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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.  

 

227
Routes / food and water on the southern tier
« on: January 05, 2009, 03:54:10 pm »
Go to Amazon.com 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.

 

228
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: http://www.sundogtours.com

 

229
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: http://www.warmshowers.org/

 

230
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: http://adventurecycling.org/routes/greatdivide.cfm?pg=more
http://adventurecycling.org/features/bikeforthedivide.cfm


 

231
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 http://www.tillamookbus.com/

 

232
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.

 

233
Routes / riding east/south/west/north routes
« on: October 09, 2008, 02:19:14 pm »
Wayne:
On the ACA website there is a page of resources and articles about
preparing for a tour. Here's the link:

http://adventurecycling.org/features/howto.cfm


 

234
Routes / North Lakes Route
« on: September 11, 2008, 02:40:31 pm »
Go to the following ACA website page and you can see where the route
goes:
http://adventurecycling.org/routes/northlakes.cfm?pg=detail&s=3


 

235
Routes / Paved Great Divide maps?
« on: August 28, 2008, 11:44:02 am »
ACA is not working on a paved Great Divide Route. We are working on a
paved route that parallels the Pacific Crest. The route is called the Sierra
Cascades Bike Route.

 

236
Routes / natchez trace parkway
« on: August 28, 2008, 11:56:42 am »
Go to the following website which has many journals from traveling
cyclists. Maybe there is one form the Natchez Trace:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com


 

237
Routes / US 2 from sandpoint to everett
« on: August 26, 2008, 05:36:11 pm »
The state of WA publishes a bicycle map so you should try and find one.
Here is where to contact the WA state bike/ped coordinator who may be
able to answer some of your questions:

Web: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Bike/
www.wsdot.wa.gov/Walk/
Paula Reeves, Local Planning Liaison
Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
Highways and Local Programs
WSDOT
310 Maple Park Ave SE
P.O. Box 47390
Olympia, WA 98504-7390
360-705-7258; Fax 360-705-6822
E-mail: ReevesP@wsdot.wa.gov


 

238
Routes / Hello fellow tourers!
« on: August 26, 2008, 05:26:48 pm »
A good website for info, insight, and encouragement that has many
journals from touring cyclists:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com


 

239
Routes / Allegheny Bike Route
« on: September 17, 2008, 01:47:57 pm »
I want to make a clarification from the last post. The route does NOT go
through any wilderness (bicycles are not allowed in wilderness areas) - it
uses a gravel road that winds alongside the Laurel Fork Wilderness
boundary.

Camping is allowed anywhere in the national forests as long as you follow
the policy of "Pack it in, Pack it out. Leave no trace." There are
occasionally restrictions on certain areas so it's best to check with the
specific national forest.

 

240
Routes / recommended route for cycling with children
« on: August 25, 2008, 05:33:02 pm »
The US does not have many long distance separate paths for cycling the
way that Europe does. Here are several ideas you might want to check out
further:
KATY Trail in Missouri, http://www.bikekatytrail.com/
Erie Canal in New York, http://www.cyclotour.com/Erie%20Canal.htm

Be prepared for hot, humid weather in the mid-west and east. If you end
up anywhere in the west (not the coast) you'll have hot, dry weather.




 

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