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Offline Jdotplonka

Re: bicycling NYC to Montreal
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2022, 09:12:25 am »
Wow, thank you everyone, that's really helpful. I'll dort through all that information and will come up with a more detailed plan in the next months. I'll keep you posted how it all works out, we're planning to do this next summer. Currently we're enjoying the bike trails in Minneapolis, lovely place. Cheers and many thanks again
J

Offline dkoloko

Re: bicycling NYC to Montreal
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2022, 10:38:49 am »

ACA's Atlantic Coast Route used to use U.S. 9 south from Hyde Park.  It now uses 9G, which takes you straight to the Walkway.  I've ridden it twice during weekday mornings.  It's not traffic-free by any means, but not nearly as much traffic as U.S. 9, and there is   It's definitely a better way to go. if one stays in Hyde Park like I did there is a quiet way to climb back up to 9G.  At El Guacamole Mexican restaurant you go up Pine Woods Rd.  Make the 1st right onto White Oaks Rd. and follow that to 9G.  It's all residential back there.

Right, there is actually a better way, but 9G is more bicycle friendly than Rt 9. I mentioned that to the maps department. Their initial response was that they used Rt 9 believing bicycle tourists would want to visit the Roosevelt mansion which is now a museum on Rt 9.

Offline BikeliciousBabe

Re: bicycling NYC to Montreal
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2022, 08:23:05 am »

ACA's Atlantic Coast Route used to use U.S. 9 south from Hyde Park.  It now uses 9G, which takes you straight to the Walkway.  I've ridden it twice during weekday mornings.  It's not traffic-free by any means, but not nearly as much traffic as U.S. 9, and there is   It's definitely a better way to go. if one stays in Hyde Park like I did there is a quiet way to climb back up to 9G.  At El Guacamole Mexican restaurant you go up Pine Woods Rd.  Make the 1st right onto White Oaks Rd. and follow that to 9G.  It's all residential back there.

Right, there is actually a better way, but 9G is more bicycle friendly than Rt 9. I mentioned that to the maps department. Their initial response was that they used Rt 9 believing bicycle tourists would want to visit the Roosevelt mansion which is now a museum on Rt 9.

People are free to detour.  I camped at Mills-Norrie S.P. in Staatsburg off of 9 while riding home from Bar Harbor back in '99.  Took a day off and opted for the Vanderbilt Mansion over the Roosevelt stuff.  Stayed at Mills-Norrie again in the mid-2010s.  Getting to the Walkway the next morning via 9 was awful.  Last two times in Hyde Park I stayed at the Quality Inn on 9 to avoid riding 9 up to Mills-Norrie and because the camping there is not all that great, except for the view of the monastery across the river.