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We have just learned of road construction occurring in Grays Harbor County, on map 10:

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Local/wynoochee-wishkah-road-13-corners-realignment.htm

May 25-June 17 the road will be closed from 8:30am - 3pm.
June 22-September 30 the road will be closed 24 hrs/day.
Project should be complete by September 30, 2010.

Counterclockwise (CCW) detour narrative: from intersection of US 101 and Youmans Rd., continue on US 101. *17.6(28)Aberdeen. Turn left onto Heron St. which becomes Olympic Hwy./US 12. *27.8(44)Exit US 12. Turn left onto Devonshire Rd. *28(45)Turn right onto Pioneer Ave. Rejoin route in Montesano.

Clockwise (CW) detour narrative: from intersection of Pioneer Ave. and Wynoochee Valley Rd., continue straight and enter Olympic Hwy./US 12. *10(16)Turn right onto Alder St. which becomes US 101. 27.8(44)Continue straight on US 101. Rejoin route.

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You might want to check the Events listings on http://rideoregonride.com/.

.Jennifer.

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Hi Steve,

Not sure about the TransAm, but Northern Tier has Chilkoot Hill in Stillwater, Minnesota. It's a three-block stretch of 24% climb.  It rises 100 feet over a distance of 700. There is an annual professional cycle race  in Stillwater which includes this hill (Nature Valley Grand Prix). The first year, organizers tried to put pedestrian fencing on Chilkoot but it was sliding to the bottom. So this section during the race has a European feel w/o fencing.

ACA may want to consider mapping around Chilkoot.

-stevnim

Can you be more specific about the location of Chilkoot Hill in Stillwater?

Thanks,
.Jennifer.

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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Northern Tier Section 6, 2010
« on: May 26, 2010, 02:39:09 pm »
Due to a number of construction projects occurring on Minnesota SR 95, semi truck traffic has been rerouted through Stark causing a dangerous cycling situation. This may continue through spring 2011.

We recommend this detour on maps 80 and 81:

Eastbound detour: On map 80, from east of Grandy, at intersection of CR 6 and CR 36, continue straight on SR 6. 1.3(2)Route becomes Rush Point Dr./CR 7. *11.3(18)Rush City. Turn right onto CR 30. 18.1(29)Harris. Rejoin route.

Westbound detour: On map 81, from Harris, at intersection of Ginger Ave. and CR 9, ride north on Forest Blvd./CR 30 *6.8(11)Rush City. Turn left onto Rush Point Dr./CR 7. *16.8(27)Route becomes CR 6. 18.1(29)Intersection of CR 6 and CR 36. Rejoin route.

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I think it's highly likely you'll run into other cyclists along this route at this time of year.

Enjoy your trip!

.Jennifer.

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Also see the thread below for more information on a reroute:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?topic=5959.0

.Jennifer.

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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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