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April 14, 2016
Ten Reasons Why You Should Ride the TransAmerica Bicycle Route
Ten Reasons Why You Should Ride the TransAmerica Bicycle Route

Reason 1) You can totally do it. Yes, totally. Worried about what you have to buy? Worried about being in shape? Don't worry! Just read this...

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April 14, 2016
TransAmerica Trail Digital Data Now Available
TransAmerica Trail Digital Data Now Available

We are excited to announce we have released enhanced digital data for sale for the TransAmerica Trail!

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March 10, 2016
Moving GPS Map Data Forward for Adventure Cycling Routes
Moving GPS Map Data Forward for Adventure Cycling Routes

We continue to move forward to offer Adventure Cycling Route information in track format for higher accuracy, ease of use, and compatibility across multiple devices. This is where we stand right now.

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February 18, 2016
Pre-Registration Process Required on Pacific Coast Route
Pre-Registration Process Required on Pacific Coast Route

Adventure Cycling’s Routes & Mapping Department was recently alerted to a change coming to the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route in Southern California. Beginning March 1, 2016, Camp Pendleton will require all cyclists to be pre-registered to ride across the base. Non-U.S. citizens require a sponsor.

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January 14, 2016
Major Route Change: North Lakes in Michigan and Indiana
Major Route Change: North Lakes in Michigan and Indiana

This week, Jenn Milyko writes about a reroute conducted on Adventure Cycling's North Lakes bicycle route in Michigan and Indiana.

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January 7, 2016
Major Route Change: Southern Tier in Arizona and New Mexico
Major Route Change: Southern Tier in Arizona and New Mexico

The Adventure Cycling strategic plan directs the Routes & Mapping department to, “Improve and update the Adventure Cycling Route Network.” In the past, this has included many route changes, minor and some major. This week Jenn Milyko writes about a reroute conducted on the Southern Tier route, primarily in Arizona.

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December 17, 2015
Major Route Change: Great Rivers South Route in Missouri
Major Route Change: Great Rivers South Route in Missouri

The Adventure Cycling strategic plan directs the Routes & Mapping department to, “Improve and update the Adventure Cycling Route Network.” In the past this has included many route changes, minor and some major. This week Jenn Milyko writes about a reroute conducted on the Great Rivers South Route in Missouri.

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November 19, 2015
Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway in Oregon
Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway in Oregon

Adventure Cycling staffer Jenn Milyko was invited to take part in a media trip sponsored by Travel Oregon. The goal of the event was to explore the wonders and bounties of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway (WVSB). It was an awesome four days filled with food, fun, and cycling.

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October 15, 2015
Cycling the San Juan Islands of Washington State
Cycling the San Juan Islands of Washington State

Adventure Cycling staffer Jenn Milyko recently took advantage of our fabulous employee benefit, paid time off for bicycle travel. She shares some pictures from a beautiful trip in the San Juan Islands.

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August 20, 2015
Idaho Wilderness Designation Impacts Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route
Idaho Wilderness Designation Impacts Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route

The creation of three new federally-designated Wilderness areas in Idaho impacts the White Cloud Option found on the Singletrack Options Map of Adventure Cycling's Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route (IHSMBR). Read all about these changes, effective immediately...

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June 25, 2015
Road Construction Impacts Bicycle Travel
Road Construction Impacts Bicycle Travel

Cycling season is construction season for highway departments. Now is the time to check Department of Transportation (DOT) websites for construction projects in the states on your intended route. Read more for alerts in Idaho, construction related travel resources, and ways to share construction information with your fellow bicycle travelers.

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June 18, 2015
Update on Montana Rumble Strips: Still the Wrong Way but Some Hope for Change
Update on Montana Rumble Strips: Still the Wrong Way but Some Hope for Change

We have more time to push for and negotiate changes in proposed rumble strip applications on the Northern Tier and TransAm in Montana – well over 1,000 people contacted Montana DOT and made a BIG difference – we will keep pressing for change and may need your help again in the near future.

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May 21, 2015
Bicycle Route 66 and New Mexico
Bicycle Route 66 and New Mexico

In April 2015, Adventure Cycling's Jenn Milyko traveled to New Mexico, "Land of Enchantment," for business and a look at Bicycle Route 66.

