Tour across America by Bicycle
Explore America on a supported bike ride across the United States!
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 46 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.
Trans-America Cycling was started by Larry Love, a seasoned cyclist with multi-year experience touring on his bicycle. After biking in both unsupported and supported tours, he learned what was most important for the success and comfort of those daring enough to venture out for long multi-day tours. His experience led him to believe that the three most important aspects for a bicycle tour rider are 1) having a comfortable bed to sleep in every night, 2) carrying only minimal supplies on the bicycle and 3) having the outlook of an explorer who welcomes the diverse challenges of the road. Trans-America Cycling takes care of the first two aspects of successful touring by making arrangements for motel and hotel accommodations and the hauling of participant luggage each day to the next overnight town. Number three is up to you.
IS THIS TOUR
If you are reasonably fit and have a decent bicycle, you are a good candidate for this tour. However, deciding to ride your bicycle across a continent takes a lot of nerve and hours of planning. 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 meet with this tour offering. No question is too small.
For more details about the tour 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.