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It's not you that's missing something, it's the GPX file and I did purchase it from ACA - it's all the southern tier maps

If you are uploading the ACA GPX files to RideWithGPS as described in these instructions, https://ridewithgps.com/help/working-with-aca-files, you will not have to trace the route, it will get created in RideWithGPS based on the GPX data. Make sure that you are uploading the track file and not the services file to get the route line.

You are correct ermadness, at this point you do have to use the route editor to place markers on the correct streets to force the route to follow the track and not make its own decisions based on the basemap. The number of points needed depends on the area of the route and does require some zooming in and out to make sure that the correct route is being used. The current GPX files do not include the cues, but it may be something we can provide in the future.

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It's not you that's missing something, it's the GPX file and I did purchase it from ACA - it's all the southern tier maps

If you are uploading the ACA GPX files to RideWithGPS as described in these instructions, https://ridewithgps.com/help/working-with-aca-files, you will not have to trace the route, it will get created in RideWithGPS based on the GPX data. Make sure that you are uploading the track file and not the services file to get the route line.

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ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: 2 App Related Questions
« on: July 16, 2019, 11:22:34 am »
Exactly

Also is there a trick to using offline mode? I've deleted and reloaded several times but only get what seems to be a random selection of tiles at different zoom elevations.

If the download completes you should have all the tiles that the route travels through. What route and section are you getting a random set of tiles for? I'll check on my end to see if I can replicate the issue.

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Routes / Re: Montana & Idaho Trip Report
« on: July 15, 2019, 04:14:15 pm »

Thanks. Fixed.

Thanks, looks like it was a great ride. You went to some great places in northwest Montana. Thanks for sharing your itinerary and RideWithGPS routes.

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ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: 2 App Related Questions
« on: July 15, 2019, 12:21:31 pm »
1. The paper maps seemed to provide a little more info with the services listing. For example on Lewis & Clark route through Columbus MT it lists City Park Columbus.  This park is actually named Heritage Park and I drove by it yesterday. Nothing suggests its  a campground on in person or anywhere I can find online. With seemingly less info than the paper version is it safe to assume the police and neighbors are ok with tents in their city park?

The paper maps and digital data share the same service information. If the cyclist only camping options have additional information such as contact information or other restrictions it will be listed in the details of the service point.

2. The app allows feedback to be provided regarding services listed. I was hoping to read others feedback about the services. Either nobody is leaving feedback, I cant find it in the app, or its not shared. I'm hoping it's not the third as that would be one of the most useful aspects of the app. If I could see feedback it would help answer questions like above and give immediate updates and current info regarding services.

The app does allow user feedback on service data that goes to the cartography team that updates the route data accordingly. We look to incorporate public feedback directly in the app in the future.

Hope this helps!

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Routes / Re: Montana & Idaho Trip Report
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:46:40 am »
Sounds like a great tour of northwest Montana. The Yaak is definitely a fantastic and remote area! Would love to check out the photos but the Flickr link is currently returning a 404 error.

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General Discussion / Re: Great Divide Route
« on: June 05, 2019, 04:25:38 pm »
Have a great trip!

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General Discussion / Re: Great Divide Route
« on: June 04, 2019, 07:27:25 pm »
Adventure Cycling has both .GPX data and also a mobile app.

The .GPX data is located here in the Cyclosource store:
https://www.adventurecycling.org/cyclosource-store/route-maps/great-divide-mountain-bike-route/sp/great-divide-map-set-no-canada-digital/

Information about the Bicycle Route Navigator App is here:
https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/bicycle-route-navigator-app/

Some more information that compares the two different products here:
https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/going-digital-app-or-gpx/

Hope this helps and enjoy the ride!

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General Discussion / Re: Updated ACA website
« on: February 28, 2019, 12:15:57 pm »
"The photo of the riders in front of the barn was taken in the Big Hole Valley of Montana."
It's a big valley  :) .  Any chance of narrowing it down a LOT more.  I actually keep a list of "places to see" so if I am in the neighborhood, I don't miss it by only a mile.  No rush, John


I believe this is the exact location. It is along Hwy 569 between Wise River and Anaconda. The following link on Google Maps should show the barn to the left of the road.

https://goo.gl/maps/PFnze9ZA95m

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General Discussion / Re: Updated ACA website
« on: February 28, 2019, 11:52:02 am »
Thanks, John! We appreciate the feedback and the goal is to bring in more riders. The forums are actually their own site and will always be at https://forums.adventurecycling.org. We are really appreciative of all the great advice and knowledge that is shared on these forums.

The photo of the riders in front of the barn was taken in the Big Hole Valley of Montana.

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Routes / Re: Definitive rail to trail map
« on: February 25, 2019, 02:33:33 pm »
The "Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes" in Idaho is a paved wonder.

They say this is asphalt.  Is it smooth enough for a road bike or would you need a Mtn/Hybrid bike for this?  This is an interesting trail that is in my area that I'd like to plan to hit if I could use my existing road bike.

You could definitely ride a road bike on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes.

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Routes / Re: Trans Am Route Using Trails Where Possible
« on: January 15, 2019, 12:18:19 pm »
Yeah, the TAT is a dirt bike (motorcycle) trail from the Atlantic to the Pacific. There is considerable blacktop but it is mostly dirt and very quiet. The Swallows (Sarah and her hubby) rode it on mountainbikes as a tour (you can read their report on bikepacking.com). It would be a grand epic ride!

Adventure Cyclist magazine also published a story about their ride on the TAT that can be found here: https://www.adventurecycling.org/sites/default/assets/resources/20170301_TAT_Swallow.pdf

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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.

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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: https://www.adventurecycling.org/about-us/visit-missoula/

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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.

https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/ride-registry/

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.

https://www.adventurecycling.org/about-us/visit-missoula/#vistingcyclists

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

https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/visiting-cyclists/

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.


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