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Road construction on SR 2 between Havre and Harlem makes riding difficult to impassable. You may want to hitch a ride through here if you can.

Check the Montana DOT road conditions map to watch progress:


The flooding continues to impact the city of Minot. We've just heard that all campgrounds in the area are still closed. If you plan to overnight there, it may be a good idea to call ahead for reservations at a hotel.


In Sioux City, the Gateway Trail and Chris Larsen Park are closed due to damage from flooding earlier this spring. You will need to navigate through the city. We don't have specifics as of yet but will post them when we do.


South / Re: bike routes in western alabama
« on: July 26, 2011, 09:15:57 am »
I tried contacting the Alabama bike pedestrian coordinator a few weeks ago by both phone and e-mail, with no response to either.

Sorry to hear that. Were the maps in the draft plan any help?

I'll send this out on our twitter account and see if we can get you some responses.


We received a report that CR 7 is closed to through traffic, there is nothing on the Minnesota DOT site so it is not clear how long this will be in effect. CR 3 to the east appears to be the best detour.

edit to add:

I just received a recommendation of another way around this closure:

Highly recommend Great River Off Road trail btw Winona and La Crosse. Is dirt but flat/bare. Avoid Hwy 7 mess.

I don't have more specifics than that, but the map on this page might be helpful:


General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier- Travelling from UK - Help
« on: July 25, 2011, 09:39:11 am »
You might try sending a PM to tonythompson here on the forums. I think he's from the UK and rides in Florida quite a bit. I'm thinking he may be out on tour at the moment which is why he hasn't responded to your query.


Routes / Re: Showers in Tonasket, WA
« on: July 25, 2011, 08:55:22 am »
Im working on a small cycling hostel/camp spot in republic, with showers and laundry services, I should have it completed by the start of next years season.  Thanks Craig

Sounds great, Craig. Let us know the details when you're up and running.


Routes / Re: Bike shop is now open in Republic WA again.
« on: July 25, 2011, 08:54:23 am »
Thanks for the update Craig. We'll get it added to the addenda for the Northern Tier route.


California / Re: Pacific Coast Sections 4 & 5
« on: July 15, 2011, 09:13:26 am »
Just a suggestion for the area going through Torrance, CA:

Thanks for your detailed suggestion. I'm going to put it in our files so we can look at it more closely when that route gets reprinted. Local information is great to have for making route adjustments along the way, appreciate you for offering yours.



Thanks for posting. I look forward to hearing a more recent report. These situations can change quickly.


Thanks for the info!

And it's great they are keeping cyclists in mind as they work.


Just outside of Shawano, the SR 22 bridge over Wolf River is closed due to construction. It should be complete by the end of 2011. For the most current informatio, see Wisconsin's 511 page:

Detour instructions SEbound:
33.5(54)Turn right onto Rose Brook Rd. * 35.5(57)Turn left onto SR 22. *36.5(59)Turn right onto CR CC. (add 0.5 mi. to remaining narrative directions)

Detour instructions NWbound:
* 5(8)Turn lefo onto SR 22. *6(10)Turn right onto Rose Brook Rd. *8(13)Turn left onto CR M. 15.5(25)Turn left following CR M. (add 0.5 mi. to remaining narrative directions)


It appears that the campgrounds in Pierre, SD are closed due to flooding. We are unsure how long this will continue, call campgrounds ahead to check status.


South / Re: bike routes in western alabama
« on: July 13, 2011, 08:14:36 am »
You might want to contact the Alabama DOT bicycle and pedestrian program. Contact information can be found here:

Also, there are some general maps of suggested routes within the 2009 Draft Bicycle Pedestrian Plan that might be helpful:

Let us know what you find out.


Routes / Re: Seeking assistance for route
« on: July 11, 2011, 09:35:06 am »
Hi there,

Since we do not have a route with those specific endpoints. I suggest you take a look at the routes we do 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 fill in the gaps. Start by 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 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, you might want to come back here to solicit feedback and refinements to your proposed routing.

Good luck and have fun!


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