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Published on November 20, 2010, by in Route.

I intercepted this email from the route planners… teachers! If you know any schools on this route who might want to be included, please have them email Roger at gillesr@gvsu.edu. It’s coming together!

Hi all:

Bob and I got together this evening to take a longer look at the map, and I think we’ve come up with a pretty good tentative route. We already have many interested schools. We need schools for Monday and for Thursday.

Monday (need schools for this day)

North Park School to Allegan area

Ride down Kent Trails through Byron Center south to the Allegan area

Check for schools in Wyoming, Byron Center, Hopkins, Allegan

This is about 45 miles, or 4 hours of riding

Very few lodging options

OR

North Park School to Saugatuck/Douglas area

Ride down Kent Trails through Byron Center west to Holland/Saugatuck area

Check for schools in Wyoming, Byron Center, south Holland, Saugatuck, Douglas

This is about 50 miles, or 4-5 hours of riding

Plenty of lodging options

Tuesday (plenty of candidates here–we need to choose which ones)

Allegan or Saugatuck area to Benton Harbor area

Allegan area on rural routes through Bloomingdale, over to South Haven and south

Or south from Saugatuck on Blue Star highway to South Haven and south

Schedule schools in Coloma, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph

This is about 50 miles, or 4-5 hours of riding

Plenty of lodging options

Wednesday (plenty of good candidates for this day)

Benton Harbor area to New Buffalo

Benton Harbor/St. Joe on rural routes to Sawyer/Three Oaks and then to New Buffalo

Schedule schools in Sawyer, Three Oaks, Galien

This is about 40 miles, or 3-4 hours of riding

Plenty of lodging options

Thursday (need schools for this day)

New Buffalo to Griffith/Hammond, IN area

This is nearly all two separate bike trails.

Check for schools in Hobart, south Gary, Griffith, Highland, Hammond.

It’s about 45 miles, or 4 hours of riding

Some lodging options

Friday

Griffith/Hammond area to Chicago

Erie Lackawana Trail to Calumet City and then to Lakeshore Dr. and Chicago

Schedule Chicago schools, libraries, and Swedish American museum

This is about 40 miles, or 4 hours of riding

Plenty of lodging options