by Michael Krabach

This bicycle tour crossed the United States using the Adventure Cycling mapped route for the central USA. Amtrak was taken from Providence, Rhode Island to Seattle, Washington. After crossing to Bremerton Island, the route went west under the Olympic Peninsula to the Pacific coast. Traveling down the coast to the middle or Oregon, I turned east at Florence toward Eugene. I stayed on the regular TransAmerica Central bike route until the Mississippi River. There instead of heading east via the normal route, I headed northeast thru Illinois and Indiana to Michigan for a short stay in Port Huron. From there I biked across the lower part of Ontario, Canada, crossing back into the US at Buffalo, New York. Two more days and I connected with the Adventure Cycling TransAmerica Northern bike route. Then on to the end of the route at Bar Harbor, Maine. From there I biked down the Atlantic coast to home in Rhode Island. The trip covered 5992 miles, took 3 ½ months. Average cost for food was $7.13 per day and camping averaged to $1.92 per day. Average mileage was 58.5 miles per day, and my average speed was 10.4 mph. See the [Statistics Table] for details.

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