I'm planning a trip through the US starting from early may. I just received a lot of ACA bike routes that will serve nicely for 90% of this trip from San Francisco to New York
You can see them here : http://bikingbad.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/adventure-cycling-maps/
However, there's one part that isn't covered : Las Vegas.
What I'd like to do is go from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, then onto Flagstaff where I can use the Grand Canyon Connector route.
I've read the existing forum discussions and looked very closely on Google maps to find a way. What I have now is this :
- starting from LA / long beach, follow the riverside freeway as closely as possible to San Bernardino
- then go north (on the I15 ?) to Victorville
- after that the I15 seems like the only way to go, with stops at Barstow, Baker and Jean before reaching Vegas
- Leaving Las Vegas, use route 93 to Kingman, then route 66 to Ash Fork
Is there a better way to do it ? Anything I should be especially aware of ?
I would do this part of the trip over late may / early june probably, is it ok vs the desert conditions at that time ? I've read a report where someone was riding at night, but it was during summer.