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This bridge out closure was first posted in June 2019. We just heard (5/2019) from a cyclist that the bridge is still out.

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In Defiance, the Clinton St. bridge is under construction and closed until fall 2019. Here is the detour.
Eastbound: At the intersection of Clinton St. and W. 2nd St. turn right onto W. 2nd St. which becomes E. 2nd St./SR 18. Ride 2.1 mi. and turn left onto Domersville Rd./SR 281. Ride 0.9 mi., crossing the Maumee River. At the light, turn right onto unsigned Deerwood Ct. Ride 0.1 mi. at "T", turn left onto unsigned SR 424 and rejoin route.
Westbound: At sign toward SR 281, turn right. In 0.1 mi., at light, turn left onto Domersville Rd./SR 281. Ride 0.9 mi., crossing the Maumee River. At light, turn right onto SR 18 which becomes E., then W. 2nd St. Ride 2.1 mi. At the intersection of W. 2nd St. and Clinton St. turn left and rejoin route.

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Logging activity is beginning along a 23-mile stretch in the Swan River State Forest in spring 2019. It is scheduled to last through 2021. There will be heavy logging traffic and they expect 20-30 trucks coming through daily:
https://goo.gl/maps/JWSgtXXZFGCEQPBM8

We highly recommend the following detour. It begins at turn F and you can rejoin the route at turn K. Though the existing route will be open State Forest personnel want to minimize any potential conflicts between cyclists and truck traffic. The detour takes cyclists along unpaved roads on the east side of Hwy. 83. It includes a total of 3.2 mi. of riding on State Hwy. 83.
https://goo.gl/maps/A8P73e5vGFNPnWkN7
 

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Routes / Re: Butte, Mt. - Bozeman, Mt.
« on: March 08, 2019, 06:54:57 pm »
There are some frontage roads that parallel I-90 between Butte and Bozeman, plus state highways that are nearby. From Butte, take State Hwy. 2 eastward over Pipestone Pass. Go through Whitehall, then pass Lewis & Caverns State Park. US 287 joins State Hwy. 2 southwest of Three Forks. At Three Forks, continue on State Hwy. 2, which becomes Rd. 205 on the north side of I-90. Go through Manhattan to Belgrade. Go south on State Hwy. 85, then east on Valley Center Rd./Rd. 235, and follow it into Bozeman.   

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Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Polebridge to Red Meadow Lake
« on: March 07, 2019, 05:09:53 pm »
FYI - August can be wildfire season in northern Montana, and all of the west actually. It's hard to know when and where a fire will start. You could make this plan, but be prepared to change it, and have a 2nd and 3rd backup. You don't want to be cycling anywhere near a wildfire, because of the danger and breathing smoke.

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Routes / Re: Route Selection: Route 66 vs Southern Tier
« on: January 03, 2019, 03:14:32 pm »
Be aware that on both Route 66 and the Southern Tier there are some sections where you will have to ride farther than 50 miles between services, or there are very limited services. These sections are marked on the maps. I just did a quick review. On Route 66 here's what I found. Western CA: 106 miles very limited services, AZ: 117 miles limited services, western TX: 62 miles limited services, and 97 miles very limited services. For the Southern Tier in western TX: 89 miles very limited services, 55 miles no services, and 40 miles no services.

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Routes / Re: Underground Railroad around Cincy
« on: January 03, 2019, 02:43:43 pm »
With historic routes it is always a challenge to decide what roads to follow, especially with this route. Many freedom seekers followed paths going north and our routing in Kentucky between Milton and Old Washington heads more in an east-west direction. We decided to do that to access the significant Underground Railroad sites in Old Washington and Maysville, KY, and Ripley, OH.

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Routes / Re: Northern Tier nostalgia
« on: November 02, 2018, 10:19:08 am »
I'm pretty sure the place that John pointed out is where the route was back then. We have adjusted the routing slightly in Illinois but that occurred quite a few years ago.

 

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Upper Hoh Rd. (which intersects with the route) is closed for road repairs from 9/5/18 through 10/6/18 from the Olympic National Park boundary eastward into the Park. The boundary begins 12 miles from US 101. There is no access allowed to the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Campground.

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Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Northern Tier to Lewis & Clark?
« on: August 30, 2018, 05:19:59 pm »
You can go here and click on Bicycle Map to see highway information with traffic counts, shoulder widths, etc. That should help make your decision. US 89 is closer the the Rocky Mountain Front so the views are good. The roads farther east are out on the plains.
https://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/bikeped/bikes/default.shtml

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Due to military operations, the Old Pacific Coast Highway and bike path will be closed from San Onofre State Beach (I-5 Exit 71) to the Las Pulgas gate (I-5 Exit 62) from Sept. 24-28 and Oct. 1-5, 2018. Bicyclists may ride on the I-5 shoulder during the indicated days of the Old Pacific Highway closure.

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Routes / Re: Arkansas High Country Tour
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:18:29 am »
Yes, we will - sometime next spring.

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CLOSURE UPDATE:
US 12 will be closed near Fish Creek Bridge on Friday night, August 10, to allow contractors to retrieve a crane that went off the road last Thursday (Aug. 2).

The full closure is anticipated from 8 p.m. on Friday, August 10 to 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 11.

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CLOSURE UPDATE:
US 12 will be closed near Fish Creek Bridge on Friday night, August 10, to allow contractors to retrieve a crane that went off the road last Thursday (Aug. 2).

The full closure is anticipated from 8 p.m. on Friday, August 10 to 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 11.

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