Tour across America by Bicycle
Explore America on a supported bike ride across the United States!
California to Florida
There are few things in life that compare to the adventure of crossing a continent on a bicycle. This vehicle supported, non-camping ride takes participants from the Pacific Ocean at San Diego, California to the Atlantic Ocean at St. Augustine, Florida. This relatively short route is approximately 3,000 miles. However, this route is abundant in aspects that excite explorers; the terrain is quite varied as are the cultures of the people that riders will meet as they pedal away the miles. As a rider, you will first encounter the influences of Mexico and Native Americans as you roll east from California through the mountains and deserts of Arizona and New Mexico. You will find Spain has left its cultural mark in Texas, and France did the same in Louisiana's Cajun region. Once you roll into Mississippi and Alabama you will experience true southern hospitality at its best. As you enter Florida, the last state on your adventure, be on the lookout for alligators and other tropical creatures. Finally, after 48 days you and your new friends will arrive at historic St. Augustine, a city established by Spanish explorers in 1565, This quaint city is the perfect place to end the adventure. All riders will come together for the final act of this tour, the ceremonial dipping of front tires into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The ride will be over, but the memories and the friendships will last a lifetime.
USA Veterans Charity Tour
We are pleased to announce a bicycle tour that has the dual purpose of allowing riders to experience the adventure of riding across America while supporting those who served or who are serving in the military of the United States. The focus of this tour will be bringing attention to and reducing the number of veteran suicides. This one-time tour will depart on April first of 2019 and follow the same route as our regular spring tour.
In order to register, participants will be required to pay a $250 deposit and then later, a donation to an approved veterans charity. Once that qualifying donation has been made and the additional tour fee has been paid, registrants will be able to participate in this exciting and noble cause.
If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, contact Trans-America Cycling or click on the link below.
THE NATCHEZ TRACE
If you are not quite ready for a long cross-country tour, you might consider a history filled journey through our country's only national park that is also a bicycle friendly road. Not only is it beautiful, it is free from commercial traffic. From Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi, our touring cyclists will experience the trail first established by Native Americans and used later by pioneers and early settlers.
This tour is approximately 445 miles long and will average 64 miles each day. Along the way, riders will have the opportunity to stop at multiple sites of historical importance on this well marked and documented trail.
This seven day tour begins near Country Music's Capital - Nashville, TN and ends near the Mississippi River in historic Natchez, MS. If you are interested in retracing the footsteps of early Americans, please consider joining us on this unforgettable journey.
WHICH TOUR IS
If you are reasonably fit and have a decent bicycle, you are a good candidate for either tour. However, it takes a lot of nerve and hours of planning when preparing to ride a bicycle on an extended tour. It is a large commitment of time and resources. Therefore, at Trans-America Cycling, it is understood that prospective participants will have many questions. Trans-America Cycling encourages all interested parties to seek out answers in order to assure that their expectations match with one of our tour offerrings. No question is too small.
For more details about the tours please review the FAQ page. The link for that page is found near the top of this page.
Dive into the food of the Southern United States. You will get to enjoy Californian, Mexican, Texmex, and Cajun cuisine, as well as Old South favorites such as fried chicken and savory barbeque.