The Routes


THE ROUTE of the 2014 Mission POSSIBLE Tour
Key West [Total distance - approximately 500 miles]
Sugarloaf Key
Big Pine Key
Marathon
Islamorada
Plantation Key
Key Largo
Homestead
South Miami Heights
Coral Gables
Miami
Miami Beach
Hollywood
Ft. Lauderdale
Pompano Beach
Boca Raton
Delray Beach
Boyton Beach
West Palm Beach
Jupiter
Stuart
Ft. Pierce
Vero Beach
Indian River Shores
Melbourne Beach
Melbourne
Rockledge
Cocoa
Orlando



THE ROUTE of the 2011 Mission POSSIBLE Tour
Orlando [Total distance - approximately 400 miles]
Longwood
De Leon Springs
Crescent City
Palatka
Orange Park
Jacksonville
Saint Augustine
Painter's Hill
Flagler Beach
Daytona Beach
Port Orange
Geneva
Orlando



THE ROUTE of the 2010 Mission POSSIBLE Tour
A very, very special thanks to Bob Robinson and his book:  "
Bicycling Guide to the Mississippi River Trail." You can get the book on Bob's Web Site.


MINNESOTA  [approximately 421 miles]


Itaska State Park - Headwaters of the Mississippi !!!!

X-MR on CR 2

X-MR on CR40/CR9

X-MR on CR7

Bemidji

X-MR on CR197

X-MR on CR8

X-MR on CR8

X-MR on CR33

Pennington

X-MR on CR39

Bena

X-MR on CR9

Ball Club

X-MR on CR18

Schoolcraft State Park

Grand Rapids

Palisade

X-MR on CR6

Crosby

Brainerd

X-MR on College Dr.

X-MR on SH371

Crow Wing State Park (showers!)

X-MR on SH115

Little Falls

Charles Lindbergh State Park

X-MR on CR29

Sauk Rapids

St. Cloud

X-MR on Michigan Dr./University Blvd.

Clearwater

Monticello

MPLS-ST. PAUL Metro area

Otsego

Dayton

Champlin

Brooklyn Park

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park

X-MR (across the dam - pedestrian/bike path)

Coon Rapids

Fridley

Minneapolis

X-MR (Plymouth Ave. Bridge/80th Ave. NE)

X-MR (Ford Parkway Bridge)

St. Paul

X-MR (Wabasha St. Bridge)

South St. Paul

Inver Grove Heights

Rosemount

Hastings

X-MR on US 61



WISCONSIN  [approximately 87 miles]


Prescott

Diamond Bluff

Hagar City

Bay City

Maiden Rock

Stockholm

Pepin

Nelson

Alma

Cochran

Merrick State Park

Fountain City

X-MR on WI-SH54 / MN-SH43



MINNESOTA  [approximately 53 miles]


Winona

Homer

LaMollie

Great Bluffs State Park

Dakota

Dresbach

La Crescent

Brownsville

Reno



IOWA  [approximately 119 miles]


New Albin

Lansing

Waterville

Volney

Side trips to Monona, IA (on Pleasant Ridge Road - the Marquette Rd.) 

      and Prairie du Chien, WI (to the DQ ! )
Marquette
X- MR on US Hwy18 to Prairie and back

MacGregor

Pikes Peak State Park

Guttenberg

Millville

Turkey River

North Buena Vista

Balltown

Sherrill

Sageville

Dubuque

X-MR on the Julien Dubuque bridge (Hwy 20)



ILLINOIS  [approximately 109 miles]


East Dubuque (Hwy 20 to 20/84)

Galena

Hanover

Palisades State Park

Savanna

[Well....TRIED to X-MR to Sabula and back (Hwy 52 / Broad St. bridge), but
Earline found out it was not necessary for our trip....busted!!]

Side trip to Sabula, IA

Thomson, ILL

Fulton

Albany

Cordova

Port Byron

Rapdis City

Moline

Rock Island

X-MR on Government Bridge [actually 2 bridges] (Rock Island Dr. / Ft. Armstrong Ave.)

