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TransAmerica Trail

TransAm
I joined 6 other people, 3 women and 3 men, to ride across America. (Ted Deckert, May, 2010)

TransAmerica Tour
Trip consisted of the western portion to the TransAmerica Trail. (John Wegner, Jun, 1980)

TransAm Route 76, 2014
I ride my bicycle from Blacksburg, VA to Florence, OR then to Astoria, OR following the route 76. (Tuan Pham, May, 2014)

Stones Across America
Boise to Williamsburg, VA to raise college scholarship funds in my parents' memory. It was the adventure of a lifetime, a magical trip...one I hope to do again! (Robert Stohner, Jun, 2009)

America By Bicycle
We started in Astoria, Oregon and followed the Transamerica Trail to Yorktown, Virginia. (Gary Speary, Jun, 2002)

Freedom Tour
Finally living out my dream ride! This is 4 years in the making. (Aqua Dublavee, May, 2014)

wutheringbikes transam
We travelled across the USA in 2004, going east to west. The trip took us about three months and it was a wonderful experience. We did the version of the TransAmerica Trail that goes up through Oregon. (Steve Carr, Jun, 2004)

West to East June 16
Life-changing adventure for teenage boy from Ohio who got to see America and travel with a group who taught him about life and the world. (ALAN ABRAHAMSON, Jun, 1976)

Transamerica 2011
I rode solo self supported on a 99 Cannondale T1000 that I bought used on Craigslist. I graduated from college, ran a 50 mile ultra marathon, and started my bike trip all within two weeks! (Jason Reamy, May, 2011)

Going Across
TransAmerica, East to West, with side-trip to Mammoth Cave (John Meiners, May, 2010)

First Bike Tour
I did the transam from east to west and ended up in Florence, then took the Pacific Coast Route down to Santa Barbra (Ed Devlin, May, 2012)

Mud, Sweat and Gears
My college roommate and I biked the TransAmerica Trail for $1000 each! (Heidi Holliday, Jul, 2006)

TransAmerica Trail in '76, TAWK519
Our group, the "Peanut Butter Pedalers", was the 3rd or 4th camping group to leave from OR. Lloyd Sumner (author of "The Long Ride") was our awesome leader. It was a life-changing experience that 30 years has not dulled. We experienced the "real" America and discovered the kindness of surprised local folks. (Tom Kalina, May, 1976)

The Crossing (Transamerica 1988)
My fiancee (now my wife) and I biked across Oregon, then she ran out of vacation, and I continued on. This is a quaint look at a ride in the days before ATMs, cell phones, and the Internet were common. (Roderick Young, Jun, 1988)

MKW2008
My wife Kim and I rode from Washington DC -> Yorktown VA ->Astoria OR -> Camas WA. With the Katy Trail thrown in. Four months on the road, including Amtrak across the country to start, and a week sightseeing in DC. (Mark Banwarth, Apr, 2008)

TransAmerica Trail, West to East, Bike-Inn
How can I describe the biggest thing I'd done in my life at that point in 50 words? It was fulfilling, frustrating, exciting, anxiety-provoking, educational, stressful, and much more. (Jan Steinman, Jun, 1976)

Road to Rhode
When I was fifteen, I was fortunate enough to take a bicycle trip with other teenagers and a couple of counselors through Europe for a month. I came back with the dream of someday bicycling across the country. This summer, starting in June, twenty-three summers later, I plan to fulfill that dream. As if the goal of bicycling across the country isn't enough, I have another goal attached to it. I hope to raise $25,000 to support the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's work in childhood obesity prevention in school and out-of-school time. (Jessica Lawrence, Jun, 2013)

TumultuousHippie
An indefinitely long bicycle tour from the SW to the NE to the E. Southern Tier, Pacific Coast and TransAm trails. (Calvin Hunsinger, Feb, 2013)

Bike centennial
A 1976 trans-am bike centennial group ride of 15 folks headed east staying in bike-inns. (Tom Kabat, Jun, 1976)

TransAm
Part ACA trip, part solo. (Russ Frye, May, 2012)

Cycling at 70 to Feed the Need
I followed my dream and took my passion of helping others and crossed America, spreading my words to volunteer, help your neighbors, community. (Patricia Hansen, Apr, 2012)

Trans Am 2012: My Vision Quest
A east to west trip on the Trans Am. I am a solo rider going it alone!! (Mark Dobbins, Jun, 2012)

Rip Van Winkle Visits the Rockies
AMTRAK to La Junta, CO. Picked up the Transamerica in Pueblo and continued west. Transitioned to the Lewis & Clark in Lolo, MT. Continued to Waitsburg, WA and then on to AMTRAK in Pasco, WA (John Grossbohlin, Jul, 2011)

Dad and Grad: Mid-life crisis or summer vacation?
My daughter and I crossed the U.S.A. in the summer of 1979 following Adventure Cycling's Trans America and Northern Tier routes. This was a chance for us to see our country, meet the people who live there, and maybe to bond with each other. (Patrick Lamb, May, 2009)

