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Old 01-19-17, 11:16 PM
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Tour de where?

I rode the gap,great experience .Is there another
similar trail on the east coast?
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Old 01-20-17, 07:59 AM
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Beginning just north of Montreal is the P'tit Train du Nord, a superb rail-trail. (232 km long)

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Near Richmond is the Virginia Capital Trail (52 miles long)

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Then there's this:

East Coast Greenway

The Canadian trail is most likely the analog to the GAP you already rode; the rest will be combinations of trail and public roadway. Depends on what you seek. The Capitol Trail in Virginia is a paved path that parallels public highway for its length. Good luck!

When you rode the GAP did you also ride the C&O section from Cumberland MD to D.C?
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Originally Posted by axolotl View Post
Beginning just north of Montreal is the P'tit Train du Nord, a superb rail-trail. (232 km long)
I'm putting that one in my back pocket for future consideration, looks like a beautiful trail!
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There is very little green in PA portion of the East Coast Greenway. In fact, a lot of the route in PA is what I would describe as miserable.


Go west, young man, and ride the Mickelson Trail in SD. More rugged and more difficult than the GAP. You'd have to do some road riding to get there from Rapid City unless you rent a car or somehow arrange for transportation, but it would be worth it.
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
Then there's this:

East Coast Greenway

The Canadian trail is most likely the analog to the GAP you already rode; the rest will be combinations of trail and public roadway. Depends on what you seek. The Capitol Trail in Virginia is a paved path that parallels public highway for its length. Good luck!

When you rode the GAP did you also ride the C&O section from Cumberland MD to D.C?
No Cumberland and up . I live on the east coast greenway.I used to see guys ride by . My thoughts were that poor guy looks like he just got divorced and is heading south for easy living.I haven't met anyone in town who even knows that the greenway passes through.Some of the areas around here are rough and if you tried camping you would be issued a ticket.
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Ever check out rails to trails.org? I think there is one on the erie canal. Rode some of the airline trail in CT last year. And one goes almost the whole width of RI too.
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Quebec also offers the Route Verte, over 3,000 miles of mixed road and trail in the province. It probably includes some or all of the first trail mentioned plus a bunch more. We saw signs for this when we drove up to Quebec last spring.
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