad idea to anyone who knows the area? Any help would be REALLY appreciated. Thank you!

New England / North Atlantic Coast Camping????
« on: August 31, 2012, 05:32:20 pm »
Hello all!
I'm biking from Kennebunkport, ME, to Summit, NJ, via 8 different states, and using the AdventureCycle Atlantic Coast maps #1 & 2. I'm hoping to camp for most of the trip, but I'm finding that campgrounds, even for a single person on a bike with a tent, are between $25 and $50 a night. Back home, we have some campgrounds that are known mainly to the locals or sports enthusiasts, such as climbing campgrounds for $2 a night. I know that $2 is extremely cheap, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of any smaller, non-ritzy/touristy campgrounds that cater more to college-aged or general bike-bum type of people.

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