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Routes / Re: How quickly are addendums updated?
« on: March 19, 2012, 01:16:56 pm »
We try to update addenda monthly. Some months we are busy with map printing deadlines so we will do it the following month. I can tell you the next updates to the online addenda will occur in April and June. And no, addenda are not added instantly when we receive them.

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Routes / Re: Status of detour around Williston ND aera?
« on: March 08, 2012, 04:16:30 pm »
This blog tells the status of what we're doing to change the routing in North Dakota. Northern Tier map sections 3 and 4 will be available in May.

http://blog.adventurecycling.org/2012/02/big-route-changes-in-north-dakota.html

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Routes / Re: Route Mileages
« on: March 01, 2012, 04:46:27 pm »
John:
This has always been a bit of conundrum, especially when listing the Northern Tier + North Lakes Route since it has so many options. Many of the routes have alternates and spurs, some short and some long. Our basic rule is to list the main route number and you'll see that on the map cover. Alternates or spurs are not included in this number. On the longer alternates we will also list the alternate mileage on the cover. For example, Northern Tier section 5 is 227.5 miles from Fargo to Grand Rapids and the Little Falls Alternate is 256 miles. Only the 227.5 number is listed in the Cyclosource. When I add the mileages together using the main routes of the three different routes that make up Northern Tier + North Lakes Route it is 4,249 miles. And you listed several of the choices folks have on this routing.

So that is about 400 miles shorter than what is listed. To come up with the 4,651 number all the individually listed map section numbers were added together. In that 400 mile difference folks could add and subtract depending on whether they choose the main route or an alternate. So for this particular route it's easier for us to err on the side of caution with listing more miles.   

We can qualify that number by saying "4,249 mi.  main route" so on the next update of the Cyclosource we'll change the number.

Hope this explanation helps.


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The Memorial Bridge over the Piscataqua River between Kittery, ME and Portsmouth, NH is under construction and will be closed until July 2013. Bicycles are not allowed on the two remaining bridges closest to the Memorial Bridge. A shuttle bus is running daily from 5 AM to 1 AM seven days a week and can accommodate bicycles. To see the schedule and pickup locations in both towns go to: http://www.memorialbridgeproject.com/
The website says nothing about recumbents so if you are riding one you should go the contact information on the website and ask if they can accommodate your bike.

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Routes / Re: Piecing together a cross country route
« on: February 09, 2012, 02:35:49 pm »
If you want to purchase the Western Express plus the TranAm maps east of Pueblo the maps are already packaged in a set:
http://www.adventurecycling.org/store/index.cfm/product/76_17/western-express--transam-east.cfm

Have you done any reading about how challenging the Western Express is? Unless your son is an exceptional rider you might want to reconsider. There are LONG distances without any services that could really make him hate cycling. Read about it here:
http://adventurecycling.org/routes/westernexpress.cfm?pg=more

There are also journals written about the route here:
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/

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Routes / Re: Montana 83 riding conditions?
« on: January 30, 2012, 12:29:04 pm »
ACA's Great Parks North section 2 map shows routing between Glacier and Missoula, and we recommend Hwy. 83 even though it doesn't have shoulders. It is much less traveled than the other options which go around Flathead Lake. US 93 which goes around the western side of the lake has shoulders (for the most part) but also carries the highest amount of vehicle traffic. And Hwy. 35 on the lake's east side is narrow, winding and shoulderless.
http://adventurecycling.org/routes/greatparks.cfm?pg=detail&s=2

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Routes / Re: touring route for california
« on: January 20, 2012, 11:30:59 am »
If you want to plan your own route you should take a look at Krebs Cycling Maps. They are suitability maps for the areas around San Francisco.

http://www.krebscycleproducts.com/

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Routes / Re: Fort Erie, NY?
« on: January 20, 2012, 11:18:40 am »
Thanks for letting us know. We'll get it corrected.

