May 6, 2011 6:18 PM
On November 1, 2011, two wildland firefighters will be begin the U.S. Route 6 bike tour. Departing from Bishop, CA and arriving (30 days later) in Provincetown, MA. (3205 mi.) It is a benefit ride for the Prarie Healing Center of Wichita, KS. We are currently working on developing a website for the Route 6 Tour, but there will be charity rides scattered all over the U.S. on the Route 6.
We understand that it is winter, and the riding conditions can be extreme, but these guys will fight through anything and encourage communities to jump on board and push themselves for multiple causes. Tentatively we will be posting sign up to join parts of the tour. There will be a chase vehicle following riders as they head east, and riders can turn back at their descretion. Most rides will be "Century Rides" however, riders will be responsible for getting themselves home. We currently have the following destinations established for Route 6 group rides: Bishop, CA
Des Moines, IA
Port Jervis, NY
and there will be 1 final departing port in which is undecided to finish out the ride to Provincetown.
Attatched is the "relative itinerary" These marked towns will be stopping and starting points of the trip. (except for day 3 in ely, they will ride through Ely, NV on day 3 and will depart Delta, UT on day 5) So the dates aren't exact, but these destinations are pretty much set.
If you would like to incorporate a ride in your community, we would love the company. Please respond, or email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org. The two Route 6 riders are very social and love meeting new people and exchanging stories. We hope to meet everyone who joins the tour for a leg, or part of a leg. This is still in the making, so any suggestions would be much appreciated. We appreciate the support and encourage riders of every level to take part in one of the to be greatest rides in America.
- route 6 map (sera).JPG (329.9 K)