Big Dream Bike Tours – Cross Country Itinerary

 

Tour Day &
Route #

Day 1
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Day 2
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Day 3
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Day 4
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Day 5
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Day 6
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Destination
City

Los Angeles
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Riverside
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Indio
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Blyth
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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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CA
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AZ
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AZ
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Miles

0
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78
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92
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100
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116
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59
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Highlights

Arrival, Orientation, Introductions, Route Rap and First Group Dinner

Pacific Ocean Wheel Dip at Manhattan Beach Pier!  First Day of Riding, Mother’s Day!

San Andreas Fault, Palm Springs, Lowest Point on Tour:  Indio, CA – 14′ Below Sea Level, Windmill Farms

First Century!  First Desert Crossing:  The Mojave!

First State Line Crossing!  Second Century, Old Town Wickenburg, Dude Ranch Capital of the World

First Mountain Pass:  Yarnell at 4,868′ Above Sea Level!  Ponderosa Pines, Historic Gurley St. in Old Town Prescott

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Highlights

Mingus Mountain:  7023′ Above Sea Level, Historic Mining Town of Jerome, Yavapai Indian Ruins

Red Rocks of Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Old Town Flagstaff

First Rest Day

Historic Route 66 Wigwam Motel and Jack Rabbit Trading Post, Eagle’s Song Landmark “Standing on the Corner of Winslow, AZ”

Second State Line, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, Mtn. Time Zone

Continental Divide:  7575′, Red Rock State Park, Historic Route 66 Cafes

Rio Grande Crossing, Old Town Albuquerque

Santa Fe Plaza, Historic Mining Town of Madrid, Highest “Sleeping Elevation”:  7,260′, State Capital

Tour Day &
Route #

Day 7
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Day 8

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Day 9/Rest

Day 10

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Day 11

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Day 12
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Day 13

Day 14

Destination
City

Cottonwood
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Flagstaff
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Flagstaff

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

AZ
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NM

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NM
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NM

NM
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Miles

44
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47
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92

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93
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65
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76

66
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Tour Day &
Route #

Day 15/Rest
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Day 16
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Day 17
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Day 18
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Day 19
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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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108
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96
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72
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Highlights

Second Rest Day
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Highest Point on Tour;  Glorieta Pass at 7570′, Pecos Indian Ruins
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1,000 Miles!  Third Century, Second Desert Crossing, Historic Route 66 Motels, Canadian Escarpment
Third State Line, Texas Feed Lots, Central Time Zone

Fourth State Line, Oklahoma Panhandle, Dust Bowl Museum

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Highlights

Get ready to see Dorothy’s house

Dalton Gang Hideout, Boot Hill Museum with Can Can Show and Gun Fight

Santa Fe Trail’s Historic Pawnee Rock, WWII B-29 Training Facility, Arkansas River Bend

1,500 Miles!  Santa Fe Trail, McPherson’s Historic Opera House

Eisenhower Library and Boyhood Home, Greyhound Racing Hall of Fame, Old Town Abilene

Third Rest Day

Tour Day &
Route #

Day 20
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Day 21
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Day 22
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Day 23
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Day 24
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Day 25/Rest
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Destination
City

Liberal
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Dodge City
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Great Bend
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McPherson
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Abilene
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Abilene
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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

39
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82
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84
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63
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62
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0
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Tour Day &
Route #

Day 26
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Day 27
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Day 28
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Day 29
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Destination
City

Topeka
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St. Joseph
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Chillicothe
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Kirksville
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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

105
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84
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86
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76
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Highlights

Half Way Point:  1,708 Miles!  Fourth Century, State Capitol

Sixth State Line, Pony Express Museum, Lewis and Clark Trail

Home of Sliced Bread and Long Distance Cycling, Dekalb Historical Museum
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Thousand Hills State Park, Ride 148 “Roller Coaster” Hills

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2,000 Miles!  Seventh State Line, Mississippi River Crossing, Historic Quincy Museum and Mansions

Fifty Century, Lincoln’s Boyhood Home, State Capital

One Month Tour Anniversary, Home of Speed Skater Bonnie Blair

Fourth Rest Day

Eighth State Line, Eastern Time Zone, Home of Ben Hur author L. Wallace, Famous “Old Jail Museum”

Tour Day &
Route #

Day 30
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Day 31
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Day 32
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Day 33/Rest

Day 34
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Destination
City

Quincy
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Springfield
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Champaign
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Champaign

Crawfordsville
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State

IL
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IL
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IL
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IL

IL


Miles

74
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107
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87
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79

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Tour Day &
Route #

Day 35
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Day 36
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Day 37
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Day 38
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Day 39
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Day 40

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

59
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73
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104
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97
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91
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89


Highlights

White River Trail, Canal Walk and Cultural Trail in Downtown Indianapolis

Famous “All American Rose Garden” (2000 Roses)
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Ninth State Line, Sixth and Final Century, American Legion Park, Father’s Day!

Home of Rubbermaid, Amish Homesteads, Historic Glacial Area

Birthplace of President McKinley, Amish Bakeries and Farm Stands

Tenth State Line, Presque Isle on Lake Erie, Famous “White Turkey Root Beer Stand”, Old Town Erie

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Highlights

Fifth and Final Rest Day

Eleventh State Line, Lake Erie Vineyards and Wineries, Nearby Niagara Falls

Finger Lake Beachfront Cafes and Attractions, Canandaigua Wine Trail

3,000 Miles!  Erie Canal State Park, Women’s Rights Hall of Fame, Birthplace of Memorial Day

Mohawk River Valley, Fort Klock Homestead

Tour Day &
Route #

Day 41/Rest

Day 42
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Day 43
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Day 44
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Day 45

Destination
City

Erie

Hamburg
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Canandaigua
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Syracuse
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Herkimer.


State

PA

NY
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NY
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NY
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NY


Miles

0

79
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93
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68
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70

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Tour Day &
Route #

Day 46
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Day 47
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Day 47
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Day 48
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Day 49
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Day 50

Destination
City

Albany
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Brattleboro
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Ride through…
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Burlington
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Revere Beach
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Departure


State

NY
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VT
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NH
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MA
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MA
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MA


Miles

78
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76
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91
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17
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0


Highlights

Erie Canal’s Lock #17, Shaker Furniture Museum
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Twelfth State Line, Vermont’s Green Mountains, Two State Line Crossings!

Thirteenth State Line, New Hampshire’s White Mountains, Mohawk Trail Museum

Fourteenth State Line Crossing in to Fifteenth and Final State, Historic Concord and Lexington, Revolutionary War Monuments
Final Ride to Revere Beach, Atlantic Wheel Dip, Celebration Banquet

Departure – As a Cross Country Cyclist!

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