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Neil Parker to Embark on Cross Country Bike Tour

May 9th, 2012

Neil Parker to Embark on Cross Country Bike Tour

Parker, owner of Bug Busters USA, and 10 of his friends will be riding bicycles from Canada to Louisiana/Gulf Coast, beginning May 18 and lasting 31 days.

Ride Planning

In 2009, 11 of us rode across the US on the Adventure Cycling Southern Tier route. In late 2010 during a ride in Utah, some of the 2009 group decided to do another cross-country ride – this time from North to South along the MRT. To make it a “true” cross-country we decided to start at the US-Canadian border instead of the Mississippi headwaters.

The majority of the routes and many of the lodging choices for this ride are attributed to the information contained in Bob Robinson’s book “Bicycling Guide to the Mississippi River Trail”. This book is an invaluable resource in planning an MRT ride. There was also quite a bit of useful information in many of their ride journals on this web site. The picture below is when my father took FLAT Stanley from San Diego to Saint Augustine in  2009 for Parker Bertholf (son of Daphne Bertholf).

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