James Muessig sent me an email about routes he’s taken on bike outside of Manhattan all the way up to Connecticut.
He has some really impressive details about these journeys and has flushed out paved bike paths as well.
Here is a brief example of four routes he’s found to the New Haven area:
* The Coastal Route: The Boston Post road (Rte 1) to (Rte 10). The shortest distance and flattest grades.
* The Middle Route: Utilizing back roads and suburban lanes through the center of Connecticut. This route has the steepest grades, and requires the use of over a hundred streets and roads.
* The Upper Route: Albany Post Road (Rte 22) to the Grand Army of the Republic Highway (Rte 6).This route has very scenic roads.
* Bicycle paths to the Grand Army of the Republic Highway (Rte 6). The longest route with the smoothest roads.”
Check out his reports here.