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Old 07-05-2013, 03:49 PM   #81
JerryH OP
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Originally Posted by Underboning View Post
Google Maps will route you just about anywhere, avoiding any interstate highways. Go to Google Maps, click "Get Directions", put in your starting point and destination, click "Show Options" (just below where you type your destination), check the "Avoid Highways" box and then click "Get Directions". If you can get there without taking an Interstate Highway, our overlords in Mountain View will lead the way!

For example, here is how to get from Chandler, AZ to Key West, FL without taking an Interstate.

This is how we made it from Portland, OR to Sneads Ferry, NC, to Kinsman, OH, and finally to Toronto all without taking any interstate highways. It's really easy. It just usually adds a few miles.

Bike routes may or may not work. When we looked at a few, they involved things like going the wrong way down one-way streets and riding on dedicated bike paths. Obviously a no-go on our Symbas.

Routing is easy, so get out there and ride!!

That looks like a good one. Might give it a try. (when it is cooler). I have found ways to get to a number of places in AZ by going the long way around, sometimes almost doubling the mileage. (not a problem, it's supposed to be a trip) but some of them still put you on the freeway for a short distance. For example, I couldn't find a way from Chandler to Yuma without getting on the freeway for 11 miles east of Quartzite. But I think my Zuma 125 may be freeway legal in AZ. It has more than 5 hp.
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