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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
I have cycled in the mid-Atlantic states only once, a self-guided tour of the DelMarVa peninsula, and I would like to explore further, especially on an organized ride.

On that trip (by car to the venue) we did stop at Assateague and Ocean City…
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, DE is worth a visit. There are cycling trails inside the park, and the military history and displays, including artillery, are cool.

The place used to be a base that was established to protect the bay and river from Nazi invasion. No shots were ever fired in defense, but after Germany surrendered a sub did surrender there. You can still go up to the top of at least one watch tower.

You can also ride to Rehoboth virtually all on trails and bike lanes.
Thanks for the reply. We have not cycle toured in ages, but previously as well as now, I ride as a (paved) road cyclist, but not a roadie.
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
… I really realized the utility of bicycles for commuting, and began touring on a five-speed Schwinn Suburban, but soon bought a Mercier as did my girlfriend, later my wife. We toured in Michigan and Ontario.

In 1977 we moved to Boston on our bikes, as a bicycling honeymoon from Los Angeles to Washington, DC and then took the train up to Boston. We have toured in New England and the Maritime Provinces, and one trip to the DelMarVa peninsula.
Our halcyon touring days ended around 1986, and since then work and family life has put a squeeze on cycling, especially touring. I do like urban, suburban and exurban cycling, and even started a thread on the Touring Forum, “
Tell me About Cycling in…”[Your City]
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
I just finished replying to this post on the Touring Forum "Where to cycle from Chicago" with this comment...

So I’m starting a thread to catalog cycling possibilities in various cities. If there is enough interest…
One favorite ride in Boston is to the peninsula of Nahant jutting into the Atlantic, also with gun emplacements.

FYA, @jpescatore, @indyfabz, and other Bike Forum subscribers,
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
I really enjoy showing visitors around Boston on informal walking tours [or bike rides], and I would offer that to a fellow BF subscriber, but I'm a pretty busy person, and would need a heads up to see if I'm available at a mutually agreeable time.

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