November 5, 2009
If you've used our route maps you know they are chock full of useful information. We attempt to include camping, lodging, and food source information in a 10 mile wide corridor (5 miles each side of the route) along with library and bike shop locations. These services are compiled and listed in the Service Directory. Most of these listings are tangible. However, there is one category that is less so, that is, until you need it: law enforcement.
The law enforcement agencies we include span the range from local police departments to county sheriffs and the Royal Mounted Police of Canada. On a first look, it may not be readily apparent why these officers of the law have been listed in the Service Directory. Since sections of our routes run through extremely rural areas, they may be the only point of contact for someone traveling through. As we say in the introduction to each Service Directory, "Law enforcement officers have proved repeatedly to be the cyclists' best allies on our routes." We believe you can't go wrong contacting one of these public servants for help or advice on the road. They usually have all the information you need or know where to direct you to find it.
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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.