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Portland to Philadelphia in 27 days


A fast and fun West-to-East solo transit of the U.S.A.

3,417 miles (5,499 km) over 27 days from August 2, 2009 to August 28, 2009

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Road bikes, 2-4 weeks, USA Coast to Coast, USA West to East
Locales: North America, United States, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania
Year: 2009

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/bikewithmike

Copyright © 2009-2014 By Michael Tordoff - (contact)

Status: Completed Sep 2009
Last update: Wednesday September 9, 2009 08:48 (US/Pacific) (edited Mon 30 Dec 2013 16:02 (US/Pacific))
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A happy barn near Rensselaer, Indiana


Table of Contents

Introduction
How it came about: Why I did it and how I arranged it
A bike, a plan, and a trip report: The obligatory equipment list, the plan, and the apology for the trip report
Day 01. Portland, OR to Joe'’s cabin near Goldendale, WA
Day 02 – Goldendale, WA to Kennewick, WA
Day 03 – Kennewick, WA to Colfax, WA
Day 04 – Colfax, WA to Wallace, ID: including the superb Coeur d'Alenes bike path
Day 05 – Wallace, ID to Lakeside, MT
Day 06 – Lakeside, MT to Saint Mary, MT: Going to the Sun Highway
Day 07 – Saint Mary, MT to Fairfield, MT
Day 08 – Fairfield, MT to Lewistown, MT
Day 09 – Lewistown, MT to Billings, MT
Day 10 – Billings, MT to Sheridan, WY: Little Bighorn battleground
Day 11 – Sheridan, WY to Gillette, WY
Day 12 – Gillette, WY to Spearfish, SD: Devil's Tower
Day 13 – Spearfish, SD to Rapid City, SD: Spearfish Canyon and Mount Rushmore
Day 14 – Rapid City, SD to Badlands Inn (near Interior), SD: Badlands National Park
Day 15 – Badlands Inn, SD to Winner, SD
Day 16 – Winner, SD to Yankton, SD.
Day 17 – Yankton, SD to Denison, IA
Day 18 – Denison, IA to Des Moines, IA.: Raccoon Valley Bike Trail
Day 19 – Des Moines, IA to Muscatine, IA: Red Rock Lake Bike Trail
Day 20 – Muscatine, IA to Wenona, IL: Crossing the Mississippi
Day 21 – Wenona, IL to Rensselaer, IN
Day 22 – Renssalaer, IN to Bluffton, IN
Day 23 – Bluffton, IN to Ashland, OH
Day 24 – Ashland, OH to Mercer/Huntington (I-78), PA: The hills start here
Day 25 – Mercer (I-78), PA to Clearfield, PA
Day 26 – Clearfield, PA to Mt Carmel, PA
Day 27 – Mt Carmel, PA to Glenside, PA: Hawk Mountain
Endnote: Things I wish I had done if I had thought about it


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