hey guys, i am going to be riding the TransAm starting this May. there are 4 riders and two drivers. the biggest question we all have is where we will sleep. i am also purchasing the maps for this rout. please any tips or hints would be amazing! thank you all for your wisdom!I missed the part about 2 drivers. I think that having a car or van involved will really limit your options some places. It will eliminate hiker/biker sites as an option for one thing and that means you will need reservations in some places. At least the car can go ahead and scope things out reserving a site early where needed though.
I think we would not have had the same invites to stay with hosts if we had a car along. I also would have felt awkward asking to stay at churches and so on. I am not sure if it is likely to be a problem when staying in town parks.
Personally, I consider a motor vehicle for support as a major detractor from the total experience. We did have vehicle support for a few days in Virginia and it was nice, but I definitely think we would have missed out on a ton of great experiences if we had that same support for the rest of the country. In Virginia we didn't get the same feel for the area as we did the rest of the country. It was worth it because we had great experiences with the friends and family that helped us, but I definitely would not have wanted it for the whole tour.
Just something to consider.