Scooters Across America 18
Join us as we take scooters and ride across America?
New York to San Francisco
June XXth through July XXth 2018
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.
Pictures from our last trip
What is this ride all about?
This is about riding scooters 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.
Details about the ride
It is just a group of like minded people getting together to have fun on scooters and discover america and themselves along the way. It is about making new friendships, testing your limits and climbing your own mountains.
Riders will break up into small riding groups of 6 rider or less. As the days progress riders will change riding groups based on ride comptabilite, speed, friendships and relationships.
All riders should carry a gps and will be given route information.
Riders should carry a phone and will be given the numbers of fellow riders and the support truck.
Wanted Someone to do this ride with a Scooter Sidecar!
Ride plan details
The cost to join this X day ride is $XXX. This covers your lodging for the X nights during the ride and the support truck fees. This also covers your ride packets which include a custom Garmin GPS map on a micro SD card and printed ride maps and descriptions.
Now taking signups: You can now reserve your spot on this ride by leaving a $100 Deposit (Rider limit)
$100 SAA18 Deposit
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
Do not sign up for this ride unless you are serious about coming. I take your signup very seriously and start planning for you the minute you sign up. If you need to cancel up to one month prior to the ride start date I will give you a full refund but I will keep $100 to cover the planning work. Sorry but I make non refundable commitments myself so it gets hard for me. "I hate this world of non refundable deals myself." If you need to cancel within one month of the ride I cannot give a refund unless I can find a replacement rider. In the case of finding a replacement rider, I will gladly give you the full refund minus the $100 to cover the planning work. In the event of ride cancellation, you will be given a full refund.
Note: Riders must make full payment by
Riders will receive ride packets in the mail one week before the ride.
After your signup, riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions.
Ride Yoda Scott Ride Yoda Julie
Q: How many riders do you expect on this trip?
A: 50 riders maximum, but we do not all ride together. We split into groups of a max of 6 riders each group, 4 is better. Everyone will have a gps and the route will be loaded into the gps, so everyone must be capable of navigation on their own. Some groups will be faster than others. Groups determine their own pace and what they do during the day. You connect with similar riders.
Q: Will we have a support truck?
A: Yes, We are looking for volunteers for a support truck now, Riders using the support truck will be asked to contribute $10 to $15 per day.
Q: What is the length of the Scooter Transamerica Route?
A: 3868 miles New York to San Francisco CA
Q: How do I get my scooter to and from the ride.
A: There are several shipping options. To ship your bike across the country is around $500. Many riders are come from similar regions of the country and are discussion uniting their resources. We will help you develop choices here.
Q: How many mile per day will we be riding?
A: On average you will need to ride 240 mile per day. Plan or your "moving riding" time around 7.5 hours per day
Q: What are the Lodging Plans?
A: Riders are responsible for making their own Motel Reservations, with your ride signup you will receive a full contact list of the motels. Estimated costs TBD
Q: Is it possible to signup for only part of the ride?
A: No, riders must start the ride with the commitment to do the entire ride.
Q: How did you develop the scooter route?
A: Long story, but you can read the blog here: Scooter Route PreRide 2014
Q: What happens if I have trouble with my scooter?
A:It is not just about you riding your scooter across america, it is about all of us riding across america, it is about helping your fellow rider and laughing along the way. Everyone needs help at some time, but would your friends say that you are more likely to need help on a ride or are you more likely to offer help on a ride? When everyone comes prepared to be more helpful then rides turn out awesome. Come with this attitude! You will find lots of helpful people on this ride.
The Inspiration for this ride: The Mongol Rally, these guys are great!
This crowd is awesome, now lets have some fun across america!
I can't wait to get this yellowstone pic on scooters!
Scooter Costume are optional, but I will have one!
Mods on scooters, closing ceremony of the olympics 2014