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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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Due to severe winds leading to downed trees, Ohiopyle State Park has CLOSED the Great Allegheny Passage between mile markers 62 and 88, considering it impassable. They estimate it will be a several day job to clear the trail for cyclists and hope to have it clear by the weekend (July 7-8). Surrounding alternate roads are quite hilly and it might be best to wait out the closure if you have the time.

Monitor the following web site for further information:

https://gaptrail.org/trail-info/trail-alerts

Jennifer

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There is heavy construction occurring on 6 miles of I-80 from approximately Fort Steele to Walcott Junction. It is suggested you speak with the construction crew and ask for a ride from one end to the other.

This is slated to continue until September 2018. You can check project progress on the WY DOT Travel Information page.

Jennifer

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There is construction on I-84 impacting the route through Summer 2019. Cyclists may ride through the construction, though you should expect delays. You can follow the progress and get more specifics at the Oregon DOT Road & Weather Conditions map and I-84 construction project pages.

Jennifer

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Following the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia Gorge, sections of the Historic Columbia River Highway and State Trail are damaged, closed and/or are being repaired. Updates are coming soon to the Historic Columbia River State Trail web page.

In addition, there is construction on I-84 impacting the route through Summer 2019. You can follow that progress and get more specifics at the Oregon DOT Road & Weather Conditions map page.

Due to both of these situations, you will need to ride the Washington Option between Biggs and Portland, OR (maps 104-108). The (toll) Bridge of the Gods at Cascade Locks (map 106) allows bicycles if you wish to cross there when riding Eastbound. The surface is gridded steel and cross winds are likely. You may also cross at The Dalles on US 197 (regardless of direction of travel). US 197 has no shoulder and is subject to the same cross winds. There is a sidewalk on the east side of the bridge which we've heard can accommodate a fully-loaded touring bike.


Jennifer


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Beginning April 23 through September 29, 2018, near approximately mile 128.2, a construction project will be active in Helena, Montana (on GDMBR Section 1, Map B).

Monday-Saturday, and some Sundays, 7am-7pm cyclists will be required to put their bikes in a pilot vehicle and get a ride through the construction. All days from 7pm-7am, cyclists may ride through.

From June 21-late July, there will be no traffic allowed through at any time. During this time, or if you prefer to ride around the construction, this detour is an option: ridewithgps.com/routes/27228042 Project updates are available at: www.facebook.com/West-Main-Street-Reconstruction-Project-1819474074764128/


Jennifer


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