Heartlands Regional Bike Tour

Heartlands Regional Tour – Desert, Cows, and Corn

Albuquerque, NM to Champaign, IL IMG_4421 (2)
Approximately 1370 miles
17 riding days/2 rest days/20 nights

Sixteen days of diverse landscape with one rest day in the middle can satisfy the cyclist who wants a taste of it all, but can’t manage the time (this year) to ride the entire Sea to Sea tour. This regional tour travels through amazing vistas on the way to Tucumcari, NM and then past more cows than you can imagine on the way to Dalhart, TX. Visit Dorothy’s house in Liberal, KS, where the corn is growing and bright green – in shocking contrast to the desert.  In McPherson, visit the Opera House and County Courthouse, both on the National Register of Historic Places. Next, ride to Emporia, home of UNBOUND Gravel in the Flint Hills of Kansas.  After a  well-earned rest day, head east again, crossing the Mississippi River on the way to Champaign, IL.  Passing small town cafes on Historic Rt. 66, this tour is ideal as you discover the beauty of the United States.

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*Each regional tour is a part of the Sea to Shining Sea – Tour across the United States. If necessary, pricing to start or end your tour at an alternative location on our route can be provided. Tour dates, however, may not be changed.  View full itinerary.

Heartlands Tour

17 riding days

2 rest days

20 hotel nights




2025 Dates

Start: May 17, 2025

Finish: June 4, 2025


Destination Cities

Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Tucumcari, NM
• Dalhart, TX
• Guymon, OK
• Liberal, Dodge City, Great Bend, McPherson, Emporia and Topeka, KS
• St. Joseph, Chillicothe, Kirksville, MO
• Quincy, Springfield and Champaign, IL

See map.