America ByCycle
We left is all behind to bike across America. Why? We wanted to challenge ourselves mentally and physically, reconnect with nature and be inspired. Most importantly, we wanted to meet good people and share their stores. (Michelle Cassel, Jun, 2011)

Biking Across America
My wife Joan and I biked the TransAm westbound. It was a fantastic experience: Physical challenges overcome, beautiful scenery, and wonderful people. (Mike Weingarten, May, 2011)

Retirement, Ramble & Rendezvous
Retirement ride along Great Rivers, TransAm and Pacific Coast trails (Mike Sears, Jul, 2011)

C2C Discipleship Bike Tour 2010
A tour from San Francisco, CA to Virginia Beach, VA—a 4,000 mile intensive discipleship program designed to deepen our relationship with God, develop our commitment to God’s will, and demonstrate our participation in God’s kingdom. (Jeffery Valodine, Jun, 2010)

Keith Wilson and Al Nordstrom Take on the TransAm in 2011
Keith Wilson and I biked the Trans Am Trail from East to West from May 23, 2011 to August 11, 2011. (Al Nordstrom, May, 2011)

Jeff Rides for Cancer
I rode the Transamerica Trail to raise money for Livestrong and cancer research (Jeffrey King, May, 2011)

Miles for Meals
Miles for Meals was a two man self-supported 4,262 mile bicycle ride along the TransAmerica Trail. (David Drabkin, Jul, 2010)

Trans Am/Western Express
Yorktown, VA to San Francisco solo unsupported (Tom Carberry, Jun, 2011)

to infinity and beyond
I rode coast to coast. I followed the Trans-am route to Pueblo, then the western express route to san francisco for cistic fibrosis (Vincent Schrier, Jun, 2011)

MBA Road Project
Three MBA students undertook the Transam ride. (Adam Reel, Jun, 2011)

work2ride
TransAmerica Trail East to West 2011 (Dustin Orrick, Apr, 2011)

Independent Trans-Am
3 of us did it as independents. A woman named Claire from "Revolutionary Wheels" in Santa Barbara joined us and we caught up with her boyfriend who was in a "fast" group in Pueblo. (Robert Immler, Jun, 1976)

Big Trip 2010 Counts
We rode from Yorktown, VA, to Astoria, OR, self-supported, riding East to West! (Phyllis Counts, May, 2010)

Big Trip 2010
We rode our bikes across the United States. using the AC TransAm maps, from Yorktown, Virginia, to Astoria, Oregon. We were self-supported and camped roughly 40% of the time and used other lodging roughly 60% of the time. (Phyllis Counts, May, 2010)

Yorktown to Astoria
(George Zeniou, May, 2009)

CyclingWest
Solo bike ride from Washington DC to Gran Canyon, AZ (Luigi Laraia, Aug, 2010)

Affirmation of Human Kindness
We did the full TransAm in the summer of 2011. Total strangers in the beginning, friends in the end, it was an amazing adventure. It is all about the people you meet. There were so many random acts of kindness. (Leslie Duggleby, May, 2010)

A Sentimental Return to the TransAmerica Trail After 31 Years
A reunion of our Bikecentennial 76 group in Virginia inspired me to re-cycle part of the TransAmerica Trail. (Bill Weir, Sep, 2007)

Three Retirees Westbound on the TransAm
East to West self-supported TransAm ride starting 4/26/11. We'll take the Katy trail at St Louis and return to the TransAM in Kansas (Curtis Hunter, Apr, 2011)

Natril's Big Adventure:The Wild Blue Yonder Tour
Sometimes you just have to go for it! We resigned from our jobs, planned a route, and went for it. This journey is about refreshing, refocusing, and finding a new direction for our lives. Plus it's a great adventure and one of our life goals! (Nathan And April Reinhard, Aug, 2010)

OneMillionSeven Revolutions
Out to see the country in continuum and inspire underserved youth I work with, my trip was a 3-month, unsupported journey across the U.S. Joined by a friend on one end and my 12-year-old daughter on the other, I was awed by history and nature and touched by people's kindness. (Tom Yuska, Jun, 2010)

TransAm
A solo tour on the TransAmerica Trail. (Steve Miller, May, 2009)

Trans-America 2006
A brave if eventually bloodied attempt to ride from Washington to Vigrinia (to join an Adventure Cycling group) and then on as far as Kansas. Then tragedy struck! (Léo Woodland, May, 2006)

Andy's TransAmerica Trail
A 2 month trip coast to coast from Yorktown, Virginia to Florence, Oregon going through Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Oregon (Andy Strang, Apr, 2008)

Cross Country Cycling Extravaganza
TransAmerica tour from Davis, CA, up the coast to Florence, and then to Yorktown, VA. Got off the trail for a bit to go through Rocky Mtn. NP and into Boulder. Well worth it! (Sarah McCamman, Jul, 2007)

