Road Show Route
Click here for detailed listing of the route.
Please Note the Following Changes to the
Added July 11, 2003 4:30pm...
We have certainly learned a lot in
our first few weeks on the road! One of the things that we have found out is that there are not enough hours
in the day to get everything done. We have decided to take a bit of a shortcut
from our original route in order to shave off some mileage.
We will be departing from the originally
planned route at Muddy Gap, which is just East of Jeffrey City,
Wyoming. From Muddy Gap, we will be taking Highway 220 Northeast
to Casper. At Casper we will get on Highway 20 and take that into
Nebraska. We will go East on Highway 20 across the Northern part
of Nebraska to O'Neill. From there we will take Highway 275 to Omaha. This should save us several hundred
miles of riding and allow us to have some more free time off the bikes to
juggle in the overnight towns.
Our trek will start in Astoria, Oregon
on Thursday, June 5, 2003. After 72 days and 4,700 miles, we will
arrive in Boston on August 15, 2003, . We will be riding an average
of 67 miles a day. Some highlights of the route include Yellowstone
National Park, Hoosier Pass (our highest point at 11,542'), RAGBRAI
XXXI, Niagara Falls, and our arrival on the East Coast where we
will present the total of the Road Show USA donations at the Boston
Shriners Hospital for Children.
The route is a combination of maps
and advice from several sources. For a large portion of the route,
we will be be following the TransAmerica route planned out by Adventure
Cycling. This was especially helpful in the remote sections of the
Western U.S. where there are great distances between services. Soon
after we enter Kansas, we will leave the TransAmerica route and
start riding Northeast till we reach Omaha. Then we will take
part in Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI)
in the last week of July. We will then ride across Illinois until
we meet up with the Northern Tier route planned out by Adventure
Cycling. We will follow this route along Lake Erie until midway
through New York when we head South into the Finger Lakes region.
From there we will go across the Catskills and take a windy route
through Massachusetts that was planned with the help of Rubel Bike
Maps. A detailed listing of the route, including mileage and all
the towns en route, can be found here.
We are always looking for friendly
faces along the way. If you or someone you know lives along the
route and would like to offer us a place to pitch our tents for
the night or would just like to say hello, please let us know. In
addition, please contact us if you could help us setup a performance
along the route. The more shows we put on, the more money we can
raise for the Shriner's Hospitals. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the ride begins, this page will
update daily to display our progress along the route. You can also
follow along in with the journal and photos updates from the road.
If you can't see us in person, this webpage is the next best thing!