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General Discussion / ACA 2016 calendar cover photo location
« on: January 15, 2016, 10:55:16 am »
Does anyone know the location of the photo on the ACA 2016 calendar?  My guess is Switzerland.  I'd like to know the specific road/pass this was taken on.

Routes / US Route 83
« on: November 29, 2014, 08:42:17 am »
Has anyone travelled on US Route 83?  I'm wondering how suitable it is for cycling?

The cue sheet for this route would be amazing:
1.  Turn South on US Route 83
2.  Stop at the Mexico border.

 U.S. Route 83 runs 1,885 miles from the Canadian border just north of Westhope, N.D. to Brownsville, Texas, on the Mexican border.   It is one of the last and longest stretches of highway in America and little of it is spoiled by soulless four-lane Interstate. It passes through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. It also continues into Canada as Manitoba Highway 83 to its northern terminus just east of Swan River.  Along with US 83, Manitoba 83 is part of the longest continuously numbered north-south highway in North America with a combined distance is 3,450 kilometers (2,140 mi).

Routes / Washington State Route 9 from Canada to Seattle area
« on: June 27, 2012, 03:23:48 pm »
I'm starting my Pacific Coast tour in Lynden, Washington (after going up to Canada border and back).  My plan is to use the ACA maps for most of the tour, but was wondering if Washington State Route 9 would be a good biking route.  I need to pass though Federal Way at some point so I thought maybe staying inland might be a good idea.  Also I've ridden in the Whidbey Island area before so I know what that is like.

Does anyone have any experience riding Washington State Route 9, and can provide any pros/cons to this route vs the ACA route in this area?

Also, it looks like I may be able to use the Centenniel Trail in the Snohomish area (which seems to parallel WA Rt. 9).  Any comments about that?

Any other ideas, routes, comments or suggestions are welcome.


Routes / Start date suggestions for Pacific Coast (north to south)
« on: February 19, 2012, 12:08:43 pm »
I am planning on riding the ACA Pacific Coast route later this summer.  From what I've read it is best to ride north to south due to prevailing winds in the summer.  Do these winds usually last through September? (wasn't sure if the ACA comment about winds was for meteorlogical summer through Labor Day or actual summer through Sept. 21st)

I've also read that tourist traffic on the route is higher in the summer (no real surprise).  I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to start earlier than the Labor Day weekend to get to California coast just after Labor Day?  Or would it be better just to wait until after Labor Day to start the whole trip?

Any comments on start dates from those who have ridden this route will be appreciated (and if you have links to any blogs or journals those would be appreciated too).


Routes / Route 464 (Duck Lake Road) from Babb to Browning, Montana
« on: April 18, 2009, 08:38:44 pm »
I'm planning my summer bike trip via the Northern Tier route (west to east).  I am planning on going through Glacier National Park, but due to time constraints I won't be able to take the loop up to Waterton in Canada.  I am planning to stay at Many Glacier campground after riding on Going-to-the-Sun Road.   

After leaving Many Glacier, I need to get to Browning to pick up Route 2 and head east.The typical route I've read about is taking Route 89 to Browning.  I've also read a journal where they took a short cut via Starr School Road bypassing Kiowa.

Here's my main question.  Route 464 (Duck Lake Road), off Route 89 just south of Babb seems to be a shorter and less hilly way to get to Browning.  Do you have any knowledge of this road and whether it would be a good alternative for biking?


Routes / Key West, Florida
« on: January 25, 2004, 05:22:42 pm »
Does anyone know why the Adventure Cycling East Coast route ends in Fort Meyers, Florida and doesn't go any further south?  I'd like to keep going to Key West and would welcome any suggestions for bike routes and maps that are available.  Do you have to work you way back to the Atlantic coast or is there a way to get there staying on the Gulf coast?  Any pros/cons to either way?  My tentative plans would put me in Fort Meyers in late September or early October.

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