I'll be leaving on a tour from Michigan to Wyoming and back, starting on Tuesday the 22 of July. I'll be taking US 12 from southeastern Michigan to Chicago, and picking up highway 30 on the west side of Chicago. I'll stay on 30 until I get to Nebraska, when I'll jump over to highway 20, using 275. 20 will carry me almost all the way to Lander, WY, which is my end point.
The only part of the route that appears to be tricky to me is the section of 20 that merges with interstate 25 near Douglas, WY, through Casper.
I'm familiar with the first leg of my trip, Ann Arbor, Michigan to Chicago on US 12. But from southwest Chicago on, it will be entirely new terrain for me until I reach western Wyoming.
If anybody has any experience with these roads or the area that I'll be touring through, any information that you can give me will be helpful. Having taken a train through much of this route last summer, I know that it is going to be some pretty boring countryside, so I'm going to push as hard as I can to get through this middle section of the tour as fast as possible. I'm just kind of winging this tour, without any info on camping or anything like that. I kind of like doing it that way, but just the same, I'd love to have some info on what to expect along the way.
Do you know any good camp grounds on this route? Is there anything that I should look out for? Do you know a good route between Douglas and Casper Wyoming? Are bicycles allowed on freeways in Wyoming?