Allen's Adventure

Bicycling cross country for the Lance Armstrong Foundation

My Route

 

 
My cross country adventure starts on Saturday June 9th. I have invited some of my cycling friends to join me for the start of my adventure. I will be leaving my home in Kansas and heading southeast to join the TransAmerica Bicycle route. Day one will take me to Clinton, Missouri, 85 miles from home. Day two is a shorter day, 60 miles to Bolivar, Missouri. It will take me 2 and 1/2 days to join the official TransAmerica Bicycle route in Marshfield just east of Springfield Missouri. From there on I will be planning my days based on weather, hotel availability and how well I recover overnight. I plan to average 70 miles a day and to be able to smile at the end of the day. Speed is not important on this ride, I just need to find a pace that I can maintain for up to 6 hours a day, day after day. Even though I will have a GPS on the bike and my support crew will be using their GPSs, I will be using the tried and true printed maps provided by the Adventure Cycling Association. These high level maps show the basic route i will be following.  And the table below the maps lists all the backroad towns i will be riding through.  Although weather and fatigue may play an important part in my actual journey, the following table lists out the basic town to town route and mileage that make up this journey.

The first days

 

Missouri-Illinois

 A sample of the Adventure Cycling TransAm Maps
A sample of the TransAm Maps
 
 

Kentucky

Kentucky

 
 
Kentucky - Virginia

Kentucky - Virginia

 

Virginia

State From   To Miles Total Miles
Kansas          
  Overland Park to Louisburg 25  
  Louisburg to Clinton, MO 60 85
Missouri       50 Miles in Kansas
  Clinton, MO to Bolivar 60 145
  Bolivar to Marshfield 51 196
  Marshfield to Hartville 27 223
  Hartville to Graff 13 236
  Graff to Bendavis 5 241
  Bendavis to Fairview 5 246
  Fairview to Bucyrus 7 253
  Bucyrus to Houston 8 261
  Houston to Yukon 8 269
  Yukon to eunice 7 276
  eunice to Summerville 7 283
  Summerville to Alley Spring 14 297
  Alley Spring to Eminence 5 302
  Eminence to ellington 27 329
  ellington to Centerville 13 342
  Centerville to Iron Mountain 34 376
  Iron Mountain to Bismark 7 383
  Bismark to Farmington 15 398
  Farmington to Coffman 14 412
  Coffman to Ozora 13 425
Illinois       370 Miles in Missouri
  Ozora to St Mary 8 433
  St Mary to Chester  12 445
  Chester  to Wine Hill 13 458
  Wine Hill to Campbell Hill 6 464
  Campbell Hill to Ava 4 468
  Ava to Murphysboro 15 483
  Murphysboro to Carbondale 10 493
  Carbondale to Goreville 27 520
  Goreville to Simpson 15 535
  Simpson to Eddyville 11 546
Kentucky       121 Miles in Illinois
  Eddyville to Elizabethtown 24 570
  Elizabethtown to Cave in Rock 10 580
  Cave in Rock to Marion 12 592
  Marion to Clay 22 614
  Clay to Dixon 9 623
  Dixon to Sebree 12 635
  Sebree to Beech Grove 8 643
  Beech Grove to Glenville 12 655
  Glenville to Utica 5 660
  Utica to Whitesville 19 679
  Whitesville to Fordsville 10 689
  Fordsville to Falls of Rough 14 703
  Falls of Rough to McDaniels 11 714
  McDaniels to Madrid 5 719
  Madrid to Hudson 5 724
  Hudson to Eastview 16 740
  Eastview to Sonora 12 752
  Sonora to Buffalo 13 765
  Buffalo to Howardsville 11 776
  Howardsville to Bardstown 27 803
  Bardstown to Maud 12 815
  Maud to Fenwick 16 831
  Fenwick to Mackville 4 835
  Mackville to Rose Hill 9 844
  Rose Hill to Harrodsburg 5 849
  Harrodsburg to Burgin 4 853
  Burgin to Bryantsville 10 863
  Bryantsville to Kirksville 20 883
  Kirksville to Berea 12 895
  Berea to Big Hill 5 900
  Big Hill to Sandgap 11 911
  Sandgap to McKee 12 923
  McKee to Vincent 14 937
  Vincent to Boonville 7 944
  Boonville to Buckhorn 18 962
  Buckhorn to Chavies 13 975
  Chavies to Dwarf 19 994
  Dwarf to Emmalena 8 1002
  Emmalena to Carrie 8 1010
  Carrie to Hindman 5 1015
  Hindman to Mallie 4 1019
  Mallie to Pippa Passes 4 1023
  Pippa Passes to Dema 9 1032
  Dema to Bevinvsville 4 1036
  Bevinvsville to Bypro 7 1043
  Bypro to Melvin 7 1050
  Melvin to Lookout 22 1072
  Lookout to Nellier 3 1075
  Nellier to Ashcamp 3 1078
  Ashcamp to Elkhorn City 7 1085
Virginia       539  Miles In Kentucky
  Elkhorn City to Breaks 7 1092
  Breaks to Haysi 8 1100
  Haysi to Birchleaf 4 1104
  Birchleaf to Bee   6 1110
  Bee   to Davenport 3 1113
  Davenport to Council 4 1117
  Council to Honadker 10 1127
  Honadker to Rosedale 6 1133
  Rosedale to Hayters Gap 15 1148
  Hayters Gap to Meadowview 8 1156
  Meadowview to Damascus 13 1169
  Damascus to Konnarock 12 1181
  Konnarock to Troutdale 13 1194
  Troutdale to Sugar Grove 8 1202
  Sugar Grove to Cedar Springs  9 1211
  Cedar Springs  to Rural Retreat 6 1217
  Rural Retreat to Wytheville 11 1228
  Wytheville to Max Meadows 10 1238
  Max Meadows to Draper 17 1255
  Draper to Newbern 7 1262
  Newbern to Radford 9 1271
  Radford to Christiansburg 13 1284
  Christiansburg to Ellett 10 1294
  Ellett to Catawba 18 1312
  Catawba to Daleville 20 1332
  Daleville to Buchanan 17 1349
  Buchanan to Lexington 30 1379
  Lexington to Vesuvius 28 1407
  Vesuvius to Reeds Gap 17 1424
  Reeds Gap to Rockfish Gap 14 1438
  Rockfish Gap to Greenwood 6 1444
  Greenwood to White Hall 10 1454
  White Hall to Charlettesville 12 1466
  Charlettesville to Palmyra 19 1485
  Palmyra to Kents Store 11 1496
  Kents Store to Tabscott 2 1498
  Tabscott to Mineral 19 1517
  Mineral to Bumpass 16 1533
  Bumpass to Coatesville 10 1543
  Coatesville to Ashland 20 1563
  Ashland to Mechanicsville 14 1577
  Mechanicsville to Elko 20 1597
  Elko to Glendale 2 1599
  Glendale to Charles City 18 1617
  Charles City to Williamsburg 31 1648
  Williamsburg to Yorktown 13 1661
Done!       Total 1653

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