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Pacific Northwest / Re: Greetings
« on: December 22, 2009, 07:56:43 am »
Hi mugs,

Welcome to bicycle touring! Have you seen this article on our site specifically about ultra light bicycle touring?

There is also a link in the upper right corner for a review of ultra light gear. Check it out, too.

For planning your Idaho adventure, you might want to check the Idaho Department of Transportation website. They have some resources there including a map that shows shoulder widths that you can use as a guide.

Good luck and have fun!


Routes / Re: Midwest three state route
« on: December 22, 2009, 07:47:32 am »

Definitely check out the Northern Tier Route. Parts of it might work well for you depending on what you are looking for.

Also, you can reach the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinators for North Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota on the page listed below as well as links to their web page. Some have great info right on their site for touring recommendations.

Good luck and have fun!


For some general information, try going to and put in your destination in the upper left search box. Once the page reloads, scroll down to the 36 hour forecast you'll see a tab labeled Averages. Click on that and it will display the monthly high and low temperature and precipitation averages for your chosen location.


Hi Kathy,

I've been in touch with Kathy and Roger. They are a bit busy at the moment but intend to put together something about their route for me to pass on to you.


Routes / Re: Planning bike tour in Montana - route questions
« on: December 15, 2009, 08:10:08 am »
From the NPS website, Glacier Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I ride my bicycle on the Going-to-the Sun Road?
Yes, but there are some exceptions. From June 15 through Labor Day, the following sections of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are closed to bicycle use between 11a.m. and 4 p.m.:

    * From Apgar turnoff (at the south end of Lake McDonald) to Sprague Creek Campground
    * Eastbound from Logan Creek to Logan Pass.

Due to ongoing road rehabilitation on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, portions of the roadbed may not be paved. Bicyclists should use caution riding on gravel portions of the road.

Also, be sure to check out the plans for road construction on Going-to-the-Sun. They may influence your itinerary.

Have a great trip!


General Discussion / Re: Oregon Trail
« on: December 14, 2009, 08:05:26 am »
You must have caught the website in the midst of maintenance or something, comes up for me.


Routes / Re: routes across canada
« on: December 08, 2009, 10:07:02 am »
Hi Ed,

First, Canada is part of the North American continent.  :) Second, you will find information for areas outside of that geographical area, too, on this forum. Be sure to check the appropriate Regional Discussion Area. And third, I've got a couple of links for you.

This one is for the Route Verte in Quebec,
This one is for a system ranging across the entire country. It is not complete but may be enough to get you started,

Have fun!


Classifieds / MOVED: Ticket australie
« on: November 30, 2009, 09:43:19 am »

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions as to how to best connect with the ST - I have the Florida Connector map and would prefer not going too far east.  I plan to camp and stay in motels as well, whatever feels good, am a 60 yr.old female travelling alone and fairly light, and like to ride anywhere between 60 to 90 miles per day. 

You might want to check the map selection found at the Florida Department of Transportation. If you don't see what you need, give the coordinator a call. They will know their state resources the best.

I'd like to thank Adventure Cycling for the great maps and service in general - and thanks to you members who contribute to the forum!

You're welcome! Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. Have a great trip!


Mid-Atlantic / Re: Youghiogheny Trail/Great Allegheny Passage
« on: November 20, 2009, 08:58:12 am »
Hi Richard,

I don't know the answer to your question about the Youghiogheny Trail but I wondered if you had seen Pennsylvania Route S. It might be helpful to you in planning your tour.


Sounds like you are off to a good start in the planning department for this one! Be sure to let us know which trip you took and how it goes. We regularly get requests for good, kid friendly tour suggestions. It would be nice to have one in the books from a family who rode one recently.


Thanks Jennifer.  I have ridden that trail three times, covering part of it with a kid in tow.  It is definitely one of my favorite rides anywhere and one of the first places I recommend to other cyclists.  In fact, if left to my own devices it is near the top of the list.  Not #1 only because I would like to try somewhere new!  Still, if someone can suggest how to make that part of a loop I would be all over it!

Well darn! I was hoping to have the winning suggestion. =) Have you thought about heading west to Idaho? How about Craters of the Moon National Monument? or further south to Bear Lake? I don't have specific suggestions about those areas but know there were several cyclists passing through here last summer headed that way.


Hi Doug,

I don't have a specific loop suggestion for you but I would highly encourage you to incorporate the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes into your route if you go near CDA. Everyone I've talked to who's done it, especially with young ones, says nothing but good things about it.

Two resources follow:

Also, a great day trip in that area is the Hiawatha Trail:


Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Southern Tier to Trans Am via Santa Fe Trail
« on: November 16, 2009, 08:23:10 am »

Thanks for the additional information on this. I will do some follow up on it later this week.


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