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The Trans-America (TransAm) Route meanders from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia and crosses through some of America’s best national parks – Yellowstone and Grand Teton. The route has been ridden by cyclists for years and I’m taking Adventure Cycling’s advice of planning on three months to complete the ride.
I’ll be starting with some flat terrain and a little climbing in the river valleys between Oregon and Colorado. The Rockies will bring long climbs on graded passes, which can be long but aren’t incredibly steep. As I push into Kansas, the terrain will become flat, but I expect to encounter winds. The Ozarks and Kentucky through the Appalachians will bring short, steep climbs; and, according to Adventure Cycling, the section in Virginia has more total elevation gain than any other state.