PA riders: Easton to Philly?



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Jonathan Frethe

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What's the best route from Easton to Philly?

I'm trying to end up just a couple blocks west of the Spring Garden St. bridge in Powelton.

thanx much.

BTW, I just spent a week in Philly and was impressed with the bike lanes, etc. --very easy city to
get around; generally felt very safe in traffic. kudos to whatever philly bike association worked
hard in the last 10-15 yrs to make that happen.
 
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Billcotton

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The best way I think is the Cir 1976 East Coast Bicycle Trail map set by the East Coast Bicycle
Congress. The route uses roads on the new Jersey side of the Delaware from Phillipsburg NJ to
Lambertville NJ, entering PA at New Hope and following roads that shadow Rt. 202 to Norristown where
you could link with the Schuylkill Trail. Below is a cue that I use from Philadelphia to the
Bethlehem Musikfest every year. you can to use this to Hatfield. Below this cue is a cue for Bruno
to Lansdale Hatfield. Reverse this will bring you to the end of the Wissahickon trail by making a
left turn. this trail ends at the Schuylkill in about three mile, this trail is hard pack. However,
the paved Schuylkill can be reach by following the BCP road marking about three miles further.

http://www.billcotton.com/cue_sheets_BC.htm#Horsham%20to%20Bethlehem%20via%2
Ambler,%20Hatfield%20and%20Quakertown%20and%20return%20100%20miles

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"Jonathan Fretheim" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> What's the best route from Easton to Philly?
>
> I'm trying to end up just a couple blocks west of the Spring Garden St. bridge in Powelton.
>
> thanx much.
>
> BTW, I just spent a week in Philly and was impressed with the bike lanes, etc. --very easy city to
> get around; generally felt very safe in traffic. kudos to whatever philly bike association worked
> hard in the last 10-15 yrs to make that happen.
 
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Jdtpumps

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You can ride from Easton to Bristol, PA on the Pennsylvania Canal towpath, suitable for 700x25
or fatter tires. From there you can take Rt 13 south, which turns into Torresdale Ave. This
time of year it is an absolutely beautiful ride, with plenty of places to stop and rest or get
a bite to eat.
 
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Dave Miller

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On 27 Apr 2003 10:30:12 -0700, [email protected] (Jonathan Fretheim) wrote:

>What's the best route from Easton to Philly?

>
>BTW, I just spent a week in Philly and was impressed with the bike lanes, etc. --very easy city to
>get around; generally felt very safe in traffic. kudos to whatever philly bike association worked
>hard in the last 10-15 yrs to make that happen.

I'm a frequent visitor to Philly and have done the Skpookgle...SHookle....errr the canal ride that
one of the other posters had noted (great ride EXCEPT for the sewage plant :O ) -

I have not spent much time riding IN Philly - any location for maps or routes you can recommend?
 
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Billcotton

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> I have not spent much time riding IN Philly - any location for maps or routes you can recommend?
http://www.bikemap.com/ http://www.billcotton.com/philadelphia_area_bicycle_trails.htm
http://phillybikeclub.org/ Club's Library http://www.quovadimus.net/bcp/

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<Dave Miller> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> On 27 Apr 2003 10:30:12 -0700, [email protected] (Jonathan Fretheim) wrote:
>
> >What's the best route from Easton to Philly?
>
> >
> >BTW, I just spent a week in Philly and was impressed with the bike lanes, etc. --very easy city
> >to get around; generally felt very safe in traffic. kudos to whatever philly bike association
> >worked hard in the last 10-15 yrs to make that happen.
>
> I'm a frequent visitor to Philly and have done the Skpookgle...SHookle....errr the canal ride that
> one of the other posters had noted (great ride EXCEPT for the sewage plant :O ) -
>
> I have not spent much time riding IN Philly - any location for maps or routes you can recommend?
 
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Michael Tordoff

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Take a look at my nascent web site. It contains links to many and routes in Philly. The URL is
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/miketordoff/

Mike Tordoff

<Dave Miller> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> On 27 Apr 2003 10:30:12 -0700, [email protected] (Jonathan Fretheim) wrote:
>
> >What's the best route from Easton to Philly?
>
> >
> >BTW, I just spent a week in Philly and was impressed with the bike lanes, etc. --very easy city
> >to get around; generally felt very safe in traffic. kudos to whatever philly bike association
> >worked hard in the last 10-15 yrs to make that happen.
>
> I'm a frequent visitor to Philly and have done the Skpookgle...SHookle....errr the canal ride that
> one of the other posters had noted (great ride EXCEPT for the sewage plant :O ) -
>
> I have not spent much time riding IN Philly - any location for maps or routes you can recommend?
 
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