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Bicycle Tour from Burton, TX to Key West, FL, 2014

This page is a report of my solo bicycle tour in 2014. I followed the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) Southern Tier Route from Burton, TX to St. Augustine, FL. Then I took the ACA Florida Connector Route from St. Augustine, near Orlando, then Ft. Meyers, and then Ft. Lauderdale. Then I followed the ACA Atlantic Coast Route from Ft. Lauderdale to Key West, FL.

See the sidebar for information about the Adventure Cycling Association, the route, and my bike and gear. I camped and stayed in motels depending on the location, weather, etc.

Bob and Bike at the Start of the Tour.
Photo: Bob and Bike at the Start of the Tour.

Travel Log

Click the "+" or "-" by the title of any day to expand or collapse the details for that day.


 Day 1, Monday, January 27, 2014.
       Carmine, TX to Navasota, TX.

 Day 2, Tuesday, January 28, 2014.
       Navasota, TX.

 Day 3, Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
       Navasota, TX to Richards, TX.

 Day 4, Thursday, January 30, 2014.
       Richards, TX to Pumpkin, (yes, Pumpkin) TX.

 Day 5, Friday, January 31, 2014.
       Pumpkin, TX to Shepherd, TX.

 Day 6, Saturday, February 1, 2014.
       Shepherd, TX to Silsbee, TX.

 Day 7, Sunday, February 2, 2014.
       Silsbee, TX.

 Day 8, Monday, February 3, 2014.
       Silsbee, TX to Kirbyville, TX.

 Day 9, Tuesday, February 4, 2014.
       Kirbyville, TX to DeRidder, LA.

 Day 10, Wednesday, February 5, 2014.
       DeRidder, LA to Oberlin, LA.

 Day 11, Thursday, February 6, 2014.
        Oberlin, LA.

 Day 12, Friday, February 7, 2014.
       Oberlin, LA to Chicot State Park, LA.

 Day 13, Saturday, February 8, 2014.
       Chicot State Park, LA to Bunkie, LA.

 Day 14, Sunday, February 9, 2014.
       Bunkie, LA to Simmesport, LA.

 Day 15, Monday, February 10, 2014.
       Simmesport, LA.

 Day 16, Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
       Simmesport, LA.

 Day 17, Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
       Simmesport, LA to New Roads, LA.

 Day 18, Thursday, February 13, 2014.
       New Roads, LA to Jackson, LA.

 Day 19, Friday, February 14, 2014.
       Jackson, LA to Easleyville, LA.

 Day 20, Saturday, February 15, 2014.
       Easleyville, LA to Franklinton, LA.

 Day 21, Sunday, February 16, 2014.
       Franklinton, LA to Bogalusa, LA.

 Day 22, Monday, February 17, 2014.
       Bogalusa, LA to Poplarville, MS.

 Day 23, Tuesday, February 18, 2014.
       Poplarville, MS to Perkinston, MS.

 Day 24, Wednesday, February 19, 2014.
       Perkinston, MS to Vancleave, MS.

 Day 25, Thursday, February 20, 2014.
       Vancleave, MS to Grand Bay, AL.

 Day 26, Friday, February 21, 2014.
       Grand Bay, AL to Gulf Shores, AL.

 Day 27, Saturday, February 22, 2014.        Gulf Shores, AL.

 Day 28, Sunday, February 23, 2014.
       Gulf Shores, AL.

 Day 29, Monday, February 24, 2014.
       Gulf Shores, AL to Milton, FL.

 Day 30, Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
       Milton, FL to Crestview, FL.

 Day 31, Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
       Crestview, FL to DeFuniak Springs, FL.

 Day 32, Thursday, February 27, 2014.
       DeFuniak Springs, FL to Falling Waters State Park near Chipley, FL.

 Day 33, Friday, February 28, 2014.
       Falling Waters State Park near Chipley, FL to Chattahoochee, FL.

 Day 34, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
       Chattahoochee, FL to Tallahassee, FL.

 Day 35, Sunday, March 2, 2014.
       Tallahassee, FL.

 Day 36, Monday, March 3, 2014.
       Tallahassee, FL.

