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Routes / Re: ohio to grand canyon routes. any ideas?
« on: March 19, 2010, 08:02:16 am »
You probably want to start by reading articles from our How To pages:

Have you looked at our route network? Depending on where you want to travel, you could piece together a tour with our maps.

Be sure to download the Map of All ACA Routes pdf for a clear view of where routes intersect with one another.

As you discover more about where you want to travel, ask more questions.

Have fun!


Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Great Lakes Route
« on: March 18, 2010, 08:27:07 am »
You might want to start with the maps available on this page under the heading "Where can I learn more about the Indiana trails plan?"


Routes / Re: Kettle Valley Railway
« on: March 05, 2010, 11:37:48 am »
If I am not mistaken, an sotry written by a duo who cycled come of it appeared in "Adventure Cyclist" magazine within the last year.

This is true. There is an article by Chuck Haney in the September/November 2009 Adventure Cyclist. Unfortunately, it is not showing up in our article archive at the moment. I'm tracking it down.

Found it. Features from the September/November issue are available on the main Adventure Cyclist page. It is the second article listed, BC Ballast.

I hope it helps.


Routes / Re: Kettle Valley Railway
« on: March 05, 2010, 11:23:48 am »
If I am not mistaken, an sotry written by a duo who cycled come of it appeared in "Adventure Cyclist" magazine within the last year.

This is true. There is an article by Chuck Haney in the September/November 2009 Adventure Cyclist. Unfortunately, it is not showing up in our article archive at the moment. I'm tracking it down.


General Discussion / Re: My Idea
« on: March 05, 2010, 08:22:04 am »
This article (though perhaps a little dated) might be a good way to offer some perspective to worried friends and family:

Why My Mom (and yours) Should Not Worry About Our Bike Tours


GPS Discussion / Re: GPX File Contents
« on: March 03, 2010, 11:08:07 am »
You should be able to edit your post using the Modify Message link in the upper right of your message.

Let me know if that doesn't work for you.


Yes, it is there.  Missed it.

Ah, can I blame my rare eye condition?  Really, I do have one.  Think some characters here are wrong but idiopathic juxta or parafoveal telangiectasis. 

Actually, I think I didn't notice it because it is just small words.  I also run a couple SMF forums and I think mine stand out better.  I attached a snapshot of that in case you guys are interested.  I thought this was a standard option but maybe I installed something.

I like that image. You might want to send your suggestion to jsieber since he is the one who is responsible for changes like that.


Routes / Re: Sierra Cascade Route
« on: March 03, 2010, 10:49:31 am »

Do you know if a way point file will be available to complement the maps for this route when the maps are released? 

There will be gps waypoints for this route. We will post them as close to the release date of the maps as possible.


GPS Discussion / Re: GPX File Contents
« on: February 24, 2010, 07:40:38 am »
Had to reply to myself for this as it looks like the moderators have editing your own post turned off.

You should be able to edit your post using the Modify Message link in the upper right of your message.

Let me know if that doesn't work for you.


Routes / Re: southern tier map for friends and family
« on: February 24, 2010, 07:34:25 am »
Though it sounds like this might not be detailed enough on it's own for following you on your ride, you could start with the network map we have available as a pdf (at no cost!) on the Routes & Mapping page.

Click on Map of All ACA Routes, first line after Adventure Cycling Maps in the upper right of the page.


General Discussion / Re: Hello, and a newbie question
« on: February 15, 2010, 12:07:08 pm »

Here is what it says on our website about "supported" tours:

The supported trips can vary in the kind of support offered based on a variety of factors. Usually these are spelled out in the route description. You may need to read the tour description online to get the best picture since the printed book has limited space. And, of course, if you have questions, be sure to give the Tours department a call or drop them an email.


Routes / Re: Underground Railway why ...
« on: February 01, 2010, 06:03:35 pm »
Hi Tony,

We got in touch with the researcher for this route and this is his response to going off the bike trail/path:

The reason(s) that the current maps route riders to Clifton and later
re-join the bike path in S Charleston is to route people past the front door
of The National Afro American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce.
The route also takes people closer to Massies Creek Cemetery where Martin
Delany is buried.  Martin DeLany is known as the father of Black
Nationalism, he was active n the URR, was the first African American officer
in the US army, met with Lincoln in the White House and shared a strategy
for winning the war.  The original marker for his grave was small and had
his name misspelled.  The museum raised money for a more appropriate maker
for a person of his stature and they are very proud of the project. Another
reason for the current routing is that it takes people right through the
campuses of two HBCU's Wilberforce University and Central State University.
Both have supported riders using the route.

