Fully supported bicycle adventure crossing the entire United States. This Event starts at the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, California and 52 days later ends on the white sand beach of St. Augustine, Florida. This tour is often already fully booked in November!
This tour offers 45 days of hassle-free riding with 7 non-riding days while crossing eight different states. If you wish to explore this country, meet locals, visit local attractions, see, smell feel and taste this country like you can do only from the seat of a bicycle all while being pampered, this is the trip. You will be bicycling mostly on very lightly traveled back roads.
Mountains. Deserts. Prairies. Bayous. Citrus Groves. You will see it all as you pedal east on this cross country bicycle tour towards the rising sun.
After dipping your rear wheel into the Pacific Ocean, you will leave San Diego. You will climb out of the valley heading towards Yuma, AZ. Leaving Yuma, you will bicycle through the beauty of the desert towards Tucson.
Leaving Tucson, you will be bicycling into the Old West, into Tombstone, the town “too tough to die”.
Leaving Arizona, your third state is the State of Enchantment, New Mexico where you will be riding in the valley of the Chiricahua Mountains on roads with little to not traffic where you can see forever. You will spend the night in the town which claim to fame is being invaded by a Pancho Villa.
Leaving the open flat spaces of New Mexico, you will enter Texas. Ah, Texas. In case you have forgotten, Texas is the BIGGEST state. If you have forgotten, you will remember on this tour. 40% of your entire adventure will be spent in Texas. From the flats of West Texas, through the Hill Country of mid-Texas, followed by the rolling hills of Eastern Texas, you will be amazed by the constant changing scenery of this state. Oh yea, you will be riding through Texas as the wild flowers bloom. Talk about beautiful!
After Texas comes Cajun country. I love Cajun food and Cajun music. After spending almost a week in Louisiana, I am sure you will as well.
After two days in Mississippi followed by two days in Alabama, you will find yourself in your eighth and final state, the Sunshine State of Florida. Before crossing the Alabama/Florida State Line, you will first cross Mobile Bay via a ferry.
Don’t be too disappointed when crossing into Florida, you still have lots of riding ahead of you and plenty of things to see and do before arriving at the white sand beaches of St. Augustine. Year after year, some of the riders favorite days on the saddle were in Florida where they have been amazed by the beauty of Northern Florida. where a front wheel dipping celebration awaits you.
This Event is fully supported, including support vehicles and bike mechanic. All camping gear is provided and the Ride does all the work associated with camping as well. Your top quality tent will be set-up and taken down daily by the staff and your baggage will be delivered to your tent. You sleep on a nice thick air mattress.
This is primarily a camping tour, however, there will be 32 tent nights and 20 non-tent nights along the way as well (motels, hotels or inside a building on air mattresses in one big room). All fees associated with over-night lodging is included. Fresh towels and wash cloths daily.
Cold drinks and snacks can be enjoyed under the canopies while sitting on deluxe camp chairs. All breakfasts and dinners are provided and will be a combination of eating out allowing you the chance to experience local flavor as well as freshly prepared meals in camp.