2019: May 11 to June 29
Per Person: $12,895.00
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“The crew always did the ”little extras” like remembering birthdays, “checking everything twice” and greeting us each morning with a smile. They made our tour run so smoothly.” RD
“It was the support and encouragement offered on a daily basis that kept me going. My leaders seemed tireless in their efforts to keep everyone upbeat and happy. They’re honestly the kindest bunch of leaders I’ve ever met.”
“If you’re looking for an adventure bigger than life, ride across America with CrossRoads. Their appreciation for the journey sets them apart.” JO
Like many avid cyclists, you have asked yourself time and again if you have what it takes to ride across the country. You mentally rehearse riding through the desert, climbing the first mountain pass and catching your first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean. Your images are so powerful yet you still wonder if you have what it takes.
When we meet in Los Angeles your journey will be commemorated with a wheel-dipping ceremony at the Pacific Ocean in California then, 3,415 miles later you will partake in your second celebration, this time at the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts making your journey a complete coast-to-coast event.
Our route takes us over the Continental Divide in New Mexico, along Historic Rt. 66 and to the Dalton Brother’s Hideout in Kansas. Continuing east we will ride the Lewis and Clark Trail in Missouri, cross the Mighty Mississippi into Illinois, and pedal through historic Bennington, Vermont and Lexington, Massachusetts.
Study every photo and read every word on this web site as they tell the story of our support, before and during tour, then ask yourself again if you have what it takes; your answer will be YES!
*Our seven-week tour is an exciting, life affirming adventure! Ride the entire tour from coast to coast, split it into multiple segments over multiple years, or join us at any point along our route for any length of time. See Choose a Segment or call for details.
Average age: 62
Oldest rider: 80
Youngest rider: 26
Typical age range: 35 to 70
Group size: 20 to 25
Typical male/female ratio: 60/40
Leaders per tour: 5 to 7
Support vehicles per tour: 3
Total number of days: 50
Rest days: 5
Riding days: 43
Orientation day: 1
Departure day: 1
State line crossings: 15
Miles per day: 79 (Avg.)
Rainy days: 3.2 (Avg.)
Longest day: To Wickenburg, AZ – 116
Miles Shortest day: To Liberal, KS – 40 Miles
Total elevation gain: 90,039’ of climbing
Most gain: To Prescott, AZ – 5,648’ of climbing
Least gain: To Guymon, OK – 480’ of climbing
Highest point on tour: Glorieta Pass, NM – 7,570’ above sea level
Lowest point on tour: Indio, CA – 14’ below sea level
0 Miles: Pacific Ocean – Los Angeles, CA
1,000 Miles: Tucumcari, NM
1,708 Miles: Topeka, KS – Halfway point
2,000 Miles: Quincy, IL
3,000 Miles: Syracuse, NY
3,415 Miles: Atlantic Ocean – Boston, MA
Front wheel: Pacific Ocean at Manhattan Beach Pier (Los Angeles)
Back wheel: Atlantic Ocean at Revere Beach (Boston)
Santa Fe, NM
*Ride the entire tour from coast to coast, split it into multiple segments over multiple years, or join us at any point along our route for any length of time. See Choose a Segment or call for details.
You might be questioning your ability to complete a long distance tour or ride across the country on a bicycle. Our tours may seem daunting but it matters not your age or skill level, rather your attitude, courage and determination. It is the simple act of pedaling one day at a time, at your own pace, with the camaraderie that shines through every group that turns your dream into reality!
Theodore Roosevelt said it best, “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in that gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat”!
Our promise to you is that we will work together before tour discussing your cycling history, fitness, equipment, goals and desires then develop a plan to help you prepare for the most extraordinary adventure of your life. This is what we have done with every one of our alumni and this is what we will do for YOU and with YOU!
Accept the challenge and become a member of the very elite group of cyclists who have pedaled their bicycles across the United States of America or completed an ultra-distance bicycle tour!
Please call so we can help you begin preparing for YOUR victory!