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General Discussion / Re: older riders
« on: August 18, 2009, 08:07:36 am »
Hi George,

You might also want to post a query in the Regional Discussion area for the Great Lakes to connect with people in your area:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?board=16.0

Have fun!

.Jennifer.

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Hi Ben,

I've made it to Portland and would like to cycle down the Pacific Coast from here. Since I have to hurry a bit I want to start at the coast. What is the best way to get there with a bike? Amtrak, Greyhound, Hitchhiking?

Best way to get from Portland to the coast? Ride!  :)

Here is a page that offers three route options:

http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=39889

Enjoy your ride,

.Jennifer.

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South Atlantic / Re: West coast trails
« on: August 12, 2009, 08:09:27 am »
Hi,

The Florida Department of Transportation has some cycling maps listed here: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/safety/ped_bike/touringInfo/ped_bike_touringInfo_maps.shtm.

Also, you might contact the Florida Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for suggestions.

Dennis Scott
State Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator
Florida Department of Transportation
605 Suwannee St MS-82
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450
850-245-1527; Fax 850-245-1554
E-mail: dennis.scott@dot.state.fl.us

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: U.S. bicycle route system map
« on: August 10, 2009, 08:25:45 am »
I live in Central Arkansas and noticed a bike route going through Little Rock towards the East- Route 80. Where do I get details on exactly where this route is and what towns it goes through?

I would start with looking at the suitability map found on this page: http://www.arkansashighways.com/planning_research/statewide_planning/bicycle_pedestrian_planning/bicycle_pedestrian_planning.aspx

And then for further information, contact the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for Arkansas. This info is also available on the above page.

Good luck!

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Seattle to Salt Lake?
« on: August 05, 2009, 08:10:54 am »
Hi Lauren,

A good place to start looking at roads and possible routes is at the Department of Transportation websites for each of the states you'd like to pass through. Some states have great info available online for free even. All states have a Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator you can talk to as well. Contact information can be found at this site: http://www.walkinginfo.org/assistance/contacts.cfm. Feel free to post any further questions here or to ask for advice about specific routing you're considering.

Good luck and have fun. Be sure to report back when you've returned home and let us know how it went.

.Jennifer.

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My friend and I are currently riding westbound on the TransAm and don't feel the need to go to Missoula.  We definately want to hit Yellowstone though, and were wondering if there was a more direct route from Yellowstone to the Oregon Coast (we're thinking Florence).  Any suggestions?

I don't have a route for you but you could use the Shoulder Width map found on the web page below to help you create one.

http://www.itd.idaho.gov/bike_ped/bikeTouring.html

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: A long road trip ahead.
« on: July 27, 2009, 07:58:29 am »
[is the Mississippi River Trail the same as the Northern Tier trail shown on this website?  I am looking for a good route from Minneapolis to Lawrence, KS. 

I think some stretches of the MRT are the same as the Northern Tier. Unfortunately, it appears that detailed maps are not available for the entire MRT at this time. I'm not sure how detailed the guidebook is.

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Support
« on: July 27, 2009, 07:51:42 am »
In looking at the C&O tour, it noted that it was fully supported. What does that mean? Does this mean that all of your camping equipment,etc. is transported for you? Does this mean that the only things you have to carry on your bike are miscellaneous items such as repair equipment and spare tubes.
If this information is in another location on this web-site, please advise.
Thanks for your patience.

Adventure Cycling Tours department has a page describing what you can expect on our supported tours here:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/tours/tourdescription.cfm?id=999902&menu=ev&t=ev

And certainly, if you still have questions, give them a call at 1-800-755-2453, option #3.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: MN to CA
« on: July 23, 2009, 08:21:29 am »
My other question is are all the routes (just ordered first route map tonight) on paved roads/trails?  It seems like every picture they show are cyclists on dirt roads.  My goal is to travel this route and stay on paved roads. 

I would say that 98% (or better) of our routing, other than the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, is on paved roads or trails. Sometimes the route is on a crushed limestone or gravel path and occasionally, there is an unavoidable 0.5 mi. to 2 mi. of gravel road. On the Lewis & Clark route, there are several gravel options.

I hope that helps.

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Ketchum Idaho to Missoula Mt
« on: July 21, 2009, 07:58:35 am »
The shoulder-width map on the page below might be helpful in your planning:

http://www.itd.idaho.gov/bike_ped/bikeTouring.html

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Bike Shop Update for Williston, ND
« on: July 20, 2009, 11:07:12 am »
Hi Cinzia,

Thanks for the info on Williston. Information like this generally lives on our addenda. It looks we had part of it already in-house and the rest will be handled shortly.

We appreciate the update, thanks again.

.Jennifer.

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"Adding lanes"? Does that mean it will be safer to ride on 12 from Missoula to Kamiah next summer? Right now the Motorway appears to be the safest route, and that requires a different bike than the road portions.

Adding lanes would be nice, wouldn't it? I'm not entirely sure what the scope of the end result is slated to be on this project. We received notification from a cyclist passing through so only have minimal information at this point.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Great Divide Route Canada
« on: July 06, 2009, 08:10:52 am »
Does anyone have suggestions for hiring a car shuttle for the Canada portion of the Great Divide route?
Thanks!

There are a couple of Canadian shuttle options available on the Great Divide Shuttle Options pdf available on the page below:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/greatdivide.cfm

I hope this helps,
.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Maps
« on: July 06, 2009, 08:06:01 am »
I still need a map or maps from Little Rock Arkansas to Bangor Maine

For the section between Little Rock, Arkansas and where ever you'd like to connect to an ACA route, check with the state bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. They usually have good resources about their state. You can get contact information for all states at the website below:

http://www.walkinginfo.org/assistance/contacts.cfm

Good luck and have a great ride!

.Jennifer.

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