>>>I am considering a 2 week tour this August in Eastern Canada/USA...The
main options are around Montreal and Quebec City.<<<<
First good choice, particularly if you like bike paths. Montreal has an excellent system of bike
paths that take you from the city, through former fairgrounds, to a casino, and to some beautiful
waterside communities, where you can enjoy an outdoor lunch. (CONTINUED BELOW)
>>> Then I wondered about an open jaw flight ie into Boston<<<<
Would you be going to Boston to ride? My feeling is, if you plan to ride in Boston, stick to the
path along the Charles River and take in some of the attractions along the way. You can see some
cool exhibits at Harvard University, visit the aquarium, and have lunch or dinner on Boylston Street
(be careful riding here...or WALK the bike!)
I've ridden on the road in both Montreal and Boston and wasn't too comfortable. The bike paths were
awesome, though. See my site at www.geocities.com/NYRides for some info. (You'll have to click on
"Out-Of-Town Rides" to find these places. (MORE)
>>>Does this sound a good plan? I have heard bad things about flies (bugs)
in the summer. Will this be a problem in this area?<<<
I THINK, but I can't be sure, you're too far north to really have to deal with a lot of bugs. Check
it out with someone who lives in these places (I'm in New York). Both paths are next to water,
though, so there's a possibility the bugs may getcha.
Hey...any reason you're not adding New York to that trip? We have one of the nicest, most
highly-trafficked bicycle paths in the world here. It runs all along the west side of Manhattan and
takes in some breathtaking sites. You can get info about that one at my site, too. I also think it's
cheaper to fly back to the UK from NY than it is to go from Montreal or Boston.
Have a great trip!
Low-Impact Rides in the NY/LI region www.geocities.com/NYRides "richard barcan"
> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> I am considering a 2 week tour this August in Eastern Canada/USA. I am
> the UK. The main options are around Montreal and Quebec City. Then I wondered about an open jaw
> flight ie into Boston and back from Montreal. Does this sound a good plan? I have heard bad things
> about flies (bugs) in the summer. Will this be a probelm in this area?