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Cross Country Challenge 5th section

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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 Country Mileage Tour. Ride through the farmland and over the hills of Ohio to the coast of Great Lakes from Indianapolis IN to Erie PA.

Road bike
7 days
748 km / 465 mi
$ 2,700.-
  • 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
7 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
748 km / 465 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
09 Jul 2019 - 15 Jul 2019
Start
Indianapolis,
Finish
Erie
Airport at start
Indianapolis International Airport
Airport at finish
Erie int. airport

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 2,700.-
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.
$ 300.-

Itinerary

The Country Mileage Tour
The Country Mileage Tour is a quick one so be careful not to blink. You will cover nearly 500 miles in 5 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 stay in the heart of downtown, with great restaurants and the lakeshore within short walking distance. This is a great way to spend time to celebrate before you travel home.

Map & Routes

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