2014 Trip - Road To Margaritaville

In 2014 we did a cross-country bike tour covering 15 states and taking almost 5 1/2 months. The map image below shows the route of the Spokes Fighting Strokes "Road to Margaritaville" bike ride. The trip began on June 29, 2014 in Anacortes, Washington and ended at Key West in Florida.

The route made use of 7 different routes that have been put together by the Adventure Cycling Association. They are (in the order we followed them):

(You can click on the image to see a larger version of the map)

Route Map


Support vehicle We used a support van and trailer (shown in the photo to the right) that was provided by our friends at Sign Me Up Tours. The team consisted of 5 people with others invited to join us for sections of the ride.
 

 
To see exactly where we were on any given day go to our "Track My Tour" page.
 

We kept an online journal during this trip that is being hosted on the Crazy Guy On A Bike website. You can check it out by clicking here.


The table below shows the entire ride by date and location. You can click on any stage entry to see more details about that portion of the ride.

JUNE

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1
 
 
 
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
 
 
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
 
 
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
 
 
 
23
Leave Phoenix, AZ
24
Travel day
25
Travel day
26
Travel day
27
Sightseeing & preparation
28
Sightseeing & preparation
29
Start Stage 1 - Anacortes, WA; 462 miles
30
         

JULY

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
 
 
 
 
 
  1
 
 
2
 
3
 
4
Fourth of July break
5
Layover day
6
Layover day
 
 
 
7
 
8
 
9
Rest day
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
End Stage 1
 
14
Layover day
15
Layover day
16
Start Stage 2 - Sandpoint, ID; 342 miles
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
 
 
 
21
 
22
Visit Glacier National Park
23
Layover day
24
Layover day
25
Layover day
26
Layover day
27
 
 
 
 
28
End Stage 2
29
Side trip to Great Falls, MT
30
Layover day
31
Layover day
   

AUGUST

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
 
 
 
 
 
        1
Layover day
2
Start Stage 3 - Cutbank, MT; 544 miles
3
 
 
 
 
 
4
 
5
 
6
Rest day
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
Rest day
 
 
 
 
11
 
12
 
13
End Stage 3
14
Layover day
15
Layover day
16
Layover day
17
Start Stage 4 - Dickinson, ND; 413 miles
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
Rest day
22
 
23
 
24
 
 
 
 
25
End Stage 4
26
Trip to Mt. Rushmore
27
Layover day
28
Layover day
29
Layover day
30
Start Stage 5 - Pierre, SD;
485 miles
31
 
 
 
 
           

SEPTEMBER

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
Rest day
5
 
6
 
7
 
 
 
 
8
 
9
End Stage 5
10
Layover day
11
Layover day
12
Layover day
13
Start Stage 6 - Council Bluffs, IA;
559 miles
14
 
 
 
 
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
Rest day
19
 
20
 
21
 
 
 
 
 
22
 
23
 
24
End Stage 6
25
Layover day
26
Layover day
27
Layover day
28
Start Stage 7 - St. Louis, MO;
570 miles
29
 
30
 
       

OCTOBER

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
 
 
 
 
 
 
    1
 
2
 
3
Rest day
4
 
5
 
 
 
 
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
End Stage 7
10
Layover day
11
Layover day
12
Start Stage 8 - Tishomingo, MS;
454 miles
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
Rest day
17
 
18
 
19
 
 
 
 
 
20
 
21
End Stage 8
22
Layover day
23
Layover day
24
Layover day
25
Start Stage 9 - Mobile, AL;
570 miles
26
 
 
 
 
 
27
 
28
Rest day
29
 
30
 
31
 
 

NOVEMBER

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
 
 
 
 
 
 
          1
Rest day
2
 
 
 
 
 
3
 
4
 
5
End Stage 9
6
Layover day
7
Layover day
8
Start Stage 10 - St. Augustine, FL;
533 miles
9
 
 
 
 
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
Rest day
14
 
15
 
16
 
 
 
 
 
17
 
18
 
19
End Stage 10
20
Layover day
21
Layover day
22
Layover day
23
Start Stage 11 - Ft. Lauder-
dale, FL;
189 miles
24
 
25
Rest day
26
 
27
Rest day
28
 
29
End Stage 11
End of ride