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Underground Railroad / UR route in Ohio
« on: January 24, 2007, 04:17:06 pm »
Sorry I didn't answer this sooner, but we've been very busy the past few
weeks. The 3 remaining Underground Railroad maps just went to the
printer last week, and should be available by mid-February. The route
begins near Cincinnati, and heads northeast across the state to Ashtabula,
From there it will go east along Lake Erie into PA and NY.

Routes & Mapping Dept. Director


Underground Railroad / Crossing the Trace
« on: April 05, 2006, 04:20:34 pm »
The Undeground Railroad Route will use about 10 miles of the Natchez
Trace just south of Tishomingo, MS.


Underground Railroad / Xenia, Ohio
« on: April 05, 2006, 04:13:49 pm »
At this point we don't know of any Underground Railroad sites in Xenia. At
Xenia Station, a bike hub and visitor information center, over 50 miles of
paved bike paths radiate outward throughout Greene County. Here's a link
to Xenia Station's website to find out what is available around the town:

The route is going past the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural
Center in Wilberforce, which is just northeast of Xenia. We aren't going to
Yellow Springs, but there is a bike path from Xenia northward to Yellow
Springs which is 10 miles.  


Underground Railroad / Western Reserve Greenway
« on: January 05, 2006, 01:28:52 pm »
We have already chosen the Western Reserve Greenway to be a part of
our Underground Railroad routing.


Underground Railroad / Any Progress?
« on: March 18, 2005, 08:47:53 pm »
We've been stalled for several months now due to losing a staff
member, Rachel Gooen, who left at the end of December. She was
handling a lot of this research. We are in the process of hiring a new
person, and plan that by May we'll be moving ahead full steam.


Underground Railroad / route thoughts
« on: April 28, 2005, 03:16:00 pm »
FYI - a mapped bike route has already been published as a connector
between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. ACA sells it, here's the link:


Underground Railroad / Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club
« on: June 28, 2005, 07:47:58 pm »
That's great that you did a ride. Keep it up!


Routes / Western Express - in March?!
« on: January 07, 2009, 02:41:24 pm »
ACA recommends starting this route from the west in May. The Western
Express uses Carson Pass - the suggestion for checking with Caltrans is a
good one. In NV the passes range from 6,300 feet to 7,700 feet - it's very
possible you'd run into snow if a storm comes along. East of Cedar City,
UT, the route goes through Cedar Breaks Natl. Monument and that road is
over 10,000 feet, though there is a way around it if the road is closed.
Two passes in CO are over 10,000 feet and 11,000 feet. All of the roads
(Cedar Breaks being the exception) over the passes on the Western
Express are open year round, but storms could close them at any time
until the plows have cleared the snow.  


Routes / food and water on the southern tier
« on: January 05, 2009, 03:54:10 pm »
Go to and look for backpacking cookbooks. Any meal that
you can cook while backpacking can also be used when bike touring. The
advantage while biking is that you'll be able to get more fresh food along
the road than in the woods.


Routes / Great Parks Route
« on: December 08, 2008, 02:30:48 pm »
In the Riding Conditions on the ACA Great Parks North Section #1 map it
mentions a shuttle service. I think you could get a shuttle to Calgary and
fly back to Denver. Here's the link:


Routes / Minneapolis to Portland
« on: December 01, 2008, 11:53:08 am »
The website you're looking for is called Warm Showers. Here is the link:


Routes / Great Divide Route - Type of Bike
« on: December 02, 2008, 12:24:33 pm »
On the ACA website there is information on several pages on what type of
bike to use for the Great Divide. Here are the links:


Routes / Getting to Astoria?
« on: November 11, 2008, 12:28:16 pm »
You could ship your bikes to one of the Astoria bike shops, fly into
Portland, take a bus to Astoria, pick up your bikes, and be on the road.

There is also bus service between Portland and Tillamook (72 miles south
of Astoria). They take bikes but you would need to check with them to see
how many bikes the bus can carry. The website is


Routes / Northern Tier next summer
« on: November 07, 2008, 04:07:43 pm »
Logan Pass in Glacier National Park is sometimes closed beyond mid-
May. It depends on the season's snowfall - in 2008 the pass was not
open until almost the 3rd week in June. If it is closed there is an alternate,
lower elevation pass you can cycle over.


Routes / riding east/south/west/north routes
« on: October 09, 2008, 02:19:14 pm »
On the ACA website there is a page of resources and articles about
preparing for a tour. Here's the link:


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