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Routes / Re: Weather concerns for fall cross country?
« on: August 26, 2016, 11:27:15 am »
Here are several things to think about when traveling in the fall. Many campgrounds close after Labor Day so if you are depending on a campground call ahead to make sure they are open. Also, the days get shorter as fall progresses so you will have less daylight and more time in your tent.

The passes in Colorado are high, though almost all the highways remain open all year around. But the later you're traveling the more likely you will encounter a snow storm which might close a pass for a day or two. Check the weather reports often and be prepared to stay in motels if need be.

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Routes / Re: Northern Tier in Minnesota: which loop?
« on: August 23, 2016, 04:08:38 pm »
Here is a blog post that we did after changing the routing to use more of the rail trails in Minnesota. This might help you.
https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/northern-tier-route-changes-in-minnesota/

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Ellicott City had a major flood on 7/30/16. Main St./SR 144 is temporarily closed. Follow the posted detour around the town. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/hocogov/

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Due to extensive sewer line replacement construction on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Albuquerque this road is temporarily impassible in both directions. Fortunately there is an excellent alternative, which is shown in Ride with GPS. Eastbound: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15956205
Westbound: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15954386

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Routes / Re: Adirondack Park Loop
« on: August 12, 2016, 11:24:57 am »
We do our best to show campgrounds within 5 miles of the route, though occasionally some might be missed. And there are also the campgrounds, mainly RV Parks, that don't have tent camping. We don't list them.

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Routes / Re: Western express to transAm
« on: August 08, 2016, 03:22:18 pm »
The TransAm intersects with the Underground Railroad just south of the Ohio River ferry at Cave In Rock, IL. You could take that northeast into Ohio and leave the route to head east into PA. You can also get in touch with the bicycle coordinators for the states in which you will be traveling through and need routing. Many have online resources as well as printed materials. Nearly every state publishes a bicycle map of some sort that they will send out for free and the coordinators often have more information they can distribute for no charge as well. And while the maps aren't as detailed as ours, they generally offer suggested roads for cycling through their state. Here is a link to the contact information for all of the bicycle coordinators and some online materials:
http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/data/state.cfm

For more tips and ideas on how to create your own route, see this blog post on the topic:
http://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/how-to-create-your-own-route/

And once you have an idea of routing, you might want to solicit feedback and refinements from the Forums community of cyclists on our Forums.

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Routes / Re: Cycling from Portland, Or to Logan's Pass
« on: June 30, 2016, 03:21:51 pm »
You can use Adventure Cycling routes. From Portland, you can take the Lewis & Clark Trail section 7 and 6 to Missoula, MT. Then follow the Great Parks North section 2 north to Glacier Natl. Park to pick up the Northern Tier.

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Routes / Re: Great Sand Dunes CO
« on: June 29, 2016, 04:13:44 pm »
Contact the CO bike/ped program. They should be able to give you some information.

https://www.codot.gov/programs/bikeped

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Routes / Re: Sierra Cascades, Primitive Camping, and Bears. Oh my!
« on: June 20, 2016, 09:54:27 am »
You can also go to this website where cycling journals are posted. Search for Sierra Cascades.
https://www.crazyguyonabike.com

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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: Idaho Hot Springs route
« on: June 20, 2016, 09:39:59 am »
My local contact says:
We rode up to the summit of dollarhide today, Sunday.  We went all of the way to the summit from the Ketchum side.   We also spoke with a couple of people in pick up trucks.  Looks like the summit is open!!!  There appears to be some snow and wet spots on the west side (Fairfield side) but looks like you can get around them.  The creeks have cleared up and are in good shape.  So game on!!!   Enjoy and be safe. BTW the ride was real nice.


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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: Idaho Hot Springs route
« on: June 16, 2016, 01:43:08 pm »
I suggest you call the ranger district on the national forest to check conditions over Dollar Hide. The map will have the phone number. I will try to contact a local whom I've corresponded with before to see if he knows how the snow pack is melting.

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Routes / Re: St. Louis to Syracuse, NY
« on: June 07, 2016, 02:44:46 pm »
Unfortunately, we do not have a route with those specific endpoints. I suggest you take a look at the routes we have mapped to see which parts you could potentially use. You can view an interactive map from the page below to see our network and how it intersects with itself. From the interactive page, you can also download an Overview Map (pdf) to print:
http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/interactive-network-map/

The next step is to get in touch with the bicycle coordinators for the states in which you will be traveling through and need routing. Many have online resources as well as printed materials. Nearly every state publishes a bicycle map of some sort that they will send out for free and the coordinators often have more information they can distribute for no charge as well. And while the maps aren't as detailed as ours, they generally offer suggested roads for cycling through their state. Here is a link to the contact information for all of the bicycle coordinators:
http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/data/state.cfm

For more tips and ideas on how to create your own route, see this blog post on the topic:
http://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/how-to-create-your-own-route/


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The Franklin Ave bridge is closed till Fall of 2016.
See link for detour routes: http://www.hennepin.us/residents/transportation/franklin-ave-bridge

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Routes / Re: Texas Hill Country Loop elevation gain / loss
« on: May 23, 2016, 01:02:48 pm »
According to our calculations, there is 14,235 ft. elevation gain on the Main Route.

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Going from Astoria, OR to Bar Harbor, ME on that routing would be 4,616 miles. Let me know if you need to know which maps to buy.

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