I have always thought it would be great if AC could do a campground development program with communities and locals on the route.
For instance, people could offer to allow cyclists to pitch a tent in their backyard. Churches, city parks, police/fire stations, etc. could have an actual camp pad on their property.
I would be happy to pay a reasonable amount for this per night plus it helps the local communities that may not have a local campground. Ideally, these would be spread out every 15-20 miles so almost anyone could find a camp. It would cost $200 max for a picnic table, some railroad ties and dirt (to create a raised pad), and a tree or two.
I know it is a dream but I can always dream
Happy trails and may the wind be at your back!