A Sentimental Return to the TransAmerica Trail After 31 Years
A reunion of my Bikecentennial 76 group inspired this ride. Amazingly, 10 of the 12 us got together for a weekend in Virginia. (Bill Weir, Aug, 2007)

Phaedrus
After graduating from my MBA program in May, I turned to the surmountable next step of finding a job. As I turned through web sites, job postings, and networking events, I began to come to the conclusion that the current economic climate would not lead me into the dream job right away. Rather than accept defeat, I looked for opportunities and revisited an old passion: to bike across the United States of America. This trip is a documented account of my experiences, thoughts, and existentially romantic adventure to find a deeper sense of purpose in myself. I have history as an opera singer and plan to sing for people willing to let me stay in their front yard or homes along the way. (Charles Vickery, Jul, 2010)

Drew Bono
I did the TransAmerica trip in 2010 leaving from Washington, DC to Yorktown, VA to Astoria, OR (Drew Bono, May, 2010)

Kirk's TransAmerica Trail Adventure
On May 29, 2010 I started my TransAmerica Trail adventure, from Yorktown, Virginia. I arrived in Astoria, Oregon on August 11, 2010. My ride included 65 days on the Adventure Cycling Association route, eight days of rest, and two days off-route riding my bicycle with my son in Colorado. (Kirk Kandle, May, 2010)

If you don't go, you don't go
The 4,300 mile Transamerica Route from Yorktown, VA to Florence, OR (Lucanera John, May, 2010)

If you don't go, you don't go
Yorktown, VA to Florence, OR following ACA's Transamerica Trail for a total mileage of 4,361 miles (Lucanera John, May, 2010)

Big Trip 2010
Self supported bike trip on the ACA TransAmerica Bike Trail fro May 7 to Aug. 3, 2010. (Jerrol Newman, May, 2010)

cyclingwest
Bike ride from Washington DC to the Grand Canyon in 31 days (Luigi Laraia, Aug, 2010)

2 COLLEGE GRADS ON THE TRANS AM
yorktown va to san fran ca; Jul, 2009; 2 crazy guys on a bike. riding the trans am and down the pacific caost. (Douglas Kwan, Jul, 2009)

dab across America 2010
pursued a dream going back 30 years of going coast-to-coast on a bike. I combined portions of the Southern Tier, Underground Railroad, TransAm and the Lewis and Clark trails. (donnie shelton, Apr, 2010)

bike across america
starting in Yorktown, Va. following TransAm route to missoula, then picking up the northern tier in Kalispell and on to Seattle. (Michael Battisti, May, 2010)

Brett's Big Biking Adventure
Cross Country Trip From Vallejo, California to Washington DC. following Western Express, Trans America and Atlantic Coast trail routes. (Brett DeBoer, May, 2010)

TransAmerica Trail 2010
On the first of April 2010 I will be setting off on a 4300 mile cycle across the USA, from Yorktown, VA and the Atlantic to Astoria, OR and the pacific. (Edward Pickup, Apr, 2010)

Jim Bikes America
My ride was supported by my wife. She drove the same route, with numerous side trips, and we met up each night and camped. The trip was unbelievable. The people I met along the way, both cyclist and locals, along with the riding were incredible. (Jim Perkins, May, 2009)

Sunset to Sunrise
I cycled from San Francisco, CA to New York City, NY following the Western Express trail, The Transamerica trail, and finally the Atlantic Coast. (Sidra Showalter, Aug, 2009)

From Here To There 2010
I am using a hand cycle to cycle from St. Louis to Washington D.C., to raise awareness for my disease, Friedreich's Ataxia, and to raise money for disabled kids to participate in sports, through the Disabled Athletes Sports Assocation. (Allen Baumgartner, Apr, 2010)

TransAm 2009
TransAm Trail from E-W, with my 14 year old son. Amazing adventure with an amazing boy. If you have a kid who is willing to do it-DO IT. (Mark Nicholas, Jun, 2009)

2 college grads on the trans am
2 crazy guys on a bike. riding the trans am and down the caost. self supported (dugg kwan, Jul, 2009)

acrosssusa
Am 29. April starteten wir auf unserem Tandem in Yorktown VA, zu unserem TransAm Trip. Am 04. August erreichten wir Florence. Unser Endziel aber sollte Seattle WA sein, das wir wegen eines unverschuldeten Unfalls in Lincoln auf der 101 nicht erreichten. (Egon und Ursula Weiss, Apr, 2009)

transam
i rode the adventure cycling sponsored van supported transam that departed yorktown, va on 5/17/09 (joe golden, May, 2009)

Bike Journey of Solutions
My wife supported the ride. We followed the Trans AM and then Western Express routes, east to west. I rode a light weight road bike. It was a fund raiser for a local non-profit I lead. (Robert Kuehl, May, 2009)

He Said, She Said
(Paul Wakely, Jul, 2009)

