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Offline michaelvac

Trans Am Route Camping spots
« on: April 16, 2006, 07:36:09 pm »
My wife and I are planning on biking the Trans Am route this summer. We have the Adventure Cycling maps and it appears that there are relatively few places (campgrounds)to camp along the route, especially since we plan to only bike about 50 miles per day. We were wondering what other people have done when there are no campgrounds. Also, are there families along the route that are willing to let bikers camp on their property?  If so, how do I find out about them? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.


Offline judyrans

Trans Am Route Camping spots
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2006, 05:56:05 am »
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We were wondering what other people have done when there are no campgrounds. Also, are there families along the route that are willing to let bikers camp on their property?  If so, how do I find out about them?


With http://www.warmshowers.org/ you might even come up with a bed!


You could also try http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/.


Offline JimF

Trans Am Route Camping spots
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2006, 11:01:13 am »
Our group did the TA last summer, east to west. The ACA maps identified numerous overnight options for the communities we passed through. Many of the towns offered city parks for bikers. The majority had showers, pools (free), barbecues, and even covered pavillions in case of rain. We often met other tourers at these parks. Churches, too, often offered sleeping areas plus. With planning, you can ID churches in communities not mentioned in ACA maps and contact them directly about your needs; we found a number of pleasant overnights this way. A small donation was always done. Good luck.