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May 7, 2015
Digital Data for Devices Release
Digital Data for Devices Release

In the summer of 2014 we conducted a test of digital data on one of the routes in the Adventure Cycling Route Network. Over the winter we combed through the feedback and distilled it to new downloadable products released on April 27, 2015.

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April 24, 2015
Montana Rumble Strip Update
Montana Rumble Strip Update

Last week we sent out an unusual alert about pending rumble strip applications on the Northern Tier and TransAm cycling routes. Based on your feedback, we are clarifying our message to "Wrong Way on Rumble Strips." While we fully understand the value and importance of rumble strips, these proposed rumble strips could force cyclists into high speed travel lanes with trucks and other motor traffic. We look forward to hearing from the Montana Department of Transportation but until we do, please keep contacting them. 

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April 16, 2015
Call To Action: Better Rumble Strip Policy in Montana
Call To Action: Better Rumble Strip Policy in Montana

Many state Departments of Transportation use rumble strips as a way to improve safety on highways with high numbers of run-off-the-road crashes. Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is in the process of updating their rumble strip guidance policy, and while they are working with us and Bike Walk Montana to ensure that bicyclists are represented, when it comes to actual implementation of rumble strips they are not taking cyclists’ needs and safety into account. 

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April 2, 2015
Riding Bicycle Route 66 in Stretches
Riding Bicycle Route 66 in Stretches

Besides all the nostalgia and scenery encompassed by Bicycle Route 66, another of my favorite features of this route are the multiple entry and exit points. While the main route beginning and endpoints of Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California are well covered by convenient entry points of, there are many others scattered at reasonable distances all along Bicycle Route 66. 

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March 26, 2015
Loop Tours Off Bicycle Route 66
Loop Tours Off Bicycle Route 66

A benefit of adding the newly minted Bicycle Route 66 maps to our existing route network is its intersections with that network. This post lays out three examples.

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February 26, 2015
SOLUTION: Bicycle Route 66 Concerns
SOLUTION: Bicycle Route 66 Concerns

We are happy to announce that our conversations with District 8 of Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) regarding the use of I-40 for Bicycle Route 66 have reached a successful conclusion!

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January 29, 2015
Call to Action: Bicycle Route 66
Call to Action: Bicycle Route 66

Over the next few days we are sending the Bicycle Route 66 maps to the printer. Unfortunately, we still do not have a satisfactory resolution with District 8 of Caltrans over access to the stretch of Interstate 40 between Needles and Barstow, California, where it is illegal to ride a bicycle.

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January 15, 2015
UPDATE: Bicycle Route 66 Concerns
UPDATE: Bicycle Route 66 Concerns

In November 2014, I wrote about the conversation we were conducting with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) regarding the use of Interstate 40 east of Barstow, California, for our soon-to-be-released Bicycle Route 66 maps. This entry is a follow-up on the situation.

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November 20, 2014
Bicycle Route 66 Concerns
Bicycle Route 66 Concerns

From the moment in November 2012 when we first announced the timeline for our next big route, Bicycle Route 66, we have been working to create a world-class bicycle route following the legendary Route 66 travel corridor. Over the course of doing route research, a trouble spot was uncovered in California where we had hoped to use the National Trails Highway (NTH).

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October 30, 2014
2014 NACIS in Pittsburgh
2014 NACIS in Pittsburgh

While Travel Initiatives staff Ginny Sullivan and Saara Snow had five two-wheeled reasons to visit Pittsburgh this September, Routes & Mapping staff had a cartographic one in October.

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October 9, 2014
Routes & Mapping Update
Routes & Mapping Update

It's that time of year when things are winding down for the cycling season and getting even busier in the Routes & Mapping department. We've got four bigs things on our plates right now.

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September 18, 2014
Route Planning: Do You Spend Time or Money?
Route Planning: Do You Spend Time or Money?

Having worked at Adventure Cycling for a couple of years now, I have heard a few complaints about Adventure Cycling route maps being expensive, and how you could just create your own route in Google Maps — and find services there, too. I’ve gotta say, I used to totally agree with these thoughts.

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