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Southern Tier

Southern Tier
I started in Oceanside, north of San Diego and finished at St. Simons Island, Georgia but rode the route of the Southern Tier from Brawley to Pensacola (Robert Meyers, Apr, 2014)

Southern Tier
I started in Oceanside, north of San Diego and finished at St. Simons Island, Georgia but rode the route of the Southern Tier from Brawley to Pensacola (Robert Meyers, Apr, 2014)

The Crawford's Southern Tier Ride
My husband, John, and I are taking, almost exclusively, the Southern Tier Route, to celebrate my 50th birthday. His brother, Dave is joining us for the first 10 days. (Laura Crawford, Sep, 2011)

Finetastic Adventure 2011
We cycled from Los Angeles to San Diego to pick up the Southern Tier. It was just my husband and myself on our first loaded tour and we loved every minute of it. (Marti Fine, Feb, 2011)

Anne's Great Bicycle Adventure for Cancer
This is definitely going to be the trip of a lifetime. I will be riding with 29 women, all over age 50, on the Southern Tier Route and I will be fundraising for the Wellmont Foundation Hospice House and the Tri-Cities Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. (Anne Cowan, Mar, 2007)

Advantures in the American South
The trip was to follow the foot step of the Spanish Conquistado Cabeza de Vaca, whom have cross this continent 500 years ago. I followed the coastlines of the Golf Coast to Texas, then very loosely followed the Adventure Cycling's route to the West Coast. (Lawrence Liang, Dec, 2004)

Across the Southern Tier a ride for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
My third trip across the country started in San Diego and followed the "southern tier" route to St Augustine with a side trip to Big Bend NP. The ride was to raise awareness of autism and Asperger's Syndrome. I rode solo self supported. (Jim Perkins, Mar, 2012)

Southern Tier- east to west
I rode solo from Saint Augustine to San Diego march-April of 2011. The winds became an issue after west Texas but didn't dampen an incredible journey. Ye scenery was beautiful, the people more so. Northern tier 2013! (Jess Engle, Mar, 2011)

Cycling Southern Tier, Spring 2012
(Janice Small, Mar, 2012)

K2M Kentucky to Memphis
155.5 Mile bicycle from Kentucky to Memphis (K2M Kentucky to Memphis, Mar, 2012)

San Francisco to Florida
I am riding down the coast of California then taking the Southern Tier to Florida (Jiim Roach, Mar, 2011)

Solo Southern Tier/Gulf tour
A Northwest boy with an aversion to planning and money takes off an a tour through the South. I Rode from Augustine to Austin, Texas, on the Southern Tier Route at times and off the route at others. (Oliver Lazenby, Nov, 2011)

The UNtour
Our trip was a cross-country teaching/book tour along the Southern Tier route with my husband. www.theuntour.com (Khara Plicanic, Oct, 2011)

Across the Northern Tier
A supported solo ride to raise awareness of autism and Asperger's Syndrome. (Jim Perkins, Jun, 2011)

1966 Dream Tour
Husband-supported solo-rider across the United States starting at Jekyll Island, Georgia connecting with the Southern Tier Route at Monticello, Florida. (Jo Ann Schindler, Mar, 2011)

Eat, Pray, Ride, a Bicycle Tour
One man's search for everything, bicycling across America. (David Brunk, Mar, 2011)

Compassion 575 - Southern tier
I am riding the Southern Tier to raise funds for children in South Asia. See www.compassion575.com (David Argabright, Mar, 2011)

Ron & Mike Epic Ride
My Buddy and I will be riding roads from FL to CA along the southern US. (Ron Milla, May, 2009)

2 old guys coast to coast
My old friend Marty decided he wanted to ride cross country... if I would go. Raised a bunch of money for education and had a blast - www.wherearethoseguys.blogspot.com is the blog. (Jake Scully, Feb, 2009)

Biking for Kinky
My wife and I did the Southern Tier after she retired from the Federal Government where she had worked for 31 years. I had sold my computer company the year before and we spent the year planning the trip. (Nolan Danchik, Mar, 2006)

see2seas
Ride Southern tier route (85% of time) from San Diego to Emilia Island FL. Motel to motel, van support, no camping. Hoy showers and no cooing meals. Leave San Diego Oct 3rd 2010 arrive Amelia Island Nov. 15th. (john mclaren, Oct, 2010)

Southern Tier 2010
I rode the Southern Tier solo, lightly loaded on a recumbent trike (Adam Rice, Oct, 2010)

Riding Across America for a Cause
Prevent Police Brutality & Violent Crimes & to get a law passed to make those responsible, accountable for their actions. (Joseph Cardenas, Oct, 2010)

Across the US - 2010
I took the Southern Tier route until Blythe and then headed through Joshua Tree, Santa Clarita, Ventura and up the coast to Santa Cruz (Mike Dillon, Feb, 2010)

SAN DIEGO-DEL RIO-CAPE CORAL
I left San Diego in late Sept. last year and got as far as Del Rio, TX and had to quit due to a knee injury getting off the bike. I returned to Del Rio and headed fro Cape Coral on 9/26/09, arriving 10/15/09 (BILL BANFIELD, Sep, 2008)


