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Check out the pdf maps available on these pages for some guidance.

Washington DOT, choose #6 - East Central:
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/bike/statemap.htm

Idaho DOT, choose "Shoulder width map" about the middle of the page:
http://www.itd.idaho.gov/bike_ped/bikeTouring.html

I hope this helps,
.Jennifer.

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Midwest / Re: North Dakota route
« on: June 24, 2009, 07:47:20 am »
Thanks for posting what looks like an interesting option for the Northern Tier route. I'm going to file it for future reference. Do you know anything about services available outside of camping? Grocery stores, service stations, restaurants?

.Jennifer.

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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: Washington Parks Loop 2009
« on: June 15, 2009, 01:38:52 pm »
Check with the National Park Service for updates on this road closure here:

http://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/road-status.htm

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Florida Route
« on: June 15, 2009, 07:33:06 am »
Hi Tony,

You might want to contact the Florida Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator. They usually have some suggestions for good routes in their states.

Dennis Scott
State Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator
850-245-1527; Fax 850-245-1554
E-mail: dennis.scott@dot.state.fl.us

Dwight Kingsbury
Assistant Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator
State Safety Office
850-245-1520; Fax 850-245-1554
E-mail: dwight.kingsbury@dot.state.fl.us

.Jennifer.

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GPS Discussion / Re: Gps route different to aca maps?
« on: June 08, 2009, 11:37:55 am »
The map route is as follows : Florence to Noti along the 126, then via Crow to Eugene.
The Gps route is as follows : Florence to Mapelton along the 126, then along the 36 via Fern Ridge lake to Eugene.

Aha, I see what happened. It would appear that you have an older version of the map. The GPS routing is the current routing for the BC-1511-08 version map. The TAAboutV00x document that came with your GPS download will tell you what version of the maps that the files are keyed to.

.Jenn.

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GPS Discussion / Re: Gps route different to aca maps?
« on: June 05, 2009, 03:17:45 pm »
Hi Shane,

I've just recieved the first 3 parts of the Transam maps. And now I've also downloaded the GPs waypoints, but it seems that the gps route between Florence and Eugene is largly diffrent to the map. So not only have I bought a map for only one leg but it also differs from the Gps information.

The Florence to Eugene section of the TransAm is what we call an Alternate, rather than the Main Route. This information is also included in the GPS waypoints you downloaded. The waypoints and route for the alternate begin with J3. Routing between Florence and Eugene has been stable for a few years now so the data and the maps should match each other.

I hope this helps, (unless, of course, I've completely misunderstood your issue, let me know if you need something further)
.Jenn.

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General Discussion / MOVED: Comfy saddles
« on: May 13, 2009, 07:55:23 am »

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Connecting ACA Routes / MOVED: About the Pacific Coast Route
« on: May 11, 2009, 08:42:20 am »
This topic has been moved to Routes.

Moved to topic appropriate discussion.

http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?topic=5790.0

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Routes / Re: Sierra Cascade Route
« on: May 07, 2009, 11:12:13 am »
Barring unforeseen circumstances, we will have the entire Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route published by late winter or early spring of 2010. Though these are the first maps we have generated from the ground up using GIS technology, we don't see any reason we can't meet this timeframe. So far, things are moving along as expected. *fingers crossed*

.Jennifer.

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Gear Talk / Re: Check list for the trans am
« on: May 07, 2009, 08:49:46 am »
Hi there,

We have an article in our How To section that addresses this very topic, http://www.adventurecycling.org/features/packing.cfm. Or Judy Colwell, who has traveled many miles on her bike, has an extensive list on her web page, http://www.stanford.edu/~jcolwell/.

.Jennifer.

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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Southern Tier 2009
« on: May 05, 2009, 11:02:58 am »
This information pertains to Southern Tier, Sections 5 and 6.

The St. Francisville, LA ferry has been closed sporadically due to a fuel tank leak. This ferry can also be closed in the spring due to high water levels on the Mississippi River.

