Total tour distance: 4232 miles
Daily tour distance: 59 miles
Difficulty: 80 / 100
Cyclists around the world dream of crossing the U.S. on the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail. While some cyclists believe pedaling across the country self-supported is the only way to go, others say, “Haul all that gear? No way.” If you’re among the latter group, we’re still here for you, offering this special opportunity to ride the 4,230-mile TransAm footloose and pannier-free.
Thousands of cyclists have pedaled this route and they’ll tell you that they captured a lifetime’s worth of memories on their tour. From Virginia’s Historic Triangle, the “birthplace of America,” you’ll pedal westward through rolling hills into the steeper climbs of Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri. After the windswept plains of Kansas and eastern Colorado, the remainder of the journey is primarily through the ranges of the Rocky Mountains and the broad valleys separating them.
Make this your summer for the bicycle adventure of a lifetime.