After your GPX purchase, you can get GPX updates for free by re-downloading them from your My Adventure Cycling account.
GPX Data products consist of track and service waypoint files in gpx (GPS Exchange Format) file format to be used on a GPS device, smartphone, or tablet. These products are suggested as a companion product to the printed Adventure Cycling Route maps and feature the same services listed on the physical maps. More information about GPX Data for Devices can be found here.
In general, you'll encounter either hills or long rolling grades along this section, with the exception of flat terrain north of Muscatine, Iowa. The route avoids most of the heavily trafficked areas along the Mississippi, although there are a few stretches that demand caution. Traffic increases wherever the route crosses the river. From Stillwater south to Afton you'll be riding through a growing residential area on narrow county roads. Traffic can be heavy on U.S. 61 between Wabasha and the junction with CR 7. In Winona you can ride an alternate called the Great Rivers State Trail which stays on the east bank of the Mississippi. Old railroad beds travel through Perrot State Park and the Trempealeau and Upper Mississipi River Wildlife and Fish Refuges. South from Dyersville, Iowa, you stay on highway and county roads, Traffic increases around Muscatine, an old industrial town.
More information about this route is available here.
GPX Data Resources
* These products are delivered in compressed zip files. Instructions on extracting the data are located here.
**NOTE: Occasionally, the GPX data you purchase will be newer than the paper map currently being sold. They may still be used together. See the Tracks and Service Points FAQs for more information.**
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