 Day 37, Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
       Tallahassee, FL to Monticello, FL.

 Day 38, Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
       Monticello, FL to Madison, FL.

 Day 39, Thursday, March 6, 2014.
       Madison, FL.

 Day 40, Friday, March 7, 2014.
       Madison, FL.

 Day 41, Saturday, March 8, 2014.
       Madison, FL to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground, Suwannee County, FL.

 Day 42, Sunday, March 9, 2014.
       The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground, Suwannee County, FL to Ichetucknee Family Canoes and Cabins near Fort White, FL.

 Day 43, Monday, March 10, 2014.
       Ichetucknee Family Canoes and Cabins near Fort White, FL to Gainesville, FL.

 Day 44, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
       Gainesville, FL to Palatka, FL.

 Day 45, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
       Palatka, FL to St. Augustine, FL.

 Day 46, Thursday, March 13, 2014.
       St. Augustine, FL.

 Day 47, Friday, March 14, 2014.
       St. Augustine, FL to Korona, FL.

 Day 48, Saturday, March 15, 2014.
       Korona, FL to DeLand, FL.

 Day 49, Sunday, March 16, 2014.
       DeLand, FL to Winter Garden, FL.

 Day 50, Monday, March 17, 2014.
       Winter Garden, FL to Haines City, FL.

 Day 51, Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
       Haines City, FL to Lake Wales, FL.

 Day 52, Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
       Lake Wales, FL to Wauchula, FL.

 Day 53, Thursday, March 20, 2014.
       Wauchula, FL to Punta Gorda, FL.

 Day 54, Friday, March 21, 2014.
       Punta Gorda, FL to Ft. Meyers, FL.

 Day 55, Saturday, March 22, 2014.
       Ft Meyers, FL.

 Day 56, Sunday, March 23, 2014.
       Ft. Meyers, FL to LaBelle, FL.

 Day 57, Monday, March 24, 2014.
       LaBelle, FL to South Bay, FL.

 Day 58, Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
       South Bay, FL to Davie / Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 Day 59, Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
       Davie, FL to Hollywood, FL (Ft. Lauderdale area).

 Day 60, Thursday, March 27, 2014.
       Hollywood, FL to Cutler Bay, FL.

 Day 61, Friday, March 28, 2014.
       Cutler Bay, FL to Key Largo, FL.

 Day 62, Saturday, March 29, 2014.
       Key Largo, FL.

 Day 63, Sunday, March 30, 2014.
       Key Largo, FL to Islamorada, FL.

 Day 64, Monday, March 31, 2014.
       Islamorada, FL.

 Day 65, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
       Islamorada, FL.

 Day 66, Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
       Islamorada, FL.

 Day 67, Thursday, April 3, 2014.
       Islamorada, FL to Big Pine Key, FL.

 Day 68, Friday, April 4, 2014.
       Big Pine Key, FL.

 Day 69, Saturday, April 5, 2014.
       Big Pine Key, FL.

 Day 70, Sunday, April 6, 2014.
       Big Pine Key, FL to Key West, FL.

Miles, Time (day/trip): 35.0/2,297.7 2:40/9:18:22.

Today I reached the end of my tour, Key West. The Adventure Cycling Association Atlantic Coast Route ends at the southernmost point in the continental U.S. I rode my bicycle 14,062 minutes to get here. I estimate that it took slightly more than 1,000,000 pedal revolutions.

I added 2 birds, Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) and the somewhat rare White-crowned Pigeon (Patagioenas leucocephala) to the roadkill picture album.

I visited the Eaton bike shop in Key West and made arrangements to get my bike packed in a box and shipped home. Tomorrow I'll go to the UPS store and box-up my panniers and other gear and ship it home.

Wednesday, I'm flying from Key West to Jacksonville, FL. where I'll meet Connie. Then we'll drive to the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, near Live Oak, FL and attend the Wanee Music Festival. We will fly out of Jacksonville on Sunday. Connie is travelling directly back to Amarillo. I have to fly to Houston and retrieve my truck from Burton, TX where I left it at the start of my bike tour.

The End.