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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / TransAm Section 10 2009
« on: November 05, 2009, 02:24:53 pm »
On map panel 126, there is a bridge being rebuilt across Harrington Lake. It will likely be closed for the next six months. A suggested detour follows.

Traveling EASTBOUND, from Harrodsburg, ride S. on US 127 to Danville, then SE on US 150, then E. on SR 52 through Lancaster to SR 21 and continue E. into Berea. This detour is approximately 44 miles. Services should be similar to the established route. Reverse route to travel WESTBOUND.


Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Southern Tier to Trans Am via Santa Fe Trail
« on: November 05, 2009, 02:17:46 pm »

Thanks for the further route information. I will include it with our file.


Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Southern Tier to Trans Am via Santa Fe Trail
« on: November 05, 2009, 08:40:28 am »
ACA should look at adding the Santa Fe Trail to it's list of routes. Lots of history. Good towns along the way.
A good friend planned the route and wound up injured so I did the ride alone.  Actually he had a different route in mind for the part on I-25, but I chose to ride I-25.

I would be interested in knowing your friend's alternate routing for the I-25 section for our files.



General Discussion / Re: new Hudson River crossing
« on: November 05, 2009, 08:35:53 am »
Hi Sebastian,

new to the forum, but I tried to search before I ask questions that people have already answered over and over again, plus this relates to the topic. Is there a crossing of the Hudson closer to Manhatten?

This NYC DOT page has information on bridge crossings:

It looks like the Bear Mountain Bridge is run by a different organization. It has a walkway so it seems logical that you could cross on your bike even if you had to walk it. There is contact information at the bottom of the page below:

I hope this helps.


General Discussion / Re: Atlantic Coat
« on: November 04, 2009, 09:11:19 am »
While perhaps the route has changed during the last 9 years, I was not that fond of parts of the AC route between New Hope, PA and Norristown.  If you send me a personal message I can hook you up with a route that our local club uses to get towards Norristown from New Hope.  I can also give you some other recommendations based on my experience with the route and cycling in certain areas.

It's possible the routing has changed from New Hope to Norristown, PA since then though it looks to me that it has been the same from 2003 to today. We'd be interested in seeing the route your local club to cover this distance. My email address is available through my profile. Thanks in advance.


Routes / Re: TransAm Map Set Update Schedule?
« on: October 30, 2009, 08:47:58 am »
Hi Vertiganr,

I just looked at the schedule for map reprints. It looks like there aren't any more TransAm updates happening until mid-2010. However, I'd wait a bit on purchasing a set since not all of this year's updates are available for sale and you're not leaving for several months. John was correct in stating that we usually sell out of existing stock before bringing in the newest printing. I don't know the number sales has in stock at the moment but check back in a few months to see what the status is. You can contact me directly if you'd like.


Youth Bicyle Travel / MOVED: Thailand Tour in 2010
« on: October 26, 2009, 08:12:22 am »

Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: Washington Parks Section 2 2009
« on: October 19, 2009, 08:52:27 am »
Another resource for keeping track of this landslide and road closure can be found here: At this time, it also includes detour information since the temporary road is rough gravel and only open to residents. For further information, call the project hotline phone number: 509-577-1635.


Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Southern Tier to Trans Am via Santa Fe Trail
« on: October 15, 2009, 08:20:05 am »
Hi Eric,

Thanks for sending in this information. We are always open to new route ideas. I like that this one connects two existing routes in the network. I will make sure your suggestion gets filed for consideration.


Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Pacific Coast 2009
« on: October 14, 2009, 09:41:47 am »
Due to a severe storm system, some California State Parks have been closed. Several locations are on the Pacific Coast Route, Section #4. For the most current listing of closures see:

Routes / Re: Maps other than ACA -
« on: October 12, 2009, 03:04:15 pm »
Hi Tony,

I'd recommend looking on the websites or talking to the bicycle/pedestrian coordinator for each of the states you are passing through on your trip. Often state websites will have mapped routes or at least suitability maps for shoulder widths and traffic counts for you to download. You can reach each state from the following contact page:

Good luck and have a great ride,

General Discussion / Re: new Hudson River crossing
« on: October 12, 2009, 02:50:50 pm »
Thanks for the update and the photo! It's nice to see where our route actually goes!!


There are a couple of nuggets of information to be found in answer to your questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page: (See the 3rd, 7th and final questions in particular.)

Basically, in the summer the winds on the Pacific Coast tend to be out of the north so riding north to south is advantageous, I'm not sure if it is reversed in the winter. Also, when you are actually riding southbound along the coastline, you'll get a better view because you're on the ocean side of the road. When traveling northbound, you'll see everything over the highway and have to cross the highway to take advantage of the scenic view points. Also, there can be mudslides at the time of year you are planning to ride, so stay in touch with CalTrans for road closures. We post them as well when we can.

As for safety, cyclists are generally common on this route though less so in November I'd guess, so car drivers tend to be courteous and aware of your presence. On the plus side, traffic should be reasonable since it is an out of season time.


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