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Old 09-24-2010, 07:40 AM
 
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Want to take my son (8) out for a bike ride on Saturday AM and wondering if folks have any suggestions in the cary / morrisville area?

He's not a great rider so want to keep him off of open streets. However, would want plenty of room and away from Pedestrians to have a nice longish ride.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:52 AM
 
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Either American Tobacco Trail (The American Tobacco Trail) or the Cary Greenways (Greenways)

Both of them are free from cars.

Cheers.....Som
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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See http://www.townofcary.org/__shared/assets/bicyclemap10484.pdf (broken link)
The American Tobacco Trail
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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The hard thing is that all the trails mentioned are multi-use, so there will still be pedestrians. I would suggest the section of the Black Creek Greenway between Maynard and Dynasty, because there aren't nearly as many people as there are on the section between Dyansty and North Cary Park and Umstead, and also because there is a parking lot on Maynard where you start.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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Tobacco Trail is the ticket.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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Thanks for the reccos... a quick follow-up on Tobacco trail. can anyone suggest a good starting point?
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Cary
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The White Oak Trail off of Jenks is also a nice flat ride for short ride. The Tobacco Trail is very nice and flat. I would start at one of the parking lots noted on the map in Cary. The parking area closer to Lake Jordan is a little more hilly at the beginning. North Cary Park, to Lake Crabtree is not bad, however the beginning is downhill for about .25 of a mile, which means that you have to come back up hill at the end of the ride. My family has been exploring the Greenways. My kids are a little older, so we can go a bit further as well as I not so worried when we have to cross main roads. So far I have been surprised with the number of greenway trails and nice bike rides in Cary.
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I'd recommend starting at the New Hope Church Rd parking area and going north from there. Parking on Pittard Sears Road and accessing the trail there would also work. That will likely be the least busy paved section (as opposed to granite screenings -- not hard to ride on, but still a little different for a new rider).
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