Coast2Coast for Arthritis
Leaving Seattle on June 5th and finishing in Cape May, NJ on August 9th. Will use AC maps for about 60% of the ride (David Shuey, Jun, 2009)

Tom's Trans-America Bike Ride
From Knoxville, Tn, I flew to Portland, OR and on May 26, 2008 I began pedalling my Bike to Astoria where I picked up the Trans-America route. This was a solo, self-contained ride, meeting new friends along the way. I finished with four other riders in Yorktown, VA on August 8. (Tom Perry, May, 2008)

A Ride for the Kids
This ride was set up as a charity event to benefit the Brenner children's Hospital in Winston-Salem NC. In the end I raised over $54,000 for the hospital. (mac hollan, Jun, 2005)

Team Lieber
Family of 4 (including two kids, ages 9 and 10) are riding a bicycle built for four across the TransAm Route. Check out our web site at crazy4quad.com (Chris Lieber, May, 2008)

Dan I am, on the TransAm 08
A kiwi rides across America. (Daniel Wood, Jun, 2008)

bike-that-flies
TransAm to Pueblo, then Western Express to San Francisco. Do-it-yourself at beginning and end. Lightweight and solo. (Marshall Bronston, Jun, 2008)

AfterMath
A 55 year old teacher rides across America (Jim Craven, Jun, 2008)

OG and SL's Transamerica Tandem Adventure
We rode a tandem from Virginia to Oregon, supported with a driver in an RV. This made for a very comfortable, healthy, and well-fed trip. (Andrea Erdmann, Apr, 2008)

Three Spokes and a Mirror
The story of one man's advance west. (MARC DELUCA, May, 2008)

TransAmerica Bicycle Route
A 4100 mile bike tour from Yorktown, VA to Florence, OR across mid-america. (Tom Hurd, Apr, 2008)

Bicycling Across America
Daily journal w/ over 1,000 pics coast to coast ride along The TransAmerica Trail and down the Pacific coast to San Francisco. (Jamie Compos, May, 2006)

Two Grads and a Dad
One of my college roommates, her dad, and I enjoyed an amazing west-east TransAm Journey during the summer of 2007. I set out without any particular expectations, knowing nothing of what to expect. (Lauren Varboncoeur, Jun, 2007)

TransAm
77 days of riding, 10 of resting, 4 sick for 91 total. Rode with a good friend who became a great friend. (Patrick Loftus, Aug, 2007)

Crawford's Cross Country Tandem Tour
My wife and I rode our tandem from east to west. The trip was more difficult then we thought it would be but it was worth it. We meet many wonderful people along the way, and some of them will be life long friends. (Greg Crawford, May, 2007)

Townes across America!
Flew to Portland, Oregon then rode from Astoria, Or. to Berea, KY on the Transamerica Trail; we then used regular road maps to get home to Weare, NH (Lynda and Rick Townes, Apr, 2007)

Two Grads and a Dad
TransAmerica tour with my daughter Erica and Lauren one of her college room mates after their graduation (Pete Staehling, Jun, 2007)

Believe in the Cure Tour
A student-organized fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society, we cycled the Transam and raised $15,000 (Sarah Breevoort, Jun, 2007)

Bike America 2006
The title says it all. (Taz Brown, Jun, 2006)

Grandpa Lost His Mind
This was a Florence, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia solo trip riding a Rans Stratus XP recumbent. I pulled a Burley Nomad trailer. The bike and trailer weight were 120 pounds. I used ACA's maps. This was an 80 day trip which started April 25, 2007. (Stephens Fulks, Apr, 2007)

Dan and Al's great adventure
The fulfillment of two friends and riding buddies long talk about adventure. Florence to Yorktown, self supported 7/19/00 - 10/01/00 It was all we hoped for and more! (Al Gutin, Jul, 2000)

Biking across Virginia
Rode the last leg of my friends transamerica ride through Virginia to Yorktown. (Jack Brown, Sep, 2006)

TransAmerica 2006
A ride across the States with my partner, on the TransAmerica Trail - starting in Astoria and completing in Yorktown (Andy Quin, Jun, 2006)

TransAm
(Joy Santee, May, 2006)

Trans-Am X 3
Rode west to east starting in Portland to Astoria to Yorktown. Third crossing as this time recreated '76 ride. (Fred Werda, Jun, 2006)

Ride to Remember
A ride to commemorate those who perished on 9/11/01. San Francisco to the Pentagon in Wash. D.C. Aug. 1st to Sept 11th 2006. D.C. Firefighters and others. (Steve Geraghty, Aug, 2006)

Cross Country
This trip followed the traditional TransAmerica route. I rode with one son to Illinois, and with another from Kansas to Virginia. I completed a 34+ year career in education on Friday and headed out on Monday. It was the trip of a lifetime. (Jim Silver, Jul, 2006)

Transition06
Solo, self-contained. Mixture of camping, motels, and hostels. (Clifford Davis, Jul, 2006)

