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Routes / Re: Great Rivers route or Mississippi River Trail?
« on: April 11, 2013, 10:28:28 am »
Have you read the information on the Great Rivers South route? If not, go here: Below the photo click on the text that says More for further information. I don't know anything about the Mississippi River Trail, but ACA's route leaves the Mississippi River in southern Missouri, heads southeast, and doesn't return to the river until Natchez, Mississippi. If your goal is to follow the river then the Mississippi River Trail would be better for you. The Great Rivers South uses a large portion of the Natchez Trace.

Routes / Re: Atlantic Coast Route close to Moorestown New Jersey
« on: April 10, 2013, 10:12:45 am »
Moorestown is about 12-15 miles east of Philadelphia across the river and the Atlantic Coast route does not go through there. The route leaves New Jersey farther north, and comes into the Philadelphia area from the northeast. You could take the Philadelphia Spur to get to downtown and that is the closest the route comes to Moorestown.

Routes / Re: Cycling from SFO airport - Western express
« on: April 02, 2013, 06:39:54 pm »
Here is a link to the San Francisco Bike Map that you can print. You can see the ferry location to reach Vallejo across the bay in the upper right corner.

The Vallejo ferry link to check schedules:

The airport is about 13 miles south of downtown. Here is one website that gives options on how to reach downtown.

I don't think you would want to bicycle downtown due to traffic but the BART train is a good option. You may want to put together your bicycle and take it onto BART. Here is info about bikes on BART:

The airport has several bike assembly stations:

Hope these links help.

Routes / Re: Route 93 Arizona to Montana
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:56:16 am »
I don't know if you realize that May and June are usually Idaho and Montana's rainy season. We occasionally get snow also. I suggest you be prepared with good rain gear and some cold weather clothing. Here in Montana winds normally come out of the southwest but that can be influenced by major storms and localized conditions. You also might want to check this site as you travel:¬

Routes / Re: UGRR help
« on: March 18, 2013, 10:31:32 am »
You may have misunderstood, but the routing on the UGRR contains no gravel roads, unless construction is occurring somewhere. Tennessee and Kentucky are very hilly so be prepared for that.

The route is closed for a bridge replacement at Bolivar. Westbound cyclists use SR 1061 north, then turn left (west) onto SR 1057. Eastbound there is no sign in or near Tangipahoa so stay on SR 1057, then turn right (south) on SR 1061 to Bolivar and rejoin the route.

Routes / Re: ST Border Safety
« on: March 05, 2013, 10:52:50 am »
It would be well worth your time to search the forums on this topic - it's been asked and addressed more than once.  There are some interesting opinions, but I think you'll find that no one is going to suggest you avoid the border or any other part of the route.

Routes / Re: running route 66
« on: February 25, 2013, 12:59:17 pm »
Here is more information on biking Route 66 in New Mexico and Illinois:

Developed by the League of IL Bicyclists -

Developed by Chris Marsh:
Go to Maps, then you can download the pdf at the top of the page.

Routes / Re: great divide road after Banff
« on: February 21, 2013, 05:46:24 pm »
I haven't ridden any of the Canadian Great Divide, but have heard a lot. The gravel roads will sometimes be sandy or washboarded, and the trails will be dirt and possibly rutted. The gravel will be pea-sized up to larger rocks imbedded in dirt. If it's been a heavy snow year the roads and trails can be eroded by excessive runoff.

The new main route south of Sparwood (Fernie is now on the alternate) will be like what I said above. There is a quarter-mile of trail at the south end that is very steep and you will have to unhook your trailer and drag it up separately from your bike.

Routes / Re: great divide road after Banff
« on: February 19, 2013, 12:36:16 pm »
Your post is somewhat unclear to me. Do you want to find out what the route is like between Castle Junction (on Great Parks North #1) and Banff, about 20 miles? Or are you asking about the Great Divide Route between Banff southward to Fernie, about 190 miles?

Routes / Re: Underground Railroad or Great Rivers
« on: February 07, 2013, 10:29:29 am »
Between Waverly and Tishomingo, the Great Rivers Route follows the Natchez Trace for another 100 miles northward before leaving the Trace to head to Waverly. Services are sparse right along the Trace; you need to go off route to access many of them. You will find more services along the UGRR.

I suspect, though I don't have actual knowledge, that traffic levels will be similar on both routes. You're in the rural parts of Mississippi and Tennessee and small towns are the norm. The speed is limited to 45 mph on the Trace, and no trucks are allowed.

In comparing terrain, the Trace is rolling, then gets hilly once you leave it. The UGRR will be hilly all the way.

Routes / Re: Canada mortorists
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:10:01 am »
ACA's Underground Railroad section 5 map shows routing from Owen Sound southward  over to Niagara Falls and tends to avoid the major highways. Here's a map:

« on: January 22, 2013, 11:11:12 am »
Please see the earlier post about the SS Badger, which is the ferry crossing Lake Michigan.

Routes / Re: Allegheny Gap
« on: January 22, 2013, 11:08:25 am »
If you go to there's a lot of info, trail maps, etc.

Routes / Re: Bicycle Route
« on: December 26, 2012, 10:38:47 am »
Unfortunately, we do not have a route with those specific endpoints. I suggest you get in touch with the bicycle coordinators for UT and ID. 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:

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