Imagine a Nationally Recognized Cross-Country Bicycle Route!

September 7, 2016

Right now, motorists can drive thousands of miles on the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail without even knowing they’re traveling on a national treasure. Help change this by supporting the TransAm and our work to get the entire route designated and signed as an official U.S. Bicycle Route. States like Kentucky, Missouri, and Virginia have already signed part of the route. Wouldn’t it be incredible to have a fully signed U.S. Bicycle Route 76, similar to signed and promoted cross-country routes in Europe? Help make history by making the TransAm the first official cross-country U.S. Bicycle Route.

TransAm is a uniquely American experience that, with your help, we can make into a world-class route. Join Adventure Cycling in setting a new standard for bicycle travel by making the TransAm a truly GREAT bicycle route. Your support will fund the research, cartography, and advocacy to make the TransAm the gold standard for long-distance cycling.

Make a donation today and get your money matched 1:1. A group of TransAm enthusiasts will match your donation, dollar for dollar, up to $31,000.

Thousands of cyclists have stopped by Adventure Cycling’s headquarters to tell us their stories. Though each story is different, the ending is the same: riding the TransAm is a life-altering experience.

“I discovered that people were really kind and generous. That restored a measure of faith in humanity for me. I felt pride in being an American. All of these things reminded me of why we have such a wonderful community in a local and global way.”

 –Bob Norbie about riding the TransAm during the Bikecentennial ’76 ride

Your support keeps maps updated and riders secure in knowing which roads are safe and where services are available. Our researchers and cartographers constantly revisit each section of the route based on changing conditions and rider feedback, and they take immediate action to keep the TransAm route safe and up to date.

After 40 years of open roads, friendly small towns, and diverse landscapes, it is time to bring the TransAm up to the gold standard of bike travel. It starts with your support. Please join us in this multi-year effort to transform the TransAm into a truly world-class bicycle route. Your generous donation will be matched, and it will help keep people safe, inspired, and ready for adventure while they embark on a life-changing experience.

As a thank you for supporting the TransAm, we’ll send you a gift when you donate:




  • $100–$249: Set of eight Adventure Cycling Route Network postcards
  • $250–$999: TransAm poster
  • $1000+: America’s Bicycle Route coffee table book and poster



Photo 1 by Chucky Haney | Photo 2 by Kathy Versluys | Map by Casey Greene


The Thomas Stevens Fan Club is brought to you by the development team, Annette, April, and Michelle. They share an office with a classic Parisian Metropole bicycle. Want to know more about how you can support Adventure Cycling and all the amazing work they do? Call them at 406-532-2760 or email them at


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