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Due to a sinkhole located 4.5 miles W. of San Bernardino/Los Angeles County line, Angeles Crest Hwy./SR 2 is closed between Blue Ridge Rd. (on map 64) and SR 39 (on map 63). It is unknown when this will be fixed. A recommended detour begins just outside Palmdale at the intersection of Sierra Hwy. and Pearblossom Hwy. on map 62 and ends at the intersection of Big Pines Rd./FR N4 and Angeles Crest Hwy./SR 2 on map 64. A map is available at this link:

ridewithgps.com/routes/21919533

Jennifer

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We recently received a notice from a Michigan DOT Bicycle and Pedestrian coordinator regarding a bridge construction project on US 2, in the Upper Peninsula just north of Escanaba. This is a two-year project but they expect to have enough work done for the 2018 riding season such that this will not be an issue at that time.

While cyclists may ride through the construction, MDOT is urging them to ride their suggested detour instead due to the dramatically reduced useable space through the construction. The detour is outlined on their press release:

http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9620-413282--,00.html

Jennifer



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This discussion area frequently sees requests from riders looking for route suggestions, on and off the Adventure Cycling Route Network. There are a number of experienced, knowledgeable touring cyclists on the forum who would like to help you. You can help them do so by providing some information up front in your request:

  • What is your timeframe for riding this route? Include at least beginning and ending months.
  • What kind of riding do you like? Dislike? Consider things like scenery, hills, urban settings.
  • Are you interested in taking in historic or cultural sites? Or are you on the fast track?
  • What are your overnight preferences? Camping in campgrounds, stealth camping, hotels, Warmshowers, a combination?
  • What is your plan for eating? Restaurants or cooking in camp?
  • How many miles a day do you intend to ride?
These are good questions to be asking yourself anyway as you plan a trip so share them up front when asking for advice.

If you have other suggestions to go on this list, let me know and I'll add them.

Jennifer

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With high waters of the Missouri River, flooding may close the Katy Trail.

You can check status at this page:

https://mostateparks.com/page/58843/potential-flood-locations

Jennifer

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Massive amounts of flooding are occurring in Missouri, hundreds of roads are closed, the community of Devil's Elbow has been washed away.

At this time, 5/2, I-44 is closed between Rolla and Lebanon. Arterial roads will also have been affected.

We also have reports that the Chester Bridge will be closed as of 5/4 which affects the Mississippi crossing for TA map 113.

You can see the status of some of the road closures at the Missouri DOT website:

http://traveler.modot.org/map/

We are not posting detours at this time as the situation is too unstable and likely to change on a daily basis. Be aware that even if you are able to cycle through, services may be very limited due to damage from the flood waters.

Jennifer

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We have learned via our Tours Department that it is anticipated that the road through Lassen Volcanic National Park will likely remain closed through mid to late June. This is a couple of weeks later than "normal".

This is a potential reroute (going south to north):

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20613663

Jennifer


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Shake Ridge Rd. has been washed out and a detour is necessary.  It is unknown when this road will be repaired. In the meantime, the following detour is suggested:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20438395

This will add approximately 14 miles to the route. It goes through the All Services town of Volcano.

Updates may be found from Amador County: www.co.amador.ca.us/departments/transportation-and-public-works/road-status-and-conditions

Jennifer

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SR 1 is closed from Sycamore Canyon Rd. just north of Big Sur (on map 47) to Ragged Point (on map 49) due to a mudslide. At this time (2/14/17) pedestrians and cyclists are stil allowed to use the damaged bridge though the next storm passing through may change this. See this Monterey County Weekly article for more information. To check the status of this closure, check Caltrans Current Highway Conditions at www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi


Jennifer


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SR 1 is closed 0.1 mi. N. of Sonoma/Marin County line due to flooding. To check the status of this closure, check Caltrans Current Highway Conditions at www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi


Jennifer


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We have received reports of a biting dog on Indian Ford Rd. Local cyclists have provided us with an alternate around the property where the dog lives.

Eastbound detour: "... [C] 27.5(44)TURN RIGHT ONTO REMINGTON RD. IN 0.2 MI., TURN RIGHT ONTO ABB PITTMAN RD. * 31.5(49)TURN LEFT ONTO INDIAN FORD RD. 31.5(51)MATCHLINE."

Westbound detour: "... * 1(1.6)TURN RIGHT ONTO ABB PITTMAN RD. 4(6)TURN LEFT ONTO REMINGTON RD. IN 0.2 MI., TURN LEFT ONTO INDIAN FORD RD. ..." (subtract 1 mile from each of the remaining narratives)

Jennifer

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While we don't have an specific reports yet, if you are planning to ride the Atlantic Coast route this autumn, beware there will probably be impacts of Hurricane Matthew on the route. Expect washed out roads, damaged parks and campgrounds, reduction in services due to damage and recovery workers using motels.

If you have reports to share with your fellow cyclists, please do so here.

Thank you,
Jennifer

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While we don't have any specific reports yet, if you are planning to begin or end a tour in St. Augustine using the Florida Connector this autumn, beware there will probably be impacts of Hurricane Matthew in the surrounding area. Expect washed out roads, damaged parks and campgrounds, reduction in services due to damage and recovery workers in the area.

If you have reports to share with your fellow cyclists, please do so here.

Thank you,
Jennifer

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While we don't have an specific reports yet, if you are planning to begin or end your Southern Tier tour in St. Augustine this autumn, beware there will probably be impacts of Hurricane Matthew in the surrounding area. Expect washed out roads, damaged parks and campgrounds, reduction in services due to damage and recovery workers in the area.

If you have reports to share with your fellow cyclists, please do so here.

Thank you,
Jennifer

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While we don't have an specific reports yet, if you are planning to ride the Atlantic Coast route this autumn, beware there will probably be impacts of Hurricane Matthew on the route. Expect washed out roads, damaged parks and campgrounds, reduction in services due to damage and recovery workers in the area from St. Augustine through Flagler Beach.

If you have reports to share with your fellow cyclists, please do so here.

Thank you,
Jennifer

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