Also, besides Adventure Cycling, if you are interested in looking for safe routes off ACA's routes, contact the state's department of tourism or transportation (usually you can contact the Tourism office first for info and they can point you in the right direction). Here is the link to the State Coordinators
. You'll find that some states actually publish bike routes and maps that may list traffic density, shoulder width, etc. And best of all, it is usually free. It may be a bit dated but it's better than nothing. I know that Maine does this, the map they provide covers the whole state and includes most of the county and state roads.
So if you're going through a bunch of states and want to explore one in more detail, contact them and ask to see if they have a bike map..
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