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Transamerica Bicycle Trail

Listed under Cycling in US West Coast, United States.

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Running from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia, this historic route was developed in 1976 for the U.S. bicentennial and still enjoys a mythic status thirty years later.  Covering 4,217 miles from coast to coast, it passes through some of America's most iconic landscapes and cultures, from the wilds of the West to the great plains of Kansas and the rolling hills of Kentucky.  A rite of passage for American cyclists and increasingly popular with foreign visitors.  Late spring to early fall.

Written by  BikeBrats.

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What are the grades like?

I have lots of issues. I can ride forever, but grades are hard for me. I am wondering what the grades are like on the Transamerica Trail.

It was the trip of a life-time. TAE517 in 1982. All 5000 miles were like a dream!

Where were the bike routes in the Kentucky portion of the trip?

Curious to know what towns the bicyclists went through on their l976 trip. Please help.

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Have a look at this link Gail: It's the trip Andrew the Bikebrat was recommending.

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