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The Route

Here is an overview of the route I expect to ride across the U.S.

Since I will be on the road for 100 days, I am looking for a cost-effective place to stay each night. If you are located close to the route (or know someone who is) and would be willing to help me out with a spare bed or couch to sleep on for a night, I would very much appreciate it. The list of towns that I expect to arrive in each night is below. If you are in the area, please email me and let me know the details!

Day 1: Fri Mar 23, 2012 Start from Parris Island, SC and ride 26.5 miles to Ridgeland, SC
Day 2: Sat Mar 24, 2012 32.3 miles to Springfield, GA
Day 3: Sun Mar 25, 2012 29.7 miles to Nevils, GA
Day 4: Mon Mar 26, 2012 28.2 miles to Reidsville, GA
Day 5: Tue Mar 27, 2012 37.7 miles to Hazlehurst, GA *

* = Hosted by Fire or EMS Department

Day 6: Wed Mar 28, 2012 26.7 miles to Pridgen, GA *
Day 7: Thu Mar 29, 2012 24.2 miles to Ocilla, GA *
Day 8: Fri Mar 30, 2012 28.1 miles to Ty Ty, GA *
Day 9: Sat Mar 31, 2012 29 miles to Albany, GA
Day 10: Sun Apr 1, 2012 28 miles to Newton, GA *
Day 11: Mon Apr 2, 2012 28.9 miles to Colquitt, GA
Day 12: Tue Apr 3, 2012 33.8 miles to Malone, FL
Day 13: Wed Apr 4, 2012 30.9 miles to Chipley, FL
Day 14: Thu Apr 5, 2012 38.6 miles to DeFuniak Springs, FL *
Day 15: Fri Apr 6, 2012 30 miles to Crestview, FL *
Day 16: Sat Apr 7, 2012 36 miles to Milton, FL *
Day 17: Sun Apr 8, 2012 24 miles to Pensacola, FL *
Day 18: Mon Apr 9, 2012 29 miles to Orange Beach, AL *
Day 19: Tue Apr 10, 2012 49 miles to Bayou La Batre, AL *
Day 20: Wed Apr 11, 2012 25 miles to Pascagoula, MS *
Day 21: Thu Apr 12, 2012 38.5 miles to Gulfport, MS *
Day 22: Fri Apr 13, 2012 19.5 miles to Waveland, MS *
Day 23: Sat Apr 14, 2012 28.2 miles to Slidell, LA *
Day 24: Sun Apr 15, 2012 32 miles to Covington, LA *
Day 25: Mon Apr 16, 2012 22.7 miles to Hammond, LA *
Day 26: Tue Apr 17, 2012 24.3 miles to Walker, LA *
Day 27: Wed Apr 18, 2012 18.3 miles to Baton Rouge, LA *
Day 28: Thu Apr 19, 2012 29.6 miles to Livonia, LA *
Day 29: Fri Apr 20, 2012 35.2 miles to Opelousas, LA *
Day 30: Sat Apr 21, 2012 20.8 miles to Eunice, LA *
Day 31: Sun Apr 22, 2012 39.7 miles to Reeves, LA *
Day 32: Mon Apr 23, 2012 36.2 miles to DeRidder, LA
Day 33: Tue Apr 24, 2012 Spend day in DeRidder, LA
Day 34: Wed Apr 25, 2012 36.9 miles to Newton, TX *
Day 35: Thu Apr 26, 2012 43.4 miles to Woodville, TX *
Day 36: Fri Apr 27, 2012 32.5 miles to Livingston, TX
Day 37: Sat Apr 28, 2012 43.1 miles to Huntsville, TX *
Day 38: Sun Apr 29, 2012 29.3 miles to Madisonville, TX *
Day 39: Mon Apr 30, 2012 36.3 miles to Bryan, TX *
Day 40: Tue May 1, 2012 47.1 miles to Lincoln, TX *
Day 41: Wed May 2, 2012 31.9 miles to Elgin, TX *
Day 42: Thu May 3, 2012 25.6 miles to Austin, TX
Day 43: Fri May 4, 2012 Spend day in Austin, TX
Day 44: Sat May 5, 2012 39.1 miles to Wimberly, TX *
Day 45: Sun May 6, 2012 24 miles to Blanco, TX
Day 46: Mon May 7, 2012 50.4 miles to Fredericksburg, TX
Day 47: Tue May 8, 2012 49.5 miles to Medina, TX
Day 48: Wed May 9, 2012 35.5 miles to Leakey, TX
Day 49: Thu May 10, 2012 Spend day in Leakey, TX
Day 50: Fri May 11, 2012 Ride to Camp Wood then 31.9 miles to Rocksprings, TX
Day 51: Sat May 12, 2012 54.7 miles to Sonora, TX
Day 52: Sun May 13, 2012 37.5 miles to Ozona, TX
Day 53: Mon May 14, 2012 50.4 miles to Iraan, TX
Day 54: Tue May 15, 2012 63.8 miles to Fort Stockton, TX
