Geopoints Bulletin

GEOPOINTS BULLETIN appears once a month, 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.

February 13, 2019
Six Road Hazards to Heed
Six Road Hazards to Heed

You’ve got your route, and you know where you’re going to stay and eat, but have you thought about how you’ll handle physical obstacles in your path on your next bike trip?

November 16, 2018
Tips on Planning Your Big Cycling Trip
Tips on Planning Your Big Bike Tour

There’s nothing like getting your hands dirty planning your own trip to learn all the tricks. Jenn Milyko, Adventure Cycling’s Routes & Mapping Assistant Director, shares the tools she used to plan her 2017 cross-country ride.

April 20, 2018
Great Divide Mountain Bike Route | Working Hard for the Great Divide
Great Divide Mountain Bike Route | Working Hard for the Great Divide

Spring is slow to come in the Rocky Mountains this year, but that’s not stopping Adventure Cycling’s cartographers from updating and redesigning the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route to celebrate its 20th anniversary and its bikepacking and gravel opportunities.

March 30, 2018
Snow, Mudslides, and Road Construction on the Adventure Cycling Route Network
Snow, Mudslides, and Road Construction on the Adventure Cycling Route Network

Forces of nature and construction schedules can affect your bicycle travel plans. Here are a few issues we know about as of March 2018 on the TransAmerica Trail, Northern Tier, Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, Lewis & Clark Trail, and Pacific Coast bicycle routes.

February 15, 2018
One App to Rule Our Routes: Bicycle Route Navigator
One App to Rule Our Routes: Bicycle Route Navigator

Cyclists have been asking us to bring all of our paper route maps to an app. And now we have! Plan and navigate the entire Adventure Cycling Route Network from your smartphone or tablet with Bicycle Route Navigator!

January 25, 2018
Major Route Changes: Atlantic Coast and Idaho Hot Springs
Major Route Changes: Atlantic Coast and Idaho Hot Springs

Change is constant on the 46,864-mile Adventure Cycling Route Network and our Routes & Mapping Department recently made extensive updates to both our Atlantic Coast route and the Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route.

December 21, 2017
Crunching Route Network Numbers
Crunching Route Network Numbers

Adventure Cycling has 46,846 mapped miles in its Route Network. Have you ever wondered which route has the highest elevation? Or wondered how the TransAmerica Trail compares to the Southern Tier in elevation gain? Our new Route Comparison page is where you’ll get those answers and more!

September 28, 2017
Meet the New Southern Tier Map App from Adventure Cycling
Meet the New Southern Tier Map App from Adventure Cycling

Riding the Southern Tier Bicycle Route this fall or winter? Use Adventure Cycling’s newly released Southern Tier map app to help you navigate, find out which way the wind blows, and travel through hurricane damaged areas.

September 21, 2017
Thoughts from Time on the Road
Thoughts from Time on the Road

Jenn Milyko, Adventure Cycling’s Routes & Mapping Assistant Director, is fresh off her summer-long tour with some thoughts from the road.

August 24, 2017
Braving Snow and Sun for New Maps of the GDMBR
Braving Snow and Sun for New Maps of the GDMBR

Adventure Cycling’s new maps of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, available in spring 2018, required route research from Antelope Wells, New Mexico all the way to Banff, Alberta, and two of our cartographers tackled the northern part of this project early this year.

July 27, 2017
Advice from a Food Desert
Advice from a Food Desert

Guest blogging for our Geopoints Bulletin blog this month, Beth Nobles offers perspective on long rides through frontier lands like Far West Texas.

June 29, 2017
Top Ten Scenic Spots on the Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route
Top Ten Scenic Spots on the Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route

Adventure Cycling’s newest route, Chicago to New York City (CNYC), has a wealth of diverse and stunning scenery from city skylines to rolling countryside. We picked 10, but we need your help adding even more scenic spots to our list. Just add them to the comments. Thank you!

June 22, 2017
Top Ten Eats on the Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route
Top Ten Eats on the Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route

Adventure Cycling’s newest route, Chicago to New York City, has just about any kind of food you could dream up. These are the 10 we’ve picked, but there are a lot more! Help us out by adding your top picks in the comments section.

June 15, 2017
Top Ten Historic Sites on the New Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route
Top Ten Historic Sites on the New Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route

Adventure Cycling’s new bicycle route, Chicago to New York City (CNYC), is ripe with historic sites. Here are the 10 we picked, but we need your help adding more historic places to this list. If you know of a must-see historic site riders will find on our route, please add them to the comments. Thank you!

June 3, 2017
We Have Four Lucky Winners in the Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route Map Set Giveaway
We Have Four Lucky Winners in the Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route Map Set Giveaway

Congratulations! Four lucky winners will soon be holding map sets for our new route, Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route (CNYC), a rural route that visits the big cities.

May 18, 2017
Introducing the Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route!
Introducing the Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route!

Adventure Cycling’s latest long-distance route, Chicago to New York City, connects with Bicycle Route 66 for a slam dunk, cross-country tour through big cities on rural roads and miles and miles of trails.

April 20, 2017
Three Things You Should Consider Regarding the August Solar Eclipse
Three Things You Should Consider Regarding the August Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the U.S. Where will you be? If you’re traveling one of Adventure Cycling’s routes, you should check this guide for tips on how to best prepare.

March 23, 2017
What You've Been Waiting For: Map Apps!
What You've Been Waiting For: Map Apps!

Three popular Adventure Cycling routes are now available in app formats for iPhone and Android devices!

February 16, 2017
Paper Route Maps vs. Digital Data: What It Means & How to Use It
Paper Route Maps vs. Digital Data: What It Means & How to Use It

More mapped routes in our 48,629 mile Adventure Cycling Route Network are available in a GPX data format for your device, and we’ve got the support pages to help you use it.

January 19, 2017
Five Tabs for Finding Route-Specific Facts
Five Tabs for Finding Route-Specific Facts

There is an abundance of mapped, bicycle-route information on our website, if only one knows where to look. Jenn Milyko shows us how to use the Adventure Cycling Route Network pages.