Author Topic: Recommended route from Union Station in Washington, DC to Yorktown?  (Read 460 times)

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Offline Shaun Ivory

I am starting to plan an east-west TransAmerica solo tour, and I was wondering if anyone can help recommend a route for riding from Union Station in Washington, DC to Yorktown?

Using rwgps' default routing, I came up with this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29063975

I looked at a few of the roads with Google street view, and they look both busy and narrow, so I am hoping there are some better alternatives.

Suggestions?

Thanks,
Shaun

Offline DanE

Re: Recommended route from Union Station in Washington, DC to Yorktown?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 06:48:34 am »
You might like to look at the route the US Bike Route System uses:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1kjVWloD9D1oOXGGLe9LJC2LKC58&ll=37.718522406667226%2C-79.402108&z=8

It is similar to yours but might be a bit more thought out than a Google map search would be.

Offline DanE

Re: Recommended route from Union Station in Washington, DC to Yorktown?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 06:53:50 am »
USBRS route 1 from DC south can also be found on Ride with GPS:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26661877

I think one would ride the greenway from Richmond to Williamsburg and then the Colonial Parkway over to Yorktown.

Offline Shaun Ivory

Re: Recommended route from Union Station in Washington, DC to Yorktown?
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 12:09:55 pm »
Thanks, DanE, this is perfect!

Offline Shaun Ivory

Re: Recommended route from Union Station in Washington, DC to Yorktown?
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 01:26:42 pm »
This is the route I created by merging routes 1 and 76:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29065828

Thanks!