Amazing - for the people as much as the ride. Head winds in Texas - killers should have gone w to e (Tony Thompson, Feb, 2009)

wheeling coast to coast: The heroine's journey
Riding coast to coast to raise funds and awareness for Navajo United Methodist Center?s New Beginnings program which is a transitional shelter for women and their children in Farmington, New Mexico. (diana ohlson, Feb, 2009)

bike framed
an aging yogi does the Southern Tier, east to west, plus a bit more (subagh khalsa, Feb, 2009)

Satre Tandem Adventure 2008
The Southern Tier from San Diego, CA, to Mobile, AL, formed the middle leg of a longer journey, The Satre Tandem Adventure 2008, from California back to our home in northeast Ohio. (Ellen Satre, Mar, 2008)

Southern Tier
Fantastic; What a great learning experience in every sense; I rode with two experienced tourists for several days and gained so much from that. Superb weather/hospitality/safe envioronment. (Paul Ashton, Apr, 2008)

40overpar usa
Glenn Ronning and Kane Hudson rode from San Diego, California to St. Augustine, Florida. We rode with a BOB trailer and a Burley trailer. Attached to both trailers were sets of golf clubs. Each set housed clubs, golf balls, shoes and misc. items. (kane hudson, Apr, 2005)

Beachcomber Pete: The Pacific to the Atlantic in 48 days
An adventure to cross the USA at 48 years old (Peter Hagemann, Aug, 2007)

Visceral Trekker
Getting the stories of the people and places in rural America. At the same time promoting Visceral Awareness and getting in shape. http://www.vexnow.com, http://www.visceralcycling.com/blog (Stan Nelson, May, 2007)

D-Tour 2007: Glendale, AZ to Del Rio, TX
My brother was graduating as a Pilot in the US Airforce in Del Rio, TX. I live in Gledale, AZ. I found the southern tier route and although I'd never been on a tour before, I thought "I can do this!" (Dale Sackrider, May, 2007)

Houston to St. Agustine
The second half of the Southern Tier is much easiier than the Western half. (Bill & Nancy Schettenhelm, Feb, 2007)

Where is Maggie V?
Riding through rural America raising money for Bosom Buddies of Hawaii's Breast Cancer outreach program. (Maggie Vogt, Mar, 2007)

Rettas Ride
A trip across America to celebrate the turning of my 60th birthday. It will be a time of reflection and anticipation. (Retta Sutterfield, Mar, 2007)

Bicycling in Tribute
I will be riding from central Florida to San Diego along the Southern Tier to raise money and awarenss for The Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. (John H. Cook, Feb, 2007)

Frank's Ride for Ataxia
Riding to raise money for the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance. (Frank Wootten, Dec, 2006)

Steel Horse USA
(Kevin Blackwell, Oct, 2005)

unemployment tour
I got fired from my job and decided it was time to take the trip I've been wanting to take for years. (sean caffrey, Sep, 2006)

Cross Country and Then Some
San Fran to San DIego, pick up southern Tier to St. Augustine, then up Atlantic Coast to DC and into Pittsburgh, PA (Matthew Hewston, Mar, 2006)

Let's Do It Again
A Cross-Country bike trip from San Diego to St. Augustine in the fall of 2004 2,748 miles (4,422 km) over 42 days from October 6, 2004 to November 16, 2004 (Ron Friedel, Oct, 2004)

150.000 km cycling around the entire world
41 Years ago we cycled in 40 months around the world, later with the children almost the whole of Europe and now as seniors the remaining parts of the world (Nelly Barelds, May, 1975)

San Diego to Houston
We road a Co-Motion Tandem and each day was interesting in different ways. It was very hot and headwinds everyday. Lots of desert. But still exciting. (Bill & Nancy Schettenhelm, Sep, 2005)

Southern Tier in 50 days
I go alone with my road bike and have a support car - I spoil myself. (Dorit Hillmann, Sep, 2008)

Southern Tier Fall 2008
My plan is to ride the Southern Tier from west to east beginning around mid-October 2008. I've been wanting to do a trip like this for several years, and over the past few weeks things have started to come together. (Crystal Silver, Oct, 2008)

Deidre's Dream
Two riders self supported. 35 Pedal days seven total rest days. Raised money for LAF memorializing my wife who died from cancer in the fall. Blogged all the way. http://www.deidresdream.blogspot.com . (Kirk Rhinehart, May, 2008)

Deidre's Dream
Two riders self supported. 35 Pedal days seven total rest days. Raised money for LAF memorializing my wife who died from cancer in the fall. Blogged all the way. http://www.deidresdream.blogspot.com . (Kirk Rhinehart, May, 2008)

Bike Across Florida 2008
April 20th, 2008: The One-day, 167 mile, Bike Across Florida Adventure from Cocoa Beach to Crystal River is considered to be the 'toughest single-day cycling tour in the U.S.' (Billy Blohm, Apr, 2008)

