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Routes / Re: Pacific Crest Bike Trail -northern california
« on: September 12, 2011, 08:06:36 am »
I would expect it to be cold and if not snowy, then likely wet. Daylight hours are shorter too, so less time to deal with adverse conditions. You might want to consider the southern end of the route.


PS Are you referring to the Adventure Cycling Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route maps or Bil Paul's book? Routes are similar to same, just wondering.

Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: Outer Banks Open?
« on: September 09, 2011, 08:42:30 am »
Hi Spokey,

You might also want to check in with the Cape Hatteras National Seashore for road and service information:

Let us know how it goes for you if you make it out there.


International / Re: Dictionary of Bicycling Terms in Foreign Languages
« on: September 06, 2011, 08:14:51 am »
Hi Lee,

This pdf from the European Cycling Federation looks like it might be a good resource for you:

The lexicon is an illustrated passport-sized booklet, containing key terms for cycling,
different types of bikes for different mobility needs, and good cycling infrastructure
in 27 languages, including all 23 official EU languages. It also contains information
on EU funding sources for cycling and cycling infrastructure, and statistics on cycling
in Europe and on the economic, health and environmental aspects of cycling.


Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Atlantic Coast #2, maps 21 & 22 - 2011
« on: September 02, 2011, 02:39:28 pm »
We just received this info about the Atlantic Coast #2, specifically map panels 21 and 22:

CR 615 through the Delaware Water Gap is closed in the DWG National Recreation Area until further notice. Extensive damage due to flooding. A reasonable alternative is  US 209 in Pennsylvania on the other side of the river. Many are campgrounds closed as well.


Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: Northern Tier Section 11 - 2011
« on: September 02, 2011, 11:12:39 am »
More information on road closures in Vermont on NT. We recieved this information from a member in Sharon, VT:

Most of SR 107 has been destroyed. SR 100 is also impassable. The towns of Rochester and Stockbridge are isolated, as most roads and bridges leading in and out of them are gone. In Royalton, the bridges have washed out. River Road between South Royalton and Sharon looks like a war zone, with houses destroyed, fields buried under mud and RV's wrapped around trees. Route 132 has been repaired in some places but not all of it is back to normal. Anyone trying to find alternate routes would have a difficult time, as the alternate routes are also frequently not passable. Due to the seriousness of some of the bridge washouts, some modifications of the route may still be necessary even into next year's cycling season. Conditions in all parts of the state are not good, especially in the southern and central sections.


In the wake of TS Irene, here are some resources for checking the status of road and riding conditions in eastern NY:

Poughkeepsie Journal a local paper -for pictures etc.

The link to road conditions map for the state:

I hope this helps.


Rocky Mountain / MOVED: Western Express - Nevada & Utah
« on: August 31, 2011, 04:08:18 pm »

Hi cindydsv,

While we don't have a route with those specific endpoints. I suggest you begin by taking a look at the routes that we have mapped to see which parts you could potentially use:

Once you get to that page, in the right side navigation bar there is a link called Map of All ACA Routes that is a download of a pdf that clearly shows our network and how it intersects with itself.

The next step is to get 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. Here is a link to the contact information for all of the bicycle coordinators:

Once you have an idea of routing, it is a good idea ask more specific questions here on the forums and solicit feedback and refinements.

I hope this helps.


Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Adirondack Park Loop - 2011
« on: August 30, 2011, 10:24:10 am »
Flooding around Lake Placid and on the Ausable River will impact services and riding conditions on this route. See this article for more information:


Another source for information on the impact of Irene on the Northern Tier:


Routes / Re: Addenda Confusion
« on: August 30, 2011, 08:26:21 am »
Sounds like you, your wife and your brother have a system worked out.  ;) Ireland for Key West sounds like a good trade off to me.

Hope your son has a speedy recovery from surgery.


Routes / Re: Addenda Confusion
« on: August 29, 2011, 03:51:26 pm »
Oops! I really should wait until after my first full cup of coffee before I post on the forums.

Well then, let us know how they work for you.=)


As of July 25th, 2011, south of Banff, Goat Creek Trail is closed:

Goat Creek Trail and vicinity: Effective immediately, the Goat Creek Trail is closed from the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Road (Highway 742) to its junction with the Spray River Trail in Banff National Park. The closure is due to structural damage to the Spray River bridge which has resulted from abnormally high flows due to water diversion by TransAlta Utilities. For further information regarding water flows, please contact TransAlta at 1-877-547-3365.

This information is from the Alberta National Parks page:

We've also had a report of Spray Lakes W. Rd. being closed but cannot find confirmation.

Contact Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation for alternate routing information


Routes / Re: Crossing Mississippi (East to west)
« on: August 29, 2011, 09:56:03 am »
You might also want to check the Mississippi DOT resources:

A map can be downloaded from the following page by hovering over Maps until the dropdown menu appears, then choose Bicycle Map.

Have fun!


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