New 2,100 Mile Underground Railroad Cycling Route
According to Jeff Lee, a cycling enthusiast from Mayslick who emailed us about the route:
This is a pretty big deal in the world of bicycle touring - there will be hundreds of people riding their loaded touring bicycles through our area this spring and summer, and for years to come.
I did a solo coast-to-coast bike trip last summer from Virginia to Oregon, following Adventure Cycling's TransAmerica route. I met people from all over the world who were doing it; I think it will be extremely cool to see all kinds of people bike through our area this summer.
I'm excited. Now that I know the length of the route, I will definitely be hounding cyclists for tales of their adventures. Speaking of which, here's Jeff's online journal he kept during his trip last year. He says he carried a laptop with him on the bike, and updated the site whenever he could:
Crossing The Country On A Cannondale »
You can find more information about Jeff's route and the new Underground Railroad route that passes through Old Washington and Maysville at the Adventure Cycling Association's website.