The downtime from moving around has given us a chance to go through our archived footage to tell more stories. While in Missoula, we had a chance to interview some of the staff at Adventure Cycling. We fielded questions on our Facebook and Twitter. A lot of the questions you submitted were about routes and maps. Fortunately, we got the opportunity to sit down with Jennifer Milyko, a cartographer with Adventure Cycling to get the inside scoop about their maps.

Jennifer talks about the transition from hand drawn maps to computer maps. We go on to talk about how new routes are planned, what sort of information route researchers look for and we also delve into the economics of bicycle touring. There was so much great information that it really was hard to cut it down! The video runs a little on the long side but answers lots of questions you might have about the ACA mapping process.

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