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I am looking for information on cycle infrastructure in the Newcastle (north east England) area

I am planning to ride from the ferry arriving from the Netherlands in North Shields, near Newcastle, to Hartlypool, about 25 mile / 40 km to the south of there on the east coast. I am now looking at ...
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Suitability of UK National Cycle Route 4 for road bike

I'm planning a ride from London to Bath, and would I like to do the majority of it on National Cycle Route (NCR) 4, which is also part of EuroVelo 2. I'm aware that the route follows several canal tow-...
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Choosing parallel side or main road when route mapping

When mapping routes, I often come across sections where there are roads that run parallel to each other with a block or two separating them. Often if one is a main road the other is a secondary road ...
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"Private" roads in Virginia

So, a friend and I were out in Loudoun County, Virginia this weekend on a mixed-surface/gravel route that we got from a local bike shop. A few miles in, we are on a wooded two-track about a quarter ...
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Is Touring in a highway more safe than travel in a Car, Autobus or Motorbike?

Please share your past experience on touring. I have my own past experience but running only on my city. I am on bicycle since I was 11 years old. I used it for moving in my city and I still do. ...
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How to explore places where to eat/ where to sleep alongside a route using GPX route file?

Suppose I have a GPX file which covers a long distance (200km~5000km). I'd like to check where to find food / where to sleep before I start riding. I can load the GPX file on Google Maps and scan ...
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How to find routes [closed]

I've frequently travelled to school by bike in the last few years. Now I would like to start riding my bike just for fun, i.e. not only to get somewhere. The problem is that I don't know how I can ...
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How to mitigate the risk of riding on highways

I'm planning a single-day ride between the cities of West Palm Beach and Orlando, Florida: roughly 180 miles. I'm trying to plan my route for safety. However, there are no routes to Orlando free of ...
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Brisbane - Logan cycle route question / How to find/ask about good cycle routes in certain areas

Sorry if this is a bit meta. My specific question is: What (if any) is a good route to cycle between Logan (QLD,AUS) (near the M1) to Brisbane (via the V1) for those adverse to riding on busy roads. ...
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Best bike for park routes? [closed]

I'm looking to buy an affordable bike for routes like Stanley Park in Vancouver. Something comfortable to ride on both paved and unpaved routes. Thanks in advance!
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Route planners with route avoidance features

Already asked on https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/141455/route-planners-with-route-avoidance-features but may be here is a most adequate place to make the question. In my quest to search ...
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Is there a route-planning tool that clearly indicates tunnels?

I'm planning a ride (Strava route) in the Alps, and I know there are some tunnels in the area. Coincidentally by taking the old road I'm planning to avoid the ones I know about. I'd like to have a ...
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How to access South County Trailway from Manhattan on a road bike?

I'm interested in riding the South Country Trailway in New York. From reading on the internet, it appears that the trail is paved, but the paving promptly ends at the start of the trail in Van ...
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I generally commute along four-lane 30 mph [50 km/h] main streets. Is this wise? [closed]

crasic's view Elsewhere, crasic writes: The Most Direct Route is Not Always the Best ... Your driving commute route is usually a horrible bicycling commute route. I purposefully avoid big ...
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Is 17 miles (27km) each way a lot for a newbie cyclist?

I go to the gym on a regular basis and do a fair bit of running. I feel like I'm fit enough to do this. It would be a one-off ride from Wembley to Slough and back so it would be a fair bit of road ...
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Which mapping/route planning source should I trust for elevation?

I'm planning a few routes, and while I've generally used Google maps and CycleStreets, the former makes exporting to GPX a pain (there are third party tools, but once you've customised a route they ...
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Is UK National Cycle Network Route 20 fully open?

Is UK National Cycle Network Route 20 fully open and fully signed all the way from Wandsworth (in London) to Brighton?
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is biking lower wacker drive in Chicago a good/feasable idea?

Not sure if location specific questions are on topic here but, here goes: I live in Chicago, and I'm curious about biking Lower Wacker Drive. (If you're not from Chicago, it's where the underground ...
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Cycling near Hannover

I am looking for some routes for a road bike, about 150km - 200km, from Hannover with a come back by train. I will be going to Hannover in about a month for a week, and I'd like to see something. Do ...
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Best places to ride in the US [closed]

What are the best places to ride in the USA? (Road and mountain)
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Route between Durham, NC and Carrboro, NC?

I've been googling around (Strava, mapmyride, local bike shops) and I couldn't find a recommended bike route between Durham and Carrboro (or Chapel Hill for that matter). If google map's suggestion is ...
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Are there any online bike route planning options that allow 5-10 mile incriments?

I would like a bike route going from Camas, WA to Onalaska, WA. I would like something that is the shortest distance with as few streets and turns as possible. Both the routes I find at Google Maps ...
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Endomondo without autopause

Suppose I saved my training on Endomondo (android) with autopause option disabled. I have my training stored and I can view it on the endomondo.com site. But I want to "simulate" autopause i.e. I ...
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Roads that look uphill feel flat and flat looking roads feel uphill. Possible causes?

There's a route I usually do that has some specific parts that look uphill but ride and feel as flat, and some parts that look flat but feel as uphill. Besides this being an optical illusion, which ...
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Finding better routes than bicycle apps suggest

Nowadays there are many cycling apps like Strava, etc. One useful feature of them is giving the shortest or lowest altitude change route between point A and B. Although they have that lowest altitude ...
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Best bike routes in Brooklyn

I live in Brooklyn, NY and in order to get in a decent 30+ mile ride (road bike) I either need to do 9 loops of Prospect Park (ugh..) or head into Manhattan, go up to the GWB, and onto 9W. Then I need ...
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App to find the shortest route with the least amount of climbs?

