Official Trans-America Trail page. Help others get ready for a trip across the Trans-America Trail. Ask a planning question, offer support, discuss items or leave information for others here. This page is intended to be a central ADV Rider exchange for accurate, thorough and current information about the Trans-America Trail. To learn more about the Trans-America Trail visit the official website: http://www.transamtrail.com
Background and History
The motorcycle oriented Trans-America Trail was designed as a west bound trip across the U.S.A. The trail starts in Tellico Plains, Tennessee and extends to Port Orford, Oregon. The trail took over 12 years to create, is approximately 4,977 statute miles long and covers nine (9) states across the U.S.A. The trail has been updated and modified over the years due to normal changes that occur and is maintained by the Trans-America Trail team and volunteers. The Trans-America Trail is also known as the TAT. There is an adventure bicycling Trans America Trail that is different from the motorcycle version of the Trans-America Trail.
Trans-America Trail creator Sam Correro, says, "Hi, I'm Sam Correro. For years I passionately pursued my goal of charting a coast-to-coast, off-pavement motorcycle adventure. I studied reams of maps and surveyed thousands of miles to create what I believe is one great trip. Over time, I began to realize that a lot of people share my interests."
"This motorcycle adventure across America on the Trans-America Trail is NOT a single-track tight woods ride. It is a route using dirt roads, gravel roads, jeep roads, forest roads and farm roads. Dropping down into dried-up creek beds. Riding atop abandoned railroad grades. It's all there and destined for the dual sport rider." - courtesy Trans-America Trail.com
Official maps, GPS tracks and support can be obtained direct from Trans-America Trail at: http://www.transamtrail.com
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Trans-America Trail.com Trail Overview - 2008
Pre-Planning DVD can be purchased at MotorcycleTravelDVDs.com
Trail Notes and Information
1. Recommended Daily Riding Distances - 150 to 200 statute miles
2. Recommended seat time of approximately 6 hours per day. Average 10 hours in the field daily.
3. Time to ride entire route end to end in one trip - Approximately 24 to 30 days.
4. Fuel, motels, camping available. Best practices during planning or operational phases will ensure availability of motel rooms.
5. Recommended motorcycle - Dual Sport, street licensed, 400-800cc. Larger bikes and displacement acceptable in most states other than CO. and UT. due to some medium uphill sections where smaller bikes are more agile and manageable.
Note: All reference material related to the off road trail and website commonly known as the "Trans Am Trail" is owned, copyrighted and retained by Trans Am Trail LLC. All noted intellectual property rights owners retain ownership over their copyrighted and trademarked material.