Tour of the USA – Week 12

Well, How Did We Get Here? Miles, Feet Climbed, Maps & Profiles.

Previous updates described how we travelled from Seattle to Oakwood Lake State Park in the first 11 weeks of our adventure. Now find out where we went & what we did in Week 12! Hopefully picking a single photo to represent each day will refresh my mind when it comes to looking back on my adventure!

Saturday saw us cross the State Line from South Dakota into Minnesota & ride alongside a 25 mile wind turbine farm. We followed long, straight roads for miles between Maize & Wheat fields on Sunday on the way to Redwood Falls. Monday provided us with unexpected gravel roads into Hutchinson, but we had a tailwind as compensation. Tuesday was all about riding on rail to trail cycle paths into Minneapolis. On Wednesday we visited Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, had the bikes serviced & enjoyed a night out. We explored the Stone-Arched Bridge & Minnehaha Falls on Thursday, our 2nd rest day in Minneapolis. We crossed 2 State Lines on Friday, as we left Minnesota, explored the Mississippi from Wisconsin, then returned to Minnesota for the evening!

Another great week with some sightseeing, getting off the beaten track & exploring some of America’s best scenery on our Coast to Coast adventure.

Week Twelve – Oakwood Lakes State Park (SD) to Winona (MN)

DateStart LocationEnd LocationMilesFeet Climbed
16/07/22Oakwood Lakes State ParkMarshall701,499
17/07/22MarshallRedwood Falls47184
18/07/22Redwood FallsHutchinson631,027
22/07/22MinneapolisRed Wing582,385

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