PurpleRide for Mom

Trip details

Map of the ride

Trip details

We left Minneapolis on Saturday, June 18th, 2005 and flew to San Francisco. We departed San Francisco on our bikes on Monday morning, June 20th, 2005, heading for Yorktown, VA. Our tentative plan was to reach the Chesapeake Bay in approximately sixty some days arriving around August 20th, but we reached our goal in only 48 days. To accomplish this 3784 mile feat, we planned on biking an average of sixty miles per day, but ended up averaging nearly 80 miles per day instead. We followed what is called the TransAmerican/Western Express bike trail, which runs almost directly across the center of the United States from west to east. Our journey took us through California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and, finally, Virginia.

We kept a journal of our trip online as we travelled across the country that you can read online.

Trip schedule
Start Finish
20San Francisco, CA Davis, CA
21Davis, CAPollaek Pines, CA
22Pollaek Pines, CAKirkwood, CA
23Kirkwood, CACarson City, NV
24Carson City, NVFallon, NV
25Fallon, NVMiddlegate, NV
26Middlegate, NVAustin, NV
27Austin,NVEureka, NV
28Eureka, NVEly, NV
29Ely, NVBaker, NV
30Baker, NVMilford, UT
Start Finish
1Milford, UTCedar City, UT
2Cedar City, UTPanguitch, UT
3Panguitch, UTEscalante, UT
4Escalante, UTTorrey, UT
5Torrey, UTHanksville, UT
7TBDBlanding, UT
8Blanding, UTDove Creek, CO
9Dove Creek, CORico, CO
10-11Rico, COTelluride, CO
12Cimarron,COSargents, CO
13Sargents, COHoward, CO
14Howard, COPueblo, CO
15Pueblo, COSugar City, CO
16Sugar City, COEads, CO
17Eads, COTribune, KS
18Tribune, KSDIghton, KS
19Dighton, KSLa Crosse, KS
20La Crosse, KSSterling, KS
21Sterling, KSNewton, KS
22Newton, KSEureka, KS
23Eureka, KSChanute, KS
24Chanute, KSGirard, KS
25Girard, KSEverton, MO
26Everton, MOMarshfield, MO
27Marshfield, MOHouston, MO
28Houston, MOEllingtion, MO
29Ellington, MOFarmington, MO
30Farmington, MOMurphysboro, IL
31Murphysboro, ILGolconda, IL
Start Finish
1Golconda, ILMarion, KY
2Marion, KYOwensboro, KY
3Owensboro, KYFalls of Rough, KY
4Falls of Rough, KYNew Haven, KY
5New Haven, KYDanville, KY
6Danville, KYBooneville, KY
7Booneville, KYHindman, KY
8Hindman, KYElkhorn City, KY
9Elkhorn, KYRosedale, VA
10Rosedale, VAWytheville, VA
11Wytheville, VABlacksburg, VA
12Blacksburg, VABuchman, VA
13Buchman, VAWaynesboro, VA
14Waynesboro, VALouisa, VA
15Louisa, VARichmond, VA
16Richmond, VAYorktown, VA