I’m also good to leave as early as Sept 29. Personally, I’d rather slab it to Damascus VA on Saturday and Sunday, then start the ride in Virginia on Monday the 1st. Doing that makes for a slightly shorter route home from Lawrenceville PA (possibly a 1-day haul).
I have the gear to camp, but would be good with the hotel route too.
I don’t have any blackout dates in October as of now.
The MABDR map is here on my desk 🙂 Let me know when you’re ready to grab a beer and look at the route/choose dates/etc.