From a historical perspective I like the current routing.  From a pure
cycling perspective of getting from point A to point B staying on the path
would make more sense.  So those are the trade-offs.

I suspected it was a historical reason, but it's always nice to have confirmation.


Routes / Re: Chicago to west coast?
« on: January 26, 2010, 06:38:16 pm »
Hi Joe,

I am new to all this but I have a stupid question.  Why are there no routes that go say from Chicago to Boise ID?  Why do all route go so far north or south?  I am looking to go from Chicago to Boise.  Is the Lewis and Clark trail the only option?  Just curious?  I guess before I try to create my own route I should understand why no one has already created one.

Thanks for the education.

We have built our route network from a variety of reasons. Some historic (Lewis & Clark), some traditional (TransAm) and some to reduce miles (Western Express). Sorry this doesn't help you much for your trip. A good place to start your research is with the states you think you'd like to be biking through. You can contact them and their bicycle/pedestrian coordinators from links on the following web page:


Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: Florida Connector 2010
« on: January 22, 2010, 08:11:47 am »

thanks for this as will be the route I am taking, can I just double check for North bound riders should it be after SR40 go North on SR 11 ?

Ooops! Thanks for catching my error. It has been corrected.


Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Florida Connector 2010
« on: January 21, 2010, 10:05:41 am »
There is a bridge being reconstructed across Little Haw Creek on CR 305 located on map C.

Southbound, the shortest detour is 8.7 mi. south on SR 11 then 6.9 mi. east on SR 40 to rejoin the route on CR 3.
Northbound, the shortest detour is 6.9 mi. west on SR 40 then 8.7 mi. north on SR 11 to rejoin the route on CR 304.

Be advised that Volusia Speedway Park is located on SR 40 so traffic may be especially heavy at times on race days.

Routes / Re: Myrtle beach to savannah
« on: January 19, 2010, 09:24:50 am »
Hi there,

Would you mind reposting this in English so others looking for this information might benefit?

Thanks so much,


Puisque vous êtes Canadien français, je vais écrire ceci dans Français et de le rendre plus facile pour vous. Où habitez-vous
au Québec? Nous avons un ami qui vit en dehors de Montréal. Nous sommes envieux de votre vélo route verte réseau.

Même si je n'ai jamais roulé tout le parcours, votre meilleure route est 17/701. Si vous laissez de Myrtle Beach vous pouvez prendre des entreprises 17, près de l'eau, vous allez être près de la plage jusqu'à ce que vous êtes un peu au nord de Murrells Inlet où vous serez en contact avec la Route 17. Je ne voudrais pas dévier, parce que la plupart des routes mèneront à nulle part. Vous allez passer par Francis Marion Park et continuer jusqu'à l'Ile des Palmes, au nord à l'est de Charleston. Je ne suis pas sûr si vous pouvez monter en toute sécurité à travers le pont qui relie le Mont. Agréable à Charleston. Il est très étroit, je voudrais d'abord vérifier. Charleston est une ville du sud de merveilleux. Je voudrais Donnez-vous quelque temps la bonne nourriture aussi.

Vous irez au sud-ouest, en dehors de Charleston, jusqu'à route 21 sud, tourner à gauche. Prenez cette route à 280, tournez à droite. Vous serez à proximité de Burton, SC près des États-Unis Corp base d'entraînement de la Marine. Apportez-la à la route 170, tournez à droite, suivez route 170 jusqu'à ce que vous reconnecter avec itinéraire alternatif 17 ou Speedway, boul., Juste au nord de Savannah. Prenez le pont et vous serez à Savannah. Vous serez séduits par Savannah. Le terrain est plutôt plat. Je crois que le kilométrage est d'environ 350 kilomètres. Je voudrais vous donner 5 jours pour Voyage, qui comprend sight seeing. Meilleur temps de l'année est d'avril à Juin. Je ne suis pas sûr de l'hébergement. Vous mai devoir faire un peu de camping. Il ya des parties qui sont peu peuplées. Bonne chance, et avoir un merveilleux voyage :) Bob

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