Why it's worth helping Google correct their bike map of the USA (19 feb 13)
Email from Google:
Your Google Maps problem report has been reviewed, and you were right!
||The current instructions mention several dirt roads. Sunburst is dirt after about 3 miles north, so is Sandoz and also Joshua Tree Rd.. 'Dirt' in this part of the world means 'sand'. This is extremely hard work on a bike in the hot sun. The only practical route is as follows: From Joshua Tree, take Park Blvd. South. After 1 mile turn right onto Alta Loma Rd.. Continue on Alta Loma/Yucca Trail 8 miles 'til Joshua Lane/Old Woman Springs Rd. Turn right. Follow Old Woman Springs Rd/CA 247 44 miles to Lucerne Valley.
We'll update the map soon and email you when you can see the change.
Thanks for helping us to improve Google Maps!
The email refers to the problem report I described here, on 6 November last year: