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The ride so far. A lot of towns.

Updated: Mar 23, 2022

Sitting in my room at the Sleep Inn & Suites in Meridian, Mississippi waiting out tornado warnings. No twisters so far. I’m 10 days out Little Rock, Arkansas where I spent two months with family friend Sybil Hampton. Now I am heading east through Mississippi and Alabama to western Georgia to explore more of the states where I hugged the coastline last year first traveling down the Atlantic coast from Maine to Florida, then the Gulf of Mexico coast from Tampa Florida to a Christmas Eve arrival in New Orleans.

Like the lady says in my last post; “I’m singing. America, America, God shed his grace on thee.” My journey has been like that. That was the last day of my first year on the road. Now I’m eight months and 14 states later and will try to start posting again. It could happen.

A list of the towns I’ve passed through follows. They are in chronological order starting on August 30, 2020 in Minneapolis. Even on a bike some of them went by quick, for example when I saw the road sign for Switzerland, South Carolina I stopped and looked around and saw two homes in the woods.

The list includes side trips, like when I took a train from NYC to Iowa and pedaled the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) the last week of July, 2021. Another was riding from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh, PA along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and Great Allegheny Passage trails.

Eventually this list will include where I spend my nights and those dates and correct the typos I am sure I have missed. Eventually. I'll also fill in some details of the journey so far, what I now call My Mission after some wonderful folks in Orlando, Florida mistook me for a missionary. But it took me three days researching maps and reading through my copious notes to retrace my route and compose this list, so well ... Now I use Strava and it records my route.

The list:

