TransAmerica: Section 2

TransAmerica: Section 2

26-Day Epic Bike Tour

Tour Information

Date: 09/08/19 - 10/03/19
Meet: West Yellowstone, MT
Time: 2:00pm
Tour Price: $6090
Single Upgrade: $2200

If you've completed the first section, or even if you haven't, join us for this second section of the TransAmerica – the classic bicycle route across the country. This section begins where the first one ended in West Yellowstone, MT and continues east more than 1200 miles to Wichita, Kansas. This is the second of four sections of the complete 4200-mile TransAm that we’ll conduct over four straight years. Join us as we cross the continental divide and head down into the Great Plains on this epic tour!

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1256 miles through all types of terrain. Average of 52 miles per day including 3 rest days.

All hotel lodging for 25 nights, all breakfasts, dinners, & snacks on cycling days, SAG support along the route, luggage transfer, detailed maps, cue sheets and GPS files, mechanical support and instruction, state line crossing parties, celebration dinner and trained guides.

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TransAmerica: Section 2

$500 but we recommend bringing your own bicycle.

Fly into the West Yellowstone (WYS) airport or fly into the Idaho Falls (IDA) airport and take a shuttle to West Yellowstone for the start of the tour. Fly home from the Wichita (ICT) airport.

Tour Details

DAY 1: We’ll meet for an orientation at 2:00pm Then we’ll make sure our bicycles are ready for the trip and have our first dinner together. If you've never been to Yellowstone National Park, consider arriving a couple days early to explore the park on your own. Even though we cycle through the park on Day 2, you probably won't have enough time to stop and see everything. 0 miles.

DAYS 2 - 25: The days will quickly fall into a comfortable rhythm. We'll start early with a light breakfast provided by our inn or the hotel. Then we'll pack our bike bags with snacks of raisins, nuts, energy bars and peanut butter sandwiches. We'll make sure we have an extra layer of clothing and a rain jacket with us. We leave on our own, usually between 8- 9am and cycle at our own pace.

We follow the cue sheets that have been meticulously prepared for us, along with the expert Adventure Cycling maps and optional GPS directions. We each ride at our own pace, sometimes alone and sometimes in small groups and we stop where we want along the way.

About every twenty miles, we’ll meet our SAG vehicle. It holds water, snacks, tire repair tools and a first aid kit. Even if we don’t need anything, we’ll stop to chat and talk about the wonderful tailwind or the panoramic view. If we’re too tired to bike anymore, we’ll take a ride in the SAG vehicle to our hotel for the night. The SAG makes sure everyone is in safely at the end of the day.

Once at our hotel, we find our luggage, (delivered earlier by the WomanTours van and trailer,) check-in to our room, and meet our roommate. Most of our hotels are chains and most of us will be in double occupancy rooms. We rotate roommates every night, unless you’ve requested the single room upgrade. There’s time to shower before dinner and perhaps take a dip in the hotel pool.

If anyone has experienced bike problems during the day, we’ll use the time before dinner to work with the guide to fix it. If it’s a more complicated repair, the bike will go to a trained mechanic at a nearby bike shop.

Then we eat dinner together, served buffet-style outside. Our traveling chef prepares hearty and healthy dishes from our trailer kitchen. While she will accommodate guests with specific allergies and provide a nonmeat protein source for vegetarians, she cannot adhere to everyone’s likes and dislikes. You'll need to be flexible. If you require a vegan or gluten-free diet, there will be a small surcharge.

After dinner, the guide holds a map meeting to discuss the highlights of the day and to go over the details of the next day’s route. We'll celebrate every day that we cross into a new state. When we reach West Yellowstone, we'll celebrate with a special meal. Average of 47 miles per day.

DAY 26: We’ll say our good-byes this morning and head home. 0 miles.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Yellowstone National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Rocky Mountains

Great Divide Basin

Continental Divide - Hoosier Pass

Colorado & Arkansas Rivers

TransAm Halfway Point

Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas

TO JOIN: Sign up online or call us to make your nonrefundable, nontransferable registration deposit of $300. The first payment of $2,000 is due March 1, 2019 and $1000 of that payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable. The balance of the trip fee is due by June 15, 2019.

DISCOUNTS: Take another shorter, domestic WomanTours trip within six months of the TransAmerica tour and receive a discount of 10% off the other tour. Make your payments by check and receive a discount of 2%.

CANCELLATION & REFUNDS: The $300 registration fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable, but holds your space. Our cross-country and epic tours usually fill to capacity. One half of your first payment of $2000 is refundable should you cancel prior to June 15, 2018. The remaining $1000 is nonrefundable and nontransferable. There are no refunds for cancellations after June 15, 2018.

TRIP INSURANCE: We highly recommend trip cancellation insurance, especially for a trip of this magnitude.

MORE DETAILS: Help on training, transportation, packing, and an itinerary will be sent upon receipt of your registration fee. We will also mail you periodic Prep Talk newsletters to help you prepare for the trip. Contact us if you'd like contact information of past participants.

SAG VOLUNTEERS: We use 3 volunteers to drive a support car during this tour. Each driver works once every third day supporting the riders until the last cyclist finishes for the day. She provides food, drinks, flat tire assistance and moral support, and becomes an integral part in the success of the tour. In return, each volunteer receives a discount of 40% off the full tour price. If you’re interested in a position, please email or call us.

TransAmerica Section 2 Epic Tour Itinerary

Date Location Miles
Sep 8, 2019 West Yellowstone, MT 0
Sep 9, 2019 Jackson, WY 52
Sep 10, 2019 Moran, WY 54
Sep 11, 2019 Dubois, WY 39
Sep 12, 2019 Lander, WY 74
Sep 13, 2019 Lander, WY 0
Sep 14, 2019 Jeffrey City, WY 59
Sep 15, 2019 Rawlins, WY 67
Sep 16, 2019 Saratoga, WY 42
Sep 17, 2019 Walden, CO 68
Sep 18, 2019 Granby, CO 57
Sep 19, 2019 Kremmling, CO 29
Sep 20, 2019 Dillon, CO 43
Sep 21, 2019 Dillon, CO 0
Sep 22, 2019 Fairplay, CO 39
Sep 23, 2019 Canon City, CO 81
Sep 24, 2019 Pueblo, CO 55
Sep 25, 2019 La Junta, CO 84
Sep 26, 2019 Eads, CO 67
Sep 27, 2019 Eads, CO 0
Sep 28, 2019 Scott City, KS 104
Sep 29, 2019 Ness City, KS 57
Sep 30, 2019 Larned, KS 64
Oct 1, 2019 Hutchinson, KS 75
Oct 2, 2019 Wichita, KS 47
Oct 3, 2019 Home 0