I want to go from point A to point B avoiding climbs, but also take the shortest route possible with the fewest climbs. Does any mobile app exist that can find the shortest route and with the lowest ...
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Bike commuting on the Captial Crescent Trail in Washington DC

I am moving to the Washington DC area and will be working in Bethesda at the NIH. It looks like living in/near Georgetown and commuting out on the Capital Crescent Trail could be really nice. I was ...
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From Delft to Rotterdam - Hard?

If anyone has done this before, I would like to know whether a bicycle ride from Delft to Rotterdam is hard (approx 15km). I don’t know what to expect since the Netherlands is flat, but still.
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Great/Classic climbs near Lausanne

Are there any "classic", highly regarded, or even little known gem climbs around Lausanne - within range of Lausanne, maybe maximum 60-80 km out so it could be ridden in a day with Lausanne as a base, ...
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Tips for first time cyclist on 9W in NJ/NY

Not sure I can find a group in my area that fits for me. Up until now I've been mainly sticking to local rides in areas without a lot of car traffic. Lately I've been riding more with destinations in ...
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Software to track and plan group rides

Is there software / online resources / Drupal distribution capable of letting riders self-track and perhaps rank various routes around a location? The end goal is to let new riders pair up with more ...
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Route planning and avoiding gravel/unpaved roads?

I've got a Garmin Edge 810. Sometimes when using routes created with Garmin Connect or Strava Route Builder, I unfortunately find myself on bad gravel roads. Is there a route planning tool that ...
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Where can I ride Paris-Roubaix style cobbles in the UK?

Watching the Paris-Roubaix and the Ronde van Vlaanderen recently made me think I'd like to try out my road bike on similar-style cobbles, just for a laugh. Is there anywhere in the UK (I live in ...
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Rides tracking app for windows phone

What are some tracking apps for Windows phone which use OpenStreet Maps or Google Maps? My location (Minsk, Belarus) is a white spot on HERE Nokia maps.
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Topography aware route planning

I'm in San Francisco and hills are crazy (think ~40° slope) and I would like to avoid taking many such hills (both when going down and up). Are there Google Maps-like apps that can take this into ...
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Route mapping tool - INSERTING a point

I'm kind of frustrated by this, because after long time of internet searching, I found none that would satisfy my needs. The problem is that I want to HAND-DRAW my route by first clicking it's ...
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Cycling on Manchester Metrolink tram routes

I have been looking around for information on this topic but can't find anything definitive. The tram routes through Manchester city centre are for trams (obviously), but it seems public transport ...
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New To Philly, looking for good biking routes! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find local bike routes? I am a student at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA looking for the easiest, bike friendly way to get to center city Philadelphia. Google ...
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What are the steepest, highest, most miserable road ascents in the world?

Lately, I’ve been “enjoying” pretty much every weekend a 9km, 650m vertical ascent near my home on my touring bike (the average grade is about 7.5%). The grueling ride has turned out to be a lot of ...
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Finding directions for Bus + bike

Buses in my city have bike racks. In some cases, it is faster to use both the bus and your bike to get from point A to point B (the transit system here isn't too good). Google Maps is great for ...
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What is a good formula to translate a Google Maps cycle time estimate into a reasonable trip time for very long distances?

I want to get to San Francisco from Los Angeles. I've looked at a number of options, including cycling. I have never biked such a great distance before, so I consulted Google. It says that the trip ...
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How rideable is the Long Island Expressway service road?

I am new to the NYC region, and just recently found out that the LIE even has service roads! I was wondering how rideable the service roads are. I.e. Can you actually get across the various ...
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Suggested route across Long Island?

I am contemplating riding from New Jersey, across the George Washington Bridge, across Manhattan, into Queens and on to work in Long Island. I am already spending up to 2 hours on the drive due to ...
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Does anyone know of a list of city roads with bad pavement ( NYC )

Is there a list/site out there that contains roads and pavement conditions? I ride a road bike and some NYC roads are really beaten up, while some maintain reasonably smooth pavement. It would be ...
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A month in Italy (May or June) on a bicycle - advice needed

I'm going to travel in Italy by bike for 1 month, from the north (Venice) to the south (Sicilian) and back to Rome. I'm not professional, but also not a beginner. I need some help information about ...
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Mapping the most gentle route for my single speed

I commute to work on a single-speed road bike, so it's a lot easier if I avoid any steep hills (preferring to cover the same gradient gradually). Taking a look at a map, there are seemingly 3-4 ...
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Is there anything similar to motorbike roadbook holders for bicycles?

Does anybody know if there may be in commerce anything similar to the roadbook holders they use on offroad motorbikes, but for use on bicycles? I know there are some electronic versions in commerce ...
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How do you decide your route to commute to work?

I'm seriously considering bicycling to work, and I'd like some advice on the way to choose a route. Specifically, I have these two options: Go on a path with only 2 cross streets, but a road that is ...
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Anyone know a way to get a profile of a ride from google?

I'm considering adjusting my ride to work a bit - considering a change that will make it slightly longer, and probably a lot hillier. But from looking at the route on google maps, I can't really tell,...
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