Dan's Across America
My ride was mostly Trans Am. Oregon to KY/VA border. I took a major detour through SE Oregon. 69 days on the road. I was done in by mechanical problems so I didn't make it to Yorktown. (Dan Browning, Jun, 2006)

Trans America classic route East West
Followed Adventure Cycling's maps from York town to Florence (Mike Aris, Apr, 2006)

TransAm 2006
(Steven Klefstad, Apr, 2006)

TransAm west half /1976/ East finished 1978
Great trip. Has been life molding experience. (T. Darryl Hickey, Jul, 1976)

(Tossed Salad!) West to east 1976
Incredible, fantastic, terrifying and a once in a lifetime experience that at times I still can not beleive I did. I learned so many things about myself and the larger world that summer and it forever changed me...for the better. (Debra Nuñez, May, 1976)

Awesome Across America Adventure
Mostly following TransAmerica trail with detour in midwest to see Grandparent's in Iowa (Jon Curtis, Jul, 1997)

Bikeproject - Honeymoon
Astoria, OR - Yorktown, VA - Honeymoon Island, Dunedin, FL We first rode the original TransAmerica Trail. On this great trip we decided to ride further the Atlantic Coast from Yorktown, VA to Daytona, FL then east to the Gulf of Mexico! We ended our honeymoon trip on the Honeymoon Island... (Daniel & Ariane Ritschard, Jul, 2001)

Come On Along
I have no job, I am young, I have a bike. What better way to see our country? (Part of a larger journey) (Gavin N/A, Aug, 2010)

Solo Sami Sojourn
Ride from Bend to Missoula (Sami Fournier, Jul, 2010)

Nickell Tour
To celebrate our 50th birthdates, 25 years of work and marriage, we take sabbaticals (from work, not the marriage!) to ride our bikes across America on the ACA TransAmerica Route (Doug & Rae Nickell, May, 2005)

Todd's Bike Trek 2005
I rode the Transamerica Trail west-to-east in a little less than two months. (Todd Gerarden, Jul, 2005)

VAtoOR
TransAm trail to raise money for esophogeal cancer research with my college roomate. www.vatoor.blogspot.com (David Adams, Jun, 2005)

Across America on a Bike
Starting from Mt. Vernon, VA and riding the DC area bike paths out of the DC area, to Shenandoah National Park, I joined the TransAm at Vesuvius, VA. From there, with several companions most of the time, I followed the TransAm to Florence, OR. The trip ended on August 17, 2005. (Jim Hammond, May, 2005)

CycleGals 2008
We started on the Lewis & Clark route and then joined up with the TransAm route in Montana. We deviated from the TransAm in the midwest and enjoyed the KATY Trail in Missouri. We then reconnected with the TransAm. (Lisa Horowitz, Jun, 2008)

The Life's Too Short Tour
I am a 43-year-old writer in NY, embarking on the TransAm to raise funds for American Brain Tumor Association, inspired by the recent death of my cousin, who was 44. Healing, inspiration, freedom from procrastination, are the goals. (Thomas Nicholson, May, 2009)

Oregon-Virginia 1992
With one buddy, one free day, 2 rain days, 66 days riding, 4,400 miles, Americans very kind and friendly, a vivid experience. (John Palmer, Aug, 1992)

KONA
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Transamerica Trail
Road west from Yorktown, VA to Astoria, OR (June 19-August 24, 2001) (Michael Connor, Jun, 2001)

Trans-America
I traveled over 4,500 miles throughout the United States. My ride was for a charity organization called Mercy Corps. In conjunction with the charity I volunteered my time on organic farms along the way through a volunteer program called WWOOF (world wide opportunities on organic farms). Along my route I stopped in on farms for 8-10 days to work. I picked spinach in Virginia, built cattle fences in Colorado, painted decks in Illinois, spent every night outside and carried a traditional shakuhachi Japanese flute along with me. It was truly an enlightening experience. (Dane Randall, Apr, 2009)

3 Million Revolutions
The trip was intended to be a cycling adventure across America...and it was. It was also an education is how beautiful the country is and how kind its people are. (Natalie Morawsky, May, 2007)

Riding from NYC to San Francisco
Riding on my own from NYC to San Francisco for Bone Marrow Donation (Nicolas Pochez, Jun, 2009)

Freewheelin' Fellas
Coast to Coast from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, VA. Summer of 1999. (Mark Allain, Jul, 1999)

Coasr to Coast for Vets
We went from Yorktown, Va to Seatlle, Wa, raising money for the Yellow Ribbon Organization for veterans. Started with two girls and a guy, ended with one girl and one guy. Had a blast! (Jon Champagne, Jun, 2008)

Transam Shazam
I rode the Transamerica solo and unsupported from Yorktown, VA to Astoria, OR. I deviated from the Transam in eastern Missouri so that I could ride the Katy Trail and reconnected with the Transam in eastern Kansas. (Brian Dunn, May, 2008)

Two Tired Guys
(David Beam, May, 2008)

