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Thanks Jennifer.  I have ridden that trail three times, covering part of it with a kid in tow.  It is definitely one of my favorite rides anywhere and one of the first places I recommend to other cyclists.  In fact, if left to my own devices it is near the top of the list.  Not #1 only because I would like to try somewhere new!  Still, if someone can suggest how to make that part of a loop I would be all over it!

Well darn! I was hoping to have the winning suggestion. =) Have you thought about heading west to Idaho? How about Craters of the Moon National Monument? or further south to Bear Lake? I don't have specific suggestions about those areas but know there were several cyclists passing through here last summer headed that way.


Hi Doug,

I don't have a specific loop suggestion for you but I would highly encourage you to incorporate the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes into your route if you go near CDA. Everyone I've talked to who's done it, especially with young ones, says nothing but good things about it.

Two resources follow:

Also, a great day trip in that area is the Hiawatha Trail:


Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Southern Tier to Trans Am via Santa Fe Trail
« on: November 16, 2009, 08:23:10 am »

Thanks for the additional information on this. I will do some follow up on it later this week.


Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Southern Tier to Trans Am via Santa Fe Trail
« on: November 12, 2009, 01:40:33 pm »
Hi Harry,

It seems the Santa Fe Trail would be a natural for a Lewis and Clark connection as well.

I'd be happy to receive any information you have about how this would be achieved.



Also, be sure to check out our How To pages. There is a lot of information to be found there.


General Discussion / Re: new Hudson River crossing
« on: November 09, 2009, 12:15:15 pm »
Hey all,

Thanks for all the good conversation going on here! We are aware of the opening of this bridge. We recently had a researcher in the Poughkeepsie area and asked him to re-route the Atlantic Coast Route over it. I'm not sure how soon it will show up on a map proper, but the basic information will be on an addenda by spring.


General Discussion / MOVED: Racks for my mountain bike
« on: November 09, 2009, 08:04:28 am »

Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Southern Tier to Trans Am via Santa Fe Trail
« on: November 06, 2009, 01:14:21 pm »
If AC decides to do anything with that route I would be happy to share any other info I may have.  Jerry is planning to do some variation of the trip in the Spring and I may join him.  We could possibly collect info about the towns we pass through if that would be helpful.

Any information you could send us about services and their location along that route would be helpful. This could be in the format of mileages (either as an email or as notations on a paper map) and/or GPS waypoints if you have that ability. You can contact me directly for more information, if you'd like.

Thanks in advance.


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.


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