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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: GDMBR Addenda for Canada
« on: January 26, 2015, 11:29:13 am »
Yes, Steve, you are correct. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We'll get it changed.

Routes / Re: Southern Tier San Diego from mid February
« on: January 22, 2015, 02:12:06 pm »
All the highways that the route uses are open all year around in the western states. So Aggie is correct, if a pass is closed due to a snow storm, the road departments will be plowing it soon thereafter.

Routes / Re: Route from Glendale, Arizona to Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
« on: January 20, 2015, 11:48:43 am »
The Arizona DOT has several bike maps available that might help you. They have a state map plus several city maps. Here is the link:

Adventure Cycling's Southern Tier #1 map shows routing and services between Glendale, Wickenburg and Quartzsite. To see a Detail Map for #1 routing, after you click on this link, go to "1. San Diego, CA to Tempe, AZ (413 mi.)" and click on the word Detail.

Routes / Re: Missoula to Ovando, G-town Lake, Wisdom
« on: January 12, 2015, 10:01:33 am »
Go to the MT state tourism website - under Places to Stay it lists campgrounds so you can find options.

Routes / Re: Rt. 2 across North Dakota
« on: December 29, 2014, 10:29:02 am »
Here is a link to the blog that was written about the route changes in North Dakota:

The Bakken oil field stretches up into Canada so you will encounter just as much traffic and unsafe road conditions if you try to go north to get around the area. We looked at that as our first option to avoid the Bakken. Even on our new routing to the south folks are encountering oil and gas traffic but it's much less than the area around Williston. To avoid the area entirely you'd have to drop down to South Dakota to cross.

Routes / Re: I90 into Missoula
« on: December 22, 2014, 04:00:30 pm »
Email me directly and I can send you a pdf showing the frontage roads you can ride on between Missoula and Clinton.

SR 1 is closed 0.7 mi. N. of the Los Angeles/Ventura County line due to a mud slide.  Here is a detour going north to south beginning at the intersection of E. Hueneme Rd. and Navalair Rd. (on map 57). Northbound riders should reverse these directions. This detour has some steep narrow sections on S. Westlake Blvd./SR 23. We haven't found out how long the closure will be so call the local sheriff's dept. when approaching this area.

SR 1 closure - map 58

↑ Straight continue on E. Hueneme Rd.

3.1 → Slight right to stay on E. Hueneme Rd.

0.1 → Right Turn onto Potrero Rd.

6.0 ↑ Straight Continue onto Lynn Rd.

0.8 → Right Turn onto S. Reino Rd.

0.2 ← Left Turn onto Potrero Rd.

5.2 ← Left Slight onto W. Potrero Rd.

0.8 ← Left Slight onto E. Potrero Rd.

1.5 → Right Turn onto S. Westlake Blvd./SR 23.

10.0 ← Left Turn onto SR 1 S.

Routes / Re: Co$t of Travel
« on: November 14, 2014, 10:45:20 am »
The inexpensive way to go is to camp and cook your own meals. Assuming you have all the necessary gear before you leave a budget of $35-$50 day should be enough to pay for camping fees and groceries and still stash a bit away for unforeseen expenses like repairs or gear replacement. Going very cheap, it’s possible to travel on $10/day or less. Camping prices will be more expensive on either coast, and when you are near or in large cities like Austin.

Besides the mountain passes, one in CA, one in AZ, and two in NM, you will go through the "Texas Hill Country" which is a series of short, steep hills west of Austin. Plan to ride less miles if you are going west to east at the start, because, as staepj! said, it's pretty challenging. After you're on the road for awhile you'll be able to increase your daily mileage.

Routes / Re: New York - Virgina Beach
« on: September 24, 2014, 10:45:36 am »
Don't know if you looked at our Atlantic Coast Route but there's 2 maps that can give you routing. Atlantic Coast #2 shows routing from NYC to Conshohocken. Atlantic Coast #3 shows routing from DC to Richmond. Click on the following link, then click on the word Detail after numbers 2 and 3 which gives you a idea of where the route goes. The NYC routing doesn't start in the city - we recommend that you take a train to Summit, NJ, then begin riding from there.

You can also get in touch with the bicycle coordinators for the states in which you will be traveling through and need routing. 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:

For more tips and ideas on how to create your own route, see this blog post on the topic:

Routes / Re: CDT Ride - Anaconda MT area (2-3 day)
« on: September 22, 2014, 06:01:10 pm »
If you have the maps they list numbers for the USFS campgrounds - call them to find out about offseason usage. And the USFS also could answer your question about bear & cat activity. As long as you are hanging your food and not sleeping with your food in the tent I don't think you have too much to worry about.
In Butte, you could ask at The Outdoorsman to see if you could leave a vehicle there.

On map 30, state hwy. 24 between turns A and B is closed through the fall of 2014. Use state hwy. 165 as a detour around the closure.

Routes / Re: CDT Ride - Anaconda MT area (2-3 day)
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:27:28 am »
I agree with what indyfabz suggests. MT 569 has minimal traffic, great scenery, and is a good way to get back to Anaconda. Definitely go clockwise from Anaconda. Just so you know, bikes are allowed on the interstates in MT so you can ride them to reach the route. Another option would be to go into Butte and ride the loop north of town.

Unless we have an early storm this area will be free of snow in October, though cold at night. Usually in October we have beautiful indian summer weather. Bow hunting season has already begun and rifle season starts around the 4th weekend in October. To be safe wear bright clothing.

If you wanted, from Wise River, you could ride south to reach camping. That road also has good scenery and very little traffic.

Between Twisp and Carlton, SR 153 is closed due to a mudslide. We had a rider go through there last week and they are not expecting to open anytime soon.

Clockwise (CC:) To get to Carlton-Twisp Road: coming out of Winthrop, take the Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road (as indicated in the map already). Once you hit the T-intersection at SR 20 (still unmarked), take a RIGHT. The Carlton Twisp Road will be a HARD LEFT just a little ways down the road. The traffic is moderate as this is now the main road from Twisp to Carlton.

Routes / Re: Seattle to Logan, UT
« on: September 04, 2014, 12:29:02 pm »
It will depend on which roads you are using. Interstates and major U.S. and state highways are almost always plowed during and after snow storms. But there are roads over passes that are closed for the winter. For example, southeast of Mt. Rainier, Hwy. 410 is closed in the winter, but U.S. 12 is open. You will have to check on state DOT websites to confirm. I think that mid-April could be a good time to leave Seattle, but be prepared for rain/snow at any higher elevations. And if a storm blows through you might have to wait a day before continuing your journey.

Routes / Re: Great Divide Rooseville, MT to Helena, MT
« on: August 29, 2014, 06:50:52 pm »
I have to admit - I was guessing at the percentage and did not take the time to figure it out. Thanks for correcting me.

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