Minneapolis, MN, left August 30, 2020

Eagan, MN

Hastings, MN

Red Wing, MN

Lake City, MN

Wabasha, MN

Kellogg, MN

Minneiska, MN

Minnesota City, MN

Winoma, MN

Dakota, MN

La Crescent, MN

Brownsville, MN

New Albin, IA

Lansing, IA

Ferryville, WI

Prairie du Chien, WI

Guttenberg, IA

Millville, IA

North Buena Vista, IA

Balltown, IA

Sageville, IA

Dubuque, IA

Galena, IL

Hazel Green, WI

Cuba City, WI

Yellowstone Lake SP, WI

Darlington, WI

Fayette, WI

Blanchardville, WI

Mt Horeb, WI

Verona, WI

Madison, WI

Mills Lake, WI

Waterloo, WI

Danville, WI

Beaver Dam, WI

Waupun, WI

Oshkosh, WI

Winnebago County, WI

Neenah, WI

Appleton, WI

Kaukauna, WI

Wrightstown, WI

Green Bay, WI

Minneapolis, MN

Appleton, WI

Brillion, WI

Manitowoc, WI

Ludington, MI

Amber Township, MI

Scottsville, MI

Custer, MI

Branch Township, MI

Baldwin, MI

Chase, MI

Paris, MI

Reed City, MI

Evart, MI

Sears, MI

Lake, MI

Farwell, MI

Clare, MI

Loomis, MI

Coleman, MI

Sanford, MI

Midland, MI

The Maple Grille Restaurant, MI

St Charles, MI

Chesaning, MI

Lennon, MI

Durand, MI

Cohoctah, MI

Oak Grove, MI

Howell, MI

Pinckney, MI

Dover, MI

Hudson Mills, MI

Dexter, MI

Ann Arbor, MI

Plymouth, MI

Livonia, MI

Detroit, MI

Ann Arbor, MI

Chelsea, MI

Grass Lake, MI

Jackson, MI

Sandstone Charter Township, MI

Parma, MI

Albion, MI

Marshall, MI

Battle Creek, MI

Galesburg, MI

Kalamazoo, MI

Paw Paw, MI

Lawrence, MI

Hartford, MI

Watervliet, MI

Coloma, MI

Benton Harbor, MI

Fair Plain, MI

Berrien Springs, MI

Niles, MI

South Bend, IN

Bremen, IN

Bourbon, IN

Etna Green, IN

Atwood, IN

Warsaw, IN

Wabash, IN

La Fountain, IN

Fox, IN

Marion, IN

Gas City, IN

Gaston, IN

Muncie, IN

Medford, IN

Bloutsville, IN

Losantville, IN

Economy, IN

Williamsburg, IN

Webster, IN

Richmond, IN

Greenfield, IN

Charlottesville, IN

Knightstown, IN

Dunreith, IN

Lewistown, IN

Straughn, IN

Dublin, IN

Mount Auburn, IN

Cambridge City, IN

Pershing, IN

Pennville, IN

Centerville, IN

Economy, IN

Modoc, IN

Farmland, IN

Redkey, IN

Pennville, IN

Petroleum, IN

Quabache SP, Bluffton, IN

Bluffton, IN

Markle, IN

Roanoke, IN

Churubusco, IN

Kendallville, IN

Albion, IN

Chain O’Lakes SP, IN

Columbia City, IN

Larwill, IN

Pierceton, IN

Warsaw, IN

Mentone, IN

Palestine, IN

Monterey, IN

Tippecanoe River SP, IN

Winamac, IN

Fair Oaks Farms, IN

Morocco, IN

Kentland, IN

Earl Park, IN

Fowler, IN

Otterbien, IN

West Lafayette, IN

Lafayette, IN

Lebanon, IN

Indianapolis, IN

Mooresville, IN

Martinsville, IN

Hindustan, IN

Bloomington, IN

Nashville, IN

Columbus, IN

Vernon North, IN

Nebraska, IN

Holton, IN

Versailles SP, IN

Dillsboro, IN

Aurora, IN

Lawrenceburg, IN

Elizabethtown, OH

Anderson Ferry, OH

Covington, KY

Cincinnati, OH

Burlington, KY

Big Bone Lick Historic Park, KY

Beaver Lick, KY

Union, KY

Bellevue, KY

Silver Grove, KY

Melbourne, KY

California, KY

Mentor, KY

Augusta, KY

Chilo, OH

Neville, OH

Moscow, OH

Point Pleasant, OH

New Richmond, OH

Cincinnati, OH

Many Cincinnati Suburbs, OH

Hamilton, OH

Oxford, OH

College Corner, OH, IN

Liberty, IN

Lewisburg, OH

Dayton, OH

Springfield, OH

Buck Creek SP, OH

Choctaw Lake, OH

Plain City, OH

Shawnee Hills, OH

Alum Creek SP, OH

Lexington, OH

West Mansfield, OH

Savanah, OH

Cinnamon Lake, OH

Lodi, OH

Medina, OH

Akron, OH

Richfield, OH

Independence, OH

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Heights, OH

Wickliffe, OH

Willoughby, OH

Mentor, OH

Painesville, OH

Madison, OH

Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH

Ashtabula, OH

Conneaut, OH

Lake City, PA

Erie, PA

Lake Erie SP, NY

Dunkirk, NY

Silver Creek, NY

Farnham, NY

Lake Erie Beach hamlet, NY

Apple on the Lake hamlet, NY

Wanakah hamlet, NY

Mt Vernon hamlet, NY

Athol Springs, NY

Woodlawn hamlet, NY

Buffalo, NY

Tonawanda, NY

Niagara Falls, NY

Wendelville, NY

Pendleton, NY

Lockport, NY

Gasport hamlet, NY

