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Offline preston uk

where can I buy aca maps.
« on: April 21, 2016, 12:54:51 am »
Is it possible to buy aca maps other than from the ACA  ?  I'm thinking of altering my route when I get to Pueblo . Are they available in cycling shops ?

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Re: where can I buy aca maps.
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 07:24:24 am »
I have only seen one once. A bike shop in Seattle had the map for the nearby section of the Pacific Coast Route. I wouldn't count on it. If you decide before Pueblo call and have whatever you want sent to you on the road.

Offline John Nettles

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Re: where can I buy aca maps.
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2016, 08:16:37 am »
I have seen them online at other places, CycloCamping I think, eBay, etc.  And once in Jackson, WY (used copy) way back in early 90s.

As Indyfabz says they can be shipped to any post office box care of General Delivery so they are waiting for you.

However, if you do this route, I would plan on at least week to receive them due to the USPS.  A few years ago, I ordered an ACA map for my son who altered his route.  I ordered on a Monday, mailed from Missoula (of course) to Salt Lake City, UT, and was supposed to get there on a Thursday for a Friday pickup.  It had to be rerouted THREE times before it caught him in El Centro, CA (where he left the ACA route to go into Mexico toward Cabo San Lucas, arrgh).  It kept missing even though ACA mailed the same day I ordered it (ACA Store staff are great!) and every time had at least 1 "buffer" day for the USPS to deliver based on their schedule..  Lesson:  Order so it has at least three buffer days to arrive.

Offline Bclayden

Re: where can I buy aca maps.
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2016, 01:01:20 am »
I have purchased ACA maps to download to iPad which I tour with  You can get them at the speed of light. In my experience the electronic version not as easy to use out on the road as a proper map (I used the electronic version on the Adirondack Loop route) but at least it's available to anyone, anywhere.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2016, 01:05:19 am by Bclayden »

Offline CMajernik

Re: where can I buy aca maps.
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2016, 01:24:53 pm »
There are only 5 shorter routes that are available in a pdf format, which includes the Adirondack Park Loop that was just mentioned. Since you said Pueblo, I'm assuming you are talking about the TransAm maps. With maybe one or two exceptions, the maps aren't sold in cycling shops. If you are interested in TransAmerica digital data, here is a link:
https://www.adventurecycling.org/cyclosource-store/route-maps/transamerica-bicycle-trail/sp/transamerica-bicycle-trail-digital-data-set/
Carla Majernik
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