Country Mileage Tour
For the cyclist who cannot take 52 days off, but still wants to ride the Cross Country Challenge, try our Country Mileage Tour. The fifth section of the Cross Country Challenge travels 557 miles in 6 cycling days (7 total). Ride through the farmland and over the hills of Ohio to the coast of Great Lakes from Indianapolis IN to Erie PA.
The Country Mileage Tour can go by quickly, so be careful not to blink. You will cover over 500 miles in 6 days. The ride heads east from Indianapolis across the state of Indiana and through the town of Knightstown where the movie Hoosiers was filmed. If you have time, you can stand on the basketball court where Hickory’s home games were shot. We cross from the plains of Indiana into Ohio farmland. The terrain rolls a little more, especially on our day into Wooster, once again disproving the myth of the completely flat midwestern terrain. The rural beauty of the day gives way to larger towns as we overnight in the well known auto manufacturing communities of Marysville (Honda Motors) and Youngstown (General Motors). The route heads north to Lake Erie, the smallest of the five Great Lakes but the largest body of water we see on this trip. Continuing east along the lake, you’ll ride through some of Ohio’s and Pennsylvania’s wine country on your way into the city of Erie. We continue along the shore of Lake Erie into New York. Passing by more vineyards, we head up into the city of Buffalo for our well earned rest day. Located near both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario and just down the road from Niagara Falls, Buffalo provides plenty of options to spend time enjoying the sites before you travel home.
Register online for the ride of a lifetime. Make your commitment today. Then start your training and get ready for a bicycle ride you will never forget. Remember once you arrive at the ride start city, let America by Bicycle take care of all the details. You just ride your bike everyday and explore America. Get ready for real cycling adventure. Plan your cycling calendar now and don't miss the training window.
START / FINISH
Indianapolis, IN to Buffalo, NY
Tuesday July 10 to Sunday July 16
Tuesday July 9 to Sunday July 15
ITINERARY / MILEAGE
Indianapolis, IN 0
Richmond, IN 74
Marysville, OH 106
Wooster, OH 103
Youngstown, OH 89
Erie, PA 93
Buffalo, NY 92
92+ per day average
Breakfast and dinner included for all days except Day 0. Lunch is not included.