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Routes / Re: Utah Road Cycling Restrictions ?
« on: February 21, 2017, 11:49:59 am »
Excellent. I'm glad you got the updated information. I was just about to post the same contact info when I saw you'd already received it. Yay!

Jennifer

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Routes / Re: Utah Road Cycling Restrictions ?
« on: February 21, 2017, 10:29:54 am »
Thanks, Slowroll for letting me know about the bounce back. I'll let others know who might be able to get it updated.

Jennifer

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General Discussion / Re: Cross Country Ride Planning has begun!
« on: February 21, 2017, 10:23:01 am »
Hey Dan,

I'd check the resources available in each state in which you will be traveling through and need routing. Many have online resources as well as printed materials. Nearly every state publishes a bicycle map of some sort that they will send out for free and the bicycle/pedestrian coordinators often have more information they can distribute for no charge as well. And while the maps aren't as detailed as ours, they generally offer suggested roads for cycling through their state. Here is a link to the contact information for all of the bicycle coordinators and some online materials:

http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/data/state.cfm

For more tips and ideas on how to create your own route, see this blog post on the topic:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/how-to-create-your-own-route/

Good luck and have a great tour!

Jennifer

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It looks like The Big Sur blog is also keeping a Facebook page on the situation. They likely will have the most local, close to the source, information:

www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation/?fref=ts


Jennifer

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Great Eleonre! I'm glad you got the data to work.

Jennifer

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Hi Eleonore,

I tried to buy a few of the digital maps that ACA offers but haven't managed to open them on my computer - any tips?

Have you seen our support pages on the website for the digital data?  This blog post also outlines some of the resources found on those pages:

https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/paper-route-maps-vs-digital-data-what-it-means-how-to-use-it

If you still have questions, please post them in our GPS Discussion on these forums.

Best,
Jennifer

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SR 1 is closed from Sycamore Canyon Rd. just north of Big Sur (on map 47) to Ragged Point (on map 49) due to a mudslide. At this time (2/14/17) pedestrians and cyclists are stil allowed to use the damaged bridge though the next storm passing through may change this. See this Monterey County Weekly article for more information. To check the status of this closure, check Caltrans Current Highway Conditions at www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi


Jennifer


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SR 1 is closed 0.1 mi. N. of Sonoma/Marin County line due to flooding. To check the status of this closure, check Caltrans Current Highway Conditions at www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi


Jennifer


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General Discussion / Re: Trans-America Camping Options
« on: February 13, 2017, 01:16:23 pm »
IIRC, the maps only list off route camping options that are with about 3 or so miles from the route. If you want to locate camping further away, you can also try Google Maps. Pick a town along a stretch where there is a lack of camping and search Google Maps for "Campgrounds near [name of town]". If nothing shows up, zoom out. I use this method often when planning trips. On at least one occasion I found a nice, private campground that is just a little too far off the Atlantic Coast route to be included on the map. There is one shown that is about 1.5 miles off route, but the one I found was about 3 or so miles off route.

FYI: We usually include campgrounds within about 5 miles of the route unless there is a dearth of camping in which case we will expand that parameter. If you still have the information for the other campground you used, we'd be interested in looking at adding it. Thanks.

Jennifer

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Routes / Re: Utah Road Cycling Restrictions ?
« on: February 09, 2017, 08:21:25 am »
And if you don't get your questions adequately answered by the resources already offered, you can contact the Utah Bicycle and Pedestrian staff. Contact information (and more links) found here:

http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/data/state.cfm?ID=45#state

Jennifer

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GPS Discussion / Re: ACA Maps on my Garmin Edge 1000
« on: February 07, 2017, 08:48:30 am »
Randall,

As stated above, the 200 point limit only refers to the SERVICE POINTS. I believe you will be able to load all the route tracks you need onto your Garmin Edge 1000 before you leave.

Jennifer

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Central California Valley Route/Corridor 93 / Re: Corridor 93
« on: February 06, 2017, 10:12:08 am »
I would suggest posting in the California discussion in the Regional Discussion Area of the forums:

http://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?board=26.0

Jennifer

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Routes / Re: Looking for a multi-day wine/beer/bike trip in Pacific NW
« on: January 24, 2017, 09:39:10 am »
The Willamette Valley or coast would be great destinations. If you use Portland and Eugene as your beginning and ending points, there is great train service between the two on the Amtrak Cascades line. Just be sure to click on Add a Bike when you book your tickets.

Jennifer

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Here is the latest from Rep. Usher via Bike Walk Montana Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/BikeWalkMontana/posts/1363918686992941

Jennifer

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Routes / Re: Southern Tier 2017 Thread
« on: January 17, 2017, 09:23:31 am »
Just drove the section between Apache Junct. and the summit of 60 to the east.  That's some nasty riding in there.  It wouldn't be so bad going east-west because you'd be headed downhill and get through it quickly.  I saw one guy pushing his loaded bike uphill headed east.  Did not envy him.  Watch out for that bit for sure--high traffic, trucks, many places with no shoulder.  Ugh.  Might want to check into riding around the north side of the Superstitions, but that will have it's own challenges for sure.

Best of luck!  I'm feeling the need for another long tour.  Haven't been on one since 2012.

Scott

This section of US 60 is part of why we did a major reroute on the Southern Tier in late 2015: Major Route Change: Southern Tier in AZ and NM.

Jennifer

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