Route Details

Distances and Maps are estimates to plan out the overall trip, the maps are not meant for the actual riding use; download or purchase the ACA maps.

Nothing is set in stone and all actual distances and routes will be determined on a case by case basis depending on the weather and how the ride went the day before.  The same details can also be seen on the Calendar and you can subscribe or download the calendar in iCal, xml, and html format.

Day Date Miles Start City End City Link  Elev. 
-1 4/23 19.3 Norfolk Air, VA Virgina Beach, VA Map           374
0 4/24 78.1 100 Birdneck Rd, VB, VA Jamestown, VA Map        1,135
1 4/25 48.6 Virgina Beach, VA Rolands Mill, VA Map        1,463
2 4/26 47.1 Rolands Mill, VA Ashland, VA Map        1,263
3 4/27 43.1 Ashland, VA Mineral, VA Map        1,679
4 4/28 47.6 Mineral, VA Simeon, VA Map        2,206
5 4/29 66.3 Simeon, VA Vesuvius, VA Map        6,178
6 4/30 43.7 Vesuvius, VA Buchanan, VA Map        2,355
7 5/1 Rest Buchanan, VA Buchanan, VA
8 5/2 61.6 Buchanan, VA Midway Heights, VA Map        4,062
9 5/3 65.2 Midway Heights, VA Rural Retreat, VA Map        3,802
10 5/4 65.9 Rural Retreat, VA Blackwell, VA Map        4,184
11 5/5 58.8 Blackwell, VA Elkhorn City, KY Map        5,923
12 5/6 80.1 Elkhorn City, KY Combs, KY Map        6,555
13 5/7 65.8 Combs, KY McKee, KY Map        5,726
14 5/8 Rest McKee, KY McKee, KY
15 5/9 70.3 McKee, KY Harrodsburg, KY Map        3,789
16 5/10 73.2 Harrodsburg, KY Buffalo, KY Map        3,414
17 5/11 80.6 Buffalo, KY Whitesville, KY Map        3,334
18 5/12 77.2 Whitesville, KY Deanwood, KY Map        2,407
19 5/13 101 Deanwood, KY Carbondale, IL Map        4,236
20 5/14 86.4 Carbondale, IL Farmington, MO Map        3,784
21 5/15 Rest Farmington, MO Farmington, MO
22 5/16 84.6 Farmington, MO Eminence, MO Map        5,006
23 5/17 102 Eminence, MO Marshfield, MO Map        4,865
24 5/18 116 Marshfield, MO Pittsburg, KS Map        2,391
25 5/19 97.7 Pittsburg, KS Toronto, KS Map        1,281
26 5/20 96.1 Toronto, KS Newton, KS Map        1,500
27 5/21 103 Newton, KY Larned, KS Map        1,123
28 5/22 Rest Larned, KS Larned, KS
29 5/23 95.2 Larned, KS Dighton, KS Map        1,130
30 5/24 99.2 Dighton, KS Sheridan Lake, CO Map        1,414
31 5/25 106 Sheridan Lake, CO Fowler, CO Map        1,140
32 5/26 84.3 Fowler, CO Canon City, CO Map        2,706
33 5/27 57 Canon City, CO Hartsel, CO Map        5,530
34 5/28 41.2 Hartsel, CO Breckenridge, CO Map        3,138
35 5/29 Rest Breckenridge, CO Breckenridge, CO
36 5/30 37.6 Breckenridge, CO Heeney, CO Map        1,264
37 5/31 33.5 Heeney, CO Hot Sulphur Springs, CO Map        1,987
38 6/1 60.9 Hot Sulphur Springs, CO Walden, CO Map        3,113
39 6/2 89 Walden, CO Walcott, WY Map        1,983
40 6/3 89 Walcott, WY Jeffrey City, WY Map        1,882
41 6/4 73.6 Jeffrey City, WY Fork Washakie, WY Map        2,150
42 6/5 81.6 Fort Washakie, WY Dubois, WY Map        4,456
43 6/6 81.3 Dubois, WY West Thumb, WY Map        4,286
 44-49 6/7 Vacation Yellowstone, WY Yellowstone, WY
50 6/13 73 West Thumb, WY Earthquake Lake, MT Map        2,532
51 6/14 88.9 Earthquake Lake, MT Twin Bridges, MT Map        2,860
52 6/15 93.5 Twin Bridges, MT Wisdom, MT Map        3,968
53 6/16 94.2 Wisdom, MT Stevensville, MT Map        2,056
54 6/17 95.1 Stevensville, MT Jerry Johnson Hot Springs, ID Map        3,720
55 6/18 77.6 Jerry Johnson Hot Springs, ID Kooskia, ID Map        3,560
56 6/19 Rest Kooskia, ID Kooskia, ID
57 6/20 70.4 Kooskia, ID Riggins, ID Map        5,912
58 6/21 81.3 Riggins, ID Cambridge, ID Map        3,956
59 6/22 68.2 Cambridge, ID Richland, OR Map        5,057
60 6/23 64 Richland, OR McEwen, OR Map        4,207
61 6/24 88.2 McEwen, OR Dayville, OR Map        4,020
62 6/25 84.8 Dayville, OR Prineville, OR Map        5,194
63 6/26 Rest Prineville, OR Prineville, OR
64 6/27 89.9 Prineville, OR Blue River, OR Map        3,790
65 6/28 81 Blue River, OR Corvallis, OR Map        1,684
66 6/29 77.3 Corvallis, OR Neskowin, OR Map        3,523
67 6/30 92.4 Neskowin, OR Seaside, OR Map        5,587
68 7/1 17.1 Seaside, OR Astoria, OR Map        1,709
Alternate Total Elevation   183,549
65 6/28 77.6 Blue River, OR Blachly, OR Map        2,842
66 6/29 45.3 Blachly, OR Florence, OR Map        3,514
Alternate Elev.   177,402

If you prefer to work off of a spreadsheet here is the one I am using, with elevation gain/loss per day.

The map below shows the direction from West to East, but my route plan is East to West; like this map

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10 thoughts on “Route Details

  1. Near the end of your Day 5 you will be west bound on VA 56 from the Blue Ridge Parkway to Vesuvius. I rode it during a 2010 BRP tour. It is a spine tingling descent so save some energy to ride it safely. If you find it damp in the first 100 vertical feet below the BRP, slow down as the tree canopy will keep the road wet for hours. In The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in the Southeast, this climb is rated #24 out of 50 with the descent rated at 4 – difficult due to road and/or traffic conditions. There is no traffic so the road is the challenge. There is a good re-grouping spot on the south (left) side in a church parking lot about 2/3 mile after the grade eases.

  2. Hello, my name is Kenny. We met in Berea kentucky at the local dairy queen. We had a pretty good conversation. Hope you guys are well. Have you had any luck with finding a bike shop? hope so. You gentlemen are doing a great thing. Stay strong and safe on your journey. Hope the roads are kind to you as well as the folks that you encounter along the way. You three will be in my families prayers every day. good luck!!!

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