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Routes / Re: New ACA Route coming
« on: October 14, 2021, 10:31:51 am »
The new Delmarva Bicycle Route will be available in early December. It is 2 map sections.

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The Alisal wildfire has forced the closure of US 101 in both directions west of Santa Barbara. It is closed from SR 1 to Winchester Canyon Rd. in Goleta. There is no easy reroute around this closure. We've been told that SR 154 is one of the only ways around it, but the highway is narrow and windy and has heavy traffic, especially if US 101 traffic is rerouted onto it. We recommend renting a vehicle, or finding a ride to get around the closure. For more information see https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7862/67298

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Routes / Re: Southern Tier Interstate-highway segments: your experience?
« on: September 22, 2021, 10:21:59 am »
Yes, you're right about section 3. I didn't look closely enough at the map. Sorry about that.

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Routes / Re: Southern Tier Interstate-highway segments: your experience?
« on: September 21, 2021, 01:15:52 pm »
For ST Section 1, maps 5-15, there is a discussion about this topic. Go to https://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?topic=16752.0
There is no interstate riding on Sections 2 or 3.

Or did you mean maps 1 - 3 on Section 1? On map 2 there is a 3.5 miles on I-8, and on map 3 there is 10 miles on I-8. On both of these, there are no other roads to use, so that's why we routed cyclists on the interstate.

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Traffic will be delayed on Pacific Coast Highway/SR 1 south of Mugu Rock for the next 18 months. Road construction starts 9/21/2021 south of Sycamore Cove Beach, according to the California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans. Work is expected to last until spring 2023.

The project will close a 0.2 mile stretch of the right shoulder of the southbound highway. Motorists will share the southbound lane with bicyclists. The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 25 mph. The project will also require intermittent closures.

Construction will take place during the day and night as needed, Monday through Saturday.


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Please be advised that due to the Tamarack Fire, SR 89 is closed. SR 88 is closed west of the SR 88/SR 89 intersection. US 50 is closed from Pollock Pines to the California Nevada state line. South Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area is under mandatory evacuation orders. Evacuations are in place for the Woodfords and Markleeville areas.

Cyclists should check with the El Dorado and Alpine County sheriff departments for up-to-date information. This fire will continue to burn into September or longer.

The wildfire information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7674/

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Routes / Re: Outer banks Alternative (Atlantic Coast Route) Map Question
« on: August 25, 2021, 11:02:39 am »
The Outer Banks Alternate doesn't have narratives due the fact that on many of the panels you can't get lost; it's fairly straightforward. We also were running out of physical space to put them.

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Temporary repairs are occurring on the bridge over Cottonwood Wash, 8 miles west of Blanding, and SR 95 is closed until sometime in October, 2021. You will need to detour around it beginning in Hanksville (map 38) eastbound, and ending in Monticello (map 43). The detour is 164 mi. long, and uses 38.6 miles of riding on the shoulders of I-70. Cyclists are allowed to ride on this interstate in Utah. For more information see https://publicinput.com/sr95bridge

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37219653

You will need to carry lots of extra water with you because there are very few places to find water. From Hanksville to Green River it's 62 miles. From Green River to Moab it's 48 miles, and from Moab to Monticello it's 54 miles. Both Green River and Moab are all service towns with campgrounds.

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Please be advised that due to the Caldor Fire, Omo Ranch Rd., Shake Ridge Rd. and Fiddletown Rd. are closed. SR 88 is closed from Omo Ranch Rd. to the SR 89 intersection. US 50 is closed from Pollock Pines to the California Nevada state line. South Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area is under mandatory evacuation orders.

Cyclists should check with the El Dorado, Amador and Alpine County sheriff departments for up-to-date information. This fire will continue to burn into September or longer.

The wildfire information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7801

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The Walpole Algonac Ferry is currently not running due to COVID. Please check for updates. http://www.walpoleislandferry.ca
Because the Blue Water Ferry in Marine City/Sombra is permanently closed, and this ferry is temporarily closed, the only option to pass from Michigan into Ontario (or the other way around) is to call a taxi company in Port Huron, MI, or in Sarnia, ON, to take you over the Blue Water Bridge. The Michigan Transit Authority may or may not be able to take your bike in a truck, but presently they won't take you (due to covid). Some of the cab companies will take you and your bike. It's important to call the companies a day or two in advance so that they can make sure they have someone working that day who has a passport and can take you over the border.

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Due to extreme fire danger and ongoing drought, and a concern for public safety, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is temporarily closing all recreational and public access to DNR-managed lands in eastern Washington beginning 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 23.
 
This temporary closure will apply to DNR-managed state lands, conservation areas, community forests and any associated roads, trails, campgrounds, recreational sites or recreational facilities.
 
DNR staff will continually monitor conditions, and a reopening date for recreation access will be determined once these factors improve.

This affects the Leader Lake Campground on map 7, and the Flodelle Creek Campground on map 12.

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Routes / Re: New ACA Route coming
« on: July 08, 2021, 10:33:50 am »
We predict the Delmarva Route will be available this fall. We had to delay research due to travel restrictions around the pandemic.

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Routes / Re: Great Divide Paper Map Set Update?
« on: July 08, 2021, 10:31:05 am »
Due to how many maps we sell we often don't update an entire route at the same time. For example, section 1 of the GD sells more than section 6. This summer we are updating section 2 with a few small route changes. But none of the other sections will be updated/reprinted.

We update approximately a third of our catalog each year. Spread over the 116 map sections that we currently have, at this point in time we are averaging about 3-5 years between map updates/reprints. We are working toward implementing real time updates in the digital data, but the process has multiple moving parts, and is taking time.

We don't list planned updates for the printed maps online since the list can change over time. For example, we are working on the fiscal year 2022 budget, and there is a projected list. It will most likely change by the time we are midway through the fiscal year due to map sales. If a major publication runs a news story on a specific route we sell more maps, and run out sooner. John is correct when he says "However, to be fair, such status should be highly suspect since lots of issues may pop up that could change the timing."

I can't predict when the GD maps (excluding section 2) will be updated/reprinted. I wish I could. You can always email us to check about printed updates at cartography@adventurecycling.org.

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Routes / Re: GDMBR - status of water north of Rawlins?
« on: July 08, 2021, 09:56:08 am »
There are 2 FB groups that you can join. You can search and find answers to your questions.

1. Great Divide Mountain Bike Route - Trail Conditions, Q&A, Gear & Stories
2. Tour Divide Race: Gear, Advice, Tips, Pics, Chat, Training

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Is the detour using Bond Rd.?


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