Starling Travel

January 3, 2006

Bicycling across America

Filed under: Bicycling — Michael Moncur @ 6:00 am

Associated Press writer Calvin Woodward rode a bicycle from Washington, DC to southern California, a 3-month journey at 12-15 miles per hour. He talks about the trip, the people he met, and the towns along the way in this article:

If you’ve got the time and the astounding lower-body strength, this is certainly a cheap way to see all of America. The total cost of his 3-month trip was $4500, not including the $1200 bicycle. He stayed in small hotels and camped some of the nights.

If you’re interested in touring the US on a bicycle, Adventure Cycling offers detailed bike maps of many cross-country routes. If you’re not interested in a 3500-mile ride, they have shorter ones, like the Utah loop, a mere 287 miles.

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