Thursday, May 22, 2014

Our route

Our route will follow the Adventure Cycling Northern Tier route. You can read more about the Adventure Cycling organization at
We will do a variation of the route in the overview map. Our route will cross Lake Michigan on the Badger Ferry leaving from Manitowoc WI and arriving in Ludington MI. We then travel down a road that goes 5 miles from our house.
Of course, prior to that we need to cross two mountain ranges and the Great Plains!
Our first hurdle (hurdles?) are the Cascades in Washington. We climb from sea level in Anacortes WA to several passed at 5000 feet.
After that, the Rockies.
We will go through Glacier National Park on the "Going to the Sun" road (assuming they have no late season avalanches).  It's a bit daunting to think of this especially as the time gets closer. We've been walking some hills here in West MI.