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Offline hickster

Atlanta to St. Louis route ideas?
« on: March 21, 2016, 12:21:43 pm »
Hello, I'm looking to do my first longer distance tour.  My plan is to go from Atlanta (where I live) to St. Louis.  Does anyone have any experience with a route?  Google maps shows two routes but its hard to tell what condition the roads are in and all that. 
Thanks!

Offline John Nettles

Re: Atlanta to St. Louis route ideas?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 12:31:35 pm »
While I can't help you entirely, if you can get to Tennessee or Mississippi, I can get you some routes from there.  Since this is your first long trip, I would suggest you consider getting over to Mississippi and using the various ACA routes to get you to STL.  My routes are for slightly more experienced tourists, i.e. have to ask occasionally for camping, etc. but they are shorter overall.

Best, John
Happy trails and may the wind be at your back!
John

Offline CMajernik

Re: Atlanta to St. Louis route ideas?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 01:57:27 pm »
Here is a blog written about planning your own routing. Contacting the state bike/ped coordinator for the states you'll go through is a good idea.

https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/how-to-create-your-own-route/
Carla Majernik
Routes and Mapping Program Director

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring people of all ages to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x218, 406/721-8754 fax
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline BikePacker

Re: Atlanta to St. Louis route ideas?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 02:39:38 pm »
US Bicycle Route 21 ( www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zquuA07Y3AtQ.kBRZPtBg3iro&hl=en_US ) will get your from downtown Atlanta to Chattanooga.
GA DOT announced their approval of this as a bicycle route per their October 2015 press release:  www.dot.ga.gov/PartnerSmart/Public/PressReleases/USBR21-10-14-15.pdf
« Last Edit: March 21, 2016, 02:55:58 pm by BikePacker »