"RIPRIDE4Vets 2021 - 10,000 Miles to Abolish $5M in Healthcare Debt for Veterans & Families!
"Iron Butt Mikel!" (I.B.M) is back on the road here in 2021 for the "RIPRIDE4Vets 2021" (2 Jun 2021 to 21 Jun 2021)
"Iron Butt Mikel!" (I.B.M) is back on the road here in 2021 for the "RIPRIDE4Vets 2021," not to be confused with the company IBM. Join COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs, Vice President of Military/Civilian Debt Sourcing and Relief from RIP Medical Debt on a virtual adventure across the Country from 2 June 2021 to 21 June 2021.
Starting from Castle Rock, CO heading southeast through Texas down to St. Petersburg, FL, back up the East coast all the way to Boston, MA, over to New Hampshire, into Canada and back down through the mid-atlantic States into Franklin, TN. The adventure will continue back up through the Midwest to Perry, MI; then over the Mackinaw Bridge and Lake Superior to Duluth, MN; then back down to Chicago, IL and Southern Illinois; and finally heading back to Castle Rock, CO through the plain States of Missouri and Kansas. Approximately 10,031 miles give or take a few detours along the route.
I will being doing a lot of "Meeting and Greeting" along the way with many RallyPoint Members and former service members that I've served with over the years by executing a four (4) Phase mission to abolish $5 Million dollars in healthcare debt for veterans and their families. There will be interviews, pictures and videos along the way. Below is the itinerary that I will be sharing in four parts for each phase along with mentioning some great veterans that I'll be stopping by for some lunches or overnight to visits and breaking bread with.
PHASE I (2,734 MILES) Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida
June 2, Day 1, Depart 2752 Bittern Street, Castle Rock, CO to Lubbock, Texas (stay overnight) – Total Miles 519
June 3, Day 2, Depart Lubbock, TX with a stop in Dallas, TX, 346 miles then a stop in Waco, TX, then a stop in Austin, TX (FOP), 195 miles, depart for Houston, TX 165 miles – (stay overnight) - Total Miles 706
June 4, Day 3, Depart Houston, TX for Batesville, MS (stay overnight) – Total Miles 608
June 5, Day 4, Depart Batesville, MS for a stop in Falkville, AL 191 miles in route to Gardendale, AL 49 miles (stop) and then in route to Atlanta, GA (Stay Overnight) 159 miles -Total Miles 399
June 6, Day 5, Depart Atlanta, GA for with stop in Apollo Beach, FL 471 miles, then to St. Petersburg, FL 39 miles (stay overnight) Total Miles 510
End of Phase I
PHASE II (1,847 MILES) Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and New York, New Hampshire
June 7, Day 6, Depart St. Petersburg, FL to Fort Myers, FL 111 miles , then to Davenport FL 132 miles in route to Jacksonville, FL 176 miles (Stay Overnight) Total Miles 419
June 8, Day 7, Depart Jacksonville, FL to Matthews, NC (Stay overnight) Total Miles 390
June 9, Day 8, Depart Matthews, NC for a stop in Fayetteville, NC, 122 miles, then for a stop in Henderson, NC 105 miles, then for a stop in Burke, VA 211 miles (Stay Overnight) Total Miles 435
June 10, Day 9, Depart Burke, VA with a stop in Sterling, VA 21 miles, then to Manhattan, NY 279 miles (Stay overnight) Total Miles 279
June 11, Day 10, Depart Manhattan, NY through Providence, RH to Boston, MA 227 miles, to 19 Witham Road, Belmont, NH 03220 92 miles (Stay overnight) Total miles 319
End of Phase II
PHASE III (3,299 MILES) New Hampshire, Vermont, Canada, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan
June 12, Day 11, Depart Belmont, NH for Toronto, Canada (stay overnight) Total Miles 582
June 13, Day 12, Depart Toronto, Canada thru Portville, NY 177 miles, through Allentown, PA to Morgantown, PA 299 miles, then to York, PA 56 miles (Stay overnight) Total miles 532
June 14, Day 13, Depart York, PA with a stop in Clarksburg, WV to Ripley, WV for a stop 368 miles, then to Columbus, OH 125 miles (Stay Overnight) Total Miles 493
June 15, Day 14, Depart Columbus OH with a stop in Elkton, KY then to Franklin, TN (Stay Overnight) Total Miles 454
June 16, Day 15, Depart Franklin TN for Perry, MI (Stay overnight) Total Miles 582
June 17, Day 16, Depart from Perry, MI to Duluth, MN Stay Overnight) Total Miles 656
End of Phase III
PHASE IV (2,151 MILES) Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado
June 18, Day 16, Depart Duluth, MN to Plymouth, MN for a stop 164 miles and then to Chicago, IL (Stay Overnight) Total Miles 584
June 19, Day 17, Depart Chicago, IL for a stop in Washington, IL 145 miles then to Kewanee, IL 59 miles, then to Langley, IL 18 miles for a stop and then to Carlinville, IL for a stop 174 miles, then to Simpson, IL 180 miles (Stay Overnight) Total Miles 576
June 20, Day 18, From Simpson, IL to Overland Park, KS 408 miles, then to Topeka, KS 65 miles, then to Hays, KS 204 miles (Stay Overnight) Total Miles 677
June 21, Day 19, Depart Hays, KS for Home Total Miles 317