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The distances between the numbers do not match up with the Miles measurement listed in the key?
Are you sure?  I have always found they did.  Sometimes I thought they didn't but any time I checked it usually was because I was confused about which sections the numbers referred to.  It tends to be confusing at times and a number is easily missed or counted twice especially at the match lines.

On current maps, the point to point and narrative mileages should match. On older maps, this might not always be the case because we only used whole numbers (no halves). As maps get converted to GIS, we have modified the placement of point to point mileages such that they will no longer spill over between map panels. You can read more about how we think about point to point mileages in a blog post I did on the topic.


Routes / Re: Biking from N.Y. to California and back
« on: November 22, 2011, 07:53:40 am »
Hi there,

The Maryland Transportation Authority can likely help you get across the bridge. You can find the information you need to contact them at the bottom of this page:

Hope this helps,

General Discussion / Re: bike travel in cuba
« on: November 07, 2011, 10:57:54 am »
Adventure Cyclist did have feature recently on Cuba. You can download it here:

There is an archive of all our publications available on our website:

Hope that helps.


Routes / Re: Is there a straighter line from Minneapolis to Manitowoc?
« on: October 28, 2011, 07:43:49 am »
Hi Ron,

I suggest taking a look at the county and state bike maps Wisconsin has produced. They should be a great resource for planning a straighter connection between Minneapolis and Manitowoc:

Just be advised that many of their bike trails across the more rural areas are not paved. I don't recall if the maps show that your not, you'll want to check on that before planning to use them.

Have a great ride!


General Discussion / Re: Sierra Cascades
« on: October 17, 2011, 01:59:27 pm »
Another resource for checking seasonal road closures in California is found on their Department of Transportation website:


Routes / Re: Help with route from Roswell NM to Dallas TX
« on: October 05, 2011, 08:24:49 am »
Hi Chuck,

I suggest getting in touch with the bicycle coordinators for the  states in which you will be traveling through and need routing. Most have online resources of some sort as well as printed materials. The coordinators  have a wealth of information that they can distribute for no charge. Most every state publishes a bicycle map of their state that they will send out for free. And while the maps aren't as detailed as ours, they generally offer suggested roads for cycling through their state. Traffic volumes and shoulder information is often found on maps called suitability maps not necessarily found on the bicycling specific pages.

Here is a link to the contact information for all of the bicycle coordinators:

Hope this helps get you started.


Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear on things. In my last post I was just telling you the status of where I am now, but I still have not resolved any issues. i still see the file names, but no data in the files. Sorry for the confusion.

Darn! I was hopeful. I downloaded the files myself and they seem to come through intact.

I'm not sure why it didn't come through as zipped, maybe Windows automatically does something with .zip files. What program are you using to attempt to open them? They were created in Mapsource but there are other programs that should open them just fine as well.


Great! Sounds like you're good to go. Thanks for checking back.


General Discussion / Re: Private Message Does Not Work?
« on: September 30, 2011, 10:39:49 am »
Hi Augie Dog,

I just sent a PM and have yet to receive any error message back. Can you give any specifics about what's not working? Details are helpful to the webmaster in tracking these things down.



Hi Wazzo,

Which route are you downloading? I can check the integrity of the files/folders of the particular route from this end. Also, are you on a Windows or Mac computer? This might change whether you can see the files or not. Unfortunately, I don't know much about the Windows end but someone else here will if that's the issue you're having.

In general, you should be downloading one zipped file containing a folder for each map section of the route. The folders contain 1 or 4 files for that map section. The reason for the 1 or 4 variance is that we used to distribute the files in multiple formats, now we only distribute them in one (.gpx). Outside of the folders you should also have a pdf About file that describes details specific to the route you've downloaded.

Let me know how it goes.


Routes / MOVED: Century Ride-Athens, GA
« on: September 29, 2011, 11:17:13 am »

Routes / Re: Pacific Crest Bike Trail -northern california
« on: September 14, 2011, 07:50:02 am »
Matzoh Ball,

No slight taken on the the adventure level. If you do that alternate route, let us know how it went. Particularly what you thought of the road surfaces and services, and traffic volume and type.

Have a great trip. I understand the need to combine pleasure and utility. You do what you have to to get yourself out there. =)


Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: Outer Banks Open?
« on: September 12, 2011, 08:24:30 am »
Just saw this in the @acaroutes Twitter feed:

As of 9/9/11, "I am visiting, and have been riding all week. Hwy 12 is closed about 10m S of Nags head. Everything to the North is fine."

Hope this helps.


Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: Outer Banks Open?
« on: September 12, 2011, 08:11:03 am »
We are going down through Delmarva and connect to ACA map 4.  When we get to Virginia Beach we'll probably stop for lunch and try to get a hold of the visitors bureau.  Depending on what kind of answer we get at that point, we will connect to the outer banks segment or connect to the main route around Suffolk.

I'll try to post if we try the outer banks.  I'm not very good on the Droid but can probably get a short note in.

Sounds like a good plan. I'm sure others would appreciate hearing how it goes, too.


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