Day 55: Wed May 16, 2012 53 miles to Pecos, TX
Day 56: Thu May 17, 2012 40 miles to Balmorhea, TX
Day 57: Fri May 18, 2012 Ride to Van Horn then 32.9 miles to Sierra Blanca, TX
Day 58: Sat May 19, 2012 34.6 miles to Fort Hancock, TX
Day 59: Sun May 20, 2012 23.2 miles to Fabens, TX *
Day 60: Mon May 21, 2012 29 miles to El Paso, TX *
Day 61: Tue May 22, 2012  24 miles to Anthony, TX *
Day 62: Wed May 23, 2012  29.5 miles to Las Cruces, NM *
Day 63: Thu May 24, 2012  38 miles to Hatch, NM *
Day 64: Fri May 25, 2012  48.1 miles to Deming, NM *
Day 65: Sat May 26, 2012  44 miles to Santa Clara, NM *
Day 66: Sun May 27, 2012 19.5 miles to Tyrone, NM *
Day 67: Mon May 28, 2012 35.8 miles to Lordsburg, NM *
Day 68: Tue May 29, 2012 35.7 miles to Duncan, AZ
Day 69: Wed May 30, 2012 42 miles to Safford, AZ *
Day 70: Thu May 31, 2012 61.5 miles to 7 miles east of Globe, AZ
Day 71: Fri Jun 1, 2012 Rest day at Apache Gold Hotel/Casino
Day 72: Sat Jun 2, 2012 32.6 miles to Superior, AZ
Day 73: Sun Jun 3, 2012 30 miles to Apache Junction, AZ *
Day 74: Mon Jun 4, 2012 30 miles to Chandler, AZ
Day 75: Tue Jun 5, 2012  Spend day in Chandler, AZ
Day 76: Wed Jun 6, 2012  Spend day in Chandler, AZ
Day 77: Thu Jun 7, 2012  Spend day in Chandler, AZ
Day 78: Fri Jun 8, 2012  18.4 miles to Scottsdale, AZ
Day 79: Sat Jun 9, 2012  35.3 miles to Surprise, AZ
Day 80: Sun Jun 10, 2012  32.5 miles to Wickenburg, AZ *
Day 81: Mon Jun 11, 2012  26 miles to Aguila, AZ *
Day 82: Tue Jun 12, 2012  28 miles to Salome, AZ *
Day 83: Wed Jun 13, 2012 38 miles to Quartzsite, AZ *
Day 84: Thu Jun 14, 2012 25 miles to Blythe, CA *
Day 85: Fri Jun 15, 2012 22 miles to Palo Verde, CA *
Day 86: Sat Jun 16, 2012 41 miles to Glamis, CA
Day 87: Sun Jun 17, 2012 43 miles to El Centro, CA
Day 88: Mon Jun 18, 2012 Spend day in El Centro, CA
Day 89: Tue Jun 19, 2012 27 miles to Ocotillo, CA
Day 90: Wed Jun 20, 2012 Spend day in Ocotillo, CA
Day 91: Thu Jun 21, 2012 Spend day in Ocotillo, CA
Day 92: Fri Jun 22, 2012 26.5 miles to Boulevard, CA *
Day 93: Sat Jun 23, 2012 23 miles to Pine Valley, CA *
Day 94: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7.1 miles to Descanso, CA *
Day 95: Mon Jun 25, 2012 22 miles to Julian, CA *
Day 96: Tue Jun 26, 2012 21.5 miles to Ramona, CA *
Day 97: Wed Jun 27, 2012 18.8 miles to Rancho Bernardo, CA
Day 98: Thu Jun 28, 2012 19.5 miles to Solana Beach, CA
Day 99: Fri Jun 29, 2012 Spend day in Solana Beach, CA
Day 100: Sat Jun 30, 2012 21.5 miles to MCRD San Diego, CA

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  1. Andrew Rivas / Apr 14 2012 10:15 pm

    We will cross paths. I do a memorial ride each year for my fallen brother LTC Ray T. Rivas from Flagstaff, AZ to Las Cruces, NM. I plan on camping in Caballo on May 31st. I normally stay at the KOA there. Safe ride,

    Andrew Rivas USN (ret)

    • rickhermelin / Apr 15 2012 3:19 pm

      If I keep the same route through New Mexico, I would arrive in Caballo on the 30th and leave the morning of the 31st. Safe ride for yourself too.

  2. mark / Apr 25 2012 9:26 pm

    Rick,
    Looking at your ride through the desert in Az to Ca I’m a little worried about the heat you will encounter. Do you plan to have an RV ride with you? You’ll be hitting temps 100 plus.

    • rickhermelin / Apr 26 2012 7:40 pm

      Thanks for the concern Mark. No RV, will get early starts and be on the road an average of only 2 to 3 hours.

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