GrannyGears - Oregon to Virginia
Read the whole story here: http://www.grannygears.com/weblog/?p=4 (Phyllis Hassan, Jun, 2001)

CA 2 NY
From my house in Lake Forest California to The Statue of Liberty. Going solo on route 66 till MO and then Transamerica to Atlantic coast. (troy la france, Apr, 2008)

Bikes 4 Indonesia
Cycling across the states raising funds and awareness about life in Indonesia and attempting to improve the quality of life through simple things like bikes. (Michael Wong, Aug, 2006)

Darren Alff - Kansas to Wyoming with Numb Hands
My second long distance bike tour was what you might call "a total disaster." I had a number of problems on this tour - the largest of which was the loss of feeling in my left arm due to a piched nerve. The pain was so bad by the time I reached Rawlins, WY, I actually called off the trip and went home early...a decision I do regret after the fact. While the trip was my worst ever, it was a great experience for me. It was my first time ever being away from home on my own for an extended period of time and it was a great learning experience. This is the tour that showed me that there was more to bicycle touring than just riding your bike countless miles across the country. Visit my website at http://www.bicycletouringpro.com/tours.htm for photos, videos, and descriptions of all of my tours! (Darren Alff, Jun, 2002)

Trans America
It was an experiance of a life time. I learnd more about this country in those 39 days than in 46 years. (Darrel Bruns, Jul, 2003)

Summer Fun
From Reedsport, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia, self-contained with a group put together by Bikecentennial (TAWK525). The best summer of my life. (Brad Bergerson, May, 1976)

Crawford's Cross Country Tandem Tour
This was my husbands hairbrained idea that I ended up enjoying very much! (Sue Crawford, May, 2007)

Cross Country Domination
It was the most incredible journey of my life. It pushed me to the very edge. The laughter, pain, joy, and struggle on the road has made me a better man, and more connected to myself and the Earth I inhabitat. (Noah Bernstein, May, 2007)

Two Grads and a Dad Bike Across the USA
My dad, my college roommate, and I rode from Newport, OR to Yorktown, VA on the Transamerica trail in the summer of 2007. (Erica Staehling, Jun, 2007)

Biking Across the United States
In 1997 I biked from Delaware to Oregon. It was a wonderful trip, and this site tells the story - the people, sights, adventures, lessons learned. The site also features photos, "stupid signs", FAQs, route info, a packing list and touring tips. (John Dorsey, Apr, 1997)

The Trans America Trail
(Marjan Schavemaker, Jun, 1976)

Greencycling
It was an amazing endeavor! (Maya Donelson, Jun, 2006)

A Trail of Two Halves - 2005
Yorktown, VA to Frisco, CO - the first half of my Transam ride, it will be completed next year. My journal reflects experiences of my first visit to the USA (including a theme song for each day). (Bill Dodds, May, 2005)

Think Big Anyway!
Self supported cross country trip as a family with daughter 15 and son 12. They carried their share of the gear, did their share of the chores and shared the dream. It was an experience of a lifetime and has influenced on everything our kids have done since then. (Carla Elenz, Jun, 1998)

Mud, Sweat, & Gears
Best friends from Kansas bike east on the TransAmerica route. We're young, we're unfettered, and we're excited about exploring our country! (Liz Rempel, Jul, 2006)

Bikecentennial 76
As a 17 year old with 3 high school buddies in a "Bike-Inn" group of about 12 other riders, I had a life improving adventure. I have enjoyed bike touring ever since. (Tom Kabat, Jun, 1976)

bikecentenniel 1976 thomas j roach III
first, i would like to get in touch with a guy named "otter". he was from bellingham, washington. i have a few photos of us!! my trip was a gas !! good people, wonderful country and we were the first !! (thomas j roach III, May, 1976)

Potomac to Pacific
Simply put, it was arguably the best experience of my life. Not a day goes by that I don't think about doing it again. I had always dreamed about seeing the "guts" of America, and this route gave me just that. (Christopher Wolpert, Jul, 2002)

Coast-to-Coast (The Big One)
It was the trip of a lifetime. This is when life started for me . . . I met my future wonderful wife, Barb, on this trip. (Samsoe Bill, Jun, 1976)

1976 Bikecentennial Trip
I started as an independent memeber in Jamestown, VA. I completed all 5 tours ending on the west coast. I had the trip of a lifetime traveling arounds different tour groups. I believe I am the only rider who did not experience a flat tire or a broken spoke. (Frank Allen, Jun, 1976)

Trans America Trail
WOW! Life changing experience, a lifelong very good set of memories (Hans Peter Debets, Jun, 1994)

TransAm 1986 E-W
Journey of a Lifetime! I began the trip solo, but I rode with many people, including the bikecentennial group led by Clayton Black. I have many memories and friends from that awesome summer of 1986. (Dave Tuzinowski, May, 1986)

TransAmerica 2005
It was an amazing coast to coast adventure following the TransAmerica Trail from Yorktown, VA to Florence, OR. I met some wonderful people along the way and had the time of my life! (Dale Van Dusen, May, 2005)

