Map of 2018 Cross-Country Bicycle Tour

My 50th High School Reunion Tour

Day 1-2May 13-14Santa Rosa to Sacamento CA
Day 3-4May 15-16Sacamento to Plymouth CA
Day 5-6May 17-18Plymouth to Kirkwood CA
Day 7-12May 19-24Kirkwood CA to Eureka NV
Day 13-15May 25-27Eureka to Baker NV
Day 16-18May 28-30Baker NV to Cedar City UT
Day 19-21May 31-June 2Cedar City to Escalante UT
Day 22-26June 3-7Escalante to Blanding UT
Day 27-33June 8-14Blanding UT to Salida CO
Day 34-39June 15-20Salida to Eads CO
Day 40-45June 21-26Eads CO to Newton KS
Day 46-51June 27-July 2Newton KS to Ash Grove MO
Day 52-58July 3-9Ash Grove to Farmington MO
Day 59-64July 10-15Farmington MO to Morganfield KY
Day 65-72July 16-23Morganfield to Louisville KY
Day 73-80July 24-31Louisville KY to Xenia OH
Day 81-86August 1-6Xenia OH to Wheeling WV
Day 87-95August 7-15Wheeling WV to Gettysburg PA
Equipment used

I was born and raised in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This is the 50th anniversary of my high school graduation so I decided to travel back to the reunion by bicycle.

This trip is something of a reprise of my first long-distance, self-supported bicycle tour back in 1996. The end points are the same (my home in Santa Rosa, California to Gettysburg) but the route is different. This time, the entire route is based on maps from Adventure Cycling. I'm taking their Western Express route from near San Francisco to Pueblo Colorado, then the famous TransAmerica Trail to Cave-in-Rock IL, then I switch to the Underground Railroad north to Xenia Ohio, then finally I follow the Chicago to New York City route to Gettysburg (using the Philadelphia alternate).

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