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Routes / Re: Best resupply points on TransAmerica Route?
« on: May 25, 2010, 10:36:21 am »
Hi RussellB,

I'm wondering if it might be worth the additional space on the official ACA maps to provide (at least in the case of the largest cities) mailing information like this for those five particular cities: I'm sometimes surprised at how many cyclists don't know about general delivery, or the FedEx Hold at Location service.

We include the zip code in the service directory for every town that has a general delivery post office for just this purpose. And, it's actually sometimes better to use the general delivery option in smaller towns rather than larger ones since there's only one post office in town.

.Jennifer.

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GPS Discussion / Re: Best GPS for Touring ACA Atlantic Coast Route
« on: May 21, 2010, 07:48:10 am »
Also, I noticed the ACA has made some recent changes to the Atlantic Coast Route.  Is this likely to outdate the waypoints that I download or will they be updated?  Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide.     

They waypoints have been updated on the website. They reflect the route as it now stands.

Have a great ride!

.Jennifer.

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Canada / Re: ACA Maps for Canada
« on: May 19, 2010, 10:30:43 am »
Hi univac,

So... my question:  Does ACA have any plans to create maps for Canada in the near future?

Short answer to your question: no plans at this time.

Slightly longer answer: Our route selection is primarily member-driven and there hasn't been a demand from members to create this route or any route in Canada. Also, there is an organization out there doing the cross country work, TransCanada Trail ( http://www.tctrail.ca/thetrail.php) and then there is an extensive network in Quebec already mapped and signed by La Route Verte (http://www.velo.qc.ca/rv/index_e.php).

If you want us to look into it, start a movement of members. =)

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Howdy from the new guy
« on: May 17, 2010, 08:27:10 am »
Hey there,

You know, I think smiling while riding is probably one of the best, most inviting forms of advocacy. I highly recommend it.  :) Jim (Sayer, Executive Dir of ACA) made a point of mentioning that very thing when talking at the member meetings we held together recently. Keep on grinning, at the very least, non-cyclists will wonder what you're up to!

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: cross-country WITHOUT ACA Maps
« on: May 11, 2010, 08:48:44 am »
Hi,

For information about bicycle travel in Nebraska, have you seen their Department of Transportation website:

http://www.dor.state.ne.us/info/index.htm#bikeinfo

For any other states you need information for, contact information is available here:

http://www.walkinginfo.org/assistance/contacts.cfm

I hope this helps you.

.Jennifer.

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Very generally speaking, bicycles may use the interstate highway system for travel when they are outside of urban areas and no other alternatives exist. The conditions aren't always pleasant: high speed traffic, debris covered shoulders, rumble strips are all common. You can check with the states you are concerned about through the contacts listed on the page below:

http://www.walkinginfo.org/assistance/contacts.cfm

I hope this helps.

.Jennifer.

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Midwest / Re: North Dakota route
« on: May 10, 2010, 08:42:09 am »
Thanks for the follow up on this. I'll keep it on file for the next update.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Boston to Albany, NY advice
« on: May 10, 2010, 08:33:22 am »
You might want to check the resources at MassBike to get you to the MA/NY border.

http://www.massbike.org/

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Help!! Need Route from Buffalo to Indy...
« on: May 10, 2010, 08:30:02 am »
Have you looked at our Route Network map? You can download it from the main Routes & Maps page:

Go to http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/greatdivide.cfm then click on Map of All ACA Routes.

The Northern Tier (http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/northerntier.cfm) will get you to Indiana from Buffalo, NY. If you need further routing in Indiana, contact their bicycle/pedestrian coordinator through the information at the bottom of their page: http://www.in.gov/indot/2957.htm.

Have a great ride.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: cross-country WITHOUT ACA Maps
« on: May 10, 2010, 08:24:15 am »
Thanks for the votes of confidence on our maps! We do our best to stay on top of things and provide accurate information.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Shuttle from Roosville MT to Banff
« on: May 10, 2010, 08:21:15 am »
Have you checked out the options provided on the Great Divide Shuttle Options pdf available for download on the Great Divide page?

http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/greatdivide.cfm

I hope this helps.

.Jennifer.

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However, after the costs of my flight and buying the gear I'll need I'd like to keep my travelling expenses below $50 a day.  Does that sound do-able including perhaps a camp site with showers?  On that topic, how much do US campsites cost on average for cyclists.

Sounds doable. You might want to read the Bike Touring 101 article on our How To page (http://www.adventurecycling.org/features/howto.cfm) for other tips and thoughts on cost.

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Glacier National Park
« on: May 05, 2010, 09:16:31 am »
Hi BeardedBiker!

You have lots of options for cycling in the area from Missoula to Glacier NP. Visit Montana has some suggestions on this page:

http://www.visitmt.com/virtualvisitor/biking/.

It has also been said that some of the best parts of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route are in the northern part of Montana. Check out the details about the GDMBR here:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/greatdivide.cfm

and Section #1 in particular:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/store/index.cfm/product/14_11/great-divide-mountain-bike-route-section-1.cfm

You are certainly welcome to stop by the office while you are in town. We are open Monday-Friday, 8-5 and some Saturdays in the summer beginning June 26, 9-1.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: southern IN x/c
« on: April 29, 2010, 08:19:51 am »
Another good resource for route finding is each state's Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian program. You can find info for Indiana here: http://www.in.gov/indot/2957.htm and Ohio here: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/MultiModalPlanning/bicycle/Pages/default.aspx.

.Jennifer.

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Hi David,

Have you bought the TransAm maps yet? Bike shops are one of the services we show in the Service Directory for each route. Unfortunately, we don't know of any bike shops in Yorktown. It looks like there are a few in nearby Williamsburg.

I hope this helps.

.Jennifer.

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