POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
On Road Maps
Scale and Detail • Route
Locations • Options
There will be several sheets of maps for each riding day. Each day's
route will be listed at the top center of the page and each page will be
listed as page # of # so you can make sure you have all the maps you need
ride and easily follow them in order on the road. Each map is also designed
to be folded into quarters so you can easily fold them up in a clear plastic
sandwich size bag in your jersey pocket for quick reference.
The maps are comprised of the actual route itself overlaid onto map
plots, which were then compiled together into a comprehensive map of
for each ride. As a result not all roads on the maps will line up perfectly
due to the curvature of the earth.
Scale and Detail
In rural areas the left side of each map sheet will contain the main map
for the ride. The scale for the main maps will be lower in rural areas because
there will be fewer potentially confusing cross streets. The right side of
each map sheet will contain large, highly detailed separate insets of every
town we pass through including the stopping towns
as well as confusing or tricky spots as necessary. You will be able to easily
notice an available inset by a reference box placed on the main map.
In more populated
areas our main maps will be much higher scale, more numerous,
and contain much more detail due to the additional cross streets and
Every route location (such as rest stops, main lodging sites, supported
hotels, etc.) will be clearly identified on all maps with a large,
symbol to quickly identify their location on the road in relation to yours.
All route options will also be clearly labeled including such options as century
options and the routes to the supported hotel in each stopping town.
When two optional routes overlap and could be confusing to follow they are
into distinct map insets and clearly labeled.
Specific mileages and cues will not be placed on the maps to maintain clarity.
You will need to reference this information on the cue sheets themselves.