The Micou Family Short-Cut Tour 2004
Teenage son and daughter helped Dad ride across the country on a tandem recumbent. Son and I rode 1272 miles, daughter and I rode 564 miles, and I finished on a single recumbent. (Bill Micou, May, 2004)

Pedaling for Peace
Rode the transamerican trail east to west. Three riders with a support vehicle. Left June 5, arrived in Florence, Oregon August 11. Wonderful experience. Loved every day. (Wendell Miller, Jun, 2005)

A Roadside Education
A cross country bonding adventure with my best friend and brother, also, an emphatic check on the Life To-Do list (Carlyn Arteaga, Jun, 2005)

Coast to Coast in 2002
In 2002, I quit my job, gave up my apartment, put all of my belongings in storage, bought a bike and rode across the country. (David Moretz, Jun, 2002)

The Road Scholars
A group of high school kids and two adults that rode the western express from San Fran to Norfolk VA in the summer of 2005 (brian burnham, Jun, 2005)

Biking the TransAm
TransAm to Kooskia, ID then Lewis and Clark to Astoria, OR. (Larry Elswick, May, 2005)

Crucible Tour
Self-supported tour from Portland, OR to Farmington, MO on a modified mountain bike towing a Bob. Original intention was to finish at Yorktown, VA. Read my journal to find out why. (Steve Katona, Aug, 2004)

MIKERISCICA COAST TO COAST
25 year old college student discovering how beautiful America is while following the Trans-America trail. (michael riscica, May, 2005)

Pedaling for Peace
My husband Tim (a Mennonite pastor on sabbatical), his cousin Wendell Miller (a sixth grade teacher from Bluffton OH) and I cycled the TransAmerica to benefit 12 organizations in our communities in their peacemaking efforts. The organizations included shelters, food pantries, and schools, among others. We were fully supported for the entire trip (3 riders + 2 sag). (Sue Schrag, Jun, 2005)

Nickell Tour
To celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and our 50th birth dates, we took the TransAmerica Trail challenge and had a ball. (Doug & Rae Nickell, May, 2005)

The Pink Ride
The trip was grueling, but amazing. (Greg Fleizach, May, 2005)

A Roadside Education
Two siblings and their best friend take off on a journey to conquer America! (Budget of $1,000 = lots of camping in city parks & crazy friends met along the way) (Andrea Anderson, Jun, 2005)

Riding for Amanda
A solo East-bound TransAm in the summer of 2004, then home to Philadelphia, to benefit a friend's daughter with a debilitating birth defect. (David Seidman, Jun, 2004)

Solo to the Atlantic
I will leave from McKinzie Bridge on June 9th 2005. I started in small increments from Cape Lookout State Park, OR on May 12th. I did small increments because my friend works and the weather has been bad. On May 27, 05 we did the stretch from Corvallis to Coburg. Needless to say it was a beautiful day and beautiful ride. We are go for the Trans Am June 9,05 from Coburg (map #BC-1512 03L sec. 2).Well I will leave out a lot of little things and say I road across OREGON to Richland Oregon when I got two miles from the top of the pass between Richland and Halfway and a storm caught me. I was now being supported by my riding partner who would leave me the next day and he picked me up. A long story shorter I road in my own sag wagon into Idaho and then came home to McMinnville. 3. Ten days later I left for Idaho in my sag wagon driven by my wife. I started in Ontario, Oregon and road to Nyssa, Oregon and crossed the Snake river into Idaho. I road the south side of the Snake on hwy78 to Mt Home and the took hwy 20 to Idaho Falls and Swan Valley Idaho. From there I got up early and was riding to Alpine, Wy when I got to a construction area and really blew a tire. When my wife showed up with the van the traffic was heavy and with less than 20 miles to go I road into Wyoming in my say wagon and came home. We will leave for more of the trip the first of September. (Tolley Lauretti, May, 2005)

1984 TransAmerica Tour
Two friends embark on an independent bicycle tour from Yorktown, Va., to Oceanside, Calif., in 1984. (Gene Bisbee, May, 1984)

Purple Ride
My brother and I are riding from San Fransisco to Yorktown, VA to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. This ride is to honor the memory of my mother who recently passed away from pancreatic cancer. (David Breitenbucher, Jun, 2004)

Coast to Coast Insanity
Tim and I are on our way from the Golden Gate Bridge to Virginia Beach. A little under 4000. Life long dream. Also trying to raise money for two great causes - Our website with routes, pics, causes etc is "www.becauseyoucan.org" Everybody dies, but only few ever really live. (John Lewis, May, 2004)

Americas By Bike
Our expedition follows the route from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina. We hope to raise lots of money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, UK. (Tamsin Hooton, Sep, 2004)

Denver to Canadian Rockies
Denver to Walden, CO, then on Trans-Am up to Missoula, then mostly Great Parks North trip up through Glacier to Banff and Jasper. (Randy Fay, Jul, 2002)

