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General Discussion / Re: Natchez trace open?
« on: October 03, 2013, 09:34:31 am »
So it looks like the road is still open, but all facilities are closed

Yes, that appears to be the case for the Natchez Trace:


We've been alerted that the border crossing shown on the Quebec Alternate (map 3) is closed. An alternate crossing is located just west of Richmond on map 2.

A possible alternate route can be found here:

The new border crossing info from Richmond is here:
Information on the North Troy border crossing is here: (called Derby Line)


Routes / MOVED: Touring Trilogy!
« on: October 01, 2013, 09:33:23 am »

A construction closure has been reported via Twitter: [Southbound] Hargett St closed just b4 woodland dr.  Take bike path on R; rejoins at RR St; next 2 months [through November?]

We don't have any verifying information, if you know something more, please add it to this thread.

Thank you,

And here are some links to maps of the area to help you determine routing through Ste. Genevieve:

Ferry link:

Main Missouri bike/ped site:

Missouri bicycle map for the area:

The main Illinois bike/ped site:

Randolph Co. in Illinois from the ferry to rejoin the route:


The ferry is a great idea, jamawani! Thanks for suggesting it. I'll pass it along to the caller from this morning who alerted us to the closure.


There is a bridge out on SR H east of St. Mary. The road is closed until October 2. You must detour.

The only possibility we see for a detour is County Rd. 950 which it looks like you can access from 2nd St. Unfortunately, CR 950 is likely not paved. You may wish to ask locally for other alternatives or for a ride across unpaved stretch.


Routes / MOVED: dreaming mongolia
« on: September 03, 2013, 10:23:31 am »

Due to the Rim Fire burning in Yosemite National Park, part of the road through the park on the Sierra Cascades Route is closed.

For current closures and alternate routes, see the Yosemite National Park page:


Routes / Re: Sierra Cascades-Oregon section: Windigo Pass question
« on: August 19, 2013, 10:30:12 am »
From the Riding Conditions on this map section:

"...the unpaved roads can be dirt, sand, and/or hard packed gravel."

I believe I've read reports that indicate the dirt sections are pretty awful to near unrideable when wet.


Routes / Re: Heading south from Newton KS to Mobile, AL
« on: August 16, 2013, 03:36:21 pm »
You might try checking out what the states you are traveling through have for bicycling and/or suitability maps to help you determine decent roads to ride. Suitability maps are ones the show things like shoulder width, presence of rumble strips and traffic volumes in any combination.

Hope this helps,

There is a bridge out between Bridgeton and Pollocksville on CR 1004. It is expected to be reopened by the end of the month.

In the meantime, you can us US 70 and US 17 between the two towns. These highways are busy but have pretty good shoulders for most of the distance.


There is a bridge out west of Gatesville on SR 137. It is not likely to be replaced until 2014.

A detour around the closure is as follows:

SB: From [D] in Gatesville continue north on SR 37. At "Y" in 1.6 mi., bear left onto US 158, then in 1.2 mi., turn left onto Harrells Church Rd., then in 2.1 mi., turn left onto Turner Rd., then in 0.7 mi., turn right onto SR 137 rejoining route. In 6 mi, continue narrative at [E].

NB: From [E], continue east on SR 137. In 6 mi, turn left onto Turner Rd., then in 0.7 mi., turn right onto Harrells Church Rd., then in 2.1 mi., turn acute right onto US 158, then in 1.2 mi. continue straight on US 158, SR 37 joins route. Rejoin route. In 1.6 mi., continue narrative at [D].


A bridge is being replaced on Stagecoach Trail north of Afton. Updates on the project and a map of the posted detour are available from Washington County on the following page:

This will be in effect until September.



KY 36 remains closed west of Carrollton, KY and no official date for reopening the road has been set.


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