The Epic Bike Ride – Key West to New Jersey

The 1500+ mile bike challenge lies ahead

I’ve set out a personal challenge to ride a bike along much of the east coast starting in Florida. A friend, Tom Landes, who rode this route a few years ago was the inspiration for the idea. Here’s a quick look how Google Maps sees the challenge:

Google map of florida ride
Google’s idea of a bike ride from Key West to New Jersey

As you can see, following this route the entire trip will be 1595 miles. My objective is to get back to home in Morristown by Saturday, May 12, 2018. I’ll hit the road on the morning of April 11, leaving 31 days to complete the trip. We are counting on making an average of 50 miles per day. But our route will vary from this map. Just getting out to the Key West will require a extra 3 days.

The Bike: Seven Cycles Expat


Author: paulkiczek

Avid cyclist and walker. Interested in writing about life's observations, retirement, pushing yourself in your later years and living a healthy lifestyle.

3 thoughts on “The Epic Bike Ride – Key West to New Jersey”

  1. Hi Paul.
    Mark here.
    I came across your biking blog and would love to pick your mind.
    I am also planning on doing that route and was wondering if you ever finished it.
    If so, maybe I can have a long conversation and you can advise me to avoid pitfalls that you may have encountered.
    Thank you.


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