Northern Tier Route

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Bar Harbor, ME to Seattle, WA
The first section of the Northern Tier stretches from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River. In between you ride along two of the Great Lakes, Niagara Falls, and pass through cities that were once the backbone of American industrialism. Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota stand out as the greenest states along the route. You will learn about the history of the Mississippi River as you follow it north towards its headwaters. The last section from Minnesota to Seattle includes the Great Plains, the Badlands, large expanses of mountains and farmland in between. Even in the height of summer, cyclists will experience cold nights and occasional snow in higher elevations.
What are the dates for the Northern Tier?
The Northern Tier begins in Bar Harbor, Maine on May 28th and reaches Seattle 69 days later on August 4th.
What kind of experience do I need?
We welcome riders of all skill levels - from beginners to cross country veterans. People of all ages and cycling experience have completed this ride, and you will too! We ask that you ride 500 miles on the bike you are planning to ride across the country before arriving to Bar Harbor. This will help you become familiar with your bike, and make the first couple of weeks more fun!

Questions? Call us today at 201.50.ENDMS or email us at info@biketheusforms.org

We would be happy to chat with you about the Northern Tier Route.

Northern Tier Route

Date

69days
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  • July 1
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  • August 1
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Destination

15states
  • Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Belfast
  • Newcastle
  • Naples
  • White Mountains, NH
  • East Thetford, VT
  • Middlebury
  • Middlebury
  • Newcomb, NY
  • Old Forge
  • Selkirk
  • Sodus Point
  • Spencerport
  • Lockport
  • Buffalo
  • Lake Erie State Park, OH
  • Geneva
  • Cleveland
  • Cleveland
  • Vermillion
  • Bowling Green
  • Monroeville, IN
  • Denver
  • Iroquois, IL
  • Odell
  • Henry
  • Orion
  • Massillion, IA
  • Elkader
  • Brownsville, MN
  • Wabasha
  • Afton State Park
  • Minneapolis
  • Minneapolis
  • Minneapolis
  • Dalbo
  • Bowlus
  • Osakis
  • Fergus Falls
  • Fargo, ND
  • Fargo
  • Little Yellowstone Park
  • Napoleon
  • Bismarck
  • Hebron
  • Medora
  • Glendive, MT
  • Wolf Point
  • Glasgow
  • Malta
  • Havre
  • Chester
  • Cut Bank
  • St Mary
  • Apgar
  • Whitefish
  • Whitefish
  • Eureka
  • Libby
  • Sandpoint, ID
  • Sandpoint
  • Newport, WA
  • Mill Creek
  • Sherman Pass
  • Tonasket
  • Winthrop
  • Diablo Lake
  • Darrington
  • Snohomish
  • Seattle

Mileage

4295total miles
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  • 65
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  • 55
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  • 30

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