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Offline Gypsea

Richmond VA to near Salisbury NC
« on: March 16, 2023, 05:38:38 pm »
I'll be following ACA Atlantic Route Section 3 from WA DC (after I do the C&O and GAP) to Richmond VA. From there to, say, Wilson NC where I can get Amtrak to Salisbury, I'm looking for local knowledge.  I figure about 170 miles for this leg and Google maps suggests highways 5, 156, 636, 695, 618, and more country roads.  Passing in or near Templeton, Emporia, Roanake Rapids, and Dortches.  I have no knowledge of this area being from West Coast. 

Based on sketchy information I have provided here, any thoughts, ideas, recommendations about routing in this area? 

Thanks, all!

Offline John Nettles

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Re: Richmond VA to near Salisbury NC
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2023, 07:27:24 pm »
Since your route is so localized, if you do not get any decent responses, you might try a couple of local WarmShowers hosts in the area to see what they say.  Tailwinds, John

Offline DanE

Re: Richmond VA to near Salisbury NC
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2023, 12:43:50 pm »
I would suggest using US Bike Route 1 from Richmond to Raleigh. Routing information is on the ACA page:

The East Coast Greenway could also be used, that will take you to Durham:,36.64639,-77.59369

You can catch the same Amtrak train in Raleigh or Durham that goes to Salisbury.