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Cyclists warned to steer clear of ND's oil patch

March 28, 2012 • Business


In this March 23, 2012, photo semi-trucks drive north on Highway 85 south of Williston, N.D. Touring bicyclists wanting to retrace the path of explorers Lewis and Clark or pedal through the northern tier of the U.S. are being warned to steer clear of northwest North Dakota because of heavy oil traffic. (AP Photo/Elijah Nouvelage)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Touring bicyclists wanting to retrace the path of explorers Lewis and Clark or pedal through the northern tier of the U.S. are being warned to steer clear of northwest North Dakota because of heavy oil traffic.

Missoula, Mont.-based Adventure Cycling Association said it’s remapping the popular bike routes due to “alarming reports” about risky riding conditions through North Dakota’s booming oil patch.

New maps are due in May to reflect the change, the biggest such amendment to U.S. routes in the nonprofit’s 39-year history, cartographer Jennifer Login to read more

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