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Routes / Re: The DUMBEST question <sorry>
« on: March 30, 2011, 01:52:49 pm »
No, there isn't any "on-the-ground" symbol that one can use to follow ACA routes. And more and more government entities aren't allowing folks to mark pavement. For example, Summit County in Colorado won't allow any groups to mark the roads within the county.

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On the 2007 version of the map the routing east of Placerville was changed to no longer use the Mormon Emigrant Trail road due to heavy snow years and waiting for snow melt. So the map versions that have been published since then show new routing which are county roads that connect to State Hwy. 88.   

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Routes / Re: Bannack State Park
« on: March 24, 2011, 12:07:38 pm »
Bannack is basically a ghost town. If you need services on a rest day I recommend staying in Dillon. The road is paved to reach it.

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Routes / Re: Route Help Please
« on: March 04, 2011, 01:49:07 pm »
Contact the KY and TN bike/ped coordinators. State bike coordinators have a wealth of information that they can distribute for no charge. Almost every state publishes a bicycle map that they will send out for free....and while the maps aren't as detailed as ours, they generally offer suggested roads for cycling through their state. Some states, such as Wisconsin, have outstanding information, while other states are much simpler. But every little piece of information can help. Here is a link to the contact information for all of the bicycle coordinators: http://www.walkinginfo.org/assistance/contacts.cfm

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There is a bridge out on Archie Wheat Rd. It should be repaired by 4/1/11. For a detour eastbound riders should continue on Old Camp Rd. to SR 26, turn left, then immediately turn left onto Holden Rd. and return to the route. Westbound riders should continue on Holden Rd. to SR 26, turn right, then immediately turn right onto Old Camp Rd. and return to the route. Do not stay on SR 26 as it carries high levels of traffic and is unsafe for bicyclists.

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On SR 126, the Barton County bridge over the North Fork of Spring River is being replaced. This road will be closed starting 3/7/11 and will be closed for 54 days.

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We have discussed doing a mountain bike route along the Pacific Crest similar to the Great Divide Route. What has stopped us so far is that there is a lot more wilderness along the Crest as compared to the Continental Divide, so finding an acceptable route would be a lot more challenging. And a majority of ACA members want paved routes, not off pavement. So it's on the back burner while we concentrate on our next long distance route, Bicycle Route 66. 

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Routes / Re: Indianapolis To Asheville
« on: February 10, 2011, 10:18:03 am »
Get in touch with the bike coordinators for the states in which you will be traveling through. The bike coordinators have a wealth of information that they can distribute for no charge. Almost every state publishes a bicycle map of their state that they will send out for free....and while the maps aren't as detailed as ours, they generally offer suggested roads for cycling through their state. Some states, such as Wisconsin, have outstanding information, while other states are much simpler. But every little piece of information can help. Here is a link to the contact information for all of the bicycle coordinators: http://www.walkinginfo.org/assistance/contacts.cfm

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Routes / Re: How early can one start the NT going west to east
« on: January 10, 2011, 10:22:56 am »
Call the North Cascades National Park at 360-856-5700. Since they are local they will have a much better idea of opening dates. Remember the northwest is having a snowier year than usual so it could be a bit later than normal.

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Routes / Re: Ste. Genevieve Ferry
« on: November 22, 2010, 03:46:09 pm »
Beginning in 1976, the TransAmerica Trail originally used the St. Genevieve ferry for many years. But the ferry closed at one point, and we had to change the routing to use the Chester bridge. When the ferry finally reopened the route was never changed back.

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Routes / Re: Southern Tier January
« on: November 03, 2010, 11:07:32 am »
Emory Pass does get plowed during the winter, but you should watch the weather reports as you approach it. If a storm is coming through it might not be immediately plowed, and you might have to wait out the storm.

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Routes / Re: getting out of san diego, not on the interstate
« on: October 27, 2010, 03:38:40 pm »
The ACA Southern Tier used to go that way until truck traffic increased to the point it was unsafe. It was about 10 years ago when the route was modified to leave San Diego along the I-8 corridor. I suggest you check with local cyclists before using Hwy. 94.

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Routes / Re: Highway 2 in MT
« on: October 22, 2010, 11:20:10 am »
In the past few years oil and gas exploration has expanded in the area of eastern MT and western ND, especially east of Williston, ND. ACA has made routing changes east of Williston to get cyclists off the smaller highways we were using onto US 2 and some parallel roads. Most of US 2 has shoulders as compared to the smaller shoulderless highways.

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Routes / Re: jasper to kalispell
« on: October 20, 2010, 02:31:28 pm »
I don't know but there is rail service between Edmonton and Jasper if you don't want to cycle that distance. See http://www.viarail.ca/

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Routes / Re: Florida in December - lodging and other questions
« on: October 18, 2010, 10:58:20 am »
Go to http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/ for online cycling journals.

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