Scotts Trip Oct-Nov 2007
Self-Supported Ride via Southern Tier Route... Oct. 1 - Nov. 10, 2007 (Scott Glassburn, Oct, 2007)

Across the USA 2002
Margaret and I travelled 3,645 miles in 65 days of riding from Los Angeles to Key West, via San Diego in 2002, using the Adventure Cycling route as a guide. We camped only when we couldnt reach a motel! 27,500-word illustrated account on our website www.magbaztravels.com. (Barry Williamson, Feb, 2002)

le tour de saints
San (Saint) Diego to St Augustine in 4 weeks to raise $70k for a Haitian medical facility. This provided the altruistic excuse for 2 50 yr old guys, Dr Fred Landenwitsch & I, to fulfill a longtime dream. (Joe Vonderheide, Jan, 2006)

Two Friends, Two Bikes, Two Oceans
I became unemployed because of the two hurricanes that hit Florida and talked my touring friend into doing the Southern Tier with me. (Mike Sears, Feb, 2005)

Two Joe's, gone with the wind.
An unsupported "tooth-brush-n-credit-card" heads down and seat in the sky dash. Two riders, too early, and too fast to avoid the adventures that naturally happen when long-distance touring is combined with Century racing! (Joseph Reinhart, Jan, 2006)

Ride and Write Tour of the Southern Tier
My bike trip from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine FL supported by Julie Newmark while she wrote her dissertation. (Eric Engberg, Apr, 2004)

S2S Ride - San Diego to St. Augustine
A solo, self-contained crossing of the southern US on my Tour Easy recumbent, pulling a BOB trailer. (Nick Corrado, Mar, 2002)

pamndougonwheels
Just the two of us, self-supported, California to Florida. My husband was the mechanic, I was the strategic planner, statistician and worrier. Lots of fun, great stories. (Pam Wolf, Oct, 2005)

RIDE ACROSS AMERICA 2006
April 1, 2006, Ron Mumaw will begin a 3000 mile journey across America to raise $300,000 for the Infant and Toddler Program at Developmental Services, Inc. He is also encouraging donations to the American Diabetes Association and Breast Cancer Research (Ron Mumaw, Apr, 2006)

Two Brothers, Two Bikes, One Journey
My brother, Clyde and I rode the southern tier as a fundraiser for Friendship Community and Perry County Habitat for Humanity and for our own personal enjoyment. (George Stoltzfus, May, 2005)

BikeLongboatkey.com
Bikes and Java : 1936 Hillview Street Sarasota, Florida 34239 Call or e-mail for more info: Ph: 941.366.7702 fletchs.bikesenjava@gte.net They start at 4-5pm at Bikes and Java, ride through City Streets, to Longboat Key FL and back! (Wayne Robert, Jan, 2005)

Kevin Across America
I had so much fun on the Southern Tier ride that I kept going to Key West. (Kevin Keefe, Nov, 2004)

Third Goal
PostPeace Corps service in two countries, I carried out the 3rd goal of Peace Corps service...to share my experiences abroad with Americans in the United States. (Stephanie Palau, Mar, 2002)

Between 2 Oceans
(Howard Lee, Apr, 2004)

A Laid Back Tour of the Southern Tier
A retired teacher completes a recumbent ride across the Southern Tier to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation of Michigan. (Christopher Todd, Mar, 2004)

Southern Tier, Section 2
A two-person, self-supported ride from Phoenix to El Paso in frigid January. Exhilarating, challenging, and beautiful. I love Emory Pass. (Jason Signalness, Dec, 2003)

Tour De Lawerence
Rode my recumbent Goldrush on the Southern Tier Fl to Ca in 34 days. (Larry Pierce, Aug, 2003)

Brass2004
We will be following the AC Southern Tier route through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida. (Joyce Frey, Apr, 2004)

Brass2004
AC Southern Tier route through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida. (Ernie Frey, Apr, 2004)

Southern Tier with some short cuts
I started off following the Adventure Cycling route but later became more interested in getting there instead of seeing the sights. I was going to do it as loaded touring but my wife deciced to support me over the mountains, then thru the desert, and then it didn't stop. (Floyd Donley, Sep, 2003)

Tour de Lawrence
MOSTLY SOUTHERN TIER,MORE DIRECT IN SOME AREAS. (Larry Pierce, Aug, 2003)

LA2JAX
The adventures of a 9 year old boy and his dad as they cross the USA by bicycle. (Dave Cushwa, Mar, 2003)

Fools On'a Mission
2004: Southern Tier Route 2003: Savannah, Ga south to Florida; across to the west coast; through panhandle along the Gulf coast to Louisanna; Natchez Trace to Tupelo Ms. (quick trip home for Dr. appt) - then, Maryland west to Illinois; south to Arkansas; north to Katy Trail into Illinois; north following the Mississippi River to Miinnesota; then, Wisconsin; Into Canada via Michigan; through Canada to Niagiara Falls; New York south to Pennsylvania and home to Maryland. (Ted and Colleen Garringer, Jan, 2003)

Photo by Dennis Coello