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Cross Country Challenge 4th section

Summary

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The Cross Country Challenge is a terrific 52 days coast to coast bicycle ride. For the cyclist who cannot take 52 days off, but still wants to ride the Cross Country Challenge, try our 4th section of the tour. Cross the rolling hills of Missouri and green fields of the Midwest from Saint Joseph MO to Indianapolis

Road bike
8 days
978 km / 608 mi
$ 2,750.-
  • This is a Ride/Event, a tour with 20-40 participants.
  • Experienced cycling guides, luggage transport and support van.
  • Snacks, drinks and fresh fruit during the day.
  • Good motels and hotels.
  • High discount when booking a triple room or double room.
  • Night before and after not included.
  • There are 5 more sections.

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Details

Type
Road bike
Duration
8 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
140-160 km / 87-99 mi
Total distance
978 km / 608 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Basic hotel, half board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Not included
Dates
01 Jul 2019 - 08 Jul 2019
Start
Saint Joseph
Finish
Indianapolis
Airport at start
Rosecrans Memorial Airport
Airport at finish
Indianapolis International Airport

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 2,750.-
Single supplement
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 400.-

Itinerary

Heartland Tour
We travels east from the Missouri River. Heading into Missouri, you will quickly discover that any ideas you might have about the midwest being flat are completely wrong. Across the lush rural landscape, you will be challenged to many hill repeats, not exceptionally long or steep hills but plenty to keep the legs and heart pumping.

Riding through an area aptly named Thousand Hill State Park will give you a very clear picture of this idea. Missouri provides a rural beauty, Amish charm, and just enough hills to leave a lasting impression. We head down into the valley and across the mighty Mississippi River into the Land of Lincoln. Illinois’ terrain becomes slightly flatter and the midwestern farmland stretches out in front of you for miles.

The browns of the west are replaced with the green fields of corn and soybeans. We stop in Springfield but not before riding right by the state capitol building. Through Illinois, the route heads into Indiana. The farmland gives way as we ride into Indianapolis. Before heading to the hotel, you will have the chance to ride in the (unofficial) AbB Time Trial on the Major Taylor Velodrome, visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and ride along the White River through downtown Indianapolis.

Map & Routes

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