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Here is a detour option from Featherville to Hailey, which is directly south of Ketchum (and shown on the IDHS Main Route map):
https://goo.gl/maps/GLRlO

From Featherville, the route departs the Main Route and heads south to Pine on the Pine-Featherville Rd (shown on the map). From Pine, the route heads further south and east but without ever having to ride US 20. The route will eventually hook into Croy Creek Rd. and into Hailey (also on the map), where you could either ride Highway 75 or the Wood River Trail north into Ketchum. Services are available in the town of Fairfield at about the halfway point. And the distance is similar to the Main Route.

If you choose to ride this detour, do so at your own discretion. Check beforehand with IDOT and Sawtooth NF for current condition of the roads.

Nathan Taylor
ACA Cartographer

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As of 8/21, a segment of the Lolo Trail/FR 500 is closed due to fire activity. The closure is between the route intersection with FR 560 and Pete Forks Junction, on map panels 91 and 91A.

Also the Wendover, Whitehouse, Powell and White Sand USFS campgrounds (maps 89-90) on US 12 are all closed due to fire activity.

Be sure to check the USFS Nez Perce-Clearwater Alerts and Notices webpage for updates: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/nezperceclearwater/alerts-notices


Nathan Taylor
ACA Cartographer

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Per WDOT: State Highway 20 is closed between Thornton Creek Rd (MP 118) and SR 153 (MP 204) due to fire activity. No detour is available. This affects sizeable portions of Northern Tier Section 1, Washington Parks Section 2 and Sierra Cascades Section 1 route maps.

Also US Highway 97 is closed from milepost 299 at Riverside to milepost 303 near Tonasket. There is a detour available. This is on Northern Tier Section 1.

Cyclists are advised to keep checking the WDOT Travel Alerts webpage (http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/northcentral.aspx?refnum=197896&action=2&aw=1) prior to riding the routes through these areas.

Nathan Taylor
ACA Cartographer

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More info about avoiding these fire closures:
At narrative cue, "208.5(335.5)-Turn right onto State Hwy. 83" (where Kraft Cr. Rd./FR 561 intersects Hwy. 83), continue south on Hwy. 83 all the way to Seeley Lake. There are multiple camping options off the highway, though no other services until town. As of 8/19, the Morrell Cr. Rd. east of Seeley Lake remains open.

Nathan Taylor
ACA Cartographer

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Routes / Re: Foreigner needs assistance with epic solo bike trip.
« on: June 01, 2015, 12:22:00 pm »
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The ACA GPS data for Allegheny Mtns Loop is in waypoint format. Waypoints are available for both turns and services, though services data are a members-only benefit. Turns and their derived routes (for autonavigation with basemaps on a handheld GPS) are available to the public at-large. The delivered file format is .gpx, though multiple other conversions are possible. A method you might employ would be to turn the GPS routes into tracks in a program like Garmin Basecamp, export to gpx or tcx (or other filetype if desired), and load. Unfortunately the output will be a low-resolution route line, but it should pass through each turn point location. Service waypoints (if you choose to use them) for the entire route should display assuming that you haven't loaded any other turn waypoints (your device has a 200 waypoint limit per file). The route has 87 service waypoints and 161 turn waypoints.

FIT files record activity data but generally aren't widely used for navigational purposes. Not to say a procedure for using them can't be concocted, but more research would be required on your behalf.

Best,

Nathan Taylor
ACA Cartographer


 

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The Lewis and Clark River bridge (US 101 Bus) west of Miles Crossing is closed for repair from Dec 1- approx Aug 1 2015. This closure will affect LC Sec7 map #112, TA Sec1 map #1 and PC Sec2 map #14. For updates see the project webpage here: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION2/Pages/U.S.-101B-Bridge-Construction-News.aspx.

A detour following US 101 on the Youngs Bay Bridge should be signed during closure. Traffic is heavy but shoulders are decent.

