Author Topic: Great Rivers vs Atlantic Coast ACA route  (Read 2218 times)

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Offline mra

Great Rivers vs Atlantic Coast ACA route
« on: January 04, 2010, 06:16:39 pm »
Has anyone done the great rivers route from Adventure Cycling?  We are considering that option, the Atlantic Coast route, or (if the maps come out in time) the Sierra Cascades route.  The Sierra Cascades would be our first choice, but if we are not able to do that route, wanted people's opions of the other two routes.  Any info is greatly appreciated.  Thanks

Offline staehpj1

Re: Great Rivers vs Atlantic Coast ACA route
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 07:49:02 pm »
It is all personal preference, so my opinion may be useless to you, but since you asked I'll give it anyway.

The Sierra Cascades route sounds like the hands down winner to me.  I live on the east coast so maybe that is why, but it just doesn't have the same appeal.   The Great Rivers route would be way down on my list as well.  Other routes like the Pacific Coast, Great Parks, or the Lewis and Clark would rate way above either the East Coast or Great Rivers for me, but as I said that is just me.  You need to ask yourself what you are looking for in a tour.

I have not ridden any of the three you suggest but have crossed them on the Trans America and have driven a good bit in those areas.

Unless Adventure Cycling misses their projection by a mile the Sierra Cascades route maps should be available long before the season for riding there comes.  I hope to ride it myself this Summer.