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post #1 of 8 Old 08-28-2006, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Detroit to Canada

I'm thinking about doing a three day 'circle' of Lake Erie this Labor day weekend. I'd be riding NW up from central PA to Detroit. Entering Canada, then heading east for Buffalo, NY, then south back down to central PA.

My question is... what's it like to go through Detroit and into Canada? This would be on Saturday of Labor Day weekend. How tough is it to cross over into Canada? Take the bridge? The tunnel? Is the Detroit area a crazy place for motorcycles or is it O.K.?

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-28-2006, 11:21 PM
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I've never crossed at Detroit.. I've always avoided it and rode up to Port Huron...
Just a thought.. :?

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post #3 of 8 Old 08-29-2006, 07:41 AM
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Re: Detroit to Canada

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My question is... what's it like to go through Detroit and into Canada? This would be on Saturday of Labor Day weekend. How tough is it to cross over into Canada? Take the bridge? The tunnel? Is the Detroit area a crazy place for motorcycles or is it O.K.?

Your advice?

Thanks!

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Crossing the bridge is very easy. All the major freeways bring you right to it. No motorcycles allowed in the tunnel anymore. Saturday a.m. traffic is usually very light in Detroit. I would have been happy to ride out to the lakeshore with you from the Windsor side but oddly I'm going the other way on the bridge to western Michigan on Sat. If you see me, wave

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I like Port Huron Better

I have been to both and like Port Huron better. Less traffic, etc. My daughter lives in London, ON, and she crosses at Port Huron even when going to Detroit.

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I on board with the Port Huron crossing. That area of Detroit is nasty.

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Note that the Highway 401 from Windsor to London has some construction that reduces the highway to one lane. If you cross at the bridge in Detroit, you might want to check alternate routes if the road is backed up. Better to go south down through Leamington.

You can go up through Port Huron/Sarnia but it is kinda of boring riding similar to western Ohio with farms.

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post #7 of 8 Old 08-30-2006, 07:28 AM
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Note that the Highway 401 from Windsor to London has some construction that reduces the highway to one lane.
Not to mention that the 401 is incredibly boring acoss there. Swing South after Windsor and consider 3 as an alternate. Some pretty scenery if you stay closer to the lake.

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Detroit, been there once and never again. Pick a different route and avoid the counseling and drug therapy.

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