Dates 1 May '13 to 10 Jun '13
Flexible? Yeah, sure
Est. Cost 1,000 - 2,500 USD (USD United States Dollars)
Type Travel Partners Wanted
Name Ride Across America Early Summer 2014
I'm beginning to plan a ride across the US (East-West) from eastern Pennsylvania to San Diego, CA. I had wanted to do this trip solo this fall, but I will more realistically be looking to do this by May or June 2014.
My projected route would cover a handful of the predetermined routes listed by the Adventure Cycling Association and would include:
Allentown, PA to Richmond, VA via Atlantic Coast Trail
Richmond, VA to Pueblo, CO via Transamerican Trail
Pueblo, CO to Cedar City, UT via Western Express
Cedar City, UT to Phoenix, AZ via Grand Canyon Connector
Phoenix, AZ to San Diego, CA via Pacific Coast Trail
I think this would be a fun route, and I have family along the way (free lodging). However, as it is still quite early, I'd be amenable to changes concerning the route and start/end points.
Pace: I'd be looking to cover at least 100 mi/day and complete the trip in no longer than 50 days (~40 being ideal).
Cost/Lodging: The above values are a really crude ballpark and do not include the cost of gear. I'm hoping to camp every night (assuming reasonable weather) to keep costs minimal
Fundraising: I'll be promoting the trip in order to raise money for Doctors Without Borders
Crew: This would be a self-sustained ride (no support vans, etc.) and I'm looking for to get a medium-sized group (<10) of riders together to do this with me
Me: Early 20s, easy-going, about 4 years of cycling experience, currently covering around 250 mi/week.
If you have any interest in touring late Spring-early Summer next year and any of the above catches your eye, let me know!
Ride Across America Early Summer 2014
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