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Routes / Re: GAP and C&O Canal Towpath Trip Report
« on: October 22, 2018, 01:46:44 pm »
Thanks for the detailed ride report! This is on my list of rides I want to do in the future.

General Discussion / Re: Statistics on cross country tourers
« on: September 28, 2018, 12:31:04 pm »
Regarding registering at the Missoula offices, when I was crossing w-e I hit the intersection at Lolo at about 4:30pm on a Friday and since the map set said the offices were closed on weekends I decided to turn right. I decided to skip the overnight stop at Missoula since I didn't want to wait until Monday morning for the visit to the ACA offices. 
(by the way - not complaining, I'm glad you all take weekends off) But I am mentioning you might be missing a large percent, maybe 10-20% in your reporting numbers just because of the weekend thing?

We do have Saturday morning office hours during the summer months specifically for traveling cyclists that are coming through on tour. We keep the summer hours updated on the website here:

General Discussion / Re: Statistics on cross country tourers
« on: September 20, 2018, 01:28:26 pm »
Interesting discussion! We do have a few items on the website that can help people get an idea of how many people are riding cross country. As mentioned earlier in the thread, we have the Ride Registry that allows people to register their tour. Not all of these are cross country rides, but many are. You can also look at statistics across all of the rides or by a specific route.

We also keep a running count of how many cyclists visit our offices each year while on tour. Not all of these riders are going cross country but again, many are.

We also have the photos of the visiting cyclists that list the trip they are taking.

As there are many routes to cross the country it does become more difficult to track the total number. I think this is something we plan to discuss internally.

Routes / Re: Child friendly tours in the USA
« on: July 10, 2018, 12:41:20 pm »
There is a recent thread that is also along this same theme that might be helpful

ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: Changing from North Up to Road Ahead
« on: June 28, 2018, 02:00:54 pm »
You should be able to place two fingers on the map and then move them to rotate the map to your preferred direction.

Gear Talk / Re: Shoe Recommends
« on: April 03, 2018, 05:00:07 pm »
It really depends what you like, but I've enjoyed a couple of different pairs of Pearl Izumi Mountain Bike shoes for both on and off the bike when using SPD pedals.'s/Footwear/Cycling%20Shoes/c/ride_mtb_men_footwear_cycling%20shoes

ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: Maps on Apple & Android devices
« on: March 01, 2018, 03:15:34 pm »
No, I don't believe that is possible. The accounts/app stores are not tied in any way, except the same email address, to allow the transfer.


Yes, Jennifer is correct. The Apple App Store and Google Play Store are separate and purchases can't be shared between the two. If you would like to use the route sections within Bicycle Touring Navigator on both ecosystems they will need to be purchased independently.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Garmin 1030
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:23:21 pm »
I followed the link you provided and was able to make the transfer. THANK YOU !!

Thanks for letting me know that you were able to get the files on your Garmin 1030. I've not tried using Garmin Express to upload files to a device yet. It may be that Garmin Express will only accept their proprietary file types, .tcx and .fit.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Garmin 1030
« on: February 14, 2018, 02:30:29 pm »
I attach Garmin 1030 to computer. .
Open the Garmin Express.
Select the download cloud
Select browser,
Select files and they show up in the box.
Select "Import Data" and I get this message: "An error occurred with your upload. Please try again.

Have you unzipped the .GPX before attempting to upload them to your device? We have instructions for the Garmin Edge 1000 on our site. In the instructions, we copy the .GPX files directly to the device from the computer without using Garmin Express. Have you tried following these instructions?

Let me know if these instructions help.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Garmin 1030
« on: February 13, 2018, 08:18:57 pm »
The Garmin 1030 should work with our digital data packages. Can you let us know the error you received and in what step of the process?

ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: New Navigator App/old purchases
« on: February 12, 2018, 01:30:24 pm »
There is not a way to enable in-app purchases from the previous individual route apps into the new Bicycle Route Navigator app. The purchased map sections in the previous individual route apps will continue to function and will receive updates to the routes and services as they are released. 

Gear Talk / Re: Thoughts on Nashbar Touring bike?
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:26:11 pm »
I'd like to ask that people remain friendly and helpful on this forum. We are here to motivate all to travel by bicycle. I think Andy's question does have merit, it is a way to start a discussion about bicycle fit and how a specific model fits compared to similar sizes by other manufacturers. If you don't like a participant's questions you don't have to answer.

General Discussion / Re: Use the "Mark Read" button, people!
« on: January 22, 2018, 04:55:47 pm »
I suppose it is just a software problem but was disappointed to still be getting email notifications for new post from people I have blocked as well as showing up in the "Unread Post" feeds.  I know it isn't life or death, just annoying.
Understood. It appears that the forum software does not take those items into consideration. It is possible that it will be fixed in a newer version.

General Discussion / Re: Use the "Mark Read" button, people!
« on: January 18, 2018, 03:56:05 pm »
I apologize for the delay in responding to this thread and for the slow response to the general recent behavior on the forums.

I think that we do need to keep in mind that each participant is coming from a different place and is not necessarily here to cause trouble or waste others time. The purpose of this forum is to create a community where we can share knowledge an inspiration about bicycle touring. My hope is that everyone can follow the golden rule of treating others how they would like to be treated and not have to resort to banning participants. If you are not interested in a specific topic or the posts from a specific user please move on to content where you feel you can contribute to the community.

That being said, if you go to your forum profile from the menu at the top of the screen there will be an additional menu to Modify your profile where there is an option for Buddies/Ignore list. From there you can add users that you wish to ignore. Adding users to the ignore list will allow you to carry on in the forums without having to read their posts.

I ask all members of this forum to keep this a place that welcomes all members new and old and helps to inspire people to travel by bicycle. It takes effort from each of us to get along and keep this from becoming like many other places on the internet. 


Routes / Re: Southern Tier 2017 Thread
« on: November 27, 2017, 11:37:14 am »
Just finished the ST last week, on an ACA tour.  What a fantastic adventure.  Below is the link to my blog of this epic journey.  As this was my first bike tour ever, I was so moved that I will be doing other routes about every two years, giving the alternate years to my love to vacation as she sees fit!  2018 will see an RV caravan adventure to Alaska!

Thanks for sharing your blog. Sounds like it was a fantastic trip!

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