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Routes / Re: cross-country WITHOUT ACA Maps
« on: May 10, 2010, 08:24:15 am »
Thanks for the votes of confidence on our maps! We do our best to stay on top of things and provide accurate information.


Routes / Re: Shuttle from Roosville MT to Banff
« on: May 10, 2010, 08:21:15 am »
Have you checked out the options provided on the Great Divide Shuttle Options pdf available for download on the Great Divide page?

I hope this helps.


However, after the costs of my flight and buying the gear I'll need I'd like to keep my travelling expenses below $50 a day.  Does that sound do-able including perhaps a camp site with showers?  On that topic, how much do US campsites cost on average for cyclists.

Sounds doable. You might want to read the Bike Touring 101 article on our How To page ( for other tips and thoughts on cost.


General Discussion / Re: Glacier National Park
« on: May 05, 2010, 09:16:31 am »
Hi BeardedBiker!

You have lots of options for cycling in the area from Missoula to Glacier NP. Visit Montana has some suggestions on this page:

It has also been said that some of the best parts of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route are in the northern part of Montana. Check out the details about the GDMBR here:

and Section #1 in particular:

You are certainly welcome to stop by the office while you are in town. We are open Monday-Friday, 8-5 and some Saturdays in the summer beginning June 26, 9-1.


Routes / Re: southern IN x/c
« on: April 29, 2010, 08:19:51 am »
Another good resource for route finding is each state's Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian program. You can find info for Indiana here: and Ohio here:


Hi David,

Have you bought the TransAm maps yet? Bike shops are one of the services we show in the Service Directory for each route. Unfortunately, we don't know of any bike shops in Yorktown. It looks like there are a few in nearby Williamsburg.

I hope this helps.


Rocky Mountain / Re: utah cliffs loop
« on: April 20, 2010, 04:21:17 pm »

so, i ended up getting the map. however, it looks like the route would be much more enjoyable if the route was reversed. the climbs would be spread out more...

I looked into this and here's what the route researcher had to say:

The route was [planned this direction] so that the big elevation gain comes on pavement (east on 14 from Cedar City), and the big elevation
loss comes on gravel/dirt (Navajo Lake down the North Fork of the Virgin River). This is a great downhill, but I think it would be quite a gruelling uphill.

Is there any way to get reverse route directions?

At this time, the route narratives are not written/available for the reverse direction.

I hope this helps.


General Discussion / Re: Fundraising?
« on: April 19, 2010, 09:13:57 am »

Have you read the article we have online from Paula Holmes-Eber? It might be a good place to start for information.

Good luck!


General Discussion / Re: The Cookie Lady - gone?
« on: April 02, 2010, 12:32:14 pm »
Hi all,

Good news! Things with the Cookie Lady are the same as BikingBis ( and I ( reported. June is still planning to open the Bike House later this spring and welcome visitors. From what I understand, they just haven't made it happen quite yet. The picnic table and bicycle will return, hopefully within the next 30 days or so.

I hope that eases your minds.


Routes / Re: routes are these the same???
« on: April 02, 2010, 10:40:21 am »
The MRT follows the Mississippi River pretty closely, our Great Rivers Route really doesn't. We also follow the Ohio River and the Natchez Trace for a long stretch. For a more detailed description, see this page:

I hope that helps.


Routes / MOVED: Riding Pikes Peak
« on: April 02, 2010, 09:14:19 am »

Routes / Re: routes are these the same???
« on: April 02, 2010, 09:13:22 am »
Hi Ron,

The two routes are probably the same or similar in parts but not in whole. If you want to do the Mississippi River Trail, I suggest looking at the maps and guidebooks available at their site:

Have a great ride.


General Discussion / Re: The Cookie Lady - gone?
« on: April 01, 2010, 06:46:12 pm »

This is news to us at the moment as well. We're looking into it and will reply when we know more.


A portion of US 97A near Wenatchee, Washington will be closed for three, four day stretches:
March 22-25
April 12-15
May 10-13

If you are traveling through here on those dates, you will have to detour on US 97 to SR 150 to Chelan to rejoin the route. There are no services on this detour.

To stay up-to-date on the situation, go to :


I would guess in April the winds won't be as bad as in the summer. However, a lot of people do the Pacific Coast Route north to south because this puts you on the ocean side of the road where the view is best - you don't have to look at it across the road and traffic.


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