Middleport village, NY

Medina village, NY

Albion village, NY

Holley village, NY

Brockport village, NY

Spencerport, village, NY

Gates, NY

Rochester, NY

Pittsford, NY

Fairport, NY

Macedon, NY

Palmyra, NY

Newark, NY

Lyons, NY

Clyde, NY

Seneca, NY

Montezuma, NY

Port Byron, NY

Weedsport, NY

Jordan, NY

Memphis hamlet, NY

Solvey hamlet, NY

Syracuse, NY

Dewitt, NY

Chittenango, NY

Canastota, NY

Durharville, NY

Roma, NY

Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site, NY

Oriskany, NY

Utica, NY

Frankfort, NY

Ilion village, NY

Mohawk village, NY

Herkimer village, NY

Little Falls, NY

St Johnsville, NY

Fort Plain, NY

Canajoharie, NY

Sprakers, NY

Fultonville village, NY

Auriesville, NY

Amsterdam, NY

Rotterdam, NY

Schenectady, NY

Saratoga Springs, NY

South Glen Falls, NY

Glen Falls, NY

Queensbury, NY

Lake George, NY

Fort Ann, NY

White Hall, NY

Fair Haven, VT

Castletown, VT

West Rutland, VT

Rutland, VT

Mendon, VT

Killington, VT

Bridgewater, VT

Woodstock, VT

Hartford, VT

White Water Junction, VT

Lebanon, NH

Enfield, NH

Springfield, NH

Wilmot, NH

Andover, NH

Salisbury, NH

Boscowen, NH

Loudon, NH

Epsom, NH

Dover, NH

South Berwick, ME

North Berwick, ME

Kennebunk, ME

Portland, ME

Scarborough, ME

Saco, ME

Biddeford, ME

Kennebunk, ME

Wells, ME

Ogunquit, ME

York, ME

Kittery, ME

Portsmouth, NH

Rye, NH

Hampton Beach, NH

Salisbury, MA

Newburyport, MA

Rowley, MA

Ipswich, MA

Hamilton, MA

Wenham, MA

Beverly, MA

Salem, MA

Lynn, MA

Revere, MA

Cambridge, MA

Boston, MA

Quincy, MA

Braintree, MA

Weymouth, MA

Hanover, MA

North Pembroke, MA

Kingston, MA

Plymouth, MA

Middleborough, MA

Taunton, MA

Providence, RI

Cranston, RI

Warwick, RI

Wickford Village, RI

North Kingstone, RI

Wakefield, RI

Charlestown, RI

Westerly, RI

Stonington, RI

Groton, CT

New London, CT

Greenport, NY

Greenport West, NY

Southold, NY

Peconic, NY

Cutchogue, NY

Mattituck, NY

Northville, NY

Wading River, NY

Shoreham, NY

Rocky Point, NY

Miller Place, NY

Mt Sinai, NY

Port Jefferson Station, NY

St James, NY

Village of Branch, NY

Smithtown, NY

Lake Ronkonkama, NY

Commack, NY

Roslyn, NY

Bayside, NY

Flushing Meadows, NY

Queens, NY

Manhattan, NY

Le Mars, IA

Oyens, IA

Remsen, IA

Cherokee, IA

Aurelia, IA

Alta, IA

Early, IA

Sac City, IA

Lytton, IA

Lake City, IA

Rinard, IA

Callender, IA

Moorland, IA

Fort Dodge, IA

Duncombe, IA

Webster City, IA

Blairsburg, IA

Alden, IA

Iowa Falls, IA

Ackley, IA

Austinville, IA

Aplington, IA

Parkersburg, IA

New Hartford, IA

Jamesville, IA

Waterloo, IA

Evansdale, IA

Jesup, IA

Shady Grove, IA

Rowley, IA

Walker, IA

Center Point, IA

Alice, IA

Central City, IA

Anamosa, IA

Hale, IA

Oxford Junction, IA

Lost Nation, IA

Calamus, IA

Dewitt, IA

Charlotte, IA

Goose Lake, IA

Clinton, IA

Fulton, IL

Thomson, IL

Milledgeville, IL

Polo, IL

Oregon, IL

Chana, IL

Dekalb, IL

Sycamore, IL

Virgil, IL

Lily Lake, IL

Elburn, IL

Geneva, IL

West Chicago, IL

Wheaton, IL

Glen Ellyn, IL

Villa Park, IL

Elmhurst, IL

Melrose Park, IL

Humboldt Park, IL

Old Town, IL

Chicago, IL

Colonie, NY

Roessleville, NY

Albany, NY

Manhattan, NY

The Bronx, NY

Queens, NY

Brooklyn, NY

Staten Island, NY

Highlands, NJ

Sea Bright, NJ

Monmouth Beach, NJ

Long Branch Beach, NJ

Deal, NJ

Allenhurst, NJ

Loch Arbour, NJ

Asbury Park, NJ

Belmar, NJ

Spring Lake, NJ

Sea Girt, NJ

Manasquan, NJ

Brielle, NJ

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Avon, NY

Mantoloking, NJ

Lavallette, NJ

Ortley Beach, NJ

Seaside Heights, NJ

Toms River, NJ

Forked River, NJ

Waretown, NJ

Stafford Township, NJ

Egg Harbor City, NJ

Mays Landing, NJ

Corbin City, NJ

Cape May Court House, NJ

Cape May, NJ

Lewes, DE

Milton, DE

Ellendale, DE

Greenwood, DE

Denton, MD

Queen Anne, MD

Queenstown, MD

Kent Narrow, MD

Stevensville, MD

Severna Park, MD

Crofton, MD

Washington DC

Georgetown, (DC)