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State Hwy. 14 east of Cedar City is closed due to a landslide and the clearing/reconstruction will extend into the summer of 2012 so there's a detour to get around the closure. See this link for updates: http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100:pg:0:::1:T,V:3571
Eastbound, from the intersection of Center St./SR 14 and Main St./SR 130 in Cedar City, head north on Main St./SR 130. At 4.1 mi., turn right onto Old US Hwy. 91 which parallels I-15. At 12.1 mi., cross I-15 and enter town of Summit (no services). Stay on Old US Hwy. 91. At 19.4 mi., enter Parowan (all services) and turn right onto E 200 S/SR 143. Begin climb. At 30.8 enter Brian Head (lodging and restaurant). At 35.3 mi., turn left following SR 143. The Cedar Breaks Visitor Center is 4.7 mi. S. from this point. At 40.1 mi., rejoin route at the intersection of SR 143 and CR 240/Red Desert Rd. 
Westbound, from the intersection of SR 143 and CR 240/Red Desert Rd., continue on SR 143. At 4.8 mi., turn right following SR 143. The Cedar Breaks Visitor Center is 4.7 mi. S. from this point. At 9.3 mi., enter Brian Head (lodging and restaurant). Begin descent. At 20.7 mi., enter Parowan (all services) and turn left onto Old US Hwy. 91 which parallels I-15. At 28 mi., enter town of Summit (no services), then cross I-15. Stay on Old US Hwy. 91. At 36 mi., turn left onto Main St./SR 130. At 40.1 mi., rejoin route at the intersection of Main St./SR 130 and Center St./SR 14 in Cedar City.

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State Hwy. 14 east of Cedar City is closed due to a landslide and the clearing/reconstruction will extend into the summer of 2012 so there's a detour to get around the closure. See this link for updates: http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100:pg:0:::1:T,V:3571
Eastbound, from the intersection of Center St./SR 14 and Main St./SR 130 in Cedar City, head north on Main St./SR 130. At 4.1 mi., turn right onto Old US Hwy. 91. At 12.1 mi., cross I-15 and enter town of Summit (no services). Stay on Old US Hwy. 91. At 19.4 mi., enter Parowan (all services) and turn right onto E 200 S/SR 143. Begin climb. At 30.8 enter Brian Head (lodging and restaurant). At 35.3 mi., rejoin route at the intersection of SR 143 and SR 148. The Cedar Breaks Visitor Center is 4.7 mi. S. from this point. 
Westbound, from the intersection of intersection of SR 143 and SR 148, turn right. The Cedar Breaks Visitor Center is 4.7 mi. S. from this point. At 4.5 mi., enter Brian Head (lodging and restaurant). Begin descent. At 15.9 mi., enter Parowan (all services) and turn left onto Old US Hwy. 91. At 23.1 mi., enter town of Summit (no services), then cross I-15. Stay on Old US Hwy. 91. At 31.2 mi., turn left onto Main St./SR 130. At 35.2 mi., rejoin route at the intersection of Main St./SR 130 and Center St./SR 14 in Cedar City.
   
 

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Routes / Re: NT vs NT+Lakes
« on: December 27, 2011, 05:20:45 pm »
ACA uses the Northern Tier + North Lakes + Lake Erie Connector routing because feedback from leaders and participants on past trips were saying they got tired of all the farms and cornfields on the traditional Northern Tier. The mileage is about the same.

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Routes / Re: Lewis & Clark
« on: December 16, 2011, 02:54:36 pm »
We are in the process of making major changes on both the Northern Tier and Lewis & Clark routes and remapping a new route through North Dakota to avoid Williston and the area between Williston and Minot. The new Northern Tier section3 and 4 maps will be available in early May and the new Lewis & Clark section 3 and 4 maps will be available in late June.

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Routes / Re: Addendums
« on: December 09, 2011, 05:09:53 pm »
Further clarification....
The addenda you get from ACA online or through the store will match the map version that you have. If a new map has been printed since you purchased your map there will possibly be an addenda for it. So you will have to get the most current addenda to match your map plus the newest map addenda.

If this is still confusing please call me. Maybe it will make more sense if we talk. 800-755-2453x218.

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Routes / Re: Addendums
« on: December 08, 2011, 05:50:58 pm »
I can't answer that because I don't know. It's possible that there may be updates. I guess I can think of a situation where a bike shop moved to a new address and we noted it, then several months later it was sold and it now has a new name. So we would update the addenda with the new info. But I can't say yes, the addenda will change from what you presently have.

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Routes / Re: Route from Badlands National Park, SD to Michigan
« on: December 06, 2011, 10:47:18 am »
Be sure to check out the ferry schedule and prices if you plan to use it.
http://www.ssbadger.com/content.aspx?Page=schedule

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