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Routes / Re: Bike shop is now open in Republic WA again.
« on: July 25, 2011, 08:54:23 am »
Thanks for the update Craig. We'll get it added to the addenda for the Northern Tier route.


California / Re: Pacific Coast Sections 4 & 5
« on: July 15, 2011, 09:13:26 am »
Just a suggestion for the area going through Torrance, CA:

Thanks for your detailed suggestion. I'm going to put it in our files so we can look at it more closely when that route gets reprinted. Local information is great to have for making route adjustments along the way, appreciate you for offering yours.



Thanks for posting. I look forward to hearing a more recent report. These situations can change quickly.


Thanks for the info!

And it's great they are keeping cyclists in mind as they work.


Just outside of Shawano, the SR 22 bridge over Wolf River is closed due to construction. It should be complete by the end of 2011. For the most current informatio, see Wisconsin's 511 page:

Detour instructions SEbound:
33.5(54)Turn right onto Rose Brook Rd. * 35.5(57)Turn left onto SR 22. *36.5(59)Turn right onto CR CC. (add 0.5 mi. to remaining narrative directions)

Detour instructions NWbound:
* 5(8)Turn lefo onto SR 22. *6(10)Turn right onto Rose Brook Rd. *8(13)Turn left onto CR M. 15.5(25)Turn left following CR M. (add 0.5 mi. to remaining narrative directions)


It appears that the campgrounds in Pierre, SD are closed due to flooding. We are unsure how long this will continue, call campgrounds ahead to check status.


South / Re: bike routes in western alabama
« on: July 13, 2011, 08:14:36 am »
You might want to contact the Alabama DOT bicycle and pedestrian program. Contact information can be found here:

Also, there are some general maps of suggested routes within the 2009 Draft Bicycle Pedestrian Plan that might be helpful:

Let us know what you find out.


Routes / Re: Seeking assistance for route
« on: July 11, 2011, 09:35:06 am »
Hi there,

Since we do not have a route with those specific endpoints. I suggest you take a look at the routes we do have mapped to see which parts
you could potentially use:

Once you get to that page, in the right side navigation bar there is a link called Map of All ACA Routes that is a download of a pdf that clearly shows our network and how it intersects with itself.

The next step is to fill in the gaps. Start by getting in touch with the bicycle coordinators for the states in which you will be traveling through and need routing. Most have online resources of some sort as well as printed materials. The coordinators have information that they can distribute for no charge. Most every state publishes a bicycle map of their state that they will send out for free. 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:

Once you have an idea of routing, you might want to come back here to solicit feedback and refinements to your proposed routing.

Good luck and have fun!


Routes / Re: I-80 through Wyoming
« on: July 11, 2011, 09:29:37 am »
It's not allowed to ride a bicycle on I-80 in Nebraska according to the signs on the on-ramps.

In case you're interested, here is information on highway riding in Nebraska:



General Discussion / MOVED: "SKS" Fenders??
« on: July 07, 2011, 08:16:25 am »

We recently received this detour information for getting around Minot as they deal with flooding:

We did a drive-around so we could give you a current report.

US 2 is blocked at 52. Officially 52 is also closed, but it is open
via a 9" deep ford just west of Velva. Continue on 52 to Anamoose,
north on County rd. 11 nine miles to junction county rd 19, then east
14 miles to junction of 3 (goes north to Rugby). This puts you back on
route. All the roads are good (11 no shoulders), but resources are
scarce ... only at Velva & Anoose. I think you can camp both 'towns'

Total detour distance 82 miles vs 90 on the route. Would make good
alternate to get off 2, but for no services for so many miles.

Also, North Dakota DOT has a pdf of alternate routes available from their homepage as of today (7.6.11):


When we were there jeffrey city appeared to be barely hanging on, I believe the mining had fallen on hard times.

I've read some recent reports that things in Jeffrey City have gotten much better. I don't have the links to posts at the moment but seem to recall that there is now a restaurant that specifically welcomes cyclists and another camping option.


International / Re: Refills on medicine
« on: June 24, 2011, 02:47:09 pm »
I don't know about your specific question on prescription medicines but I can point you to a blog post about how to use General Delivery in the US:

This Wikipedia entry has information on a few other countries and their system:

I hope this helps,


Routes / Re: Bunk House on the Northern Tier in MN
« on: June 20, 2011, 10:56:51 am »
Don is a great guy and has put together a lovely set up for traveling cyclists. I wrote a blog piece about him:



Routes / Re: Allegheny Mtns Loop is wonderful!
« on: June 16, 2011, 11:03:10 am »
Thanks for some excellent advice/information.  Just rec'd my AML 'we print' maps last week.  Hope to ride it in late Fall or early Spring in prep for a cross-country trek next year.  This kind of anecdotal info is really appreciated.

humunuku's post helped to inspire my latest GeoPoints Bulletin blog post. You might want to check it out as well for other bits of info helpful to planning your tour"


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