Report on a ride from Asheville NC to and through the Canadian Maritimes and back.
I did this tour in order to ride in Nova Scotia, but I ended up riding in all the Canadian Maritime provinces and in Quebec. My route up through the northeastern US included parts of US Bike 1 and Adventure Cyclings Maine to Florida route. The US part of my route back to Asheville was largely US Route 11. In the maritime provinces I rode almost entirely on the scenic routes while in the US I tended to ride more direct routes. This picture of me was taken by my daughter as I finished this tour.
Day 1: Mt Mitchell to Blowing Rock NC - 70 miles with 6000 feet of climbing
Day 2: Blowing Rock to Mountain Hearth B+B - 65 miles with 5700 feet of climbing.
Day 3: Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 231.5 to Eden NC via NC bike 4. 106 miles with 4500 feet of climbing.
Day 4: Eden to Henderson NC, mostly via NC 4. 110 miles with 3400 feet of climbing
Day 5:Henderson NC to Blackstone Va. via US Bike 1, 75 miles with 1500 feet of climbing.
Day 6: Blackstone to Thornburg VA, 112 miles with 2500 feet of climbing
Day 7: Thornburg to Arlington VA 110 miles with 2500 feet of climbing
Day 8: Arlington VA to Westminster MD. 85 miles with 2900 feet of climbing.
Day 9: Westminister MD to New Holland PA. 78 miles with 1900 feet of climbing.
Day 10: New Holland to Nazareth PA. 97 miles with 3700 feet of climbing.
Day 11: Nazareth Pa to Middletown NY, 91 miles with 3300 feet of climbing
Day 12: Middletown NY to Salisbury CN. 100+ miles and 3300 feet of climbing.
Day 13: Salisbury CT to Bennington VT, 78 miles with 2000 ft of climbing.
Day 14: Bennington VT to Keene NH, 66 miles with about 4000 ft of climbing
Day 15: Keene to Dover NH, 107 miles with 3750 feet of climbing.
Day 16: Dover NH to Freeport ME, 95 miles with 2300 feet of climbing
Day 17: Freeport ME to near Searsport ME, 90 miles with 3000 feet of climbing.
Day 18: Searsport ME to Bar Harbor ME, 55 miles with 2300 feet of climbing.
Day 19: Bar Harbor ME to Yarmouth NS. 1 mile and very little climbing - ferry.
Day 20: Yarmouth to Shelburn NS. 101 miles with 1400 feet of climbing.
Day 21: Shelburn to Vogler's Cove NS, 91 miles with 2450 feet of climbing.
Day 22: Vogler's Cove to Bayside NS, 108 miles with 3300 feet of climbing.
I lost the file containing three days of riding from Bayside to North Sydney NA. I'm recreating it from memory before leaving Nfld to go back to NS, and therefore the next three days are less detailed and less precise than the others.
Day 23: Bayside to Sheet Harbor NA, 105 miles with 2700 feet of climbing
Day 24: Sheet Harbor to Cole Harbor, 110 miles with 3000 feet of climbing.
Day 25: Cole Harbor to St Peter's NS 105 miles with 2700 feet of climbing.
Day 26: St Peter's to North Sydney NA, 75 miles with about 2500 feet of climbing.
Day 27: Port-aux-Basques, only little riding - broken spoke.
Day 28: Port-aux-Basques to near Rose Blanche Nfld. 50 miles with lots of hills.
Day 29: North Sydney to Ingonish Beach, via Sydney - 88 miles with about 3000 feet of climbing, most of it on two hills.
Day 30: Ingonish Beach to Cheticamp NS, 80 miles with 6000 feet of climbing.
Day 31: Cheticamp to Aulds Cove NS, 88 miles with 3000 feet of climbing.
Day 32: Auld's Cove to Merigomish NS, 83 miles with 3300 ft of climbing.
Day 33: Merigomish NS to Charlottetown PEI. 85 miles with 1200 feet of climbing and a ferry ride.
Day 34: Charlottetown PEI to Bouctouche NB, 110 miles with 2100 feet of climbing and a ride over the Confederation Bridge.
Day 35: Bouctouche to Neguac NB, 91 miles with 1400 feet of climbing.
Day 36: Neguac to Beresford ND, 93 miles with 1300 feet of climbing.
Day 37: Beresford NB to Matepedia Que, 83 miles with 1300 feet of climbing.
Day 38: Matepedia to Sainte-Flavin Que, 100 miles with 2700 feet of climbing.
Day 39: Sainte-Flavin to Montreal Que. Lots of miles with only about 3000 feet of climbing, all but 20 miles of it on the bus.
Day 40: Montreal Que to Malone, NY. 80 miles with 650 feet climbing.
Day 41: Malone to Watertown NY, 110 miles with 1300 feet of climbing.
Day 42: Watertown (actually Calcium) to Syracuse (actually Nedrow) NY, 84 miles with 880 feet of climbing.
Day 43: Syracuse NY to Scranton PA . 126 miles with 3100 feet of climbing.
Day 44: Scranton to Shamokin Dam PA. 93 miles with 1400 feet of climbing.
Day 45: Shamokin Dam to Shippensburg PA, 100 miles with 2200 feet of climbing.
Day 46: Shippenburg PA to Strasburg VA, 99 miles with 1500 feet of climbing.
Day 47: Strausburg to Steeles Tavern Va, 92 miles with 2800 feet of climbing.
Day 48: Steeles Tavern to Blacksburg VA, 102 miles with 4600 feet of climbing.
Day 49: Blacksburg to Abingdon VA. 108 miles with 4100 feet of climbing.
Day 50: Abingdon VA to Asheville NC, 108 miles with 5200 feet of climbing.
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