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Underground Railroad cycling route expanded

Published February 13, 2012

MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN) Feb 14, 00:01 MT—Five years after unveiling its 2,000-mile Underground Railroad Bicycle Route, Adventure Cycling Association on Tuesday announced the release of the final map section for the route’s new Detroit Alternate.

The 518-mile Detroit Alternate provides alternate routing, and a host of new historic sites, for cyclists traveling between Oberlin, Ohio, and Owen Sound, Ontario. Departing from the main route in Oberlin, the Detroit Alternate guides cyclists up through Toledo and Detroit, around Lake St. Clair, tracing the shoreline of Lake Huron before heading to Owen Sound.

“We’re thrilled to offer this new alternate route between Oberlin and Owen Sound. Cyclists can now experience even more landmarks and historically important communities along the Underground Railroad,” said Carla Majernik, Adventure Cycling’s routes and mapping director.

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