Eric McK., the father of Crush the Commonwealth, has a new idea. Commonwealth crushing with a twist. To ride from Pgh to NYC. From Point State Park to Times Square.
He first laid out the idea here:
I found it to be an interesting navigational challenge, as there are no obvious, pre-designated routes between those two points, especially when considering a route suitable for cycling.
Here is the work in progress.
If you do the most direct route possible, it would only be about 410 miles and 20,000 feet of climbing, but you’d end up riding straight through the portion of NJ directly west of the city, which is a route I would not wish upon Beelzebub. I was advised to make a big fishhook at the end, where the final approach to the city is made by riding a good 20+ miles along the west bank of the Hudson.
I have been looking for advice, and the part in rural northern NJ is still pretty much a wild ass guess, so I really need some help there from folks who know that area.
Here are some already running solicitations on various forums:
Ohh, a group of us are planning to scout from Homestead PA to Altoona PA on the 25th of this month. Randos who read this who want in should comment on this article to get hooked into the action.