Middle America Tour

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Dates

2019: May 23 to June 12

2019 Prices

Per Person: $6,495.00
Sgl Upgrade: $1,300.00

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“Our wonderful ‘hosts’ had written our names on the road with sidewalk chalk urging us on. They were a BIG part of what made my trip so good.” SB

“The route sheets were flawless and easy to follow and the support staff attentive and highly qualified. I loved my tour! It was an extraordinary event!” RM

Middle America Tour

Enjoy the relaxing pace of tour life as you ride from the Southwestern U.S. to the Heartland of America where old-fashion diners and homesteads allow you to experience the gracious hospitality of the Midwest.

Each day will bring a new adventure and spectacular scenery as we cross the mountains in New Mexico, and the prairies in Kansas on our way to the Yellow Brick Road, the Lewis and Clark Trail, and the Mighty Mississippi. Our route meanders past small town cafes on Historic Rt. 66 where freshly baked pastries and stories of the Mother Road will tempt you to linger and enjoy the relaxed pace of touring. This route is the ideal setting for a bicycle tour as we rediscover the beauty of the United States and celebrate the spirit of hometown America.

*Our Middle America tour is the second leg of our Cross Country tour from Los Angeles to Boston.  If you would like to join us at any other point along our route see Choose a Segment or call for details.

Cyclists and Groups

Average age: 62
Oldest: 80
Youngest: 30
Typical age range: 35 to 70
Group size: 20 to 25 (Includes Cross Country riders)
Typical male/female ratio: 60/40
Leaders per tour: 5 to 7
Support vehicles per tour: 3

Tour Days

Total number of days: 21
Rest days: 2
Riding days: 17
Orientation day: 1
Departure day: 1

Miscellaneous

Weeks: 3 Miles: 1,370
State lines: 6
Miles per day: 80 (Avg.)
Longest day: To Tucumcari, NM – 108 Miles
Shortest day: To Liberal, KS – 39 Miles

Elevation

Most gain: To Topeka, KS – 5,690’ of climbing
Least gain: To Guymon, OK – 495’ of climbing
Highest point on tour: Glorieta Pass, NM – 7,570’ above sea level
Lowest point on tour: Springfield, IL – 558’ above sea level

State Lines

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Texas Oklahoma
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Missouri
Illinois

Yes, You Can!

You might be questioning your ability to complete a long distance tour or ride across the country on a bicycle. Our tours may seem daunting but it matters not your age or skill level, rather your attitude, courage and determination. It is the simple act of pedaling one day at a time, at your own pace, with the camaraderie that shines through every group that turns your dream into reality!

Theodore Roosevelt said it best, “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in that gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat”!

Our promise to you is that we will work together before tour discussing your cycling history, fitness, equipment, goals and desires then develop a plan to help you prepare for the most extraordinary adventure of your life. This is what we have done with every one of our alumni and this is what we will do for YOU and with YOU!

Accept the challenge and become a member of the very elite group of cyclists who have pedaled their bicycles across the United States of America or completed an ultra-distance bicycle tour!

Please call so we can help you begin preparing for YOUR victory!

Day
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Destination
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Sante Fe, NM
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Las Vegas, NM
  • Tucumcari, NM
  • Dalhart, TX
  • Guymon, OK
  • Liberal, KS
  • Dodge City, KS
  • Great Bend, KS
  • McPherson, KS
  • Abilene, KS
  • Abilene, KS
  • Topeka, KS
  • St. Joseph, MO
  • Chillicothe, MO
  • Kirksville, MO
  • Quincy, IL
  • Springfield, IL
  • Champaign, IL
  • Champaign, IL
Miles
  • 76
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Points of Interest
  • Arrival, First Group Dinner
  • Santa Fe Plaza, Historic Mining Town of Madrid, Highest “Sleeping Elevation”: 7,260’, State Capital
  • Rest Day
  • Highest Point on Tour: Glorieta Pass at 7570’, Pecos Indian Ruins
  • First Century, Historic Route 66 Motels, Canadian Escarpment
  • First State Line, Texas Feed Lots, Central Time Zone
  • Second State Line, Oklahoma Panhandle, Dust Bowl Museum
  • Third State Line, Liberal Air Museum, Pancake Blvd, Yellow Brick Rd, 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
  • Santa Fe Trail, McPherson’s Historic Opera House
  • Eisenhower Library and Boyhood Home, Greyhound Racing Hall of Fame, Old Town Abilene
  • Rest Day
  • Second Century, State Capitol
  • Fourth State Line, Pony Express Museum, Lewis and Clark Trail
  • Home of Sliced Bread and Long Distance Cycling, Dekalb Historical Museum
  • Thousand Hills State Park, 148 “Roller Coaster” Hills
  • Fifth State Line, Mississippi River Crossing, Historic Quincy Museum and Mansions
  • Fifth Century, Lincoln’s Boyhood Home, State Capital
  • Last Day of Riding, Home of Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
  • Departure