Day 8 – Lancaster, PA to Hunt Valley, MD

62 miles, 1695 feet of climbing

Yesterday evening, route RAP was late starting in order for staff to debate today’s choice of route. There were two alternatives–5200 feet of climbing on public roads or only 1600 feet of climbing and much of it on “rail trails,” generally old railroad right of ways converted to pedestrian/cycling paths. Here the path was place alongside railroad tracks which appear to be used at last for train excursions. Continue reading “Day 8 – Lancaster, PA to Hunt Valley, MD”


Welcome to my journal of my cycling trip from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Jacksonville, Florida.  The wheels start turning on  Sunday,  August 12.  Check back then.

America by Bicycle is my tour provider. They are a known quantity to me, having ridden with them from Astoria, OR to Portsmouth, NH in 2004, and New Orleans to Minneapolis, MN in 2008.