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Trail Ridge Rd./US 34 through Rocky Mountain National Park is open to essential travel only. The entire park is closed to recreation due to heavy rain and the severe flooding along the Rocky Mountain Front during the week of Sept. 9, 2013. The town of Estes Park has lost many of its roads and bridges. To avoid the area you will need to use the Berthoud Pass Alternate shown on the map. Check this link for further information: http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/flood_alert.htm

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West of Lolo, US 12 is closed due to the Lolo Creek Complex fire between the town of Lolo and Lolo Pass. Here's a link to more information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3683/

The detour around this closure involves many miles. Check with the inciweb website (listed above) before making a decision as to what to do. MT DOT wants to get the highway open again as quickly as possible and conditions change daily. The detour starts in Missoula: follow I-90 northwest to Mullan, ID. This will include some frontage road riding and some interstate riding. In Mullan you get onto the Trail of the Couer d'Alenes, a 70+ mile paved rail trail going west to Plummer, ID. From Plummer, take US 95 south to Lewiston, where you reconnect to the Lewis & Clark Trail.

Idaho has a bicycling map. Here's a link in pdf format: http://itd.idaho.gov/bike_ped/BikeMap2010.pdf

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West of Lolo, US 12 is closed due to the Lolo Creek Complex fire between the town of Lolo and Lolo Pass. Here's a link to more information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3683/

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State Highway 89 is closed due to the Yarnell fire on maps 16 and 17 from mile marker 283 north of Peeples Valley to Date Creek Rd. south of Yarnell (about 14 miles). Here's a link to more info: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3461/

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The roads on the Great Divide Route through the Santa Fe National Forest between Abiquiu and Cuba are closed to all travel. See this link for more information: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/santafe/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5425196

The easiest detour: from Abiquiu, go west on US 84, continue west on SR 96, then south on SR 96, then SE on US 550 to Cuba.

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FR 150 was closed June 23 due to the Silver Fire. It's closed from just south of the Beaverhead Work Center (mile 99.1) to Hwy. 35 (mile 146.2). There's lots of fire vehicles on the road and the fire, which is east of the road, is heading north and west so that's why it was closed. It'll be closed anywhere from 7 -14 days.

The easiest detour would be to take Hwy. 12 west (mile 39.0), then south on US 180 to Silver City.

For information: http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila

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There is a bridge reconstruction on Wabash Rd. Going southbound you should continue west on Reamstown Rd. and follow the detour signs.

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The route is closed for a bridge replacement at Bolivar. Westbound cyclists use SR 1061 north, then turn left (west) onto SR 1057. Eastbound there is no sign in or near Tangipahoa so stay on SR 1057, then turn right (south) on SR 1061 to Bolivar and rejoin the route.

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Routes / Emergencies on paved rail-trails??
« on: September 24, 2012, 01:08:59 pm »
Has anyone had an emergency on a paved rail-trail where you had to get an ambulance to come pick up the injured person? Can ambulances or other vehicles drive on rail-trails? We had this question from someone and I'm curious to find out if anyone has dealt with this issue.

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Slab Creek Rd. and Old Scenic Hwy. 101 are closed from June 25 through August 31, 2012. Use US 101 as a detour.

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Slab Creek Rd. and Old Scenic Hwy. 101 are closed from June 25 through August 31, 2012. Use US 101 and SR 18 as a detour.

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On maps 1 and 2, the Ambridge-Aliquippa bridge is closed for repairs. It will reopen in November, 2012, and close again next spring, 2013, for another 9 months or so. Here is a  9 mi. detour. Ohio River Blvd./SR 65 has a narrow shoulder and curbs so this detour takes you off the highway where it can. If you don't want to ride off and onto the highway you can continue on it for the entire length.
NB: On map 1, from the corner of Merchant St. and 11th St. in Ambridge, continue straight. In 0.2 mi., turn right onto 14th St. In 0.2 mi., turn left onto Duss Ave./SR 989. In 2.5 mi. enter Baden. Route becomes State St. In 1.0 mi., merge right onto Ohio River Blvd./SR 65. In 0.4 mi., at Virginia Ave., bear slightly right/continue straight onto State St. which becomes Beaver Rd., then 1st Ave. in Conway. In 1 mi., merge onto Ohio River Blvd./SR 65. In 1.5 mi., merge onto 3rd Ave. and follow it through the town of Freedom. In 1 mi., merger onto Ohio River Blvd./SR 65. In 1.5 mi., in Rochester, rejoin route at the junction of SR 51/65 and SR 18. See Detail A. 
SB: On map 2 Detail A, from the junction of SR 18 and SR 51/65 in Rochester, continue southeast on SR 51/65. In 1.5 mi. merge right and over SR 65 onto 3rd Ave. in Freedom. In 1 mi., merge right and over SR 65 onto Ohio River Blvd./SR 65. In 1.5 mi., in Conway, turn left onto 11th St. Go 1 block and turn right onto 2nd Ave. Go 1 block and turn right onto 10th St. Go 1 block and turn left onto 1st Ave. which becomes Beaver Rd., then W. State St. In 1 mi., at Virginia Ave. at light, use crosswalk across Ohio River Blvd./SR 65 and turn left onto Ohio River Blvd./SR 65. In 0.4 mi., turn left onto State St. Baden. In 3 mi., in Ambridge, turn right onto 14th St. In 0.2 mi., turn left onto Merchant St. In 0.2 mi., rejoin route at the corner of Merchant St. and 11th St.   

