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Offline walt

Atlantic Coast Route
« on: September 10, 2011, 05:53:16 pm »
We are planning to travel most of the Atlantic Coast route according to the Adventure Cycling maps. However, we were wondering if the parts that go through Virginia and North Carolina and cross over water are on bridges or include using ferries. Also, we plan to make a detour from Conshohocken,Pennsylvania to Newark, Delaware and want to know if there is a good way to get back to the map route without back tracking. Thanks in advance for any help.

Offline raybo

Re: Atlantic Coast Route
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 12:04:42 pm »
I've ridden the ACA Atlantic Coast route from Charleston, SC to Maine.  I deviated from the route in Northern Virginia.

I'm not sure which places that "cross over water" you are referring to.  On the Outer Banks in North Carolina, it is all ferries. On the roads to the Outer Banks, it is bridges.  There is a ferry to Wilmington, NC.

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Offline litespeed

Re: Atlantic Coast Route
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 09:39:02 am »
I've gone up the east coast several times. If you plan to go up or down the Outer Banks in North Carolina you had better check with the NCDOT. Highway 12 on the Outer Banks was cut in a number of places by hurricane Irene, leaving a lot of residents stranded. No telling how long repairs will take. The NCDOT web site will also give you full ferry information. The ferries are either free or cost a couple of bucks for a bicycle. There are also ferries at Currituck, just below the Virginia line and at Southport, just south of Wilmington. Make sure the ferryboats or their terminals were not damaged by the hurricane.