Cycling to Chicago, but where to start?
Hi, I am planning on flying to the States from London in June/July to complete a solo charity ride for my niece, who is suffering from a brain tumour. She lives in Chicago so that's where my trip will end.
What I'm not sure about is where to start from. I'm looking at 3 possibilities.
- New York
- Washington DC
What I am struggling with is to decide which one. My main criteria are that:
- I will be travelling on my own with full camping gear so don't want to be travelling more than 80 miles a day without a camp site or motel
- I'm used to the hills of Europe but I don't want to be doing silly elevations, that's not the point of the trip
- I really want to avoid big roads with heavy traffic and major cities wherever possible between start and finish
I have looked up various websites but frankly the information is pretty confusing and doesn't tell you all that much without you parting with cash first.
Any advice would be massively appreciated, especially if you have done something similar.