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The bike path between Georgetown and Silver Plume is being repaved and will be closed through June 21. After this it will be passable with stretches of gravel. Repaving will be complete by July 13, 2019.

Note: It is illegal to ride I-70. The Clear Creek County bus may be able to transport you and your bike. See their website for more information: https://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/index.aspx?NID=857

Jennifer

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To repair damage from a mudslide earlier in the spring, Loup Loup Pass is closed May 28 - June 4 to repair the road.

If this time is shortened or extended it will be noted here: https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/passes/LoupLoup/

This closure will require leaving the route between Twisp and Okanogan. Here is the suggested detour:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30132572

It is 64 miles long (36 miles longer) and passes through Pateros and Brewster which both appear to be All Service towns.

Jennifer




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There will be construction on SR 1 in Laguna Beach April 15 - May 24, 2019.

See notice from Caltrans for specifics.


Jennifer


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From Caltrans:

Due to military operations, the bicycle facility on Old Pacific Highway from State Park to Las Pulgas will be closed as follows: 

What: Bike Lane Closure
Date: April 30 to May 3
Time: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Daily)
Location: IVO LZ Viewpoint

During the dates of restricted access, cyclists may ride on the Interstate 5 (I-5) shoulder as an alternate route.

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If you're expecting to cross McKenzie Pass this season before it opens to cars, you will have limited access this year due to repairs CLOSING the road to all access Mondays - Thursdays.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDOT/bulletins/23947ff


Jennifer

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Chain of Rocks Pedestrian Bridge is under construction March 18 - May 4, 2019.

You will need to cross the Mississippi River on the McKinley Bridge south of Chain of Rocks. For more information and status updates, see the Mississippi Greenway website:

https://greatriversgreenway.org/greenway/mississippi-greenway-chouteau-old-chain-of-rocks-bridge/

You may wish to use the MCT Confluence Trail shown on this map to reconnect to the route at Chain of Rocks Rd.:

http://www.mcttrails.org/map.aspx

Jennifer



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On map 26, US 101 north of Brookings between Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint and Harris Beach State Park is closed due to a landslide and collapsed roadway. The ground continues to be unstable and is closed to ALL traffic. It is uncertain what the timeline may be for repairs.

Photos of the damage and more information may be seen in these two articles:
https://ktvl.com/news/local/gallery/highway-101-closed-near-brookings-due-to-massive-slide#photo-1
https://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/2019/02/dramatic-landslide-still-blocking-us-101-north-of-brookings.html


In the meantime, Carpenterville Highway/SR 255 is the only nearby route option.

To learn the current conditions of the slide and see a map of the detour, go to Oregon's Trip Check website & zoom in on US 101 north of Brookings:  https://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/Road-Conditions

Oregon DOT notes this about the route:
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Carpenterville Highway is a detour but it is a steep, winding road with steep grades and an elevation change of 1,700 feet. Motor Carrier Enforcement officers are on either side of the highway to enforce length limits.


This website has a few pictures taken along Highway 255: http://www.corcohighways.org/highways/or/blog/?p=625

Wikipedia has a short article on Highway 255: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Route_255

We are in touch with Oregon DOT and will post more information on the situation when we have it.


Jennifer


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Due to military operations, the bicycle facility between Las Pulgas and San Onofre State Park will be closed as follows:

DATE: March 25 to March 29 (daily)

Time: 7 AM to 6 PM

During the dates of restricted access, cyclists may ride on the Interstate 5 (I-5) shoulder as an alternate route.

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This will only affect cyclists who have advance permission to cross Camp Pendleton.

Due to military operations, a portion of Stuart Mesa Road will be closed on the following dates:

Monday, September 24 to Thursday, October 4
Friday, October 12 to Monday, October 15
 
During the closure dates above, Stuart Mesa will be inaccessible north/south to/from Las Pulgas. Transit north/south on Camp Pendleton will be via Basilone Road. Stuart Mesa can be used to access 41 Area from Las Pulgas Road. No cycling is allowed on Basilone Road during the closure periods, cyclists will be unable to ride through Camp Pendleton.

Bicyclists may ride on the I-5 shoulder during the indicated days of the Stuart Mesa Road closure.

Jennifer

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Beginning October 1, 2018, Camp Pendleton will have new access requirements. From an email alert we sent in mid-July:

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Camp Pendleton is changing their requirements for access to the base. Beginning October 1, 2018, to ride through the base you will need to stop at the Main/Vandegrift Boulevard Visitor Center (south end of the base) to get a guest pass. You will need a valid government issued photo ID (I.E. Real ID ACT compliant driver's license, state identification card, or U.S. passport) to establish your identity and submit to a criminal background check as well as having your photograph and fingerprint taken. The Visitor Center hours are Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m

If riding southbound, it makes more sense to ride the shoulder of I-5 between Las Pulgas Rd. and Oceanside (Exits 62 to 54). It is about 8 miles. For safety reasons, you should exit and re-enter the freeway at the Aliso Creek Rest Area about midway through this stretch. If riding northbound, you may do the same or stop at the Main/Vandegrift Boulevard Visitor Center and see about gaining a guest pass.

If you are currently preregistered to travel through the base by September 30, 2018, you will be allowed through with that preregistration.

Jennifer

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Due to the Cranston Fire, Pine Grove, Idyllwild and portions of Mountain Center have been evacuated and sections of SR 243 and SR 74 are closed.

http://wildfiretoday.com/2018/07/25/cranston-fire-causes-evacuations-east-of-hemet-california/

From Yucaipa (map 67), SR 38 to SR 79 may be an option to rejoin the route near Aguanga (map 69).

To monitor the fire see Inciweb:

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6032/

Jennifer

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The Ferguson Fire is burning just outside of Yosemite National Park. Due to this, the South entrance to the park is closing at noon 7/25/18 through the weekend and perhaps longer depending on the fire. There is a lot of smoke in the area making cycling uncomfortable. There is no short detour to get back on route. You might want to ride US 395 south to SR 180 178 to cross back over to the route near Grant Grove Village on map 54. If others have suggestions, please reply to this thread.

Updates from the park can be found here:

https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm

You can follow the fire here:

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5927/

Best,
Jennifer

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Bear activity in Jasper National Park has increased this summer. We know of a couple campground and trail closures. This situation can change quickly over the course of the summer. We advise checking in with park rangers to determine the situation at the time of your arrival. If the trails shown on the map are closed, you can ride PR 16 north out of Jasper (the town).

The park posts a weekly bear report here: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/mtn/ours-bears/miseajour-update/jasper

Important park bulletins are posted here: https://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/scond/Rec_Rep_E.asp?opark=100244


What we know as of July 23, 2018:

Wapiti and Whistlers campgrounds are closed at this time due to bear activity.

Sections of Trail Complex 7 are closed. While it doesn't appear this is the GD Canada route, be advised it could be closed as well.


Jennifer


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