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Routes / Re: Logistics for GDMBR
« on: February 20, 2015, 04:24:49 pm »
For a map of hiking trails in Glacier here are several sites. I think that the visitor centers would also sell hiking maps of Glacier.

http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/hikingthetrails.htm
http://www.hikinginglacier.com/
http://www.natgeomaps.com/trailsillustrated

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Routes / Re: Logistics for GDMBR
« on: February 17, 2015, 09:35:59 am »
Have you called anyone on the shuttle sheet that is available online on our Great Divide page? Go to this link and under the Logistics tab there is a link to a shuttle pdf.

http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/great-divide-mountain-bike-route/

Also, try calling the listed bike shops in Helena or Butte to see if they have any ideas.

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Routes / Re: TransAmerica then Pacific Coast Summer 2015 (First Tour)
« on: February 03, 2015, 04:17:21 pm »
Leaving in mid-May sounds reasonable from the east coast. That is when our Tours groups leave.

Plan on riding less mileage for the first few weeks. One, you are getting used to riding day after day and your muscles need to adjust, and two, the Appalachians have many steep hills which you'll encounter those first weeks. You can make up the mileage later in the trip. And remember to plan a rest day every 7-10 days.

The cheapest way to go is to camp and cook your own meals. Assuming you have all the necessary gear before you leave, a budget of $35-$50 day should be enough to pay for camping fees and groceries and still stash a bit away for unforeseen expenses like repairs or gear replacement. Going dirtbag-style, it’s possible to travel on $10/day or less.

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Routes / Re: ROUT HELP! Chicago, IL to Hilliard, OH
« on: February 02, 2015, 11:07:01 am »
You can get in touch with the bicycle coordinators for the states in which you will be traveling through. Many states 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. 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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Routes / Re: Rt. 2 across North Dakota
« on: February 02, 2015, 10:40:04 am »
Fred:
Send me your email address and I can send you a pdf showing information about services between Missoula and Sandpoint.

cmajernik@adventurecycling.org

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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: GDMBR Addenda for Canada
« on: January 26, 2015, 11:29:13 am »
Yes, Steve, you are correct. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We'll get it changed.

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Routes / Re: Southern Tier San Diego from mid February
« on: January 22, 2015, 02:12:06 pm »
All the highways that the route uses are open all year around in the western states. So Aggie is correct, if a pass is closed due to a snow storm, the road departments will be plowing it soon thereafter.

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Routes / Re: Route from Glendale, Arizona to Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
« on: January 20, 2015, 11:48:43 am »
The Arizona DOT has several bike maps available that might help you. They have a state map plus several city maps. Here is the link: http://www.azbikeped.org/maps.asp

Adventure Cycling's Southern Tier #1 map shows routing and services between Glendale, Wickenburg and Quartzsite. To see a Detail Map for #1 routing, after you click on this link, go to "1. San Diego, CA to Tempe, AZ (413 mi.)" and click on the word Detail.
http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/southern-tier/

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Routes / Re: Missoula to Ovando, G-town Lake, Wisdom
« on: January 12, 2015, 10:01:33 am »
Go to the MT state tourism website - under Places to Stay it lists campgrounds so you can find options.
www.visitmt.com

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Routes / Re: Rt. 2 across North Dakota
« on: December 29, 2014, 10:29:02 am »
Here is a link to the blog that was written about the route changes in North Dakota:
http://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/big-route-changes-in-north-dakota/

The Bakken oil field stretches up into Canada so you will encounter just as much traffic and unsafe road conditions if you try to go north to get around the area. We looked at that as our first option to avoid the Bakken. Even on our new routing to the south folks are encountering oil and gas traffic but it's much less than the area around Williston. To avoid the area entirely you'd have to drop down to South Dakota to cross.

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Routes / Re: I90 into Missoula
« on: December 22, 2014, 04:00:30 pm »
Whit:
Email me directly and I can send you a pdf showing the frontage roads you can ride on between Missoula and Clinton.
cmajernik@adventurecycling.org

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SR 1 is closed 0.7 mi. N. of the Los Angeles/Ventura County line due to a mud slide.  Here is a detour going north to south beginning at the intersection of E. Hueneme Rd. and Navalair Rd. (on map 57). Northbound riders should reverse these directions. This detour has some steep narrow sections on S. Westlake Blvd./SR 23. We haven't found out how long the closure will be so call the local sheriff's dept. when approaching this area.

SR 1 closure - map 58

↑ Straight continue on E. Hueneme Rd.

3.1 → Slight right to stay on E. Hueneme Rd.

0.1 → Right Turn onto Potrero Rd.

6.0 ↑ Straight Continue onto Lynn Rd.

0.8 → Right Turn onto S. Reino Rd.

0.2 ← Left Turn onto Potrero Rd.

5.2 ← Left Slight onto W. Potrero Rd.

0.8 ← Left Slight onto E. Potrero Rd.

1.5 → Right Turn onto S. Westlake Blvd./SR 23.

10.0 ← Left Turn onto SR 1 S.

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Routes / Re: Co$t of Travel
« on: November 14, 2014, 10:45:20 am »
The inexpensive way to go is to camp and cook your own meals. Assuming you have all the necessary gear before you leave a budget of $35-$50 day should be enough to pay for camping fees and groceries and still stash a bit away for unforeseen expenses like repairs or gear replacement. Going very cheap, it’s possible to travel on $10/day or less. Camping prices will be more expensive on either coast, and when you are near or in large cities like Austin.

Besides the mountain passes, one in CA, one in AZ, and two in NM, you will go through the "Texas Hill Country" which is a series of short, steep hills west of Austin. Plan to ride less miles if you are going west to east at the start, because, as staepj! said, it's pretty challenging. After you're on the road for awhile you'll be able to increase your daily mileage.

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Routes / Re: New York - Virgina Beach
« on: September 24, 2014, 10:45:36 am »
Max:
Don't know if you looked at our Atlantic Coast Route but there's 2 maps that can give you routing. Atlantic Coast #2 shows routing from NYC to Conshohocken. Atlantic Coast #3 shows routing from DC to Richmond. Click on the following link, then click on the word Detail after numbers 2 and 3 which gives you a idea of where the route goes. The NYC routing doesn't start in the city - we recommend that you take a train to Summit, NJ, then begin riding from there.
http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/atlantic-coast/

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:
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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Routes / Re: CDT Ride - Anaconda MT area (2-3 day)
« on: September 22, 2014, 06:01:10 pm »
If you have the maps they list numbers for the USFS campgrounds - call them to find out about offseason usage. And the USFS also could answer your question about bear & cat activity. As long as you are hanging your food and not sleeping with your food in the tent I don't think you have too much to worry about.
In Butte, you could ask at The Outdoorsman to see if you could leave a vehicle there.

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