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If you have purchased the our digital data, when you click on the icon you will find exactly the same information we have for that location as is found on the printed maps. Lodging, bike shops, libraries, campgrounds have name, address, phone and other tidbits of information as we know them. Food services such as convenience stores and restaurants show their location when off route or outside of a town. If these are located within a town, they are associated with the town rather than their actual location because we do not have that.

I hope this helps.


General Discussion / Re: Aussies cycling SF to LA re Big Sur
« on: March 17, 2017, 10:08:53 am »
from what i can gather from caltrans is that they are working on a walk around where you can walk/carry bike to bypass damaged bridge.

Our understanding of this footbridge, from the park superintendent, is that it is primarily for locals and WILL NOT be open to cyclists.


General Discussion / Re: Receiving mail on the road
« on: March 02, 2017, 10:05:09 am »
If you've purchased the Northern Tier paper maps, they include the zip codes for towns that have post offices where General Delivery packages are received. This older blog post might be of use, too, but as usual, the forum community here has made several good points not in the post:

Have a great trip!


From the Pacific Coast Section 4 addenda (2/27/17):

It is unknown when the bridge will be replaced. Due to a lack of nearby roads, an extensive reroute is required. The reroute is 145.7 mi. and can be found at this RideWithGPS link: It is about 30 miles longer than the Pacific Coast route. It begins on map 46 in Marina and ends on map 51 south of Cayucos. Services are limited for the 60 miles between King City and Paso Robles. Also, because this route travels inland, the weather will be significantly different than that on the coast. It will typically be drier and up to 20 degrees hotter.


General Discussion / Re: Map update
« on: February 27, 2017, 09:09:11 am »
To be more specific as to when a map was last printed, go to the individual map section's page on the online store. Under the paragraph description it will say:

Current Printed Version: XXXX (XXXX being the year it was reprinted).

And yes, addenda are posted for maps as interim map updates and corrections and are posted more frequently than a map is reprinted.


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!


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.


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:

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

Good luck and have a great tour!


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:


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


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:

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


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


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


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.


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:


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