The weather is bringing me inside on a daily basis now and I will continue posting segments to finish the on Atlantic Coast Route. My blog segment for this virtual trip began on March 12, 2023 and my last post was on June 13, 2023. The mileage log that I keep tells me that 1,508.2 miles have been detailed through route maps and photos. Once I got outside for longer periods during the warmer months I get away from the blogs.
Getting out a major metropolitan area is rough on the bike. You will need to allow for time because you will spend time waiting at lights, pedestrians, and traffic. You will need to be extra vigilant. Philadelphia has over 1.5 million and that does not include the suburbs. The bike infrastructure is improving, but you must be careful. This segment is very exhausting.
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail or the D & R Canal. This is a 77 mile trail comprised of three segments. It is part if the East Coast Greenway. The surface is crushed stone.
This river is the border for Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This is the Delaware River which is a major river in the Eastern US. In fact, it is the longest free flowing river in the East at 282 miles long. The indigenous people in this region were the Lenape and commonly referred to by the Europeans as the Delaware.
Lambertville has long been a ferry spot and the name kept changing when the proprietors of the ferry changed. In 1810 the town was named after John Lambert, a resident who served as senator and later acting governor. A town now of 3400 and a good place to spend the night.
My wife made a good point as I was ready to post this when she said, "You did not continue with your post on Cycling the Erie Canal?" She explained that it would be confusing to my readers. I apologize. She is right!
On July 22nd soon after I got back from the tour I did my first post. On July 25th I did my last post. Now I will continue and finish recording about the Erie Canal eight day tour. Once I complete those I will move on from Lambertville going North.
I love my riding days and look to find interesting and informative items to share.
Pacific Coast Highway