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Cycle of Life Adventures is taking our vast experiences of crossing the country on the Southern Tier and going the length of the US along two Epic routes following the Mississippi River and the Appalachian Range to now offering a Northern Tier adventure. We have had a very high demand for this trip over the past couple of years. Now we will be adding The Epic Cross Country – Northern Tier Bike Tour to the schedule for July 2024.
This route will take in the many sights and vistas of the Cascades, Rockies, Appalachian and Adirondack Mountains as we ride from Astoria, OR to Portsmouth, NH. While it will be a challenging ride, (it is not all mountain), we will also travel across the Great Plains and around the Great Lakes. What an extraordinary way to see and experience the wonderful country we live in. This Epic Northern Tier option will include an estimated 3576 miles over 52 days, taking you through numerous states and a portion of eastern Canada. The average mileage will be in the 75-80 miles/day range (but of course, this is impacted by availability of lodging) and daily elevations will be determined as the route unfolds. We will work to include 5-7 rest days and several National Parks in our itinerary.
Further details, such as exact dates, pricing, and routes will start to post shortly. There has been a great deal of interest already, so please contact the office to get your name on the waitlist and mailing lists to receive updates. Contact Info@cycleoflifeadventures.com to join our updates list.
Airline service should be scheduled into Portland, Oregon by July 6, 2024 prior to 5 pm for an airport pickup or you may Uber to the recommended airport area hotel. There will be an 11 AM shuttle to Astoria, OR at 11AM on July 7 to our starting hotel with a 2PM warmup ride.
Returning airline service should be scheduled out of Boston- Logan International, MA on Aug 28 or later. We will offer a 9:30AM shuttle service to Logan Airport. Travel insurance is highly recommended due to our refund policies for this tour. Various insurers are available. We suggest Allianz and AIG
All hotels (no camping).
Due to the length and cost of this tour, we ask that each registrant call the office staff personally and discuss the personal goals you desire to achieve from a tour of this magnitude. Prior to Registering, please read the following link to our special tour documents: Cross Country Bike Tour – Waiver and Release/ Safety Procedures
This tour will not be sold in segments, but is planned as a complete Cross Country tour to fulfill your bucket list. Half segments will be offered after Mar 1, 2024 if space becomes available. Available start/stop point will be Sioux Falls, SD. (Details will be available at a later date)
Due to extensive long-term planning, special cancellation and refund policies are needed. Because of distance, we suggest that you ride your own bike. Arrangements can be made for pre-shipping, and with provided specifications of your bicycle, we do have parts and supplies with us for emergency repairs, but we are not a retail store. It is highly recommended you bring 2 additional tires, 6-10 tubes, extra spokes, a chain and a well-tuned bicycle.
We cannot accommodate tricycles or recumbent bicycles on our Epic tours.
Summer 2024 Northern Tier Deposit
A non-refundable $500 registration fee is required at sign on. Please make deposits by credit card with an on line registration.
- 1/3 is due by November 1, 2023.
- 2nd 1/3 due by February 1, 2024.
- last 1/3 – paid in full by Apr 1, 2024.
- Double occupancy registration fees are due at the same time.
- Fees are paid by check. There will be a 2.25% additional fee for credit card use.
- Tour is limited to 18 riders and we need a minimum of 12 required prior to December 31, 2023 to guarantee the ride to depart.
Summer 2024 Northern Tier Cancellation Policy
- $1000 cancellation fee before Jan 1, 2024
- $1500 Cancellation fee before Mar 1, 2024
- $2500 cancellation fee before April 1, 2024
- No refunds for any reason after April 1, 2024
- Please purchase travel insurance for this reason.
