I had the pleasure of going for a day long ride with Jim Ford, the guy behind the Riders Workshop.
I have a gift for finding good roads, but I cannot touch the talent that Jim has. This was an incredible ride that ran through areas that I thought I knew well.
In the TAT Group on Facebook the recommendation was made to create a list of places to stop, eat, camp, etc along the Trans America Trail. My thought is to create a map here where all the spots can be downloaded via GPX and imported into a GPS or any app supporting GPX import.
This is a travelling route primarily consisting of highways and interstates. There are some nice sections through the mountains in Pennsylvania and New York. The small section, marked in yellow, that goes through Harrisburg, PA along the waterfront is especially nice.
The trip up is on the left and the way back down is on the right. On the way back, there's a really nice Pennsylvania Welcome Center at an overlook that's worth the stop.
If you want the GPX file for this route, log in and you'll see a GPX button on the map.
The gravel/dirt/4x4 trails start immediately as you exit off I68. Green Ridge has much better and more interesting dirt and gravel roads than Michaux State Forest does. We found one 4x4 trail at an advanced beginner to intermediate level that was fun.
The forest is simply beautiful. We will have to go there again.
One of my all time favorite roads in the country. This is an extremely technical 11 mile long route without cross roads or driveways.
Neversink, NY up W. Branch Rd thru Olivea to Shandaken then up NY 42 to Jewett, NY.
After I posted the map from yesterday's ride to the BMW MOA group on Facebook I got some replies about other roads in the area we should check out.
These routes were recommended by Lee Hetrick.
Saving them here for posterity.
I put this together in response to a question on Advrider.
An awesome very twisty lane and a half wide little paved road that carves it's way along a stream in between canyon walls. This is one of my favorite roads in the area and is, IMHO, worth the trip from the DC area to ride.
If I'm not mistaken it's part of the MA BDR (Mid-Atlantic Back Country Discovery Route).
This map is generated from a GPX file shared on AdvRider and covers some of the dual sport trails in Bald Eagle State Forest in Pennsylvania. See comments for link to the thread over at AdvRider.
Starts at I-40, west end. Single track linking the two roads for download as a .GPX file.
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