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Offline SaemiVald

Trans America question: Distance between pit stops
« on: July 04, 2016, 05:37:32 am »
Hi,
What is the longest distance on the TransAm trail between 'pit stops' for a) food, water and b) hotels/motels?
Is it possible to do the trail without a tent and just stay at hotels?

Offline John Nelson

Re: Trans America question: Distance between pit stops
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2016, 01:40:42 pm »
The longest distance between food availability is probably about 60 miles. The ACA maps warn you when these gaps are coming up.

Some have done this staying only in motels (and occasionally other indoor accommodations where no motels exist). You'll need to make your reservations in Yellowstone at least six months in advance. There's a journal on CGOAB that gives full details, although it isn't 100% on the TA.

http://bicyclelife.topicwise.com/doc/Yumadons1

indyfabz

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Re: Trans America question: Distance between pit stops
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2016, 07:35:41 am »
There are other areas where reservations might be wise. For example, I was recently on the TransAm for a few days. Everything in Ennis, MT looked pretty booked up as I headed to the fish access campground and then took a spin around town. That was on a Monday during popular fishing time.