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TransAm Bike Race 2016

June 4, 2016

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TransAmerica 2016 – the 3rd iteration of a self-supported road race of 4400 miles across 10 states. This year, it will start on both coasts – east to west and west to east! Astoria, Oregon and Yorktown, Virginia.

Trans Am stands as the middle ground between events like Race Across America and Tour Divide. One being a supported road race across the country and the other being a self supported off road race down the spine of the country. The race bears a little similarity to the European Transcontinental mostly by the similar style of conventional road bikes ridden in the event and it’s cross continent nature.

For the Trans Am, the rules are simple, race the Adventure Cycling Association‘s TransAmerica Trail under your own power, self supported. This means no outside assistance, no support cars, and NO DRAFTING (see rules).

The course record stands at just over 16.5 days and racers typically are expected to aim for a race time not much more than double, over 40 days and it starts to look more like touring. All are welcome to inquire, this race is not for everyone but if you have a wild itch to cycle day and night, then perhaps this is for you.


June 4, 2016
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