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Offline klrwes

Delmarva
« on: September 11, 2008, 09:45:12 pm »
Does anyone have a good suggestion for a place to keep a car on the east side of the Cheasapeak Bay Bridge.  Me and my daughter are planning a delmarva bike tour.

Thanks in advance,

monkd


Offline rlovisa

Delmarva
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 11:17:35 am »
monkd,

Are you starting right at the Bay Bridge or are you flexible by say 30 miles...

If near Bay Bridge, consider the small, local Bay Bridge airport.  Give them a call.  Airport operations no. is (410) 643-4364.

If flexible, consider near Easton - look for someplace in St. Michaels, Easton or Oxford (in that order).  They see a lot of bikers doing the St. Michaels, Easton, Oxford loop where most start in St. Michaels.  I think there are a few B&B's in those towns now that might let you park for a small fee.  Easton has a small airpark where you might be able to leave a car.

If this fails, do as done while on a tour.  Instead of dropping in with the bike, make a few pre-trip phone calls.  Call the MD State police, I am sure they have a barracks near the bridge, call some of the local city police departments (friendlier than the State police), volunteer fire houses, libraries, etc.

There are many shopping strip malls in the area, but would caution using them (if overnight) since most are posted as no long term parking and the theft issue as well.

My best bet would be a local fire house.

Hope this helps.

Robert


Offline klrwes

Delmarva
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 03:21:32 pm »
Thanks for the info Robert.  I'll check into your suggestions.

monkd


Offline mlt22193

Delmarva
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008, 07:36:29 pm »
How far east and how long is the trip?  I've left my car overnight at Assateague Visitor's Center parking lot. And along RT. 50 there are alot of motels around Salisbury ( Hmmm, you might try the college ), Cambridge, Easton.  If you stay overnight in one of them you might see if you can keep your car parked there while you do the trip.  I've done that before.  The eastern shore is very cycling friendly and really nice roads. Check out Blackwater Nature Area while you're over there.  


Offline klrwes

Delmarva
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2008, 12:16:47 am »
I'm thinking about 3-4 days in length.


Offline mlt22193

Delmarva
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2008, 05:55:53 pm »
For 3-4 days, I think you could leave your car in a motel parking lot. Where are you coming from and where do you want to start?