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    Question Raleigh NC to Bloomsburg PA....Best Route

    I'll be heading to the rally from the Raleigh NC area and I'm looking for an interesting route.

    I'll be leaving Wednesday 7-20 or Thursday 7-21 if anyone is interested in traveling together.

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    The simplest (assuming you want to staff off of interstates) would be to pick up 15 in Chapel Hill or Durham and stay on it all the way to Bloomsburg. The funnest would be to take the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive through Virginia to Front Royal, then maybe 340 to Frederick, MD and pick up 15 there.

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    Head over to Greensboro take RT 220 north to State College PA Then RT 45 east will get you close. But slow going at times.
    Why not ride the interstate and get to Bloomsburg a day early and ride the roads around the Rally site before all those BMWs crowd the roads?
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    NC to Rally

    We have four riders leaving on Tuesday morning from Hillsborough, NC. We will travel on 86 N to Danville, head west on 158 to Martinsville, N on 220 to Roanoke and into West Virginia on 39 and then through WV on Rt 28 to spend the night at Smoke Hole Resort. On Wednesday, we travel east to Hancock, MD and into PA on 522. We will pick up 75 and 274 to head northeast. We will cross the Susquehanna and proceed on 147 to 225 to Shamokin and then travel to Catawissa and arrive in Bloomsburg on Wednesday afternoon.

    Coming back to NC on Saturday, we will take 11/15 through Gettysburg and then 15 south through VA and spend the night at Warrenton. Sunday, we will travel to NC.

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    Thanks for the info. Hwy 15 looks like a good route. No GPS just paper maps, old school style. I have limited time off from work, so I'll be trying to make it up to PA in one day.
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