Tour of the USA – Week Sixteen

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

I’ve had some positive comments about the map & elevation profile that covers the complete route, so I’m going to include it again this week. As we rolled into Niagara Falls we tipped over 5,000 miles cycled so far – I can still remember getting on the ferry in Seattle at the start of the adventure like it was yesterday!

We’ve covered 5,219 miles & climbed 176,707 feet to reach Pulaski.

Previous updates described how we travelled from Seattle in Washington to North East, Pennsylvania in the first 15 weeks of our adventure. Now find out where we went & what we did in Week 16! Hopefully picking a single photo to represent each day will refresh my mind when it comes to looking back on my adventure!

Saturday was a rest day in North East, so I took the opportunity to plan out the next week of potential routes & we got accommodation booked. We crossed into The Empire State of New York on Sunday & skirted the shoreline of Lake Erie. Monday included a bit of sightseeing as we crossed Buffalo on the way to Niagara Falls. We visited Thundering Water on Tuesday, better know as Niagara Falls for a trip on the Maid of the Mist. On Wednesday we joined the Erie Canal Trail at Lockport & stayed on the crushed limestone trail for the final 40 miles of our ride. We picked up the Erie Canal Trail again on Thursday to navigate around Rochester, then joined a quiet backroad to Wolcott. Finally, on Friday we saw Lake Ontario (our third & final Great Lake) on the way to Pulaski.

Week Sixteen – North East (PA) to Pulaski (NY)

DateStart LocationEnd LocationMilesFeet Climbed
13/08/22North East – REST DAYNorth East – REST DAY00
14/08/22North EastAngola-on-the-Lake581,421
15/08/22Angola-on-the-LakeNiagara Falls581,040
16/08/22REST DAYREST DAY00
17/08/22Niagara FallsBrockport69469
18/08/22BrockportWolcott781,581
19/08/22WolcottPulaski562,831
Totals3187,342

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