IOWA  [approximately 111 miles]

Davenport

Buffalo

Montpelier

Wildcat Den State Park

Fairport

Muscatine

Wapello

Toolesboro

Oakville

Kingston

Burlington

Wever

Fort Madison

X-MR on Hwy 103 Fort Madison-Niota Bridge

ILLINOIS  [approximately 77 miles]


Niota

Nauvoo

Hamilton

Warsaw

Quincy

Down to I-72

X-MR on Interstate-72 / Hwy 36



MISSOURI  [approximately 135 miles]


Hannibal

Ashburn

Louisiana

SILO Public Access campground

Clarksville (half-way point between Canada & Gulf of M)

Annada

Elsbery

Winfield

St. Peters

Suburbs of St. Louis

St. Charles

X-MISSOURI RIVER

Bridgeton

Hazelwood

Berkeley

Ferguson

Dellwood

Moline Acres

Bellefontaine Neighbors

Riverview

1.5 Mile N to Chain of Lakes Bridge (Longest pedestrian bridge in the world)

X-MR over to Illinois and back

St. Louis, down to the ARCH

X-MR over the Eads Bridge

ILLINOIS  [approximately 81 miles]

East St. Louis

Cahokia

Columbia

Valmeyer
Fults

Modoc

[TRIED to X-MR on the ferry to Missouri, but flooded out]

So, continued on through Ellis Grove
Chester [the home of Popeye!!]

X-MR on the Chester bridge, Hwy 150/51 to Missouri

MISSOURI  [approximately 49 miles]

Perryville

Longtown
Uniontown

Cape Girardeau

X-MR on the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge

ILLINOIS  [approximately 34 miles]

Hwy. 3 south past Horseshoe Campgrounds

Mounds

Cairo

X-OR, crossing the Ohio River into Kentucky on Hwy. 51



KENTUCKY  [approximately 61 miles]

Wickliffe

Columbus

Belmont State Park

Cauyce

Hickman



TENNESSEE  [approximately 168 miles]

Samburg

Reelfoot Lake State 

Ridgely

Arp

Cherry

Covington

Garland

Meeman-Shelby State Park

Suburbs of Memphis

Memphis (Check out Mississippi River Museum)

X-MR on I-55 bridge



ARKANSAS  [approximately 96 miles]

West Memphis

Hughes

Marianna

Lexa

West Helena

Helena

X-MR on Hwy. 49



MISSISSIPPI  [approximately 109 miles]

Lula

Friars Point

Rosedale

Great River Road State Park

Scott

Winterville Mounds State Park

Greenville
Warfield Point Campground

X-MR on Hwy. 454 [BRAND NEW bridge]

ARKANSAS  [approximately 31 miles]

Fairview

Eudora

LOUISIANA  [approximately 65 miles]

Lake Providence

Transylvania
Tallulah

X-MR on CR 3218 [with help from Vicksburg Bridge Commission / Herman Smith]

MISSISSIPPI  [approximately 129 miles]

Vicksburg

The Natchez Trace Parkway

Rocky Springs

Port Gibson

Natchez State Park

Natchez
Sibley
Deloroso
Woodville


LOUISIANA  [approximately 242 miles]

St. Francisville
Louisiana Scenic Bayou Byway

Suburbs of Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge

Louisiana School for the Deaf

Nicholson Drive
Geismar
Darrow
Garyville
Norco
Harahan

Suburbs of New Orleans

New Orleans

St. Bernard State Park

Pointe a la Hache

X-MR on Ferry

Port Sulpher

Buras

Boothville

Venice


And finally, a sign – the Southernmost Point in Louisiana !!!!

EXTRAS

Take a listen to the "owl", the songbird that seemed to follow us throughout the summer, all along our entire 2010 MRT route from Minnesota to Louisiana.

"OWL" in Valmeyer, Illinois

Listen here to some of the singing from St. Peter's East MB Church in Greenville, Mississippi, from Day 76 of the 2010 Mission Possible Tour. There were about 15 churches represented in a sanctuary that held MAYBE 200 people, and the singing was enthusiastic. Enjoy!

"God is Able" segment from St. Peter MBC in Greenville