The Trans America Backcountry Route is a paved backroads route across the USA

New York to San Francisco

This is about America up close and personal, America's Backroads

What route? Well it's Liberty Park NY to Golden Gate Park CA, by way of: Yellowstone, Chicago, Mount Rushmore, Grand Tetons, Sturgis... American Backroads...the Rockies and farms.

"This ride is a fantastic trip across rural America" gpsKevin

What is this ride all about?

This is about riding all the way across America. This is a 2 week (16 day) adventure on back USA paved roads. In the eastern USA much of the route is formed from the routes that the Bicycle groups have developed. In the Midwest there will be countless farm roads, and in the west there is a lot of openness and beauty. The route will be 3868 miles long and there are 49 gas stops. We will cross the Rockies and our highest elevation will be 10947 feet. Each days route includes several gas stops and a lunch stop. Most days finish at the motel around 5pm. (Note old style Motels not Hotels). Most days will require 8 hours of riding time.

Ride Details

I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy!

Trans America Backcountry Route

Do this ride yourself: Purchase Rider Packet and GPS microSD Card for this ride

Note: A Full Rider Packet consists of printed ride descriptions and paper ride maps and a custom GPS microSD card for your Garmin or BMW GPS unit. The SD Cards and maps cover the complete route with all the new route options

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Notes: I suggest you plan and order early. Normally I ship within a week. But sometimes I run out and it can take me several weeks to get new cards and maps. And sometimes I am out riding and building new adventures so that can be hard too. I list the Option for 2 SD cards because many riders like to carry a backup card or a cheap backup GPS in the event of unforeseen circumstances..

This ride was originally designed for small bikes to travel the backroads across America. But we soon discovered that it is an awesome route for bigger bikes too! Bikes from Big Adventure bikes to Street Bikes to Vintage Bikes all work well because this route travel the nice back roads of America.

View the ride maps

OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.

I put these ride maps on the web page because I know a few of you love looking at the ride detail and dreaming about the ride. At first glance these maps do not look so impressive, but they are way cool. If you start zooming in, you can see the ride in incredible detail. I have spent a ton of hours sorting through the details of the ride for each day, so for those of you that enjoy this sort of thing, well enjoy!


The Blue lines are MAIN routes

The Red lines are Harder routes

The Green lines are Easy options

The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints

Instant GPS Download:

Want to download the Complete set of Tracklogs and Waypoints? Maybe you want to edit them and download them to your GPS yourself? Below you can get an instant download in universal (GPX) format which works in many GPX programs including Garmin Basecamp and Mapsource. These are high resolution Tracklogs and Waypoints for all section of the trail and its options.

(This option is not recommended if you have not worked with tracklogs before. Tracklogs do not work in all GPS units and often must be modified to fit your GPS. We cannot offer any tech support for your GPS unit. We recommend you buy the Micro SD card.)

Note: After you complete your payment, select "Return to Merchant" button to be directed to the download link.

TransAmBackcountry Complete GPX ($32.00)