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  1. I rode east from Coos Bay to Diamond Lake a few...

    I rode east from Coos Bay to Diamond Lake a few years back on a more direct and empty route thru Coquille and Sitkum
    There was a short (9 mile?) unpaved stretch, but the road thru the Coast Range...
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    Do not listen to the Yellowstone naysayers. I am...

    Do not listen to the Yellowstone naysayers. I am from Wyoming.
    I have cycled every mile of park road - paved and unpaved - many times.
    I have cycled in the spring window after plowing but before...
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    I'm partial to Nebraska for touring X-USA - and...

    I'm partial to Nebraska for touring X-USA - and am surprised that there is no designated E-W route across the state - since the Sandhills are far more scenic than the ACA TransAm in Kansas or the...
  4. I don't and I don't have ready access to a full...

    I don't and I don't have ready access to a full collection, now.

    BUT - - - -

    Let me tell you that there ain't nothing like leaning over a map room table with a full map in front of you.
    I...
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    Google Maps / Google Earth and similar apps are...

    Google Maps / Google Earth and similar apps are notorious inaccurate.
    Closed roads, nonexistent roads, private roads. Not often, but often enough to cause headaches.

    The Penna Bike routes are...
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    I value my fingers too much.

    I value my fingers too much.
  7. Yes. THE bridge. Not for beginners....

    Yes. THE bridge.
    Not for beginners.
    Fortunately, Pacific County offers inexpensive bus service across.
    I think there are 4 crossings per day, except weekends.
    So, if you are queasy, just load...
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    I hate my Arkel handlebar bag. It's a giant...

    I hate my Arkel handlebar bag.
    It's a giant bucket without any compartments - to speak of.
    Given how many backpacks and soft briefcases have all the pencil, change, hidden pockets -
    I don't see...
  9. Speaking of dice, do you know the game Boggle?...

    Speaking of dice, do you know the game Boggle?
    Sometimes it takes a couple of rolls - esp. with route planning.

    I've biked/hiked Glacier N.P. many times and loved it.
    And, yeah, the E. Glacier...
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    I have ridden both and it is hard to go wrong in...

    I have ridden both and it is hard to go wrong in western Montana, either way.
    However - - (And you are riding westbound, right?)

    The outlined Option B has some sections that I would question -...
  11. Those of us who have tens of thousands of miles...

    Those of us who have tens of thousands of miles of bike touring experience and multiple cross-country trips - including fund raisers - know that a person riding across the USA for some organization...
  12. It varies. On who you talk to and who is working...

    It varies.
    On who you talk to and who is working - both when you make your reservation and when you actually travel.
    It's been a couple of years, but they told me I could ship to East Glacier - ...
  13. I do not know why the OP has persisted in...

    I do not know why the OP has persisted in perpetuating myths; however, he may have crossed the line.
    Here is the response I received back from Yellowstone N.P. :

    <<<>>>

    Thanks for passing that...
  14. The main ranger staff has been informed of this...

    The main ranger staff has been informed of this thread.
    Following up on yesterday's contact, the superintendent has indicated that he has authorized none of the above.
    Impersonating a federal...
  15. It is my sincere hope that flats get him long...

    It is my sincere hope that flats get him long before he reaches Yellowstone.
  16. Yes, you are right. And the internet has made the...

    Yes, you are right. And the internet has made the problem worse. With extreme sports and extreme TV shows, people without any of the requisite skills or preparation think they can do it, too - - and...
  17. Mark - I live in Wyoming and have assisted...

    Mark -

    I live in Wyoming and have assisted many cyclists who, for whatever reason - usually lack of info and overconfidence, rode in spring or fall conditions that are not like anything that they...
  18. Not jealousy, but pity.

    Not jealousy, but pity.
  19. I have contacted Yellowstone National Park and...

    I have contacted Yellowstone National Park and the official there stated that the above material is utterly false.
    There is near-zero possibility that Superintendent, Dan Wenk would have either...
  20. In the 1990s, I used to cycle along Yellowstone...

    In the 1990s, I used to cycle along Yellowstone Lake after plowing but well before the roads opened.
    It was incredible - I would often see no other human being all day - despite what they say about...
  21. Park Roads - Yellowstone National Park (U.S....

    Park Roads - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

    Spring Bicycling - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

    Craig Pass is closed until May 13.
    Occasionally,...
  22. West Yellowstone to Madison - 14 miles Madison...

    West Yellowstone to Madison - 14 miles
    Madison to Norris Jct. - 14 miles
    Norris Jct to Canyon - 11 miles
    Canyon to Fishing Bridge - 16 miles
    Fishing Bridge to Bridge Bay - 5 miles

    60 miles...
  23. Norris Geyser Basin at sunrise can be far more...

    Norris Geyser Basin at sunrise can be far more rewarding.
  24. Plan C - Plan B - Idaho route in case of bad...

    Plan C -

    Plan B - Idaho route in case of bad weather, as above.

    Plan C - Take the Yellowstone Loop counterclockwise via Canyon and Lake.
    I actually suggest this over the posted ACA route in...
  25. I live in Wyoming - I know every mile of every...

    I live in Wyoming - I know every mile of every road in Yellowstone and Grand Teton.
    Much of what has been said here is guesswork at best.

    Although there is dispersed camping in many national...
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