Racpat Northern Tier - CycleBlaze

Racpat Northern Tier

Another one for the bikes

By Rachel and Patrick Hugens
4,927 miles (7,929 km) over 164 days between Jun. 1, 2021 and Nov. 11, 2021

Racpat Introduction

Another one for the Bikes heart 12
A year in the Planning heart 25
The Gear Preparation heart 7
Our bags are packed, we are ready to go....we are leaving in a rental car heart 13

Route

NT Part 1: Anacortes WA to Bemidji MN heart 3
NT Part 2: Bemidji MN to Manitowoc WI heart 3
NT Part 3: Ludington MI to Buffalo NY heart 2
NT Part 4: The Erie Canal: Buffalo NY to Albany NY heart 1
NT Part 5: Albany NY to Bar Harbor ME to Beverly MA heart 0
NT Part 6: Bar Harbor ME to Beverly MA heart 1

Rails to Trails and TrailLink Trails

Washington to Bemidji heart 1
Minnesota and Wisconsin heart 1
Michigan and Ohio heart 0
Pennsylvania and New York heart 0
Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine heart 0

Washington

Day 1: Mukilteo Ferry to Clinton and cycling to Oak Harbor heart 33
Day 2: Oak Harbor to Bayview State Park heart 26
Day 3: Bayview State Park to Marblemount WS hosts heart 26
Day 4: Marblemount to Colonial Creek Campground heart 30
Day 5: Colonial Creek Campground to Winthrop heart 43
Day 6: Rest Day in Winthrop heart 22
Day 7: Winthrop to Omak heart 34
Day 8: Omak to Tonasket heart 19
Day 9: Tonasket to Republic heart 41
Day 10: Rest Day in Republic heart 11
Day 11: Republic to Colville heart 21
Day 12: Colville to Usk heart 50

Idaho

Day 13: Usk WA to Sandpoint ID heart 14
Day 14: Sandpoint ID to Sam Owen Campground MT heart 10

Montana

Day 15: Sam Owen Campground to Bad Medicine Campground heart 24
Day 16: Bad Medicine Campground to Libby heart 26
Day 17: Libby to Happy's Inn to Logan State Park Campground heart 51
Day 18: Logan State Park Campground to Kalispell/Evergreen heart 37
Day 19: Kalispell/Evergreen to West Glacier Apgar Campground heart 36
Day 20: Rest Day in Glacier National Park heart 19
Day 21: Apgar Campground to Marias Pass Summit Campground heart 27
Day 22: Marias Pass to Cut Bank heart 26
Day 23: Cut Bank to Shelby heart 33
Day 24: Shelby to Hingham heart 46
Day 25: Hingham to Chinook heart 26
Day 26: Chinook to Malta heart 34
Day 27: Malta to Glasgow heart 24
Day 28: Rest Day in Glasgow heart 21
Day 29: Glasgow to Wolf Point heart 14
Day 30 Wolf Point to Culbertson heart 25

North Dakota

Day 31: Culbertson to Williston heart 22
Day 32: Williston to Tioga heart 10
Day 33: Tioga to Stanley heart 54
Day 34: Rest day in Stanley heart 24
Day 35: Stanley to Burlington Settler's Park heart 23
Day 36: Burlington Settler's Park to Towner heart 14
Day 37: Towner to Leeds heart 23
Day 38: Leeds to Devil's Lake heart 16
Day 39: Devil's Lake to Michigan heart 8

Minnesota

Day 40: Michigan ND to East Grand Forks MN heart 18
Day 41: East Grand Forks to Crookston heart 3
Day 42: Crookston to Fosston heart 7
Day 43: Fosston to Itasca State Park heart 6
Day 44: Itasca State Park to Bemidji heart 12
Day 45: Rest day in Bemidji heart 5
Day 46: Bemidji to Pine River heart 6
Day 47: Pine River to Brainerd heart 5
Day 48: Brainerd to Isle heart 20

Wisconsin

Day 49: Isle MN to Danbury WI heart 8
Day 50: Danbury to Amery heart 10
Day 51: Amery to Downing heart 8
Day 52: Downing to Alma heart 1
Day 53: Alma to La Crosse heart 13
Day 54: Rest day in La Crosse heart 2
Day 55: La Crosse to Sparta heart 17
Day 56: Sparta to Reedsburg heart 38
Day 57: Reedsburg to Dodgeville heart 35
Day 58: Dodgeville to Madison heart 25
Day 59: Rest Day in Madison heart 14
Day 60: Madison to Waukesha heart 24
Day 61: Waukesha to Port Washington heart 5
Day 62: Port Washington to Sheboygan heart 5
Day 63 Sheboygan to Manitowoc heart 5
Day 64: Badger Ferry to Ludington MI heart 7

