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Routes / Re: Info Required for First Time Southern Tier
« on: March 01, 2011, 11:01:26 am »
I suppose it depends on what you're looking to experience. In the timeframe you mention, it will require 100 mile days on end, tough to do but even more so as the daylight will be getting shorter at that point. And you won't get to experience much off the bike or have any days for rest, checking out something intriguing, etc. You might want to consider starting somewhere mid-way across like Austin, Texas, or another route entirely. You could do much of the Pacific Coast in that time, see a lot of Florida (including the Keys). I'm others have suggestions, too.

Have fun with the planning!


the bridge repairs are done and route is open.  i live here.
perry host

Thanks for the update!


General Discussion / Re: southern tier, st francisville ferry...good news
« on: February 28, 2011, 07:32:19 am »
Thanks cajunpedaler. We appreciate hearing from locals on our routes about the conditions of things. You are one of our best resources!


GPS Discussion / Re: delorme gps/spot unit
« on: February 24, 2011, 09:39:59 am »
The AC routes were easy to load, not so easy to follow (why can't they align the segments with the maps??).

Can you clarify your question? In creating sample GPS Routes we attempted to locate a waypoint at or near matchlines and end them there so they would align with the paper map panels. It wasn't always feasible. Sometimes more than one panel could be covered in a Route, other times it took two Routes to cover one panel. Or maybe you're talking about a different aspect...

Thanks in advance for your feedback.


Is google an appropriate source for route planning if there is no ACA map to get me west through southern NV and CA?

You might also want to check the resources that both Nevada and California have available online for some routing suggestions. If you don't find what you are looking for, call and talk to someone in their Bicycle and Pedestrian offices. They know their roads and routes better than anyone.



Bill Story
Bicycle, Pedestrian & Safe Routes to School Programs
Transportation and Multi-Modal Planning Division
Nevada Department of Transportation
1263 South Stewart St
Carson City, NV 89710
775-888-RIDE(7433); Fax 775-888-7207



Penny Gray , Chief
Bicycle Facilities Unit
Division of Local Assistance, MS-1
California Department of Transportation
PO Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001
916-653-2750; Fax 916-653-1905

Ann Mahaney
Bicycle Facilities Unit

Richard Haggstrom, C.E., T.E.
Pedestrian Program Manager
California Department of Transportation
PO Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

Good luck and have a great ride!


Routes / Re: Hwy 60 bypass between Superior and Apache Junct.?
« on: February 22, 2011, 09:01:45 am »
Hi, Jennifer:  Thanks for the link.  I'll check them out.  Had a Doh! moment and should have posted this on the routes forum.  Sorry.

No problem. =) I hope they can help you with your routing options.


Routes / Re: Hwy 60 bypass between Superior and Apache Junct.?
« on: February 18, 2011, 08:42:48 am »
Hi Scott,

You might want to contact the Arizona Bicycle and Pedestrian program with your question about US 60. They will know their resources and should be able to fill you in on the options/road conditions.

Let us know what you find out. We are always looking for ways to improve our routing.


Pacific Northwest / Re: Another one way question
« on: February 16, 2011, 02:23:16 pm »

I just found this information on the Oregon Coast Bike Route map (which can be downloaded here:

In Brookings, there is a bike shop that will provide a
bicycle box for free, or pack it for you for $25, so you
can take a commercial bus back to your point of origin.
Contact: Escape Hatch, 642 Railroad Street, Brookings OR,
97415; (541) 469-2914 or (800) 495-2453.

You might also want to check with the Oregon Dept of Transporation TripCheck service for more/other options:

Hope that helps.


Routes / Re: Any info on a route across North Carolina?
« on: January 05, 2011, 08:27:39 am »
Hi Cam,

You might start with the resources put together by the North Carolina DOT. They have maps and you can always contact them for further information.

Let us know what you come up with.


Underground Railroad / Re: Detroit Spur?
« on: January 03, 2011, 08:29:11 am »

The production work on the Underground Railroad Detroit Alternate map has begun. It is scheduled to go to the printer in June 2011 which means we'll have it in-house late July-early August. I hope that is soon enough for your September trip.


Bicycle Route 66 / Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« on: December 28, 2010, 07:57:14 am »
Hi Michael,

Thank you for the offer of assistance. Stay tuned. Where do you live? Your location will determine what kind of help we might ask for.

Thanks again,

Bicycle Route 66 / Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« on: December 22, 2010, 02:33:26 pm »
As you may or may not know, Adventure Cycling recently announced our intention to create Bicycle Route 66 which will follow the historic US Route 66 highway as much as practical. You can read more in this press release:

And these two blog posts:

The main purpose of this forum area is to provide a place for cyclists to talk about the development of Bicycle Route 66, offer suggestions and generally stay up to date with the project as it unfolds.

We look forward to the conversation.


South / Re: Off southern tier in LA
« on: November 19, 2010, 10:06:34 am »
The state of Louisiana has a Bicycle Map. Download the Greater New Orleans pdf one from this page:

Hope that helps,


There is a bridge out on SR 68 between Jackson and Norwood. It is unknown how long until this will be repaired. In the meantime, a detour is required.

Eastbound detour narrative: "...*12(19)Jackson. Turn left onto SR 952. *22.5(36)Turn left onto Grant St. which becomes Old Norwood Wilson Rd. Rejoin route. ..." (add 1 mi. to following directions)

Westbound detour narrative: "...*8.5(14)Wilson. Turn right onto Bay St. which becomes SR 952. *19(30)Jackson. Turn right onto SR 10. *21(34)Turn left onto SR 965. Rejoin route. ..." (add 1 mi. to following directions)

Illahee State Park is temporarily closed to camping due to the construction/installation of a new sewer system. It will reopen April 2011. Check Washington State Parks website for exact date.

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