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Offline kungfurobot

Indianapolis To Asheville
« on: February 09, 2011, 09:50:52 pm »
I'm planning my first tour from Indianapolis to Asheville this summer.  I have absolutely no idea how I'm going to get there.  Google maps is pretty great but I was wondering if anyone else has made this trek or if there was an easier route than they have offer?

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Indianapolis To Asheville
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 09:32:21 am »
Google Mark Boyd at UNC-Asheville.  IIRC he's done a few tours from Asheville up through Tennessee and Kentucky.   Reading his journals might give you some ideas about routes (19 vs 25 vs ?).

No idea how to get into Indiana, sorry.

Offline CMajernik

Re: Indianapolis To Asheville
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 10:18:03 am »
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. Almost 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 ours, they generally offer suggested roads for cycling through their state. Some states, such as 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

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline Indianacharlie

Re: Indianapolis To Asheville
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011, 09:59:21 pm »
Here's a couple of resources for you in Indiana and Kentucky:

Back Rods of Indiana:

Kentucky Bike Tours:

Charlie Myer
Scenic routes in Indiana and Kentucky: