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Road Trip Suggestions
« on: September 13, 2021, 08:55:19 am »
We will be taking a road trip at the end of September. Going from GA to Maine. This is a trip to see the fall colors as we get further north and to visit Acadia National Park.

I am looking for any recommendations or suggestions as to some trails, bike parks, riding in general that I can find along the way. I currently ride a Diamondback Bicycles Overdrive hardtail and my lady rides a Giant Stance 2. I would ride hers but its a medium and not set up for me. Are there places that rent bikes, would mine be suitable for trails up that area? Just looking for any information I can soak up before the trip so as to know what I may be in for. Thanks!! Oh also I am a novice rider with more "I think I can" then ability's at times.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2021, 02:01:07 am by matton »

Offline BikePacker

Re: Road Trip Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 07:52:21 am »
We will be taking a road trip at the end of September. Going from GA to Maine.
I am looking for any recommendations or suggestions as to some trails, bike parks, riding in general that I can find along the way.
The Blue Ridge Parkway and the Skyline Drive (commercial traffic free) will be following along your itinerary (for 597 miles of it anyway : ) and there are about 500 documented (used to be, anyways* ) trails off of the Parkway.
Take a look and see if it offers the type of riding opportunities in which you might have an interest...
https://www.blueridgeparkway.org/
https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/maps.htm
Adv.Cycling used to sell this book for years ... don't see it on the site at present,
hence, here it is on Amazon ( covers both Blue Ridge and Skyline )
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=blueridge+skinner&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss
* Best i could find on trails radiating off the The Blue Ridge Parkway -
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=blueridge+parkway+trails&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
~ Best wishes for a great trip (from a 'Georgia boy' : )

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Road Trip Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2021, 09:14:22 am »
Any chance you could turn your trip around and drive/ride south from Maine?  That might extend the time you're in "peak leaf season" territory.