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Offline charvey

Altoona PA to Raleigh NC
« on: February 28, 2022, 06:13:23 am »
Planning trip from Altoona, PA to Raleigh NC.  Staying in hotels. 60 + miles/day. Spring 2022.
google maps has 3 options: 1) Directly south (400 miles); Altoona, Cumberland MA, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Oxford, raleigh
2) S-East (416 miles); Altoona, Cumberland, Winchester, Culpepper, Amelia court house, South Hill, Oxford, Raleigh.
3) More easterly; Altoona, Hancock, Leesburg VA, Manassa, Belmont then Rt 522 as in #2.
Any suggestions?  Problem with route #1 seems to  be hotel access.

thank you

Offline Gypsea

Re: Altoona PA to Raleigh NC
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2022, 02:57:54 pm »
Wish I could help but my 2 cents is be cautious using Google maps.  I've had some disappointing routing from them....

Safe travels.

Offline CMajernik

Re: Altoona PA to Raleigh NC
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2022, 11:17:13 am »
You can check state bicycle resources and get in touch with the bicycle coordinators for the states in which you need routing. Many have online resources as well as printed materials. Nearly every state publishes a bicycle map of some sort that they will send out for free, and the coordinators often have more information they can distribute for no charge as well. While the maps aren't as detailed as ours, they generally offer suggested roads for cycling through their state. Here is a link to the contact information for all of the bicycle coordinators:

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/state_contacts.cfm
Carla Majernik
Routes and Mapping Program Director

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring people of all ages to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x218, 406/721-8754 fax
www.adventurecycling.org

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