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Pledge Per Mile Total To 10/29/12

 

WISER $7.68 per mile
 

Y L Capernaum $4.03 per mile
 

Project Goal $2.96 per mile
 

Let Don Decide $6.05 per mile
Total Pledged $66,618.00

About the Ride

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The ride starts in Santa Barbara, California September 14th and ends in Charleston, South Carolina October 24th. The trip will last 41 days total, 35 riding days, covering a distance of 3,215 miles with 93,000 feet of climbing. The shortest day will be 35 miles and the longest day will be 140 miles. There are four rest days, four "rolling recovery" days with mileage of 40 to 60 miles, and 11 days with mileage of 100 miles or more. The trip is fully supported by Trek Travel. Below is the route broken down by days.

The Route

  • Day 1: Friday, September 14, 2012
    • Road Bike | Santa Barbara to East Mountain Drive Loop | Approximately 31 miles with 3,100 feet of climbing
  • Day 2: Saturday, September 15, 2012
    • Road Bike | Santa Barbara, CA to Valencia, CA | Approximately 79 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing
  • Day 3: Sunday, September 16, 2012
    • Road Bike | Valencia, CA to Victorville, CA | Approximately 90 miles with 3,700 feet of climbing
  • Day 4: Monday, September 17, 2012
    • Road Bike | Victorville, CA to Twentynine Palms, CA | Approximately 90 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing
  • Day 5: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    • Road Bike | Twentynine Palms, CA to Parker, AZ | Approximately 109 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing
  • Day 6: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    • Road Bike | Parker, AZ to Lake Havasu City, AZ | Approximately 42 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
  • Day 7: Thursday, September 20, 2012
    • Road Bike | Lake Havasu City, AZ to Kingman, AZ | Approximately 85 miles with 5,600 feet of climbing
  • Day 8: Friday, September 21, 2012
    • Road Bike | Kingman, AZ to Seligman, AZ | Approximately 83 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing
  • Day 9: Saturday, September 22, 2012
    • Road Bike | Seligman, AZ to Grand Canyon | Approximately 105 miles with 5,100 feet of climbing
  • Day 10: Sunday, September 23, 2012
    • Rest Day | Grand Canyon, AZ
  • Day 11: Monday, September 24, 2012
    • Road Bike | Grand Canyon’s South Rim Village to Tuba City, AZ | Approximately 82 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing
  • Day 12: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    • Road Bike | Tuba City, AZ to Mexican Hat, UT | Approximately 116 miles with 3,400 feet of climbing
  • Day 13: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    • Road Bike | Mexican Hat, UT to Cortez CO | Approximately 101 miles with 5,100 feet of climbing
  • Day 14: Thursday, September 27, 2012
    • Road Bike | Cortez, CO to Durango, CO | Approximately 43 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing
  • Day 15: Friday, September 28, 2012
    • Road Bike | Durango, CO to Pagosa Springs, CO | Approximately 70 miles with 3,600 feet of climbing
  • Day 16: Saturday, September 29, 2012
    • Road Bike | Pagosa Springs, CO to Taos, NM | Approximately 141 miles with 7,700 feet of climbing
  • Day 17: Sunday, September 30, 2012
    • Rest Day | Taos, NM
  • Day 18: Monday, October 1, 2012
    • Road Bike | Taos, NM to Raton, NM | Approximately 92 miles with 3,600 feet of climbing
  • Day 19: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
    • Road Bike | Raton, NM to Clayton, NM | Approximately 93 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing
  • Day 20: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    • Road Bike | Clayton, NM to Guymon, OK | Approximately 106 miles with 300 feet of climbing
  • Day 21: Thursday, October 4, 2012
    • Road Bike | Guymon, OK to Woodward, OK | Approximately 126 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing
  • Day 22: Friday, October 5, 2012
    • Road Bike | Woodward, OK to Enid, OK | Approximately 112 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing
  • Day 23: Saturday, October 6, 2012
    • Road Bike | Enid, OK to Ponca City, OK | Approximately 72 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing
  • Day 24: Sunday, October 7, 2012
    • Road Bike | Ponca City, OK to Bartlesville, OK | Approximately 82 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing
  • Day 24: Sunday, October 7, 2012
    • Road Bike | Ponca City, OK to Bartlesville, OK | Approximately 82 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing
  • Day 25: Monday, October 8, 2012
    • Road Bike | Bartlesville, OK to Neosho, MO | Approximately 111 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing
  • Day 26: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    • Road Bike | Neosho, MO to Branson, MO | Approximately 90 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing
  • Day 27: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
    • Rest Day | Branson, MO
  • Day 28: Thursday, October 11, 2012
    • Road Bike | Branson, MO to West Plains, MO | Approximately 102 miles with 6,700 feet of climbing
  • Day 29: Friday, October 12, 2012
    • Road Bike | West Plains, MO to Poplar Bluff, MO | Approximately 111 miles with 5,500 feet of climbing
  • Day 30: Saturday, October 13, 2012
    • Road Bike | Poplar Bluff, MO to Union City, TN | Approximately 102 miles with 600 feet of climbing
  • Day 31: Sunday, October 14, 2012
    • Road Bike | Union City, TN to Dover, TN | Approximately 78 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing
  • Day 32: Monday, October 15, 2012
    • Road Bike | Dover, TN to Nashville, TN | Approximately 94 miles with 4,300 feet of climbing
  • Day 33: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    • Rest Day | Nashville, TN
  • Day 34: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    • Road Bike | Nashville, TN to Crossville, TN | Approximately 126 miles with 6,800 feet of climbing
  • Day 35: Thursday, October 18, 2012
    • Road Bike | Crossville, TN to Sevierville, TN | Approximately 107 miles with 5,300 feet of climbing
  • Day 36: Friday, October 19, 2012
    • Road Bike | Sevierville, TN to Asheville, NC | Approximately 89 miles with 5,600 feet of climbing
  • Day 37: Saturday, October 20, 2012
    • Road Bike | Asheville, NC to Spartanburg, SC | Approximately 84 miles with 4,800 feet of climbing
  • Day 38: Sunday, October 21, 2012
    • Road Bike | Spartanburg, SC to Columbia, SC | Approximately 103 miles with 3,800 feet of climbing
  • Day 39: Monday, October 22, 2012
    • Road Bike | Columbia, SC to Summerville, SC | Approximately 112 miles with 1,100 feet of climbing
  • Day 40: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    • Road Bike | Summerville, SC to Isle of Palms, SC | Approximately 32 miles with 400 feet of climbing
  • Day 41: Wednesday, October 24, 2011
    • Road Bike | Charleston, SC