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Routes / Re: Columbus, OH to Monroeville, IN?
« on: July 06, 2010, 08:40:28 am »
Hi,

You might want to take a look at the maps from the state of Ohio found here:

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/MultiModalPlanning/bicycle/Pages/OhioBikeways.aspx

Good luck and have a great ride!

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Sierra Cascades south of Lake Isabella?
« on: June 30, 2010, 10:27:17 am »
I now find myself living on an ACA route!  Very cool.  I'm not in the market for the maps, but I was wondering if anyone with a set could tell me if the climb along Hwy 58 goes all the way to Tehachapi, or does the route cut off at Keen and take the Woodford/Tehachapi road--very much preferred?

One MUST take Hwy 58 for about 5 miles (excellent shoulder), but the route really should cut off at Keen for a fine, quiet, super beautiful ascent.  I frequently ride between Tehachapi and Bakersfield, and I've toured a few times from Tehachapi to Lake Isabella and beyond, so I know what I'm talking about.

It just so happens, I have access to a Sierra Cascades map. =)

What you describe is exactly what we have mapped for that area. Heading southbound, the route is on SR 58 for 5.1 miles between Bealeville Rd. and Keene then goes on Woodford Tehachapi Rd. to Red Apple Ave. and beyond through Tehachapi. We have received reports of signage on SR 58 that bicycles are prohibited but believe they were placed there in error. CALTRANS has been alerted.

Great to have you on the route!

.Jennifer.

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Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Portland, OR to Pacific Coast Trail
« on: June 29, 2010, 10:41:14 am »
You could use Lewis & Clark Section 7 to Astoria:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/store/index.cfm/product/48_5/lewis--clark-section-7.cfm

Or look at what resources Portland has online:

http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=36638

Good luck and have fun!

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Rock Springs, Wy to Craig, Co
« on: June 29, 2010, 10:35:25 am »
Also I was thinking of calling WYDOT, what's everyone think of that idea?

Wyoming produces a bicycle map. It's available in pdf format here:

http://www.dot.state.wy.us/wydot/safety/pedestrian_bicycle

Or you can contact their Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator for info:

Web: http://www.dot.state.wy.us

Talbot J. Hauffe, MPA
Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator
5300 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82001
307-777-4862; Fax 307-777-4759
E-mail: Talbot.hauffe@dot.state.wy.us

Hope this helps,
.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: New Hampshire
« on: June 28, 2010, 09:53:37 am »
You might want to check the resources published by New Hampshire for recommended routing:

http://www.nh.gov/dot/nhbikeped/maps.htm

Have fun!

.Jennifer.

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The Tecolote and South Fork Fires in New Mexico have closed some roads on the between Abiquiu and Cuba. Alternate routing on State Highway 96 and US Highway 550 may be necessary.

For the most recent updates see:

http://www.inciweb.org/incident/1985/

and

http://nmfireinfo.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/sf-national-forest-fire-information-tecolote-and-south-fork-fires/#more-1140

A Fire Information Center has been set up at the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, contact number 505-425-3534.

.Jennifer.

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As I understand it, to comply with the law, we are supposed to dismount and walk our bikes in the street?

Yes, this is our understanding as well.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: When did Adventure Cycling discontinue the big trips?
« on: June 18, 2010, 08:11:03 am »
Thanks, is there a way to get an idea of the departing dates?

The above linked pdf also has the departure dates for 2010. I believe they stay similar from year to year.

.Jennifer.

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Thanks for the heads up on this situation.

More details on reroute:

Westbound: On map 27 in Yankton, ride north on Broadway/US 81. *2.7()Turn left onto SR 50. *47.5()Turn left onto SR 46. 62.6()Continue straight on SR 46 and rejoin route on map 30.

Eastbound: On map 30, at intersection of SR 46 and 388 Ave./CR 21, continue straight on SR 46. *15.1()Turn right onto SR 50. *59.9()Turn right onto Broadway/US 81. 62.6()At intersection of Broadway/US 81 and SR 50, rejoin route in Yankton on map 27.

There appear to be some services on or nearby this routing.

.Jennifer.

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As I interpret it, the trouble is that you're coming in (if coming from the south) on 279, and they have closed their portion of 279 to cyclists.

It's an issue regardless of the direction of travel. There is only one paved road through that area and they are restricting access to it to anyone who wants to cycle through. You may walk your bike only.

More information to be be posted on our blog later this afternoon or early tomorrow morning, http://blog.adventurecycling.org/.

.Jennifer.
I didn't mean to imply it only affected those coming from the south.  More to clarify for MarthaP why 119 being open doesn't help.


Sorry, missed the one word that should have made that sentiment clear to me.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Banff to Roosville Route Questions
« on: June 15, 2010, 07:51:25 am »
Hi Jessie,

Are talking about using an Adventure Cycling route? If so, which one? We have two that will cover the distance between those destinations.

Great Parks North, (http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/greatparks.cfm), a road route

or

Great Divide Canada, (http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/greatdivide.cfm), a mostly off road route

From the Routes & Mapping FAQ (http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/faq.cfm):

How many days does it take to ride X number of miles?
Each individual and group will need to first determine how many miles a day they plan on riding (our road group tours average 60 miles per day.) When you have figured this out, take the total miles for the ride and divide it by the miles per day; this will give you the number of days it will take to complete your ride. Remember to add in a few layover or rest days, and keep in mind that some days you may exceed your expectations and some days you may not. (Total miles to be ridden/miles per day + layover days = # of days it will take to ride.)

Riding off road you generally cover fewer miles. It takes more energy to negotiate uneven terrain and navigation can be trickier than on road. You'll find some guidelines for average miles per day in our Bike Touring 101 article: http://www.adventurecycling.org/features/biketouring101.cfm

I hope this helps.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Colorado Bicycle Ban -Link
« on: June 14, 2010, 02:41:30 pm »
Yes, this does have an impact on an ACA Route, Great Parks South, Section 1. To that effect, there is a discussion going on in this forum:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?topic=7327.0

A blog post, with a second one to come in the next 24 hours:

http://blog.adventurecycling.org/2010/06/ban-on-bicycling-in-black-hawk-colorado.html

And our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/adventurecycling (scroll down to mid-day Friday)

.Jennifer.

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Shouldn't that read Map 6 (not 7)

If you're referring to the list here http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/greatparks.cfm then it would be 6. I was referring to the map panel number, the number given to each piece of the route within the section, not the section in whole.


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As I interpret it, the trouble is that you're coming in (if coming from the south) on 279, and they have closed their portion of 279 to cyclists.

It's an issue regardless of the direction of travel. There is only one paved road through that area and they are restricting access to it to anyone who wants to cycle through. You may walk your bike only.

More information to be be posted on our blog later this afternoon or early tomorrow morning, http://blog.adventurecycling.org/.

.Jennifer.

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International / Re: UK Route Resources
« on: June 14, 2010, 09:11:06 am »
You might check with the CTC (The UK's National Cyclists' Organisation):

http://www.ctc.org.uk/

And Sustrans:

http://www.sustrans.org.uk/

Hope that helps,
.Jennifer.

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Thanks for the heads up on this construction. Would S. Chodikee Lake Rd. to S. Riverside Rd to Lloyd be a reasonable alternative? Or has the county established a detour?

Thanks,
.Jennifer.

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