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Offline jamin360

Road surface types by route
« on: January 05, 2021, 04:01:43 pm »
Question: where can I find information regarding the road surface type for the Adventure Cycling route list? I know Great Divide route is predominately gravel; are there indicators in the route summary/overview? I'm looking for mixed surfaces or all dirt.

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Offline John Nettles

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Re: Road surface types by route
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2021, 04:08:57 pm »
Welcome to the ACA Forums!

None of the ACA Routes are solely dirt or non-pavement since most of the routes cover a fairly large distance and so you are bound to have some pavement. That said, the Great Divide, Arkansas Highlands, Idaho Hot Springs, and parts of the Allegheny Mountains and the Utah Cliffs have the most non-pavement sections.

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Re: Road surface types by route
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2021, 11:36:43 pm »
Thank you and stay safe!

Offline HikeBikeCook

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Re: Road surface types by route
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2021, 03:56:47 pm »
What area are you looking for? I just laid out a route from Washington DC to Seattle, using as many bike paths as possible. I started using the TransAm Eastern Express which uses the C&O, GAP, Montour Trail and KATY Trail. From Missoula, MT we head 85 miles North and pick up the Olympian which links to trails all the way to Seattle. I can share the information if you want.
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