Fast America Ride - Central

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13 Day(s)
1302 Miles
avg 109 Miles
Hosted

The second section of Fast America Ride ttakes in the vast expanse of high plains and the rollers of the Midwest as we ride from Albuquerque NM to Springfield IL

The toughest day on paper is the first day after Albuquerque to Las Vegas NM with high mileage and the second biggest climb day on the tour. From there the terrain mellows to become flat as we ride eastward into Texas. Up until this point, both of America by Bicycle’s fast rides follow the same route. It is in Dalhart, TX that the Fast America Ride heads northward through the Oklahoma Panhandle to Kansas. Huge grain silos dot the landscape every 10-15 miles and serve as beacons to the next town as the ride makes its way through small towns across Texas and into Kansas. The winter wheat harvest and spring planting will be underway as the ride approaches Dodge City, the town where Matt Dillion and other famous lawmen kept the peace, there were more saloons than people, buffalo hunts served the military outposts, and longhorn cattle drives were the main commerce.

The terrain starts to get a little more interesting as the ride enters eastern Kansas but it’s just a taste of what’s in store in Missouri where the ride will enter an area appropriately named 1000 Hill State Park through the Flint Hills. After Missouri, the terrain becomes relatively tame through Illinois and Indiana. We don’t see real hills again until Ohio, Vermont, and New Hampshire. The landscape is a lot greener than what we saw in the West as corn will be starting to pop out of the ground and leafing-out trees start to dot the landscape. This is a long challenging leg so the second rest day in Springfield is always a welcome site.


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Tour Location

Country:
USA
Region:
Great Lakes (WI IL MI IN OH)|South West (AZ NM TX OK)
From:
Albuquerque, NM
To:
Springfield, IL

Tour Information

Guiding:
Hosted
Duration:
13 Days
Terrain:
On-road
More Options:
Point to Point
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 3350

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
1302 Miles
Riding Days:
12
Month(s):
May
Departure:
Next tour 2021

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: $650

Inclusions

Breakfast and lunch included for all days except day 0
Daily cue sheets and maps
Daily SAG stops with refreshments
Mechanical Support
Rolling Bike Shop
Luggage Transportation

Exclusions

Dinners
Airfare

Options

Ride the full tour or another section

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