• Posted by Jar on Thursday, Jun 4th, 2009

Free Adventure Cycling Routes!

This guy took all of the ACA GPS waypoint data and made them into 21 .kmz (Google Earth) files

I zipped them all up into with some directions for offline use:
Download (1.01mb)

You’ll need to
Download Google Earth

The result:
38,158 miles of decent cycling roads, gas stations, bike shops, places of interest, grocery stores, motels and campgrounds on your laptop.  Fo’ free!

you’re welcome,


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  1. Jun 14th, 2012 @ 6:27pm


  2. Sep 21st, 2009 @ 2:46am

    damn dude, this is excellent! thanks

  3. Jun 5th, 2009 @ 12:00pm

    Jenn here from the Routes & Mapping department at Adventure Cycling Association. Thanks so much for sharing our resources! Just to clarify: you have always been able to download our GPS waypoints for free on our website, http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes. Simply click on the route in which you’re interested on the right hand navigation, from there you will be able to access that route’s GPS data and a full description of the route – for free.

    Touring with GPS waypoints versus touring with GPS info and a map are simply different experiences. Our maps are cyclist-specific and include detailed service information and many even have elevation profiles. It really depends what kind of experience you’re looking for and how much detail you desire. Also, to research routes outside of our route network, check the online version of our Cyclists’ Yellow Pages, http://cyp.adventurecycling.org:8080/4dcgi/index.a4d?action=cyp.online for maps and books or contact the bicycle/pedestrian coordinator for the state you wish to traverse, http://www.walkinginfo.org/assistance/contacts.cfm

    If you do choose to purchase our maps, know that your purchase is supporting a national nonprofit organization that has worked for over 30 years to improve bicycle travel in the U.S. We do that by producing routes and maps, publishing Adventure Cyclist magazine, leading affordable tours (including intro to touring course) and working on advocacy projects like the emerging U.S. Bicycle Route System: http://www.adventurecycling.org/usbrs. You’re also supporting the staff that we employ to research and publish these routes (and GPS waypoints).

    You might find the recent article in Bicycle Retailer and Industry News about how bicycling nonprofits (including Adventure Cycling) use their funds: 90% of our income goes right back into our programs – that includes routes and maps!

    I hope this info is helpful. Thanks again for getting our name out there!



  4. Jun 4th, 2009 @ 6:35pm

    You guys kick ass, thanks for the info. I owe ya one

    • Jun 4th, 2009 @ 8:17pm

      whoot whoot!