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The Memorial Bridge over the Piscataqua River between Kittery, ME and Portsmouth, NH is under construction and will be closed until July 2013. Bicycles are not allowed on the two remaining bridges closest to the Memorial Bridge. A shuttle bus is running daily from 5 AM to 1 AM seven days a week and can accommodate bicycles. To see the schedule and pickup locations in both towns go to: http://www.memorialbridgeproject.com/
The website says nothing about recumbents so if you are riding one you should go the contact information on the website and ask if they can accommodate your bike.

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State Hwy. 14 east of Cedar City is closed due to a landslide and the clearing/reconstruction will extend into the summer of 2012 so there's a detour to get around the closure. See this link for updates: http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100:pg:0:::1:T,V:3571
Eastbound, from the intersection of Center St./SR 14 and Main St./SR 130 in Cedar City, head north on Main St./SR 130. At 4.1 mi., turn right onto Old US Hwy. 91 which parallels I-15. At 12.1 mi., cross I-15 and enter town of Summit (no services). Stay on Old US Hwy. 91. At 19.4 mi., enter Parowan (all services) and turn right onto E 200 S/SR 143. Begin climb. At 30.8 enter Brian Head (lodging and restaurant). At 35.3 mi., turn left following SR 143. The Cedar Breaks Visitor Center is 4.7 mi. S. from this point. At 40.1 mi., rejoin route at the intersection of SR 143 and CR 240/Red Desert Rd. 
Westbound, from the intersection of SR 143 and CR 240/Red Desert Rd., continue on SR 143. At 4.8 mi., turn right following SR 143. The Cedar Breaks Visitor Center is 4.7 mi. S. from this point. At 9.3 mi., enter Brian Head (lodging and restaurant). Begin descent. At 20.7 mi., enter Parowan (all services) and turn left onto Old US Hwy. 91 which parallels I-15. At 28 mi., enter town of Summit (no services), then cross I-15. Stay on Old US Hwy. 91. At 36 mi., turn left onto Main St./SR 130. At 40.1 mi., rejoin route at the intersection of Main St./SR 130 and Center St./SR 14 in Cedar City.

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State Hwy. 14 east of Cedar City is closed due to a landslide and the clearing/reconstruction will extend into the summer of 2012 so there's a detour to get around the closure. See this link for updates: http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100:pg:0:::1:T,V:3571
Eastbound, from the intersection of Center St./SR 14 and Main St./SR 130 in Cedar City, head north on Main St./SR 130. At 4.1 mi., turn right onto Old US Hwy. 91. At 12.1 mi., cross I-15 and enter town of Summit (no services). Stay on Old US Hwy. 91. At 19.4 mi., enter Parowan (all services) and turn right onto E 200 S/SR 143. Begin climb. At 30.8 enter Brian Head (lodging and restaurant). At 35.3 mi., rejoin route at the intersection of SR 143 and SR 148. The Cedar Breaks Visitor Center is 4.7 mi. S. from this point. 
Westbound, from the intersection of intersection of SR 143 and SR 148, turn right. The Cedar Breaks Visitor Center is 4.7 mi. S. from this point. At 4.5 mi., enter Brian Head (lodging and restaurant). Begin descent. At 15.9 mi., enter Parowan (all services) and turn left onto Old US Hwy. 91. At 23.1 mi., enter town of Summit (no services), then cross I-15. Stay on Old US Hwy. 91. At 31.2 mi., turn left onto Main St./SR 130. At 35.2 mi., rejoin route at the intersection of Main St./SR 130 and Center St./SR 14 in Cedar City.
   
 

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