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07/07/24 | Astoria, OR | 31 miles | 528 ft
07/08/24 | St Helens, OR | 80.5 miles | 4328 ft
07/09/24 | Cascade Locks, OR | 75.6 miles | 3096 ft
07/10/24 | Biggs Junction, OR | 71.2 miles | 4700 ft
07/11/24 | Hermiston, OR | 94.9 miles | 4023 ft
07/12/24 | Walla Walla, WA | 61.4 miles | 1862 ft
07/13/24 | Clarkston, WA | 95 miles | 5009 ft
OFF | 07/14/24 | Clarkston, WA
07/15/24 | Kamiah, ID | 73 miles | 4536 ft
07/16/24 | Lolo Hot Springs, MT | 115.2 miles | 6477 ft
07/17/24 | Missoula, MT | 38.2 miles | 667 ft
07/18/24 | Helena, MT | 125.2 miles | 5928 ft
07/19/24 | Three Forks, MT | 68.6 miles | 1632 ft
07/20/24 | Livingston, MT | 69.4 miles | 2491 ft
OFF | 07/21/24 | Livingston, MT
07/22/24 | Columbus, MT | 80.2 miles | 1489 ft
07/23/24 | Lovell, WY | 90 miles | 2627 ft
07/24/24 | Sheridan, WY | 98.9 miles | 7761 ft
07/25/24 | Gillette, WY | 108.3 miles | 4779 ft
07/26/24 | Sundance, WY | 88.6 miles | 4736 ft
07/27/24 | Deadwood, SD | 62.3 miles | 3640 ft
OFF | 07/28/24 | Deadwood, SD
07/29/24 | Rapid City, SD | 79.4 miles | 5590 ft
07/30/24 | Wall, SD | 55.8 miles | 1924 ft
07/31/24 | Kadoka, SD | 57.3 miles | 2390 ft
08/01/24 | Oacoma, SD | 115.3 miles | 3334 ft
08/02/24 | Mitchell, SD | 76.2 miles | 1084 ft
08/03/24 | Sioux Falls, SD | 72.5 miles | 1386 ft
OFF | 08/04/24 | Sioux Falls, SD
08/05/24 | Jackson, MN | 95.6 miles | 2190 ft
08/06/24 | Alberta Lea, MN | 87 miles | 1453 ft
08/07/24 | Lanesboro, MN | 84.5 miles | 1658 ft
08/08/24 | La Crosse, WI | 52.6 miles | 1205 ft
08/09/24 | Spring Green, WI | 96 miles | 3860 ft
08/10/24 | Madison, WI | 55.2 miles | 2788 ft
OFF | 08/11/24 | Madison, WI
08/12/24 | Milwaukee, WI | 87.9 miles | 2424 ft
08/13/24 | Grand Rapids, MI | 41.8 miles | 784 ft
08/14/24 | Owosso, MI | 87.6 miles | 2503 ft
08/15/24 | Utica, MI | 76.9 miles | 1691 ft
08/16/24 | Chatham, ON | 55.7 miles | 155 ft
08/17/24 | Tillsonburg, ON | 102.4 miles | 1328 ft
8/18/24 | Niagara Falls, ON | 95.1 miles | 832 ft
OFF | 08/19/24 | Niagara Falls, ON
08/20/24 | Rochester, NY | 86.7 miles | 1708 ft
08/21/24 | Liverpool, NY | 87.1 miles | 2072 ft
08/22/24 | Little Falls, NY | 80.2 miles | 1500 ft
08/23/24 | Schenectady, NY | 68.9 miles | 1035 ft
08/24/24 | North Adams, MA | 74.1 miles | 4174 ft
08/25/24 | Keene, NH | 74.3 miles | 5963 ft
08/26/24 | Hooksett, NH | 55.6 miles | 3121 ft
08/27/24 | Portsmouth, NH | 46.4 miles | 1574 ft
08/28/24 | Catch Flights | 3609.6 total miles | 125,760 ft
- Lodging (see above)
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner (see above)
- Park entry fees
- Ride with GPS mapping; printed guide sheets, if desired
- Minimum of 3 guides
- Van support
- Luggage transports
- Airport transfers
- Souvenir jersey
- Rental bikes
- Alcoholic beverages
- Bike box shipping fee
- Lunch and dinner during off days
- A 10% gratuity is not included, but suggested; all gratuities will be divided among all tour support personnel
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