May 7, 2009
Something our members have asked for time and again is the creation of loop routes, preferably something they can do from a metro area or airport. Thus far our efforts include the Green Mountains Loop, Adirondack Park Loop, Tidewater Potomac Heritage Route, Allegheny Mountains Loop, Utah Cliffs Loop, and the newest addition -- the Washington Parks Route -- which in it's entirety is a figure-eight or may be broken into two separate loops.
If those don't appeal to you, there are a myriad of other possibilities available by mixing and matching pieces of the larger Adventure Cycling Route Network. Examples that jump to my mind are:
So, what are you looking for in a loop route?
Map image by Routes & Mapping staff.
GEOPOINTS BULLETIN is written by Jennifer 'Jenn' Milyko, an Adventure Cycling cartographer, and appears weekly, highlighting curious facts, figures, and persons from the Adventure Cycling Route Network with tips and hints for personal route creation thrown in for good measure. She also wants to remind you that map corrections and comments are always welcome via the online Map Correction Form.