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Offline KDC1956

Maps
« on: July 02, 2009, 07:16:15 pm »
I still need a map or maps from Little Rock Arkansas to Bangor Maine I have tried to get them  all over the place and so far with no luck at all.I have been on line looking for them too and still no luck here either.I tried to do as I was told to do by some one on here.But looks like I still can not get any info I need so how do I get the map or maps to get to and from.Once I get the maps I can start to pack up and get ready but for now my trip is on hold.Guess I'm not looking at the right place. Please help out...

Thanks  Kenneth C.

Offline paddleboy17

Re: Maps
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 08:40:25 pm »
Adventure Cycling has maps for sale.  It looks like you would need your own route east to pick up the Underground Railroad in Eastern Mississippi.  From there you could get as far a Western New York, where you could take the Northern Tier east to Maine.  See http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/RouteNetwork.pdf
Danno

Offline KDC1956

Re: Maps
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 10:53:23 pm »
Thanks for your help this gives me a start to go from here.

Offline JHamelman

Re: Maps
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 08:06:01 am »
I still need a map or maps from Little Rock Arkansas to Bangor Maine

For the section between Little Rock, Arkansas and where ever you'd like to connect to an ACA route, check with the state bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. They usually have good resources about their state. You can get contact information for all states at the website below:

http://www.walkinginfo.org/assistance/contacts.cfm

Good luck and have a great ride!

.Jennifer.
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Jennifer Hamelman

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205
www.adventurecycling.org

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Offline litespeed

Re: Maps
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 06:50:21 pm »
My main travel aid is a Rand McNally U.S.-Canada-Mexico Road Atlas. Hard to find. Check Wal-Marts and large gas stations. I go over the binding and around the edges of the covers with clear packing tape. Thus protected it is almost indestructible. I keep it doubled once and firmly strapped atop the camping duffel on my rear rack. I put it in a garbage bag if it rains. I generally avoid large cities but if I have to enter or go through one I buy a map as I approach and discard it as I leave. Another good source of maps (free!) is travel centers. Never pass up a travel center.

Offline biker_james

Re: Maps
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2009, 08:14:08 am »
usually when planning a trip, I just use ordinary road maps. Likely available free from AAA or from the various state tourist agencies. There are lots of other options to find routes-from google maps to computer programs like "streets and routes" (or something like that). Are you needing something not on a road map that is making this difficult?

Offline litespeed

Re: Maps
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2009, 07:52:36 pm »
You got me to thinking. I googled "Rand McNally" and was able to go to their web site and order up a new Road Atlas for $18+ (including shipping). It's a great reference source and travel aid. Should be here in a couple of days.

Offline onebob

Re: Maps
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2009, 12:51:37 pm »
You got me to thinking. I googled "Rand McNally" and was able to go to their web site and order up a new Road Atlas for $18+ (including shipping). It's a great reference source and travel aid. Should be here in a couple of days.

If you are leaving from Little Rock, you might try crossing the Mississippi River at Memphis and following the Mississippi River Trail up thru Tenn, Kentucky, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Then you could follow the ACA North Lakes route thru the Upper Peninsula, then the ACA Lake Erie route into Canada. You can then drop down back into The States any place you want.

Now this would be a great adventure!

Good luck!!!