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Youth Bicyle Travel / Youth Cross Country Tour in 2010
« on: August 11, 2009, 12:08:10 pm »
I am in the beginning stages of planning for a Youth Cross Country Tour starting in late June of 2010. My thought is a West to East journey starting in San Francisco. I have done two of these tours before from different starting locations. I want to make this a charity ride so that the participants are riding not only for themselves but also for a cause. In 2007, I worked with the Jett Foundation on such a project (www.JettRide.org).

I think it would be awesome if we can gather teens (13-19) from across the country to have a shared cycling experience. Meet new friends and work together for a common cause. Since this forum is not getting much action, I thought I would post this idea and see if some interest can be generated for such a project, or at least some lively discussion about riding with teens, technology, etc.

Thanks,
Arlen

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Routes / Western Express late June
« on: August 11, 2009, 11:51:13 am »
Has anyone ridden the Western Express (either direction) in late June? I am planning a tour and would like to use the Western Express but I cannot start the tour until the 3rd week of June. I know services are scarce (we are a supported tour), and the temps are high, but is this just a crazy idea or is it doable that time of year?

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Routes / Major League Baseball Stadium Tour
« on: February 14, 2009, 06:58:02 pm »
I am looking for information on anyone that has done a Major League Baseball Stadium Tour. I am an avid baseball fan and a cycling fanatic. I have done 2 XC tours and doing another in 2010. In 2013, I will be 55 and I am looking to do some very adventurous journey that year. I was thinking of a MLB stadium tour, watching a game in each stadium along the way.

Any leads would be helpful.

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Cycling Events / 10thGear JettRide
« on: May 16, 2007, 08:10:42 pm »
The 10thGear JettRide is a 66-day, 3800 mile cross country cycling tour for kids age 14-20. The Jett Foundation is the community service project for the 10thGear, www.10thgear.org,  youth riders. The Jett Foundation and 10thGear Riders will join together to support awareness of, and funding for, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy a fatal, devasting childhood disease. Find out more and help the riders raise funds by visiting www.JettRide.org.


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Underground Railroad / UGRR North from Pittsburgh
« on: December 28, 2006, 09:51:02 am »
I am planning a XC Youth Tour in 2007 and want to include the UGRR as a vital part of our last leg from Sandusky, OH to Rhode Island. I have definite stops in Oberlin, Massillion, Bath, and Amherst, OH and would like to include Pittsburgh North. I see on the ACA overview there is a cooridor north out of Pittsburgh. Any other details available for planning purposes? POI and rough route would be useful.


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Underground Railroad / Major Taylor Century, October 2nd
« on: August 30, 2005, 02:11:36 pm »
MAJOR TAYLOR CENTURY
Sunday, October 2, 2005, Whitinsville, Mass.

Bicycle 25, 62 or 100 miles on the scenic roads of south-central Massachusetts during Blackstone Valley Heritage Homecoming Weekend. All rides leave from the Whitin Community Center, 60 Main St., Whitinsville,  Mass.

WHO WAS MAJOR TAYLOR? Marshall W. Major Taylor (1878-1932), who lived in Worcester, was world cycling champion in 1899 and American sprint champion in 1900. Known as the Worcester Whirlwind and the colored cyclone, he was the second black world champion in any sport (the first was bantamweight boxer George Dixon in 1891). More about Major Taylor and the effort in Worcester to put up a Major Taylor statue: www.majortaylorassociation.org

Century information: Arlen & Rose Hall, (508) 234-9945, mtc@10thgear.com




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Routes / L&C:Kamiah, ID to Missoula, MT - 2 days.
« on: May 16, 2007, 07:09:43 pm »
I am riding west to east on the L & C trail. I would like to ride the segment between Kamiah, ID and Missoula, MT (150 miles?) in 2 days with a support vehicle. Seems doeable. Question is: Do I ride 85 miles to Jerry Johnson Campground the 1st day so as to leave the climb up Lolo Pass at the first part of the 2nd day? Or do I ride Kamiah to Wilderness Gateway Campground (55 miles) the first day and do 95 the 2nd day over Lolo Pass? Any advice is appreciated.



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Routes / NY State Bike Route 5
« on: August 30, 2005, 02:35:58 pm »
Several years ago, I rode from Niagara Falls to Massachusetts on a route that I had planned. Recently, I have discovered SBR5. Has anyone ridden all or part of this route? If so, any suggestions on terrain, road conditions, or your personal preferences?

I already have the maps for NYDOT.



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Routes / Quebec Tour on La Route Verte
« on: December 02, 2004, 12:30:51 am »
I am planning a route from Montreal to Central Massachusetts for the summer of 2005. I would like to use some of the La Route Verte. My initial route is from Montreal to Enosburg Falls, VT. I am looking for a copy of "Take a Ride on the Green Side" for planning purposes. The 3rd Edition is sold out so I am looking for used copies or older additions. I would even appreciate a loaner copy so I can make plans. I would return a loaner before I tour.


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