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Offline BIGRIDE

does any one know
« on: April 18, 2009, 09:11:05 am »
ok I've got my maps for the U.G.R.R. for www.mybigride09.com later this summer. but what I'm trying to do is:
1) coordinate hotel stops with city at a reasonable mileage of 50 miles or so
2) link my starting location in downtown Cleveland. up with th U.G.R.R. using a safe bike route.
3) do all of this on my computer so I can put it on my site

help I'm going nucking futs
this September I will be riding for veteran issues.    from Cleveland, Ohio to Dallas, Texas Please support me as I make this journey.
Thank you, BIGRIDE

Offline JMilyko

Re: does any one know
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 08:10:02 am »
Hi,

The Northern Tier Route Section 9 goes through Cleveland. If you follow it eastbound, you will connect with the Underground Railroad Route Section 4 in Ashtabula, OH to begin your journey south.

I hope that helps.

.Jennifer.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2009, 08:23:48 am by JMilyko »
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Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
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www.adventurecycling.org

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Offline BIGRIDE

Re: does any one know
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 11:41:06 am »
yes it helps allot and thank you now I have another question for you.
which of the southern tier routes should I take to get me close to dallas tx. and do you have a route that will get me into dallas itself?

Lee
Hi,

The Northern Tier Route Section 9 goes through Cleveland. If you follow it eastbound, you will connect with the Underground Railroad Route Section 4 in Ashtabula, OH to begin your journey south.

I hope that helps.

.Jennifer.
this September I will be riding for veteran issues.    from Cleveland, Ohio to Dallas, Texas Please support me as I make this journey.
Thank you, BIGRIDE

Offline JMilyko

Re: does any one know
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 02:14:06 pm »
yes it helps allot and thank you now I have another question for you.
which of the southern tier routes should I take to get me close to dallas tx. and do you have a route that will get me into dallas itself?

Lee

Hi Lee,

Unfortunately, I don't have any tried and true suggestions for you on the routing you are looking for. Looking at the map, I would start to head north somewhere between St. Francisville, LA and Navasota, TX. Contact the Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator for those states for routing suggestions.
This time of year you might need to call them rather than email.

LOUISIANA

Brian Parsons
Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator
Louisiana Department of Transportation
PO Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245
225-379-1954; Fax 225-379-1807
E-mail: brian.parsons@la.gov


TEXAS
Paul Douglas
Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator
Texas Department of Transportation
125 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78701-2483
512-416-2342; Fax 512-416-2348
E-mail: pdouglas@dot.state.tx.us

Jim Randall
Director, Multimodal Operations
512-416-2349
E-mail: jrandall@dot.state.tx.us



Also, I just came across this map for Louisiana, check out the one called "Cajun Country": http://www.dotd.la.gov/email.asp?pre=Bicycle%20Trails%20Map%20Request

In Texas, once you've determined what counties you intend to travel through, you can download county maps from the Texas DOT here: http://www.txdot.gov/travel/county_grid_search.htm

I hope this helps.

.Jenn.

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Jennifer H. Milyko
Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline BIGRIDE

Re: does any one know
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 03:01:30 pm »
ok thanks I went ahead and emailed them and I will call them later
thank you for all of your help
I would still be in Cleveland if it were not for people like you....
I owe you a drink of your favorite beverage when we get the chance

Lee
this September I will be riding for veteran issues.    from Cleveland, Ohio to Dallas, Texas Please support me as I make this journey.
Thank you, BIGRIDE

Offline BIGRIDE

Re: does any one know
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 04:39:50 pm »
I just got off of the phone with Paul Douglas.
1st. what a super nice guy
2nd. he was very helpful I personally feel he went out of his way to assist me like he did

when I get down to Tx. I'm going to call him and try to invite him out for a beer (on me)
this September I will be riding for veteran issues.    from Cleveland, Ohio to Dallas, Texas Please support me as I make this journey.
Thank you, BIGRIDE

Offline JMilyko

Re: does any one know
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 04:48:28 pm »
I just got off of the phone with Paul Douglas.
1st. what a super nice guy
2nd. he was very helpful I personally feel he went out of his way to assist me like he did

when I get down to Tx. I'm going to call him and try to invite him out for a beer (on me)

Yea! I'm glad you were able to connect with him and get some assistance. When you return, I'm sure other cyclists would like to know your route and how it worked out.

.Jenn.
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Jennifer H. Milyko
Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline BIGRIDE

Re: does any one know
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009, 05:15:06 pm »

well he did tell me a thing or 2 about TX
they don't produce biking maps because things change so much
and for me to email him my route about a month before I leave and he will let me know how it looks
this September I will be riding for veteran issues.    from Cleveland, Ohio to Dallas, Texas Please support me as I make this journey.
Thank you, BIGRIDE