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Routes / Re: Great Divide starting point
« on: April 22, 2009, 03:37:38 pm »
This website page has Great Divide shuttle options: Look about halfway down the page.

Routes / Re: Starting the TransAmerica
« on: April 22, 2009, 03:27:38 pm »
ACA has been hearing that taking your bike with you on a plane has gotten very expensive lately. You should check with your airline as to what they charge. And yes, Richmond is the closest large city to Yorktown, the beginning of the TransAm. You can ship your bike to a bike shop listed on the map, and have them put it together for you if you don't feel like you can do it yourself. Another idea would be to ship your bike to a shop in Williamsburg (close to Yorktown) and then find out if there is a shuttle service from the Richmond airport to Williamsburg. Make sure you call the bike shop ahead of time to find out if they will reassemble your bike.

Routes / Re: Is there a better Southern Tier to Trans Am Connector?
« on: April 21, 2009, 02:00:43 pm »
ACA is not presently working on a route like you listed. I suggest that you contact the state bike/ped coordinators for the states you might think you'd go through. Many states do publish a bike map, but they vary greatly in the types of information they provide. Here's a link:

Routes / Re: Tour of the Hiawatha, northern Idaho
« on: April 15, 2009, 06:15:35 pm »
When you mention close trails were you thinking of the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes? Here's a website to get more info:

Routes / Re: Pittsburg, Pa. to Sandusky, Ohio
« on: April 13, 2009, 03:01:28 pm »
There is a published map by an ACA member that connects Pittsburgh and Cleveland by a more direct route than going north to Erie. Once you get to Cleveland you can use the Northern Tier Route section 9 map. ACA sells the map in the online store:

Routes / Re: Anyone use the downloadable maps?
« on: February 24, 2009, 05:08:31 pm »
All the same features that are on the regular maps are on the downloadable maps. They are designed to be printed on 8.5" x 11" sheets and can be folded into thirds to fit into a handlebar bag to show a map panel. The Green Mountains Loop map is a bit harder to read since it is a loop going in clockwise and counter-clockwise directions and alternates are also shown on the map panels, but if you have used other ACA maps you'll be able to figure it out.

The Lewis & Clark section 6 map shows the routing and services between Missoula and Great Falls. It still might be slightly snowy over Rogers Pass - it depends on what the May storms bring. Portions of Hwy. 200 do not have shoulders. The MT DOT publishes a brochure on traffic data for bicyclists, here's the link:
If you click on Bicycling Map a pdf will appear. To get a hard copy email

Routes / Re: Jacksonville, FL to Amelia Island
« on: February 02, 2009, 01:27:35 pm »
Do you have the Atlantic Coast Route section 6 map? From Jacksonville, if you go to Callahan and head east to Fernandina Beach the route then takes you south along the coast so you wouldn't be doing any backtracking. Due to the rivers in the area you can only approach Fernandina Beach from the west or south.

Connecting ACA Routes / Northern tier to Pittsburg
« on: March 21, 2008, 01:18:53 pm »
The Lake Erie Connector ends in Ft. Erie, ON. You can cross the Peace
Bridge into Buffalo, NY and follow the ACA Underground Railroad section
5 routing to Erie, PA. From there you can take the Underground Railroad
Pittsburgh Spur to Pittsburgh to connect to the Allegheny Passage.  


Connecting ACA Routes / Los Angeles to Western Express/Trans-Am
« on: June 04, 2007, 04:53:58 pm »
There are certain places in CA where bicyclists ARE allowed - the Southern
Tier Route uses a portion of I-8. It is our understanding that bicycles can
use an interstate if there are no parallel roads. But to be sure, you should
check with the CA bike/pedestrian coordinator, Ken McGuire, email:, website:

If you know the law then you can mention it if a highway patrolman stops


Connecting ACA Routes / Trinidad-Eureka, CA Bypass
« on: May 29, 2007, 11:25:12 am »
In January, 2006, we published new routing between Arcata and south of
Eureka to avoid US 101. Before that we already had avoided almost all of
101 between Trinidad and Arcata. So it's possible the cyclists you see on
101 aren't using our maps, or have an older version. The new routing
appears on map #BC-1621 06L.

Thanks for writing.


Underground Railroad / Is UGGR all Onroad?
« on: February 15, 2007, 11:51:59 am »
Yes, the route is all on pavement, except for a 9-mile portion on the
Georgian Trail in Ontario. This trail is crushed limestone, and parallels a
busy highway, so we chose to use the rail-trail instead.


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.  


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