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General Discussion / Re: Lots of touring 2021 or not? Whadda ya think?
« on: March 12, 2021, 03:32:13 pm »
Great idea. ACA has a feature somewhere on its site that allows you to report things like store, campground and restaurant closures as well as the opening of new services. Or at least it used to. If it's gone, I'll bet a direct email would work.

The Map Update and Correction form is available here:

If using the Bicycle Route Navigator app, you can provide feedback on existing service points and also recommend new services directly from the app. Feedback from riders on the route is a big part of keeping the service data as accurate as possible.  We definitely appreciate any on the ground information we receive from those out in the field!

General Discussion / Re: Membership profile question
« on: March 05, 2021, 07:25:45 pm »
Hi, if you send us an email at with the change you would like to make to the secondary name we can make that change. We'll also make that field available in the "update info" part of My Adventure Cycling soon. Sorry for the frustration.

General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it.
« on: December 24, 2020, 12:07:27 pm »
Happy Holidays to all!

We don't keep a record of the bike weights but I asked Maxton who takes the portraits and he gave me the following info:

As far as I have seen the averages are a window between 85-105lbs... I have only been told by a few others about the record high of a guy several years back who had a boat in tow, but someone else should know the ballpark on that one. The heaviest I have personally weigh was a traveling tattoo artist who came in at around 170. Lightest I have personally seen for self-supported was in the low 40s.

Here is a link to the "Open Road" story (PDF) of the heaviest touring setup to come into the office so far. 280lbs!

Routes / Re: Meeting other riders or loose group riding the Trans America
« on: December 09, 2020, 04:42:42 pm »
Yes, a lot of people ride west to east, but I'd guess is that twice as many people ride east to west.

I don't have any pure evidence for this statement but being in Missoula and talking to plenty of people riding the Trans America Route over the years, I'd agree with this statement.

ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: Distance between two points not working....
« on: December 05, 2020, 02:09:36 pm »

For instance, on that route, if you try to calculate the distance between Fayetteville and Seligman in a clockwise direction, the app will incorrectly show you the direction going in a counter clockwise direction.  The opposite occurs if you try to go counterclockwise.  In other places on the map, however, the functionality seems to work.  Makes the functionality pretty useless. 

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, I'm able to replicate this issue. It is an issue related to loop routes that intersect themselves like the Arkansas High Country Route. A quick workaround, for now, is to measure from Fayetteville to Bentonville and then from Bentonville to Seligman and you will be able to add the two distances together. I've found that on the loops you sometimes have to use smaller segment sections when the measuring tool does not go the way you wanted. We'll look into this and see if we can improve it.

General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanks-giving wishes ....
« on: November 30, 2020, 04:43:35 pm »
Happy giving THANKS weekend wishes ....
which includes thanks to Adventure Cycling Association for this great Forum.

Thanks BikePacker and everyone else that contributes to the forum to make it a resource for others!

General Discussion / Re: Continental Divide Trail - Platoro to Pie Town
« on: September 17, 2020, 08:59:48 pm »
Hi Tom,
I'm not sure if you checked this yet but here is a .pdf file that lists some shuttle options by state. This was updated right before COIVD-19 hit so you probably need to check with each to see if they are currently operating. Hope this helps!

Routes / Re: Natchez Trace Parkway
« on: April 28, 2020, 01:43:00 pm »
I sent to the personal email you provided me. Check your spam filter perhaps.
Replies to the notification emails come back to the forum admin email address.  The forum software is designed to not disclose personal email addresses but they can be exchanged via private message. I really appreciate all the information and knowledge you share here on the forums!

General Discussion / Re: ........?
« on: April 15, 2020, 10:44:19 pm »
Solved: The dots were used so a more broad summary of the article could be viewed in a small space.  I had to click on the article to get the full article without the dots. 

Yes, it attempting to show the text around the keywords used in the search on longer posts. Great question!

General Discussion / Re: TransAmerica Trail 2018 - Documentary
« on: March 09, 2020, 05:22:42 pm »
These are fantastic. Thanks for sharing them with us!

ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: New Navigator App/old purchases
« on: March 05, 2020, 06:38:49 pm »
Might it be a good update to be able to use the Restore Purchases feature across platforms?  By your login, Adventure Cycling knows it's you.

Purchases on the apps are through the app stores directly. The Apps do not use a login and the app stores do not provide customer details back to us. The apps do not have a login or track users. When we moved from the apps that were for specific routes to "Bicycle Route Navigator" that includes the entire route network, we worked with customers that contacted us to move purchases from the old apps to the new. We are not able to move purchases from iOS to Android or vice versa.

ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: Latest (2/20) App update
« on: February 27, 2020, 06:53:11 pm »
We really appreciate the feedback on the new version. The initial pin is now the ending point so that the "Distance from me" feature will work easily when just placing the single pin. The order was reversed when using the "Distance from point" measurement option so that the first pin placed is always the endpoint. We think this allows for more functionality in the app but is a change in methodology for those already using the app.  You should be able to still make the same calculations in the correct direction when planning the next day's ride but it does require doing it a little differently. We will definitely listen to user feedback on this feature and take that into consideration in future releases.

General Discussion / Re: Coordinated stalking on the road
« on: February 27, 2020, 11:19:07 am »
This topic has been locked as it is moving into behavior that is no longer helpful to fellow cyclists.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Print List of Services for Transamerica
« on: February 15, 2020, 01:39:46 pm »
If you prucashed the .GPX data files you could open the services files in a text editor manually copy service data that you want into a another file that you would print. You could find and replace to remove tags and other non-needed information form the file.

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