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I apologize that you are still getting calls. Our addenda for the TransAm Trail section 6 and 7, and also Western Express section 4 (which ends in Pueblo) all have a listing saying that cyclists lodging and camping is no longer offered. That information has been available for a year now. It makes me wonder how many cyclists read the map updates and corrections/addenda sheet that comes with each map that is sold.

I'm sorry about this and will try to think of other ways to let cyclists know about this. I understand that this is a nuisance.

Routes / Re: Sag Wagon Advice for GDMBR
« on: May 23, 2017, 10:26:11 am »
There are only 2 places that I can think of where a 4x4 shouldn't follow your riders.

On map 1B from mile 247.9 to approximately mile 249.6 your sag will have to go around. It can follow the Divide Alternate to Jerry Creek Rd., then turn right and go up the drainage to meet where the riders will be coming down that road.

On Map 2A, if the riders follow the Yellowstone Branch Line Trail (main route) there are a few parallel gravel roads but not all the way along the trail. Your sag would need to drive Hwy. 47.

On map 39, in Oklahoma City, near turn B, NE 50th St. is closed at the I-235 overpass. Construction is occurring on ramp accesses. Here's a detour:
Eastbound: from turn B, turn left/west onto NE 50th St. In 0.3 mi., turn right/north onto N. Western Ave. In 1 mi., turn right/east onto NW 63rd St. In 3 mi., at the intersection of NW 63rd St. and N. Martin Luther King Ave., turn left and rejoin the route.
Westbound: At the intersection of N. Martin Luther King Ave. and NW 63rd St., turn right/west onto NW 63rd St. In 3 mi., turn left/south onto N. Western Ave. In 1 mi., turn left/east onto NW 50th St. In 0.3 mi., at turn B, turn right onto Shartel Ave. and rejoin the route.       

We hear that the Chester Bridge has reopened.

Routes / Re: Chicago to NY Maps?
« on: May 10, 2017, 10:24:02 am »
The maps will be available next Tuesday or Wednesday. There was a problem at the printer, which delayed our estimated delivery date. As soon as they are in house, we will have them (maps and enhanced digital data) on the website. Sorry that its taken a bit longer than we thought.

Rubel Bike Maps produces detailed bike maps of Massachusetts. You might want to look at their website:

Here is what the WA DOT website says. Eight weeks would be early June. Please check the link to get updates:
April 21, 2017
SR 20 remains closed between mileposts 134 and 171 but the spring reopening work is now entering week 3. 
Clearing work may take as many as 8 weeks which would be the latest since 1974's June 14 reopening.
During the clearing, pedestrians (skiers) & bicyclists are prohibited Monday through Thursday, but allowed past the gates Friday through Sunday.

Routes / Re: Colorado Springs to Minneapolis route?
« on: April 12, 2017, 10:06:58 am »
Here is a blog written several years ago on how to create your own route:

As to miles per day an average is 60 miles. Google suggesting 3 days for for 910 miles is totally unrealistic. Plan on lower mileages at first while your body adjusts to being in the saddle every day. And plan on 1 rest day per week when you can do laundry, catch up on sleep, etc.

Here is a link to a blog from someone who recently rode ACA detour.

Routes / Re: Pfeiffer Bridge at Big Sur work around
« on: March 27, 2017, 02:40:41 pm »
Here is a link to a blog from someone who recently rode the detour ACA recommends.

Routes / Re: Rumble Strips on Western Express?
« on: March 26, 2017, 11:33:35 am »
We heard about this. We were able to submit comments by the deadline.

Routes / Re: Chicago to New York City Route?
« on: March 13, 2017, 10:30:58 am »
The new route will be available in mid-May. The main route stays in northern PA and does use a portion of PA Route V. There is a Philadephia Alternate that uses the GAP and a portion of the C&O Canal.

Routes / Re: Great Parks North - best timing
« on: March 07, 2017, 11:52:57 am »
Here is what is online on the Great Parks North pages:

Great Parks North
This route should be ridden from early summer to mid-fall. Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is usually closed until early to mid June and has limited hours for cyclists which is noted on the map. Snow can occur at any time during the summer in the Rocky Mountains so be prepared with cold weather gear. Due to changing local conditions, it is difficult to predict any major wind patterns.

Jasper can be reached by rail service from Edmonton, Alberta. Along the entire length of the route, small towns at regular intervals provide ample services, but plan ahead due to crowded tourist conditions, especially in the Canadian Park System and in Glacier National Park. Reservations at both hostels and campgrounds are recommended.

Routes / Re: Southern Tier Route
« on: February 23, 2017, 11:37:15 am »
The Logistics tab on the Southern Tier page answers the question about when is the best time to ride:

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