Michigan

Day 65: Ludington to North Muskegon heart 3
Day 66: North Muskegon to Holland heart 7
Day 67: Holland to Richland heart 4
Day 68: Rest Day in Richland heart 4
Day 69: Richland to Colon heart 15

Ohio

Day 70: Colon to Holiday City Ohio heart 14
Day 71: Holiday City to Perrysburg heart 13
Day 72: Perrysburg to Clyde heart 15
Day 73: Clyde to Norwalk heart 5
Day 74: Norwalk to Olmstead Falls heart 15
Day 75: Olmstead Falls to Kent heart 8
Day 76: Rest Day in Kent heart 5
Day 77: Kent to Warren heart 5
Day 78 Warren to Ashtabula heart 2

Pennsylvania

Day 79: Ashtabula to Erie PA heart 5

New York

Day 80: Erie PA to Ripley NY heart 12
Day 81: Ripley to Hamburg heart 10
Day 82: Hamburg to North Buffalo heart 6
Day 83: North Buffalo to Lockport heart 8
Day 84: Lockport to Brockport heart 8
Day 85: Brockport to Manchester heart 3
Day 86: Manchester to Weedsport heart 4
Day 87: Weedsport to Chittenango to Cazenovia heart 4
Day 88: Rest Day in Cazenovia heart 4
Day 89: Rest Day in Cazenovia heart 2
Day 90: Cazenovia to Whitesboro heart 4
Day 91: Whitesboro to Sprakers heart 11
Day 92: Sprakers to Schenectady heart 6
Day 93: Schenectady to Waterford heart 4

Vermont

Day 94: Waterford NY to Woodford VT heart 7
Day 95: Woodford to Brattleboro heart 10
Day 96: Rest Day in Brattleboro heart 8
Day 97: Rest Day in Brattlesboro heart 8

New Hampshire

Day 98: Brattlesboro to Keene NH heart 15
Day 99: Keene to Hillsborough heart 14
Day 100: Hillsboro to Boscawen heart 18
Day 101 Rest day in Boscawen heart 2
Day 102: Boscawen to Lebanon heart 23

Vermont

Day 103: Lebanon to North Thetford heart 8

New Hampshire

Day 104: North Thetford to Bath NH heart 15
Day 105: Bath to Whitefield heart 38

Maine

Day 106: Whitefield to Newry ME heart 39
Day 107: Newry to Farmington heart 7
Day 108: Farmington to Norridgewock heart 8
Day 109: Norridgewock to Carmel heart 15
Day 110: Carmel to Bangor heart 3
Day 111: Rest Day Bangor heart 4
Day 112: Bangor to Machias River Campground heart 25
Day 113: Machias River campground to Meddybemps heart 23
Day 114: Meddybemps to Calais to Eastport heart 42
Day 115: Eastport to Cobscook Bay State Park heart 18
Day 116: Cobscook Bay State Park to Harrington on the Beach heart 23
Day 117: Rest Day in Harrington on the beach heart 16
Day 118: Harrington to Schoodic Beach Donnell Lake heart 35
Day 119: Schoodic Beach to Trenton Outside Acadia NP heart 23
Day 120: Trenton to Bar Harbor heart 8
Day 121: Trenton to Acadia National Park heart 9
Day 122: Trenton to Stockton Springs heart 12
Day 123: Stockton Springs to Camden Hills State Park heart 7
Day 124: Camden Hills State Park to Whitefield heart 19
Day 125: Whitefield to Bath heart 15
Day 126: Bath to Portland heart 23
Day 127: Rest Day in Portland heart 14
Day 128: Portland to Kennebunk heart 21
Day 129: Kennebunk to Portsmouth NH heart 20

Massachusetts

Day 130: Portsmouth NH to Salisbury Beach MA heart 10
Day 131: Salisbury Beach to Beverly heart 44

People, Cyclists, and Road Angels

Photos of people, cyclists and road angels heart 1

Thank you Warmshowers Hosts

Part 1: Everett WA to Bemidji MN heart 4
Part 2: Bemidji MN to Manitowoc WI heart 2
Part 3: Ludington MI to Buffalo NY heart 2
Part 4: Erie Canal: Buffalo NY to Albany NY heart 1
Part 5: Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine heart 1

Sightseeing - Post Cycling

Day 132: Beverly - visiting Salem heart 2
Day 133: Beverly - Visiting Martha's Vineyard heart 3
Day 134: Beverly - Visiting Boston heart 4
Day 135: Beverly - Boxing the bikes heart 1
Day 136: Beverly: 2 days before flight heart 0
Day 137: Beverly Back to Boston heart 5
Day 138: Flight - Amsterdam from Boston heart 3

Ossendrecht Holland Family Visit

Week One: End of the cycle tour heart 32
Week Two: Same Same but Different heart 34

Flight Home to Boise ID

Thoughts of Home heart 9