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Planning your own Bicycle Tour – Part 6 – First Route Map

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Preliminary Map North Hero, VT to Montreal

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Note: Revised 2/23/08 – Start Point moved to North Hero State Park from Rouses Point, NY

We have a route concept and rough idea where we would like to spend the nights, Chambly and Saint Jean sur Richelieu. Using the Lake Champlain Bikeways Maps and Cycling in Quebec, I have laid out a preliminary one way route using Google Maps. This first cut at a route has some problems:

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1. Bike Paths don’t show on Google Maps or Garmin Mapsource Maps and about 30% of the route is on Bike Paths.

2. The Route starts in New York not in Vermont. I am not sure if this is a problem or just a change yet. Revised 2/23/08, starting point moved to North Hero State Park, No. Hero, VT.

3. I haven’t laid out riding distances yet so I don’t know how long the days will be.

4. I haven’t found places to spend the night yet and travel to them has to be added to the map.

5. I haven’t checked for Traffic (bridges and heavily trafficked roads), travel impediments such as stairs and Border Crossing Problems.

6. The Quebec bicycling maps are not very detailed, they expect your to follow the bike route signs, so the route is close but still a guess. I suspect this will not really be resolved but is not a major problem if the route signs are in place during the ride.

But the first pass looks pretty good because of available bike maps. This is an unusual luxury to have bicycling maps for the whole route.

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But we have a preliminary route. The next step is to determine how long the day rides will be if we stop in Chambly and Saint Jean sur Richelieu.

First Route Map created using Google Maps

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Written by Roland

February 21, 2008 at 9:40 am

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  1. Chambly =>Montreal (75% on bike path)

    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Chambly-UdeM-V-lo-Boutot-2

    Rouses Point =>Chambly (30 % on bike path)

    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Richelieu-Sud

    defrag

    February 25, 2008 at 12:52 pm

  2. Thanks defrag

    Has the section of the bike path around Sprigfield Park that was unmarked (3 or 4 years ago) been marked now?

    You used to just travel along the path near the railroad track and then the path just ended and you had to find your way around to the next section. Last time there was a group of bicyclists milling around there and someone had an updated map (newer that Cycling Quebec 4th) told us roughtly how to find the next piece of the trail. We wound up riding 112 into Chambly from there.

    What you have mapped looks a lot better.

    You wouldn’t have suggestions on where to spend the night in St. Jean sur Richelieu and Montreal would you? They would be much appreciated.

    Roland

    February 25, 2008 at 1:08 pm

  3. Where is Sprigfield Park exactly?

    defrag

    February 26, 2008 at 1:20 pm

  4. Springfield Park is South of Saint Herbert and New Cryodon. It is between, East Greenfield and Greeefield Park on the bike route from Chambly to Montreal you posted.

    Roland

    February 26, 2008 at 1:26 pm

  5. There is a small sign just before Cornwall that indicate to turn right on Cornwall. (didn’t see it the first time) You turn right on Cornwall then first stop is “Julien Bouthillier” street. The bike path continue there in the park. (North-West corner) . The bike path between Chambly and Longueuil is part of the Route Verte #1.

    defrag

    February 27, 2008 at 12:36 pm

  6. I think you’ve got it, we must have missed that sign.

    Thanks

    Roland

    February 27, 2008 at 1:55 pm

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