The Trail

We will be following the  Adventure Cycling Association’s TransAmerica Trail; starting in Yorktown, VA and ending in Astoria, Oregon. Why this trail?  The United States is not only geographically diverse, it is a landscape of people.

Vital statistics:

  • Length: 4,262 miles
  • Projected daily milage: 40-60 miles
  • Time to ride:  About 3 months (June 1- August 24)

Detailed path:

Will we be riding through your town? If so, we’d love to meet up!


Yorktown, Williamsburg, Charles City, Glendale, Mechanicsville, Ashland, Bumpass, Mineral, Palmyra, Charlottesville, Afton, Vesuvius, Buchanan, Troutville, Catawba, Christiansburg, Draper, Wytheville, Troutdale, Damascus, Rosedale, Haysi


Elkhorn City, Ashcamp, Lookout, Bevinsville, Hindman, Dwarf, Buckhorn, Vincent, McKee, Bighill, Berea, Harrodsburg, Springfield, Bardstown, Hodgenville, Mammoth Cave, Sonora, Falls of Rough, Whitesville, Utica, Sebree, Dixon, Marion


Elizabeth town, Goreville, Carbondale, Murphysboro,


Chester, Ozora, Farmington, Centerville, Ellington, Eminence, Summersville, Houston, Hartville, Marshfield, Fair Grove, Walnut Grove, Everton, Golden City


Girard, Chanute, Toronto, Eureka, Rosalia, Cassoday, Newton, Nickerson, Larned, Rush Center, Alexander, Scott City, Tribune


Sheridan Lake, Eads, Ordway, Pueblo, Canon City, Fairplay, Breckenridge, Dillon, Granby, Kremmling, Walden


Riverside, Saratoga, Rawlins, Jeffrey City, Lander, Fort Washakie, Dubois, Jackson, Colter Bay, West Thumb


West Yellowstone, Ennis, Virginia City, Sheridan, Dillon, Jackson, Wisdom Darby, Hamilton, Stevensville, Missoula


Powell, Kooskia, Grangeville, White Bird, Riggins, New Meadows, Cambridge


Baker City, Austin Junction, John Day, Dayville, Mitchell, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, McKenzie Bridge, Blue River, Eugene, Harisburg, Corvallis, Monmouth, Grande Ronde, Rose Lodge, Pacific City, Netarts, Tillamook, Nehalem, Cannon Beach, Seaside, Astoria





  1. Best of luck, Please post often!

  2. I did the Trans in 1981 same direction and it was the best experience I ever had. People were wonderful and the scenery was indescribable. Enjoy the time you have when you get a flat. And read the MANY road side historical marker signs. Wish you the very best and travel safe.

  3. I’m ‘new’ to cycle touring and have been wanting to do this route since i got hooked.
    it’s a little dificult as i live in the UK but i will do it eventually.
    reading this has reminded me of how much i want to do this.
    Just want to say best of luck, have a safe journey and have fun!

    • Hey Ben!

      I’m in the UK too and like you have wanted to do this route for a while now. Where abouts in the UK are you? Maybe drop me an e-mail at and we could perhaps plan something out? Random, I know but I’d be up for it and always up for meeting new people. 🙂

  4. Congratulations on making it all the way! It looks like it was an amazing journey!

    • Thank you! Hopefully we will see you around campus at some point this year!

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