daily mileage

How do you estimate your daily mileage?

The most important question to ask yourself is how many miles do I feel comfortable riding each day? When trying to figure out how far to ride each day, keep in mind that you will have nothing to do all day but pedal your bike, eat some lunch, and do some site seeing.  Thirty miles would keep you pedaling at a very casual pace where you could stop for a long lunch, a few snack breaks and maybe even have time for some swimming or sunbathing (30 miles @ 10 mph = 3 hours of pedaling).  Keep in mind that 8-10mph is a comfortable pace for most people. 


Trail speed limit 15 mph

A more advanced cyclist can maintain a speed of 15 mph pretty easily, provided that they're not loaded down with too much gear.  Many bicycle tour companies manage their daily mileage between 30 and 50 per day.


Pick your Trail Towns 

There are trail towns roughly every ten miles so it's likely that you won't be stopping at every one.  Refer to the Trail Town page to locate the towns that provide the services you need.


Once you have an idea of your daily riding distances, identify the towns that fit into your mileage range and provide the services that you require.  Use the mileage chart below as a reference.  From there you can research the lodging and restaurant options.


Mileage chart

Use this chart to project your daily riding distances.