Coast to Coast for the FFB!
Virginia to Oregon; May, 2004; We are going coast to coast to benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness. We will be spreading awareness about retinal degenerative diseases, and helping fund the fight against them. Start Date: 5/15/2005 (Jeff Butterworth, May, 2004)

Coast to Coast for the FFB!
We are going coast to coast to benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness. We will be spreading awareness about retinal degenerative diseases, and helping fund the fight against them. Start Date: 5/15/2005 (Jeff Butterworth, May, 2004)

A 25th Anniversary Tour
This is the story of how we celebrated 25 years of marriage by riding the TransAmerican Trail on a tandem. (Joe and Susan Bousquet, Jun, 2004)

Teamdavis Tandems Across America
A once in a lifetime trip with our 2 daughters exploring small town America. (Cliff Davis, May, 2004)

Smith's and Hooey's Cross USA Adventure
Two brother-in-laws adventure across the USA on a recumbent tandem bicycle with wives as support team. (Troy Smith, Jun, 2002)

Because We Can
My wife and I will tour, self-contained, from Yorktown, Va to Florence, Or. We will be following the Adventure Cycling TransAm route. (Rick Frank, May, 2004)

USA Ride 2004
Outstanding Awesom Enriching Adventuress (James Reda, May, 2004)

The Oregon Express
I retired after 21 years in the USMC and decided to ride back home from Jacksonville, NC to Corvallis, OR. I did it for the challenge, to see the country, set an example for my kids, and because a buddy told me that I couldn't do it. (Gene Hodges, Jun, 2004)

AK 2 FL
After years of yearning and planning to ride across the country. we sold our house and quit our jobs. We selected a longer, diagonal route that takes us and our tandem from Alaska to Florida. Our route plan follows Adventure Cycling maps from Jasper to Kentucky. (Randall & Barb Angell, May, 2004)

Solo Trans Am - West to East
A 30 year dream fulfilled. Riding across the amazingly diverse, beautiful and friendly USA. (Leigh Weber, Jun, 2001)

Bob's Big Bike Ride
I rode across on the the Transamerica Trail and raised some money for local arts organizations in Sacramento, CA (Bob Slobe, Jun, 1998)

TransAm for Habitat
Skyscraper refugee pedals across the country for Habitat for Humanity! (Charles Bonner, May, 2003)

Discover America Tour
Provide a near cross-country cycling experience for youth ages 13-20. Climbing over the Rockies and across the heartland of the US performing community service and seeing the history of the country. (Arlen Hall, Jun, 2003)

Discovery Ride 2002
TransAm route from Yorktown, VA to Florence, OR then Oregon Coast Trail to Astoria, OR then Pacific Coast Triail to Seattle, WA (Lawrence Flint, Jun, 2002)

Cross for the Cure
A combination of the Western Express, the TransAmerica Trail, and the Atlantic Coast route... from coast to coast. (Bill Oyler, Jun, 2003)

Crazy Guy on a Bike
Down the Atlantic Coast route to TransAm trail start, then across to Astoria, OR. (Neil Gunton, May, 1998)

Bicycle Home, Seattle to Philadelphia
(John Dear, Jun, 1983)

Cykeltur p-- tv--rs af USA
(Peter Hvud, Jul, 2001)

Dave's Ride of the TransAm
TransAm from Williamsburg to Florence, OR, then south on Pacific Coast Trail to SF (David Connery, Aug, 2000)

Trans-Am / Western Express
(James Derek Milligan, May, 2003)

Hans' Tour of a Lifetime
Celina, OH to Bardstown, KY. TransAm to Astoria, OR. Astoria to Anacortes, WA via a section of Pacific Coast trail. Northern Tier route back to Celina. Sidetrip to Cranbrook, BC, Canada. Could not ride Going To The Sun road in Glacier National Park due to park being closed because of forest fires. (Hans Rehrmann, Apr, 2003)

Bicycle Tour Across USA
Amtrak west across USA to Seattle to bike back home using the Central TransAmerica route, detouring up to the Northern Route in New England to Maine and then home. (Michael Krabach, Jul, 1995)

TransAmerica
I followed the TransAm to Berea, KY and then headed diagnally north to Connecticut (David Moretz, Jun, 2002)

NYC To San Fransisco
Description of our journey from the frantic streets of New York City across Amish land in Pennsylvania trough the blue ridge mountains of Virginia, the bug and coal truck infested roads of Kentucky, endless plains of Kansas, high tops of the Colorado rocky mountains, the stunning landscapes of the Utah desert, the loneliest road of America trough Nevada and the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada in California on to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. (A. v.d. Ploeg & M. Greeve, Jul, 2002)

SF, CA to Florence, OR and then TransAm
Rode Hwy 1 from SF to Florence, OR. Started the Trans Am in Florence and followed it to Yorktown (Sarah Gilson, Apr, 2002)

Photo by Dennis Coello