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Yes, you are correct. The TransAm intersects with the Underground Railroad about a mile south of the Ohio River ferry crossing in KY.

There is a bridge reconstruction on Wabash Rd. Going southbound you should continue west on Reamstown Rd. and follow the detour signs.

There was a post written about this about a year ago, mentioning using US 17 northward from Florida. Here's the link:

Routes / Re: Looking For Route Recommendations
« on: May 06, 2013, 12:57:35 pm »
In Alberta, Canada the Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise north to Jasper has wide shoulders and tremendous scenery

Routes / Re: Charlotte, NC to Cherokee, NC
« on: May 02, 2013, 05:09:16 pm »
You can check with the NC bike/ped program to see if they have any information:

Lauren Blackburn, AICP

phone: 919-707-2601
fax: 919-715-4421

NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation
North Carolina Department of Transportation
1552 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC   27699-1552

Routes / Re: Portland to Sun Valley, ID
« on: May 02, 2013, 05:03:01 pm »
For routing in OR go to this link. There's several bike maps you can order:

I don't know if ID has any specific bike maps but you can check this page:

Routes / Re: Great Rivers route or Mississippi River Trail?
« on: April 11, 2013, 10:28:28 am »
Have you read the information on the Great Rivers South route? If not, go here: Below the photo click on the text that says More for further information. I don't know anything about the Mississippi River Trail, but ACA's route leaves the Mississippi River in southern Missouri, heads southeast, and doesn't return to the river until Natchez, Mississippi. If your goal is to follow the river then the Mississippi River Trail would be better for you. The Great Rivers South uses a large portion of the Natchez Trace.

Routes / Re: Atlantic Coast Route close to Moorestown New Jersey
« on: April 10, 2013, 10:12:45 am »
Moorestown is about 12-15 miles east of Philadelphia across the river and the Atlantic Coast route does not go through there. The route leaves New Jersey farther north, and comes into the Philadelphia area from the northeast. You could take the Philadelphia Spur to get to downtown and that is the closest the route comes to Moorestown.

Routes / Re: Cycling from SFO airport - Western express
« on: April 02, 2013, 06:39:54 pm »
Here is a link to the San Francisco Bike Map that you can print. You can see the ferry location to reach Vallejo across the bay in the upper right corner.

The Vallejo ferry link to check schedules:

The airport is about 13 miles south of downtown. Here is one website that gives options on how to reach downtown.

I don't think you would want to bicycle downtown due to traffic but the BART train is a good option. You may want to put together your bicycle and take it onto BART. Here is info about bikes on BART:

The airport has several bike assembly stations:

Hope these links help.

Routes / Re: Route 93 Arizona to Montana
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:56:16 am »
I don't know if you realize that May and June are usually Idaho and Montana's rainy season. We occasionally get snow also. I suggest you be prepared with good rain gear and some cold weather clothing. Here in Montana winds normally come out of the southwest but that can be influenced by major storms and localized conditions. You also might want to check this site as you travel:¬

Routes / Re: UGRR help
« on: March 18, 2013, 10:31:32 am »
You may have misunderstood, but the routing on the UGRR contains no gravel roads, unless construction is occurring somewhere. Tennessee and Kentucky are very hilly so be prepared for that.

The route is closed for a bridge replacement at Bolivar. Westbound cyclists use SR 1061 north, then turn left (west) onto SR 1057. Eastbound there is no sign in or near Tangipahoa so stay on SR 1057, then turn right (south) on SR 1061 to Bolivar and rejoin the route.

Routes / Re: ST Border Safety
« on: March 05, 2013, 10:52:50 am »
It would be well worth your time to search the forums on this topic - it's been asked and addressed more than once.  There are some interesting opinions, but I think you'll find that no one is going to suggest you avoid the border or any other part of the route.

Routes / Re: running route 66
« on: February 25, 2013, 12:59:17 pm »
Here is more information on biking Route 66 in New Mexico and Illinois:

Developed by the League of IL Bicyclists -

Developed by Chris Marsh:
Go to Maps, then you can download the pdf at the top of the page.

Routes / Re: great divide road after Banff
« on: February 21, 2013, 05:46:24 pm »
I haven't ridden any of the Canadian Great Divide, but have heard a lot. The gravel roads will sometimes be sandy or washboarded, and the trails will be dirt and possibly rutted. The gravel will be pea-sized up to larger rocks imbedded in dirt. If it's been a heavy snow year the roads and trails can be eroded by excessive runoff.

The new main route south of Sparwood (Fernie is now on the alternate) will be like what I said above. There is a quarter-mile of trail at the south end that is very steep and you will have to unhook your trailer and drag it up separately from your bike.

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