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Routes / Re: ACA Denali route?
« on: August 10, 2012, 11:49:36 am »
No, we don't have published maps for the trip that Tours offers. Alaska publishes a book/ebook/app called the Milepost, which is updated yearly and has info about services along all the Alaska highways which should be helpful in planning.

Routes / Re: Lewis and Clark on the go
« on: July 11, 2012, 10:51:09 am »
If there is a very limited choice of indoor lodging you might want to call them while you're still at home to see what they say. Occasionally there will be events occurring in a town where all the motels will be sold out and that can put a crimp in your plans. With most motels/hotels you can make a reservation, and if you realize you can't get there, you can cancel up to 24 hours ahead without being charged. But you should check on the cancellation policy to be sure of that.

Routes / Re: 83 Miles on the Lewis & Clark route
« on: July 10, 2012, 01:46:47 pm »
Yes, you should still assume the same. We have not heard of any lodging options.

Slab Creek Rd. and Old Scenic Hwy. 101 are closed from June 25 through August 31, 2012. Use US 101 as a detour.

Slab Creek Rd. and Old Scenic Hwy. 101 are closed from June 25 through August 31, 2012. Use US 101 and SR 18 as a detour.

Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: Northern Tier SR46
« on: June 27, 2012, 10:38:19 am »
FYI - as of spring 2012 we have changed the Northern Tier #4 map so it doesn't use this routing anymore. There are new maps available to purchase. The route was modified to avoid the gas and oil boom occurring in northwest North Dakota centered around Williston. Go here for more information:

Routes / Re: Pacific Coast - 1st leg via San Juans, and then?
« on: June 26, 2012, 05:12:16 pm »
You have several options....
Begin in Vancouver and ride south to Anacortes. From Anacortes, you can catch a ferry to Lopez Island, and from there you can ferry hop to Orcas and San Juan islands. Then you can go back to Anacortes and continue south. You will be riding onto Whidbey Island from there. Our WA Parks section 1 map shows this routing:

The San Juans are very scenic through hilly. If this is the only time you'll be in the area I'd cycle them. Bicyclists pay the passenger fare so it's much cheaper than automobiles. See the WA State ferries pages for more info:

If you don't want to return to Anacortes you can go to Sidney on Vancouver Island and ride south to Victoria (a very interesting city with lots to do). Then you can take another ferry to Port Angeles which is located on the Olympic Peninsula. The alternative to avoid Shelton would be to ride west and south along the Olympic Peninsula from Port Angeles. At Elma you can rejoin the Pacific Coast Route. That section 1 map I mentioned above will show you how to do that.

This might help you make up your mind also:

Routes / Re: Atlantic coast - statesboro bike shop rave!!!!
« on: June 11, 2012, 09:57:12 am »
Please nominate this shop for ACA's Sam Braxton Bicycle Shop award:

You are correct that Hell's Canyon RV Park is located on map 24, not map 23.

I just called the Clearwater Forest Supervisor's office and they said yes, the Jerry Johnson Campground is closed for 2012 and 2013 due to funding cuts. The seasonal comment for Jerry Johnson on the weblink you sent does say it'll be closed for 2012.

Routes / Re: Transam trail from Twin Bridges to Missoula, Montana
« on: May 18, 2012, 09:22:27 am »
I'm not sure since I don't have the book but I think it was published in 1996 and has it been updated since then? If you do follow her instructions to go through Butte you will end up riding on the I-90 interstate between Butte and Missoula for a ways because there are no frontage roads to ride on.

No, it's not. The roads are open again.

Routes / Re: Novice riders with a baby
« on: April 19, 2012, 11:14:41 am »
It sounds like a separate bike/pedestrian path would be ideal for your family. I am not familiar with that part of CA but you could look at the Rail to Trails Conservancy website to see if there's a trail near you.

Routes / Re: GDR-budget
« on: April 15, 2012, 03:41:20 pm »
You should go to and in their Forums area click on the Ultra Racing discussion. Please ask your question there. You'll find other posts about the TourDivide Race.

Just to clarify, Adventure Cycling does not sponsor or does not have any official ties to the TourDivide Race. We sell the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route maps which is the route that the TourDivide uses. 

Routes / Re: Northern Tier: Change of route May 2012
« on: March 29, 2012, 10:42:51 am »
Yes, this re-route is too large to publish in the addenda. I don't know where you saw that the maps wouldn't be available until late May. We expect them in the office in late April. It usually takes 3-4 weeks for printing and they are going to the printer this Friday. Occasionally there's a delay at the printer so that's why it might be early May. If anyone wants directions as to how to set up a mail stop please email me:

Routes / Re: Spokane - Missoula - Spokane Loop
« on: March 29, 2012, 10:33:03 am »
I can answer question B. There are no continuous frontage roads between Taft (exit 5 on I-90 where you access the east portal of the Hiawatha Route) and St. Regis (exit 33). So you'll have to ride I-90 shoulders. There is a road, and it was paved many years ago, called the Mullan Gulch Rd., between Henderson (exit 22) and St. Regis but it goes up and over a pass. I don't know if it is still paved. From the east portal of the Hiawatha there's about 2-3 miles of dirt/gravel to reach the Taft exit. And it costs to ride the Hiawatha.
And I just noticed on this map at the east end it shows Forest Service gravel/dirt routing between Mullan and Taft:

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