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Routes / Re: route 66 updates
« on: August 05, 2015, 01:35:11 pm »
There was a blog post on the issues we were having with the route in California due to bridges being out and road conditions being extremely poor:

Specific information on the detours necessary are on the addenda for Bicycle Route 66 Section 6:

When you buy the maps a paper version of the addenda will be included but it is also advised to check online before you go and part way through your trip for updated information.


There is a bridge out just before McLean, IL and no clear directions on what to do

I'd like to look into this. Can you give me more information about where this is? Is it any of the projects listed on this page:


Routes / Re: Ochco Divide Campground on Trans-Am (Oregon)
« on: July 16, 2015, 04:53:18 pm »
No problem. I hope they can help!

Routes / Re: Ochco Divide Campground on Trans-Am (Oregon)
« on: July 16, 2015, 04:35:42 pm »
I sent this out on Twitter to help you find the answer. Someone forwarded it to Good Bike Co in Prineville. They might know something, I'd check with them:


Routes / Re: Shoulders / Bike Lanes on ACA Routes
« on: June 26, 2015, 12:12:44 pm »
Sorry for the delayed response. We are in the midst of another map update, the last of which should be going to the printer today.

I will chime in on one of the original questions asked: Does ACA have some kind of formula for making their routes?

As John mentioned, we consider many factors when choosing a route. There is no specific "A+B= awesome route" formula but we do look at information such as road condition (shoulders, rumble strips, etc.), traffic counts, local input, service availability, and for historically-based routes such as the Underground Railroad and Bicycle Route 66, historic features. It is a balancing act for sure. And every cyclist has different preferences so we're never going to please everyone with every decision. We evaluate on a route by route basis and consider feedback about current routes making changes as appropriate or possible.


General Discussion / Re: What can towns offer cyclists?
« on: June 26, 2015, 11:46:04 am »
Hi Becky,

Thanks for wanting to support bicycle travelers!! We also have this page on our website that has lots of suggestions and ideas for you:


General Discussion / Re: Whitney's Cabins in Woolwich ME Closed
« on: June 26, 2015, 10:56:43 am »
I looked up their website and send an email to the address listed. It bounced back. I would guess they are no longer in business. I will have an addenda added online.


General Discussion / Re: shuttle or transport from Missoula to Banff
« on: June 17, 2015, 08:27:05 am »
You are so right, adventurepdx. I got in a hurry on my response. Will edit for clarity, thanks for pointing it out.

General Discussion / Re: shuttle or transport from Missoula to Banff
« on: June 16, 2015, 08:36:17 am »

The Whitefish Bike Retreat is pretty great! We've actually got them listed as a shuttle resource on the pdf I referenced above. =)


GPS Discussion / Re: Help Us Improve Digital Map and Data Offerings
« on: June 15, 2015, 09:41:39 am »

This blog post is the most recent update on this project:


Routes / Re: Info routes Clinton Mo to Denver Co
« on: June 15, 2015, 09:38:57 am »
I'd suggest looking at TransAmerica Trail sections 6-9 though you'll need to create your own route at both ends to make your connections. To do that, check out the resources in this blog post:


General Discussion / Re: shuttle or transport from Missoula to Banff
« on: June 15, 2015, 09:33:14 am »
You might start with the companies listed on our Great Divide Shuttle Options pdf found under the Logistics tab on the Great Divide Mountain Bike page:

Hope that helps,

We just received this notice from Reno County, Kansas of a bit of road construction that has closed a road on the TransAm:

There is not a signed detour; However there are road closed ahead signs posted at the closest pave road intersections  on the east and west side of the project with both of them only going south of 82nd Ave. If they wish to stay on paved roads to bypass this project; going west on 82nd, turn south on Hendricks St. to 56th Ave then turn West on 56th to Yaggy Rd then Turn North on Yaggy Rd back to 82nd ; going East on 82nd, turn south on Yaggy Rd to 56th Ave. then turn East of 56th Ave. to Hendricks St. then Turn North on Hendricks to 82nd.  This project is schedule to be completed on July 24, 2015 subject to weather.


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