Author Topic: Transam to Bloomington, IN Route?  (Read 6479 times)

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Offline LongTallEandM

Transam to Bloomington, IN Route?
« on: February 01, 2014, 04:39:00 pm »
Hey Y'all, 

We plan to detour from the TransAmerica Route (Owensboro, KY?  Tell City, IN?) to Bloomington, Indiana to visit family.  Please help us identify the best route across the Ohio River and to Bloomington.  So far I've tried Google Maps/Transit, INDOT website, INDOT designated bicycle contact, and emailing bike clubs in Bloomington and Evansville, IN without much help.  I'm familiar with the terrain in Southern Indiana; just need to identify the safest/best route (wide shoulders, least traffic, fewest steep hills).

Thanks in advance for your input.

Offline John Nelson

Re: Transam to Bloomington, IN Route?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 08:05:32 pm »
wide shoulders, least traffic, fewest steep hills
Pick one.

If you like the way the ACA picks routes, then "least traffic" is a much higher priority than the other two. But if "wide shoulders" is your top priority, you'll almost certainly need to ride major highways. Major highways also typically minimize the hills, but at a cost. Distance and services also factor into the equation.

Personally, I find that Google driving directions with the "avoid highways" option produces acceptable routes. You can tweak it to suit your preferences.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2014, 08:13:23 pm by John Nelson »