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General Discussion / Re: east to west southern tier
« on: August 24, 2010, 10:41:49 am »
Another thing to consider when touring this time of year, the number of daylight hours available. This will limit how many miles you can cover in a day.


Routes / Re: US Civil War Tour
« on: August 23, 2010, 08:46:09 am »
I would recommend when you contact each state for maps, you direct your request to their Bicycle and Pedestrian coordinator and check their website for resources. Contact information and web addresses can be found here:


Routes / Re: Avoiding Williston ND due to oil traffic
« on: August 09, 2010, 09:36:09 am »

We are in the middle of the Lewis and Clark maps and have heard really bad things about Williston ND and all the oil traffic there.  Is there a good route we can take to re-join with the L & C maps while avoiding this city?

Honestly, I think much of western North Dakota is experiencing a boom of gas and oil exploration. Keeping that in mind, you might want to check this map on the North Dakota Department of Transportation website. It describes some road specifications and hopefully will at least guide you off the busiest roads:

You might also want to contact the ND Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for options:

Bennett R Kubischta
Local Government Division
North Dakota Department of Transportation
608 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0700
701-328-3555; Fax 701-328-0310

Good luck and have fun!


Hi Wouter,

While Adventure Cycling doesn't have a lot of miles in Tennessee, you might want to take a look at our Route Network map found here: and then downloading the Map of All ACA Routes.

You may also want to look at the Tennessee Department of Transportation website. They have a few documented bicycling routes and contact information in this page:

Good luck and have a great ride seeing Tennessee and your friends.


The five mile detour around the landslide is now paved and planning is underway for a more permanent road configuration.


The Mt. Vernon Trail between Mt. Vernon and Arlington appears to be undergoing some construction and improvements with sections sporadically closed. The roads parallel to the trail are not heavily trafficked and may be used as an alternative throughout the summer.


On Sierra Cascades Section 4, Maps 45 & 46, there is road construction on SR 89 between Meyers and Luther Pass leaving only minimal gravel shoulders. Some of the construction can be bypassed by using S. Upper Truckee Rd. from Meyers southward until it intersects SR 89.


This is a great solution to the too many waypoints dilemma! Thanks for working it out.


Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Portland, OR to Northern Tier
« on: July 19, 2010, 08:52:07 am »
You could use the Lewis and Clark Route, Section 7 ( out of Portland to Clarkston, ID. From there, check the Idaho Bicycling map on this page ( for road conditions between there and Sandpoint.

Hope this helps.


Routes / Re: Denver to Iowa City, Iowa
« on: July 19, 2010, 08:45:25 am »
Since your intended beginning and ending points don't seem to be directly on any of our routes, you may have to create your own. To start, you'll want to get in touch with the bike coordinators for the states in which you will be traveling through and check their online resources. The bike coordinators have a wealth of information that they can distribute for no charge. Most every state publishes a bicycle map of their
state that they will send out for free. And while the maps aren't as detailed as ours, they generally offer suggested roads for cycling through
their state. But every little piece of information can help. Here is a link to the contact information for all of the bicycle coordinators:

I hope this helps.


General Discussion / Re: Need to transport luggage in Provence
« on: July 16, 2010, 01:43:08 pm »
I will be touring next May with wife and two college age kids. We are looking for a company to transport our luggage from hotel to hotel every other day for about 4 transports total. Does anyone know a company that can provide this service?

This company might be able to help:


I removed yesterday's message, because my friends from Wagner actually went down through Marty today, and CoRd 2 is still out and closed 7 miles south of Marty. I will look for an alternative route next week and report back "from the scene".

Thanks for staying on this. We appreciate it. Look forward to hearing what you find out.


Routes / Re: Columbus, OH to Monroeville, IN?
« on: July 08, 2010, 10:06:31 am »
As for Staggers, I would post a photo from our visit but I am sure it would violate the forum's guidelines.  :)

There's something to be said about the power of the imagination. We can all feel free to let ours roam after a comment like that! ;-)


Routes / Re: Columbus, OH to Monroeville, IN?
« on: July 07, 2010, 08:59:49 am »
When in Monroeville, assuming they are still there...

Stay in the town community building.  Nicely cooled.  When I was there  in '99 there was a man who kept a journal with the names and home town of all the cyclists who passed through.

Pop into Staggers bar.  Good local color.

Yup, the community building/city park services are still there for cyclists. It is listed as Cyclists' Only Lodging on the Northern Tier 8 and 9 maps. Glad to hear you had a good experience there.


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