Routes & Maps FAQs

September 11, 2014

Graphic by Adventure Cycling Graphic Design

As you might imagine, we get a fairly steady stream of map and route related questions. Usually they are variations on the same themes:

Which direction should I travel?

Why isn't the north arrow always up?

When should I ride the TransAm/Southern Tier/Pacific Coast/any route?

How do I get from point A to point B on my bike?

When should I buy my maps?

In order to help potential bicycle travelers answer these questions for themselves (saving the really tricky ones for us!), we compiled a list of the most often made queries and posted them with answers on the Routes & Maps Frequently Asked Questions page.

Routes & Mapping FAQ Graphic

Is your question there? What question would you like to ask? Post it as a comment here, fill out the handy form on our Contact Us page, or send me a tweet at @acaroutes.

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.


Bonnie October 16, 2018, 2:53 PM

I'm searching your site for an answer to what is likely a FAQ regarding which direction is best wind wise for a fall Atlantic coast tour? I think I've seen it before but can't find it now. Thanks

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