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Offline sbache

Cross Country Bike Ride
« on: October 15, 2009, 12:22:13 pm »
For a planned family trip by bicycle from Astoria OR via Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore and suburban Chicago could anyone direct me to specific route maps and confirmation that they are suitable for road bicycles?

Thank you

Offline indyfabz

Re: Cross Country Bike Ride
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 01:19:00 pm »
The ACA Trans Am route will get you to Yellowstone, and it's suitable for road bikes.  You could follow it to a little past Jeffrey City, WY and then head towards Casper on the way to SD.  The ACA Northern Tier route passes near Streator, IL, which is SW of Chicago, and eventually heads to Bar Harbor, ME.  It is also suitable for road bikes.   

Offline CMajernik

Re: Cross Country Bike Ride
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 04:21:47 pm »
You can get in touch with the bike coordinators for the states in which you will be
traveling through. The bike coordinators have a wealth of information that
they can distribute for no charge. Most every state publishes a bicycle map
of their state that they will send out for free....and while the maps aren't
as detailed as ACA's, they generally offer suggested roads for cycling
through their state. Some states, such as Colorado and Wisconsin, have
outstanding information, while other states are much simpler. But every
little piece of information can help. Here is a link to the contact information
for all of the bicycle coordinators:
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

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