Bethesda, MD

Potomac, MD

Seneca. MD

Poolesville, MD

Dickerson, MD

Point of Rocks, MD

Brunswick, MD

Harpers Ferry, WV

Shepherdstown, WV

Sharpsburg, MD

Antietam, MD

Antietam Creek campground, MD

Mercersville, MD

Williamsport, MD

McCoys Ferry, MD

Big Pool, MD

Hancock, MD

New Orleans, MD

Paw Paw Tunnel, MD

Old Town, MD

Cumberland, MD

Frostburg, MD

Myersdale, PA

Garrett, PA

Rockwood, PA

Casselman, PA

Confluence, PA

Ohiopyle, PA

Connellsville, PA

Perryopolis, PA

West Newton, PA

Sutersville, PA

Boston, PA

McKeesport, PA

West Mifflin, PA

Homestead, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Arlington, VA

Alexandria, VA

Mount Vernon, VA

Fort Belvoir, VA

Woodbridge, VA

Dumfries, VA

Aquia Harbour, VA

Stafford, VA

Falmouth, VA

Fredericksburg, VA

Chancellorsville Battlefield, VA

Richmond, VA

Chickahominy Riverfront Park, VA

Jamestown settlement, VA

Williamsburg, VA

Yorktown, VA

Surry, VA

Suffolk, VA

Elizabeth City, NC

Kitty Hawk, Outer Banks, NC

Devils Hills, Outer Banks, NC

Nags Head, Outer Banks, NC

Manteo, on Roanoke Island, Outer Banks, NC

Oregon Inlet NS, Outer Banks, NC

Salvo, Outer Banks, NC

Frisco NS, Hatteras, Outer Banks, NC

Hatteras, Outer Banks, NC

Ocracoke, Outer Banks, NC

Cedar Island, NC

Davis, NC

Williston, NC

Smyma, NC

Beaufort, NC

Moorehead City, NC

Atlantic Beach, NC

Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Indian Beach, NC

Emerald Island, NC

Swansboro, NC

Jacksonville, NC

Snead Ferry, NC

North Topsail Beach, NC

Surf City, NC

Kirkland, NC

Wilmington, NC

Southport, NC

Holden Beach, NC

Shallotte, NC

Calabash, NC

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach, SC

Surfside Beach, SC

Garden City, SC

Georgetown, SC

McClellanville, SC

Awendaw, SC

Mount Pleasant, SC

Charleston, SC

South Point Yemassee, SC

Ridgeland, SC

Switzerland, SC

Hardeeville, SC

Savannah, GA

Richmond Hill, GA

Midway, GA

Riceboro, GA

Darien, GA

Brunswick, GA

Waverly, GA

Woodbine, GA

Kingsland, GA

Yulee, FL

Jacksonville, FL

Maryport, FL

North Beach, FL

Atlantic Beach, FL

Neptune Beach, FL

Jacksonville Beach, FL

Palm Valley, FL

Vilano Beach, FL

St Augustine, FL

St Augustine Beach, FL

Butler Beach, FL

Marineland, FL

Beverly Beach, FL

Flagler Beach, FL

Ormand-By-The-Sea, FL

Daytona Beach, FL

Holy Hill, FL

Ormand Beach, FL

Daytona International Speedway, FL

Lake Helen, FL

Deltona, FL

Wekiwa Springs, FL

Altamonte Springs, FL

Fairview Shores, FL

College Park, FL

Orlando, FL

Kissimmee, FL

Davenport, FL

Haines City, FL

Lake Alfred, FL

Auburndale, AL

Fussels Corner, AL

Lakeland, FL

Winston, FL

Plant City, FL

Seffner, FL

Clearwater, FL

Tampa, FL

Odessa, FL

Shady Hills, FL

Spring Hill, FL

Crystal River, FL

Inglis, FL

Otter, Creek, FL

Cedar Key, FL

Chiefland, FL

Andrews, FL

Fanning Springs, FL

Old Town, FL

Cross City, FL

Perry, FL

Jr’s Aucilla River Store, FL

Newport, FL

Medart, Wakulla County, FL

Panacea, FL

St Teresa, FL

Carrabelle, FL

Eastpoint, FL

Apalachicola, FL

Port St Joe, FL

Mexico Beach, FL

Tyndall Air Force Base, FL

Parker, FL

Springfield, FL

Panama City, FL

Upper Grand Lagoon, FL

Panama City Beach, FL

Laguna Beach, FL

Crestview Heights, FL

Sunnyside, FL

Seacrest, FL

Seaside, FL

Miramar Beach, FL

Destin Beach, FL

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Mary Esther, FL

Navarre, FL

Pensacola Beach, FL

Pensacola, FL

Warrington, FL

Perdido Key State Park, FL

Orange Beach, AL

Gulf Shores, AL

Dauphin Island, AL

Alabama Port, AL

Bayou La Batre, AL

Grand Bay, AL

Pascagoula, MS

Gautier, MS

Ocean Springs, MS

Biloxi, MS

Gulfport, MS

Long Beach, MS

Pass Christian, MS

Bay St. Louise, MS

Waveland, MS

Pearlington, MS

New Orleans, LA pedaled into town Christmas Eve, 2021

Memphis, TN

Little Rock, AR, left March 13, 2022

Scott, AR

Hamier, AR

*Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, AR

Keo, AR

Ryan, AR

Humnoke, AR

Brummitt, AR

Stuttgart, AR

Ulm, AR

Clarendon, AR

Blackton, AR

Marvell, AR

Helena-West Helena, AR, hotel

Lyon, MS

Clarksdale, MS

Shack Up Inn, MS, just south of Clarksdale, MS

Dublin, MS

Tutwiler, MS

Sumner, MS

Webb, MS

Greenwood, MS

Money, MS

Browning, MS

Valden, MS

Hesterville, MS

Kosciusko, MS

Williamsville, MS

Arlington, MS

Philadelphia, MS

Tucker, MS

Collinsville, MS

Meridian, MS

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