In June of 1976 we joined a small group riding a portion of the Bikecentennial TransAmerica Trail. Over the period of about nine days our group of seven riders rode from Pueblo, Colorado to Newton, Kansas, a distance of 430 miles. We stayed at “bike-inns” – sometimes hotels and other times school gymnasiums – that had been arranged by Bikecentennial. Our group was designated as 1GPWB603 G and included the following riders:
- David Bell (Group Leader)
- David Clarke – England
- Linden Sargent – Illinois
- Larry & Leonie Schnur – Texas
- Ed & Lynnae Ruttledge – Michigan (Ed was the photographer of this series of photos)
The event was designed as a bicycle oriented celebration of America’s Bicentennial. In 1976, this was considered a major undertaking. The weather was beastly hot. The wind was always in our face. We had a great time!
© Ed Ruttledge Photographs