Ray (webmaster) on 3/15/2021 7:45:41 PM:
Gina a short part of the eastern end of the trail in Norfolk is paved, but the vast majority of the trail is very small gravel.
As you can see in this map: https://bikecowboytrail.com/cowboy-trail-map.aspx
... there are long sections of the trail that run parallel to a highway. Some riders switch to highway shoulder for part of their ride for faster/smoother travel. But of course that's only for people who are comfortable riding on a highway shoulder.
As for camping, here is a trip planner showing all the camping locations that we know of along the trail: