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General Discussion / Re: Great Divide Route
« on: June 04, 2019, 07:27:25 pm »
Adventure Cycling has both .GPX data and also a mobile app.

The .GPX data is located here in the Cyclosource store:

Information about the Bicycle Route Navigator App is here:

Some more information that compares the two different products here:

Hope this helps and enjoy the ride!

General Discussion / Re: Updated ACA website
« on: February 28, 2019, 12:15:57 pm »
"The photo of the riders in front of the barn was taken in the Big Hole Valley of Montana."
It's a big valley  :) .  Any chance of narrowing it down a LOT more.  I actually keep a list of "places to see" so if I am in the neighborhood, I don't miss it by only a mile.  No rush, John

I believe this is the exact location. It is along Hwy 569 between Wise River and Anaconda. The following link on Google Maps should show the barn to the left of the road.

General Discussion / Re: Updated ACA website
« on: February 28, 2019, 11:52:02 am »
Thanks, John! We appreciate the feedback and the goal is to bring in more riders. The forums are actually their own site and will always be at We are really appreciative of all the great advice and knowledge that is shared on these forums.

The photo of the riders in front of the barn was taken in the Big Hole Valley of Montana.

Routes / Re: Definitive rail to trail map
« on: February 25, 2019, 02:33:33 pm »
The "Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes" in Idaho is a paved wonder.

They say this is asphalt.  Is it smooth enough for a road bike or would you need a Mtn/Hybrid bike for this?  This is an interesting trail that is in my area that I'd like to plan to hit if I could use my existing road bike.

You could definitely ride a road bike on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes.

Routes / Re: Trans Am Route Using Trails Where Possible
« on: January 15, 2019, 12:18:19 pm »
Yeah, the TAT is a dirt bike (motorcycle) trail from the Atlantic to the Pacific. There is considerable blacktop but it is mostly dirt and very quiet. The Swallows (Sarah and her hubby) rode it on mountainbikes as a tour (you can read their report on It would be a grand epic ride!

Adventure Cyclist magazine also published a story about their ride on the TAT that can be found here:

Routes / Re: GAP and C&O Canal Towpath Trip Report
« on: October 22, 2018, 01:46:44 pm »
Thanks for the detailed ride report! This is on my list of rides I want to do in the future.

General Discussion / Re: Statistics on cross country tourers
« on: September 28, 2018, 12:31:04 pm »
Regarding registering at the Missoula offices, when I was crossing w-e I hit the intersection at Lolo at about 4:30pm on a Friday and since the map set said the offices were closed on weekends I decided to turn right. I decided to skip the overnight stop at Missoula since I didn't want to wait until Monday morning for the visit to the ACA offices. 
(by the way - not complaining, I'm glad you all take weekends off) But I am mentioning you might be missing a large percent, maybe 10-20% in your reporting numbers just because of the weekend thing?

We do have Saturday morning office hours during the summer months specifically for traveling cyclists that are coming through on tour. We keep the summer hours updated on the website here:

General Discussion / Re: Statistics on cross country tourers
« on: September 20, 2018, 01:28:26 pm »
Interesting discussion! We do have a few items on the website that can help people get an idea of how many people are riding cross country. As mentioned earlier in the thread, we have the Ride Registry that allows people to register their tour. Not all of these are cross country rides, but many are. You can also look at statistics across all of the rides or by a specific route.

We also keep a running count of how many cyclists visit our offices each year while on tour. Not all of these riders are going cross country but again, many are.

We also have the photos of the visiting cyclists that list the trip they are taking.

As there are many routes to cross the country it does become more difficult to track the total number. I think this is something we plan to discuss internally.

Routes / Re: Child friendly tours in the USA
« on: July 10, 2018, 12:41:20 pm »
There is a recent thread that is also along this same theme that might be helpful

ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: Changing from North Up to Road Ahead
« on: June 28, 2018, 02:00:54 pm »
You should be able to place two fingers on the map and then move them to rotate the map to your preferred direction.

Gear Talk / Re: Shoe Recommends
« on: April 03, 2018, 05:00:07 pm »
It really depends what you like, but I've enjoyed a couple of different pairs of Pearl Izumi Mountain Bike shoes for both on and off the bike when using SPD pedals.'s/Footwear/Cycling%20Shoes/c/ride_mtb_men_footwear_cycling%20shoes

ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: Maps on Apple & Android devices
« on: March 01, 2018, 03:15:34 pm »
No, I don't believe that is possible. The accounts/app stores are not tied in any way, except the same email address, to allow the transfer.


Yes, Jennifer is correct. The Apple App Store and Google Play Store are separate and purchases can't be shared between the two. If you would like to use the route sections within Bicycle Touring Navigator on both ecosystems they will need to be purchased independently.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Garmin 1030
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:23:21 pm »
I followed the link you provided and was able to make the transfer. THANK YOU !!

Thanks for letting me know that you were able to get the files on your Garmin 1030. I've not tried using Garmin Express to upload files to a device yet. It may be that Garmin Express will only accept their proprietary file types, .tcx and .fit.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Garmin 1030
« on: February 14, 2018, 02:30:29 pm »
I attach Garmin 1030 to computer. .
Open the Garmin Express.
Select the download cloud
Select browser,
Select files and they show up in the box.
Select "Import Data" and I get this message: "An error occurred with your upload. Please try again.

Have you unzipped the .GPX before attempting to upload them to your device? We have instructions for the Garmin Edge 1000 on our site. In the instructions, we copy the .GPX files directly to the device from the computer without using Garmin Express. Have you tried following these instructions?

Let me know if these instructions help.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Garmin 1030
« on: February 13, 2018, 08:18:57 pm »
The Garmin 1030 should work with our digital data packages. Can you let us know the error you received and in what step of the process?

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