Nathan Taylor
ACA Cartographer

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Atlantic Coast Section 3 maps 35-36, south of Guinea, Stonewall Jackson Rd./CR 606 is closed for bridge replacement over the Poni River (labeled "Po" River on maps) until approx. Jun 2016. For more updates, check the project website: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/fredericksburg/route_606_stonewall_jackson_road_bridge_closure.asp
For a detour around the closure, see this Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/AjUAc. Note that this detour utilizes more heavily trafficked US Highway 1 for 3 miles,  and passes through the full service town of Thornburg instead of entering Guinea.

Nathan Taylor
ACA Cartographer

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Jackson Pike is closed to traffic for bridge deck replacement over the E. Fk. Little Miami River from Aug 18-Dec 19 2014. For NB riders it is recommended to continue on SR 133 west then north of Williamsburg, then rejoin the route west of the closure. Reverse directions for SB riders.

A Google map of the detour is here: http://goo.gl/maps/XRai7
Project website: http://www.clermontengineer.org/JacksonPike.aspx

Nathan Taylor
GIS Specialist
Adventure Cycling Association

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Already posted by dobsonjv. However, the correct map is Atlantic Coast Section 4, Map 51. And yes, Sidbury Rd to US 17 is a viable detour from Castle Hayne to Hampstead (going NB). Completion date according to NCDOT is Nov 1 2017.

Nathan Taylor
GIS Specialist
Adventure Cycling Association

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The Lamine River bridge on SR 41 between Lamine and Boonville MO is being replaced during Spring/Summer 2014. In the meantime a (EB) detour exists by leaving SR 41 about 5 mi NW of Lamine and following CR K, CR M and other frontage roads along the I-70 corridor to rejoin the route on Santa Fe Trail west of Boonville. For WB riders, simply reverse directions. These roads have all been confirmed as being viable options for biking based on the MO DOT bike route maps, though cyclists may experience higher traffic flows because of the bridge closure.

Google Maps link for detour: http://goo.gl/maps/4YxDj
Bridge replacement project website: http://www.modot.org/central/major_projects/cooper.htm
MO DOT bike route maps: http://www.modot.org/othertransportation/bike_ped/Bike-PedProgram--RoadandRouteInfo.htm

Nathan Taylor
GIS Specialist/Cartographer
Adventure Cycling Association

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Baker Creek is about 8.5 miles west of Lake Louise. The statement reads "from Lake Louise to just west of Baker Creek", so you would not be able to go through to Hwy 93 on Bow Valley Parkway in this direction right now. Also, you should check if this reopening will allow cyclists, as other roads have reopened to non-commercial traffic only and cyclists are still prohibited.

Nathan Taylor
Cartographer/GIS Specialist
Adventure Cycling Association

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Trail Conditions Report for Banff National Park: http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/tcond/cond_e.asp?oPark=100092.
Both Spray River and Goat Creek trails (first trails on route south of town) are closed due to bridges being washed out.

Nathan Taylor
Cartographer/GIS Specialist
Adventure Cycling Association

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This was response to a couple looking to begin cycling the GDMBR on Banff National Park's Facebook page:
"At this point we know there is significant damage to bridges in backcountry areas but until the waters recede and assessments are made it's difficult to say what will be open. However, plan for alternatives to all pre-planned backcountry trips." (6/24)

You can keep abreast of further changes yourself: https://www.facebook.com/BanffNP. Note that this only covers Banff National Park, but you could probably apply this logic to many areas from Banff to Glacier (US) right now.

In the meantime, we suggest current riders modify itineraries to start further south. But also note that Montana isn't immune to this recent rainfall, and there may be washouts/slides/trail damage to deal with down here. Keep safe out there.

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As of 6/24, Bow Valley Parkway/Hwy 1A between Lake Louise and Banff is closed, and there is no projection for re-opening. This affects Great Parks North maps 6, 7 and Banff Spur. It is less clear whether the TransCanada Highway 1 between these points is also closed to cyclists. Also, the Banff Legacy Bike Trail from Banff east toward Canmore is closed. Please keep track of the fast-changing conditions on Banff National Park's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BanffNP.

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