Big Dream Bike Tours – Cross Country Itinerary

 

Tour Day &
Route #

Day 1/Prep
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Day 2/Route 1
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Day 3/Route 2
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Day 4/Route 3
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Day 5/Route 4
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Day 6/Route 5
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Destination
City

Newport Beach
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Moreno Valley
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Indio
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Ehrenberg
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Wickenburg
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Prescott
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State

CA
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CA
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CA
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AZ
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AZ
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AZ
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Miles

0
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62
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83
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101
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110
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59
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Highlights

Relax at the pool or on the beach in the surf-side town of Newport Beach

Dip your wheel at Huntington Beach and head toward Boston on the Santa Ana River Trail

Look in amazement at huge windmills as you pedal toward a casino oasis in the desert

Discover the beauty of the desert in comparison to rich agricultural land of Southern CA

Test your new-found strength as you look forward to a relaxing evening, good food, and new friends

Climb to new heights among the pine trees

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Highlights

Descend as you enjoy the amazing red-rock vistas of the region

Be amazed by the beauty of Sedona, a magic ride through a beautiful canyon, a short but epic climb, souvenir shopping, and a cool-down ride through Northern Arizona University on the way to your rest-day hotel

Share a rental car with a new friend and visit the Grand Canyon

Ride through history on the legendary U.S. Route 66

Enter New Mexico and enjoy a cool refreshing break at the beautiful Maneulito Visitor Center just past the state sign

Stop and buy a souvenir to celebrate your success as you cross the Continental Divide

Gaze across the vast landscape as you prepare to ride across the Rio Grande

Anticipate a colorful rest day as you descend into Santa Fe

Tour Day &
Route #

Day 7/Route 6
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Day 8/Route 7
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Day 9/Rest
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Day 10/Route 8
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Day 11/Route 9
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Day 12/Route 10
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Day 13/Route 11
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Day 14/Route 12

Destination
City

Cottonwood
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Flagstaff
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Flagstaff
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Holbrook
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Gallup
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Grants
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Albuquerque
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Santa Fe
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State

AZ
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AZ
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AZ
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AZ
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NM
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NM
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NM
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NM
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Miles

44
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50
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0
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92
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87
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70
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79
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66
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Tour Day &
Route #

Day 15/Rest
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Day 16/Route 13
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Day 17/Route 14
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Day 18/Route 15
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Day 19/Route 16
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Destination
City

Santa Fe
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Las Vegas
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Tucumcari
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Dalhart
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Guymon
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State

NM
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NM
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NM
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TX
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OK
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Miles

0
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72
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107
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96
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72
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Highlights

Hop on the city bus for a day of downtown Santa Fe adventure

Ride the day away as you head towards the Historic Plaza Hotel looking forward to a great meal and wonderful sleep

Stretch your legs as you ride miles of rollers

Delight in the wide open spaces of Texas

Ride the flats of Oklahoma

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Highlights

Get ready to see Dorothy’s house

Roll through Kansas enjoying the views – all from the seat of your bike

Enjoy a rest day in the city famous in American culture for its history as a wild frontier town

See the “green” of Kansas along the road

With miles of rollers, stop and take pictures of the beautiful landscapes along the way

Rather than a SAG stop today, enjoy a special picnic in Eisenhower Park and walk across the street to visit the Grey Hound Museum

Tour Day &
Route #

Day 20/Route 17
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Day 21/Route 18
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Day 22/Rest
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Day 23/Route 19
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Day 24/Route 20
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Day 25/Route 21
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Destination
City

Liberal
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Dodge City
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Dodge City
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Great Bend
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Salina
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Junction City
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State

KS
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KS
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KS
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KS
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KS
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KS
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Miles

40
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83
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0
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85
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79
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52
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Tour Day &
Route #

Day 26/Route 22
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Day 27/Route 23
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Day 28/Route 24
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Day 29/Route 25
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Destination
City

Topeka
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Kansas City
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Richmond
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Moberly
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State

KS
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MO
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MO
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MO
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Miles

86
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71
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56
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93
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Highlights

Hit the road rested and ready to climb
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Enjoy another wonderful day on your bike as you head toward Kansas City

See Kansas City’s historic district and ride the Brush Creek Water Way on your way across the Missouri River

Snap a picture of yourself standing in a corn field

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Observe the mighty Mississippi River and take in the sights

Walk the streets of Mark Twain’s boyhood home on the bank of the Mississippi River

Cross the mighty Mississippi in a great bike lane as you cross another state line

Ride on towards Champaign, IL, through quiet little towns

Cruise through history on your bike

Tour Day &
Route #

Day 30/Route 26
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Day 31/Rest
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Day 32/Route 27
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Day 33/Route 28
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Day 34/Route 29
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Destination
City

Hannibal
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Hannibal
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Springfield
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Champaign
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Crawfordsville
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State

MO
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MO
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IL
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IL
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IL


Miles

68
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0
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103
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98
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79

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Tour Day &
Route #

Day 35/Route 30
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Day 36/Route 31
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Day 37/Route 32
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Day 38/Route 33
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Day 39/Route 34
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Day 40/Route 35

Destination
City

Indianapolis
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Richmond
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Marysville
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Wooster
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Niles
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Erie
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State

IN
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IN
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OH
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OH
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OH
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PA


Miles

63
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68
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101
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92
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91
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89


Highlights

Explore the Canal Walk and ride the Cultural Trail in downtown Indianapolis

Appreciate the many smaller historical towns along the road today

Experience gentle rolling hills in this part of beautiful green Ohio

Test your new climbing abilities as you appreciate the simplicity and beauty of the Amish life style

See historic homes, amazing scenery, and ride the Country Line Bike Trail

Spot Lake Erie on your way into town where you’ll sleep lake-side in beautiful surroundings

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To rest or not to rest? Take a quick ride to the island for a restful afternoon on the beach

Gaze to your left as you view Lake Erie just past the vineyards

Roll through the New York countryside toward Avon’s town center on your way to Victor

Visit the Erie Canal and pedal past Onondaga Lake looking forward to an enjoyable evening watching Tour de France

Ride a bike path out of town and onto New York State Bicycle Route 5

Tour Day &
Route #

Day 41/Rest
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Day 42/Route 36
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Day 43/Route 37
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Day 44/Route 38
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Day 45/Route 39

Destination
City

Erie
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Hamburg
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Victor
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Syracuse
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Little Falls.


State

PA
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NY
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NY
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NY
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NY


Miles

0
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80
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89
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85
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76

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Tour Day &
Route #

Day 46/Route 40
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Day 47/Route 41
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Day 48/Route 42
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Day 49/Route 43
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Day 50

Destination
City

Albany
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Northampton
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Auburn
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Pleasure Bay Beach

Departure


State

NY
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MA
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MA
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MA
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MA


Miles

66
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97
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44
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62
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0


Highlights

Arrive in New York’s Capital City ready for a great river crossing in the morning

Cross the Hudson River and ride through the lush woods of Massachusetts

Savor the landscapes and the back-woods beauty while you ride strong

Ride the Charles River Parkway, dip your wheel in the Atlantic, and celebrate your journey!

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