Schedule

Town miles
between
towns
days
between
towns
date
(planned)
date
(actual)
Start Banff, Alberta 7/30 7/29
Roosville, MT, US border* 215 5 8/3 8/3
Big Fork, MT 125 3 8/6 8/7
#2 – rest day 8/7 8/8
Missoula area, MT 147 4 8/11 8/12
Helena, MT 98 2 8/13 8/14
#3- rest day 8/15
Butte,MT 74 2 8/16 8/17
Ashton area, ID 306 7 8/23 8/27
#4- rest day 8/24 8/28
Jackson area, WY** 70 2 8/25 8/30
Rawlins, WY 359 8 9/3 9/6
– rest day 9/4 x
Steamboat Springs***, CO 136 3 9/7 9/9
Silverthorne/Breckenridge**** 129 3 9/10
– rest day 9/11 x
Salida, CO**** 110 3 9/14 9/15
Del Norte, CO****** 153 4 9/18 9/21
– rest day 9/19 x
Cuba, NM 246 5 9/24 9/26
Grants, NM 120 3 9/27 9/28
#11 – rest day 9/28 9/29
Silver City, NM 262 6 10/4 10/5
Antelope Springs, NM 124 2 10/7 10/7
End Mexico border 10/7

 



Prior to my bike trip, I attempted to “guestimate” my progress (see planned) to assist in estimating where and when I might be for friends that might join me for a portion of the ride.

In hindsight, it was a shot in the dark. But to my surprise, I actually finished on October 7, my estimated completion date! I could not have managed that if I tried.

My estimated planned “Rest days” quite often were different than actual. Basically, if you see a cool town, you’re tired and hungry, then you stay a day. Especially, if the town has a brew pub.

I took 11 rest days, as follows:
Fernie, AB*
Big Fork, MT
Helena, MT
Ashton, ID
Pinedale, WY**
Steamboat Springs,CO***
Leadville, CO**** (hiked up Mt Elbert)
Salida, CO (2 days)*****
Cumbres & Toltec train ride from Antonito, CO to Chama, NM******
Grants, NM
I thought that Whitefish, MT – Butte, MT – Silver City, NM were interesting towns, also.