Rocky Statue Bike Ride?

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Just got my pedal bike tuned up.  The power Kawasaki still out of commision though (my safety course instructor back in VA probably thankful).  lol.  Been known to do some crazy things on my bike. As a kid50 some years ago, I would ride around town with playing cards clothes-line-pinned to my wheel frames to flap against the spokes and make some noise.

I would like to come to Macomb sometime soon and do a trek around town stopping at all or most of the existing Rocky statues.

Is there are an up to date listing of them all somewhere? 

This is the latest map I can find:   http://www.wiu.edu/vpaps/rocky_on_parad ... 17_Map.pdf

Maybe Google maps could generate the shortest route?

Maybe others might find it fun?

UPDATE:  Absolute dumbest thing I have done on a bike is this.  I grew up in a small town (Alexis) on the north end and there was a slight elevations change heading to the south end, enough so that you could use nothing but momentum to move the bike forward in that direction.  Object was to see how far south I could go without pedaling the bike. Yep, I burned out the bearings in my steering column a time or two doing it but it was fun and a nice challenge.



 
 
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sealhall74 wrote: Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:51 pm

I would like to come to Macomb sometime soon and do a trek around town stopping at all or most of the existing Rocky statues.

Is there are an up to date listing of them all somewhere? 


 
 


 
The 2020 Listing & Map is now showing 89 Rocky statues:
http://www.wiu.edu/vpaps/rocky_on_parad ... 202022.pdf
 
 
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I could see 2 or 3 different routes depending on how ambitious I want to be.  Ideally, I want to dismount at each one and maybe give Rocky a pat on the head, take a selfie  or something but that is probably not appropriate at the private residences and those might be not even visible from the street or road anyway.  Everything north of and including 136 looks reasonable to me.  Start and end at the square also makes sense - need lots of suds to celebrate the finish.   ;)
 
 
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If you do end up doing something like this, just so you're aware, Rocky Dog #54 (Regional Office of Education #26) is currently inside the office awaiting a new concrete base.
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My tentative plan is to do it Sat July 2, on my 66th birthday.  

66 Rockies to pat on the head would be nice, but I don't know if there are that many publicly available ones.
Might have to do some recon ahead of time.  Good reason to show for Heritage Days the weekend before.  
 
 
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Tentative route planned out starting around square, then heading west on West Jackson, then north to campus area.  East on University Drive on a very long and lonely stretch to get past  Bowers plant and then back west toward square on East Jackson.  Google Maps says it is right around 10 miles.  Very doable I think.  

Charity ride.  Not sure exactly how many Rockies yet and what order yet but I am donating $5 to the World Central Kitchen for each one I touch.  

Seems like a trial run will definitely be necessary because even though the map says one is at a specific location, finding out EXACTLY where it is could be very time consuming.  Would not be too suprised if some of these business establishments bought one but took it home or gave to an employee take home.
 
 
 
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First official training ride (only 10 miles) on the Duck Creek trail in Davenport.  What a beautiful trail that is.  Through one park after another, ball fields everywhere, tennis and pickleball courts, frisbee and regular golf along the route, fitness equipment to break up the monotony of jogging, walking, or riding. Underpasses across the busiest streets.  Other busy streets have stop traffic buttons to push with minimal wait time.  Trying to get to 20 miles/day before Macomb ride.
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