When the ferry is closed there are two options for crossing the river:

1)US 190
2)Plaquemine ferry.

Eastbound access to US 190:
From New Roads (map 78), ride southeast on Hwy. 415 to Baton Rouge and the US 190 bridge. The bridge has no shoulders and carries high speed traffic so you need to be VERY careful crossing it. The bridge also has joints which will puncture tires. Hitching a ride across may be your best bet or the Baton Rouge Police Dept. may be able to assist you in crossing, call 225-389-3874 to arrange. The bridge is about 27 mi. south of New Roads.

Eastbound access to Plaquemine ferry:
Follow directions above continuing past US 190 all the way to Plaquemine using Hwy. 988 as much as possible, about another 18 mi. After crossing the river, head north on Hwy. 991 to Baton Rouge.

Once in Baton Rouge, you can head back to the route and rejoin it at St. Francisville using the Baton Rouge Spur. OR ride north out of Baton Rouge on SR 67/Plank Rd. LA DOT says SR 67 has a 4' paved shoulder with heavy traffic but it should decrease as you travel north. According to Google Earth, there are a few services (no lodging) along the way but not many. This will intersect with the ST on Map 80, near Woodland on SR 432 and is about 40 miles.


Westbound access to US 190:
From Woodland (map 80), continue south on SR 67 to Baton Rouge, then local roads to US 190. LA DOT says SR 67 has a 4' paved shoulder with heavy traffic but it should decrease as you travel north. According to Google Earth, there are a few services (no lodging) along the way but not many. The US 190 bridge has no shoulders and carries high speed traffic so you need to be VERY careful crossing it. The bridge also has joints which will puncture tires. Hitching a ride across may be your best bet or the West Baton Rouge Sheriff may be able to assist you in crossing, call 225-343-9234 to arrange.

Westbound access to Plaquemine ferry:
Follow directions above continuing through Baton Rouge and onto Hwy. 991 to Plaquemine. After crossing the river on the ferry, head north on Hwy. 988 (as much as possible) to Hwy. 415 to New Roads.

For further information:
LA DOT customer service: 877-452-3683, 7 AM - 6 PM
LA DOT Ferry Information: 888-613-3779
LA DOT ferry status website: http://www.dotd.state.la.us/ferry/

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GPS Discussion / Re: GPX for GD from Banff to Roosville?
« on: April 30, 2009, 03:16:20 pm »
Hi,

I've been working with John (our webmaster and IT guru) today to try to clean up how this information is displayed on the information page for the Great Divide. We decided to make the Great Divide Canada gps data a separate download since it is always sold separate from the U.S. Great Divide maps. I hope this helps.

.Jenn.

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Routes / Re: Bicycle Across New Jersey ?
« on: April 30, 2009, 08:50:32 am »
Hi,

I'm guessing you already have the map found on this page from the New Jersey DOT:

http://www.nj.gov/transportation/commuter/bike/tours.shtm

If not, you should download it. It seems to contain a lot of service information. However, it is generic in that it only tells you of the presence of a hotel or campground, not the name or contact information. You can probably derive that from an online mapping service such as Mapquest or Google Maps/Earth.

Good luck and have a great trip.

.Jennifer.

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From the Ohio Department of Transportation:

State Route 174 (Chagrin River Road), Cuyahoga County
Bridge repair just north of Old Mill Road in Gates Mills.  Traffic will be maintained.  Begin: April 2009/Complete:
August 2009 
 
State Route 174 (Chagrin River Road), Cuyahoga County
Bridge rehabilitation at Wilson Mills Road over the Chagrin River in Gates Mills.  The bridge will close for a period of no
more than 45 days between July 1 and August 15.  Detour via U.S. Route 322, State Route 91 and U.S. Route 6.  Begin:
May 2009/Complete: November 2009

The detour recommended above may or may not be appropriate. There are intermittent sidewalks and heavy traffic.


For construction updates go to:

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D12/Pages/default.aspx

or call: (216) 581- 2100 or (866) 737-8112

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