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Hi Wouter,

While Adventure Cycling doesn't have a lot of miles in Tennessee, you might want to take a look at our Route Network map found here: and then downloading the Map of All ACA Routes.

You may also want to look at the Tennessee Department of Transportation website. They have a few documented bicycling routes and contact information in this page:

Good luck and have a great ride seeing Tennessee and your friends.


The five mile detour around the landslide is now paved and planning is underway for a more permanent road configuration.


The Mt. Vernon Trail between Mt. Vernon and Arlington appears to be undergoing some construction and improvements with sections sporadically closed. The roads parallel to the trail are not heavily trafficked and may be used as an alternative throughout the summer.


On Sierra Cascades Section 4, Maps 45 & 46, there is road construction on SR 89 between Meyers and Luther Pass leaving only minimal gravel shoulders. Some of the construction can be bypassed by using S. Upper Truckee Rd. from Meyers southward until it intersects SR 89.


This is a great solution to the too many waypoints dilemma! Thanks for working it out.


Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Portland, OR to Northern Tier
« on: July 19, 2010, 08:52:07 am »
You could use the Lewis and Clark Route, Section 7 ( out of Portland to Clarkston, ID. From there, check the Idaho Bicycling map on this page ( for road conditions between there and Sandpoint.

Hope this helps.


Routes / Re: Denver to Iowa City, Iowa
« on: July 19, 2010, 08:45:25 am »
Since your intended beginning and ending points don't seem to be directly on any of our routes, you may have to create your own. To start, you'll want to get in touch with the bike coordinators for the states in which you will be traveling through and check their online resources. The bike coordinators have a wealth of 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. But every little piece of information can help. Here is a link to the contact information for all of the bicycle coordinators:

I hope this helps.


General Discussion / Re: Need to transport luggage in Provence
« on: July 16, 2010, 01:43:08 pm »
I will be touring next May with wife and two college age kids. We are looking for a company to transport our luggage from hotel to hotel every other day for about 4 transports total. Does anyone know a company that can provide this service?

This company might be able to help:


I removed yesterday's message, because my friends from Wagner actually went down through Marty today, and CoRd 2 is still out and closed 7 miles south of Marty. I will look for an alternative route next week and report back "from the scene".

Thanks for staying on this. We appreciate it. Look forward to hearing what you find out.


Routes / Re: Columbus, OH to Monroeville, IN?
« on: July 08, 2010, 10:06:31 am »
As for Staggers, I would post a photo from our visit but I am sure it would violate the forum's guidelines.  :)

There's something to be said about the power of the imagination. We can all feel free to let ours roam after a comment like that! ;-)


Routes / Re: Columbus, OH to Monroeville, IN?
« on: July 07, 2010, 08:59:49 am »
When in Monroeville, assuming they are still there...

Stay in the town community building.  Nicely cooled.  When I was there  in '99 there was a man who kept a journal with the names and home town of all the cyclists who passed through.

Pop into Staggers bar.  Good local color.

Yup, the community building/city park services are still there for cyclists. It is listed as Cyclists' Only Lodging on the Northern Tier 8 and 9 maps. Glad to hear you had a good experience there.


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

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

Good luck and have a great ride!


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!


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:

Or look at what resources Portland has online:

Good luck and have fun!


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