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Routes / Re: Why does the PC route bypass Olympic Peninsula?
« on: August 10, 2016, 01:35:00 pm »

At the time the Pacific Coast Route was researched and developed, the roads on the Olympic Peninsula were more problematic than they are today. Also, services were harder to come by. As can happen over time, conditions improve. In this case, they improved enough that we created the Washington Parks Route. Washington Parks, Section 1 takes in these Olympic Peninsula roads while being contiguous with parts of the Pacific Coast route.

I hope this helps!


Southwest / Re: Rental shop in Austin
« on: August 08, 2016, 11:52:12 am »
Hi thall,

My contact at Bike Texas suggested you might also want to check with Bicycle Sport Shop (tell them Bike Texas sent you!).

I hope this helps. Have a great Hill Country tour!


Routes / Re: Trans America through Kansas next week
« on: August 08, 2016, 09:00:39 am »
No worries! Now you're in the know. ;)


General Discussion / Re: Trans am route, map or gpx Garmin.
« on: August 08, 2016, 08:58:02 am »
We do have gpx files for purchased from our online store here:

They contain all of the same route information as the maps. However, you don't get the Riding Conditions, Field Notes, Index Map or Weather Charts showing average precipitation and temperatures.

A TransAmerica Trail Route app is in development. I would expect it to be ready for a 2017 tour. Watch the website for an announcement.


Routes / Re: Trans America through Kansas next week
« on: August 05, 2016, 02:56:56 pm »
Hi Kimberly,

If you look on the other side of your TransAmerica map there is an area called the Service Directory. Whatever information we have about the services indicated by the symbols on the map panels, is spelled out within this area. In this case, camping in Alexander is allowed at a rest area west of town.

As another poster said, a lot of the camping locations on our maps are in city parks and school grounds. They won't show up in a Google Map search for campgrounds because they are often not technically campgrounds.

I hope this helps,


Routes / Southern Tier Sec 1, California and I-8 - Summer 2016-2019
« on: August 02, 2016, 12:58:59 pm »
We recently received the press release below regarding a long term construction project on I-8 in Imperial County, California.

While this doesn't impact the Adventure Cycling Southern Tier route directly, it will affect cyclists who alter the route by riding I-8. Caltrans has asked us to help spread the word to cyclists that if they want to avoid the shuttle and ride the entire distance, they should stick with the published Adventure Cycling Southern Tier Bicycle Route across Imperial County on SR 78 through 2019.



Date:                          Monday, July 25, 2016
District:                     District 11 - San Diego and Imperial Counties
Contact:                    Carmen Sandoval
Phone:                      (619) 688-2556
Imperial County Bike Shuttle
To Begin on Interstate 8
EL CENTRO, Calif. - Beginning Monday, Aug.1, bicyclists traveling on Interstate 8 (I-8) through Imperial County will have a new option to assist in completing their trips as major construction continues on the I-8 Update Project. The shoulders of I-8 and segments of Evan Hewes Highway will be temporarily closed to bicyclists and a shuttle will be provided to carry cyclists in both directions.  Touring cyclists are encouraged to use an alternate route such as State Route 78 to Blythe/Interstate 10 to Arizona.
Bicycling enthusiasts can plan ahead and call to schedule a shuttle pickup at four locations along I-8. The four pickup locations are: State Route 115, State Route 98, Ogilby Road and 4th Avenue in Winterhaven. The free shuttle service will operate from 7 a.m. to noon, seven days a week.  Pickups can be scheduled by calling (760) 337-1759 at a minimum of one hour before.
Cyclists are encouraged to be safe and not enter construction zones.  “The safety of cyclists is a very high priority for Caltrans,” said Laurie Berman, District 11 Director, “This shuttle service will ensure they can complete their trips through the Imperial County during the construction.”
The I-8 Update ( is a multi-year project that will construct 48 miles of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement and replace asphalt shoulders. The project, to be constructed in five segments, will provide a smoother ride and significantly extend the life expectancy of the roadway. Completion of the project is expected in 2019.
More information about the I-8 Update Project can be found at:
Follow @SDCaltrans on Twitter and visit CaltransDistrict11 on Facebook ( to keep current on transportation information in San Diego and Imperial counties. Motorists are reminded to Be Work Zone Alert and to Move Over a lane when safe to do so, or slow when highway workers are present with amber lights flashing.
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Routes / Re: Source for USBR GPS Data?
« on: July 27, 2016, 09:13:07 am »
Hi Steve,

Since USBR routes are designated on a state-by-state basis, they are the keepers of any data associated with them. You would need to contact the states individually to find out what they have available. You will find links to each state's resources here:

I hope this helps.


California / Re: PC BIKE ROUTE
« on: July 22, 2016, 09:16:35 am »
I can't say why Google would route cyclists that way. However, I can tell you the Adventure Cycling Pacific Coast Route uses SR 1 for most of the distance between San Francisco and Santa Cruz.


Corridor 90 Implementation / Re: Corridor 90
« on: July 22, 2016, 09:08:13 am »
It is the USBR corridor that roughly follows the Adventure Cycling Southern Tier route across the southern U.S. from California to Florida. You can see it on the National Corridor Plan Map:



Routes / Re: Southern Tier
« on: July 22, 2016, 09:00:59 am »
It's good to have your priorities in alignment! =)

Have a great trip!


Routes / Re: Southern Tier
« on: July 21, 2016, 10:06:50 am »
Either way you are likely to run into snow in the western mountain passes. Check out this blog post for more thoughts on when to ride the Southern Tier route:


General Discussion / Re: Colorado: bike maps?
« on: July 12, 2016, 10:56:17 am »
You could also check the resources found on the following page. It also includes contact information for the Colorado Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator who might have other suggestions along the lines of what you are looking for.


For about 11 miles, SR 14 out of Cedar City is being chipped sealed this month. It will take some time for it to settle. It may be advisable to get a ride across this stretch until then.


A detour around this closure would be to use 600th Ave. south of Elkhart and Lester Rd. east of Williamsville. See this map for more information:

It is uncertain how long this closure will last due to budget concerns. It may continue to be closed through the fall.


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