Posted by Gregory Maassen on November 5, 2021 - Latest revision November 18, 2021  Reading time: minutes remaining

Lincoln Highway E-bike Tour – Segment 03 – Fort Wayne – Clinton

This is the third segment of a cross-country e-bike ride inspired by an historic military convoy that followed the Lincoln Highway in 1919. Ike Eisenhower was a reporting officer of the convoy. His experience would ultimately lead to the creation of the US Interstate Highway System.

We're Going to Get There: That's All

Lieutenant Colonel

Charles McClure

Expedition Commander, 1919 Convoy

This segment of the route connects Fort Wayne with Clinton.

Segment Rating Summary 

56% Overall

We will post a segment rating summary once we have e-biked this segment of the route. The maximum grade is 3.7% and the paths are mainly on asphalt.

3.7%
Grade
95%
Asphalt
5%
Gravel

E-bike Trail

The red line is the e-bike route. Red markers indicate stops by the historic military convoy that left Washington DC on July 7, 1919. TH markers indicate trail head markers.

Towns and Camping Sites

Places to charge your e-bicycle, eat and rest during our route. The red line is the biking route. The blue line follows Google's biking directions. Click on the legend in the top left corner for more details.

       Red markers indicate campgrounds with electricity (please always double check). Green campsites most likely have no electricity to charge your e-bike.

Where we Stay

We overnight at the following locations. Distances are in miles

City/Town/Area

Location

Electricity

Distance

Total

Fort Wayne, IN

Hotel/B&B

Available

0

650.9

Fort Wayne to Granger, IN

KOA South Bend

Available

86.1

737

Granger to Michigan City, IN

Hotel/B&B

Available

46.8

783.8

Michigan City to Chicago Heights, IL

Hotel/B&B

Available

50

833.8

Chicago Heights to Dekalb, IL

Hotel/B&B

Available

82

915.8

Dekalb to Rock Falls, IL

Hotel/Camping

Available

56.9

972.5

Rock Falls to Clinton, IA

Rock Creek Marina

Available

40.8

1013.5

Other Segments of the Cross Country Tour

Lincoln Highway E-bike Tour – Segment 01 – Washington DC – Pittsburgh – C&O and GAP
Lincoln Highway E-bike Tour – Segment 02 – Pittsburgh – Fort Wayne
Lincoln Highway E-bike Tour – Segment 03 – Fort Wayne – Clinton
Lincoln Highway E-bike Tour – Segment 04 – Clinton – Avoca Near Denison
Lincoln Highway E-bike Tour – Segment 05 – Avoca – Gothenburg
Lincoln Highway E-bike Tour – Segment 06 – Gothenburg – Laramie
Lincoln Highway E-bike Tour – Segment 07 – Laramie – Salt Lake City
Lincoln Highway E-bike Tour – Segment 08 – Salt Lake City – Ely
Lincoln Highway E-bike Tour – Segment 09 – Ely – Carson City
Lincoln Highway E-bike Tour – Segment 10 – Carson City – San Francisco

Pros and Cons of this Segment

We will post the pros and cons once we have e-biked this segment of the e-bike route across the United States

Pros

  • TBD

Cons

  • TBD

Conclusion:

You only have seven more segments and 2,419 miles to go from Clinton to San Francisco. You can do it!

Other Resources

  • TBD
  • TBD
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