In a few hours, LisaB and I will be boarding an AMTRAK train for Richmond, VA. We’re riding the Adventure Cycling route (with some modifications) from Richmond to north of Philadelphia.
For your amusement, the feeds from our Twitter & Twitpic updates are consolidated on the new Adventure page.
This trip will include some transit highlights — using DC Metro and Baltimore’s lightrail. We’ll also get to explore some of the multi-use paths in the DC area. I suspect it will inspire more detailed blogging when we return, but I’m not hauling a laptop.
The following mapmyride links show our route, day by day:
Day 1 (Friday 7/17): Richmond to Guinea
Day 2 (Saturday 7/18): Guinea to Occoquan
This is our longest day. Forecast calls for rain. Oh well.
Day 3 (Sunday 7/19): Occoquan to Alexandria
This is a short-mileage day to rest a little and sightsee. We’ll take the trail from Mount Vernon to Alexandria.
Day 4 (Monday 7/20): Alexandria to Baltimore
No map into DC, it’s all trail. We’ll do some tourist stuff, then head north. The map shows a ride route all the way to BWI, but we may take the Metro to Greenbelt and join the ride route there. Dinner with high school friends.
Day 5 (Tuesday 7/21): Baltimore to Columbia (PA)
We’re staying near the lightrail station. The rail will take us all the way to Hunt Valley MD, that’s where the riding begins. The little camera icon on the map is where I grew up.
Day 6 (Wednesday 7/22): Columbia to Yellow House
Day 7 (Thursday 7/23): Yellow House to Coopersburg
We’re staying at Casa Schubert Wednesday eveing. We look forward to meeting John in Sumneytown and riding part of the route with him that day!
Day 8… the route is not planned. It’s a short ride to Doylestown. Then I’ll head to Glenside and catch a ride to Wilmington Delaware to visit my Grandmother — she turns 97 next week.