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America (local)

This page lists all reports that for America only that do not involve other countries.
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All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours (continued)

Cycling in America
by Paul Jeurissen & Grace Johnson, tour started 2010, submitted 16 July 2010
America: USA
language: en, nl

Cycling in America is; friendly people, vast landscapes, hamburgers and picnic tables by the campsite. Our favorite region to tour through is the American Southwest with its painted deserts, mountains and colorful rock formations.

On our Cycling in America website we show what it's like to travel across the states (via the Adventure Cycling Transamerica trail) and through the American Southwest.

See all 4 reports by Paul Jeurissen & Grace Johnson

Cycling through the American Southwest
Fahrrad Tour Rocky Mountains Kanada
by camino10, submitted 1 July 2010
America: Canada
language: de

Fahrrad Tour von Calgary aus in die Rocky Mountains von Kanada, durch die Nationalparks Banff und Jasper in Alberta, Hiking auf dem Berg Lake Trail beim Mount Robson und schlussendlich wieder mit dem Fahrrad über Kamloops und Whistler nach Vancouver in British Columbia.

See all 10 reports by camino10

Biking Travelogue Mexico: Zacatecas - Guadalajara - Manzanillo
by camino10, submitted 1 July 2010
America: Mexico

Riding the Running Bull - Bike Tour Travelogue Mexico. Biking adventure through the desert of Zacatecas and to the Pacific Ocean at Manzanillo. Biking Route: Bike from Guadalajara to the Santiago Canyon, through the desert of Zacatecas, back to Guadalajara, over Sierra Manantlan (part of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range) to the Pacific Ocean at Barra de Navidad and Manzanillo.

See all 10 reports by camino10

3200 miles in 33 Days: Solo, self-supported ride across the US by female
by Corbin, tour started July 2009, submitted 21 June 2010
America: USA

I finished up my MBA at Wharton and decided to bike across the country before starting a life of 80 hour work weeks. I rode from Seattle to Washington, DC, alone, self-supported, creating my own route while I went, covering about 100 miles a day (3200 miles in 33 days). My blog details the logistics like where I stayed, how far I rode, and what roads I took. It also covers some of the more entertaining bits: the amazing people I met, getting lost a LOT in the west, being chased by dogs, coinciding the the Sturgis Bike Rally, my mild obsession with Wall Drug, and other daily trials.

As a single woman, this whole thing made my mother very nervous, but it was a fun adventure.

Daves Travel Pages
by Dave, tour started 2010, submitted 17 April 2010

My name is Dave Briggs, and I am an Adventure Cyclist from England. My current cycling trip, is to cycle the Pan-American route from the very north of Alaska to the south of Argentina. I began my journey in July 2009, and am estimating that I will finish sometime in October 2010.

My route has taken me past sights of natural beauty, over rough tracks, near mayan ruins, and enabled me to meet hundreds of friendly people.

This is not my first trip, however. I have also cycled from England to South Africa, details of which are also at my site, which covers nearly 15 years of travel around the world.

Put the kettle on, make a nice cup of tea, sit down, and enjoy !!

Photo take at the Arctic Circle
Our cycling trip across the Icefield Parkway from Jasper to Banff
by Fernando Candido, tour started August 2006, submitted 1 March 2010
America: Canada

This is the story of our trip in Bicycle between the towns of Jasper and Banff in Canada.

See all 5 reports by Fernando Candido

Beautiful Jasper National Park
Manaus - Caracas
by Roberto Canessa, tour started August 2009, submitted 24 February 2010
America: Brazil, Venezuela
language: it

siamo un piccolo gruppo di amici che stanno pianificando di viaggiare in bicicletta da Manaus a Caracas il prossimo mese di agosto. Se qualcuno fosse interessato a partecipare sarebbe il benvenuto.

Biking the Rockies to the Okanagan Valley
by Fernando Candido, tour started August 1999, submitted 23 February 2010
America: Canada

This is the story of my trip from Field in British Columbia, Canada through Rogers Pass all the way to the sunny Okanagan Valley.

See all 5 reports by Fernando Candido

Rogers Pass in British Columbia
Bike Tour Peru
tour started 2010, submitted 9 February 2010

3rd try is a charm. Strained Achilles, Broken arm, pause. Now we're in Argentina with next to no money, setting out into the unknown. El niño may have washed out the roads in Bolivia, Macchu Picchu is closed until April. With alternate itineraries at the ready, we think we'll make it.

Biking from Whitehorse to Inuvik - A Canadian Arctic Journey
by Fernando Candido, tour started June 2002, submitted 8 February 2010
America: Canada

This a description of my cycling trip across the Yukon and the Northwest Territories via the Dempster Highway a 1400km long journey.

See all 5 reports by Fernando Candido

The spectacular Dempster Highway
6000km Through the Heart of the Amazon Jungle
by Douglas Gunzelmann, tour started September 2009, submitted 5 January 2010
America: Brazil, Peru

Inspired by an article in National Geographic, Gunzelmann hoped his personal adventure and real-time blogs would help bring awareness to the rainforest destruction occurring along the unfinished "TransAmazonica" highway he traveled. Though not entirely paved, the highway already connects Brazil and Peru from coast to coast. In a journey filled with vivid stories of swarming ants, scorching heat, violent political riots, poachers, a river crossing in the bucket of a bulldozer, and a daring escape from a cougar on top of a speeding fuel truck, Gunzelmann would have never guessed what would be the most dangerous thing of all he would encounter—that the very people he blamed for the destruction of the Amazon were often also the people who would also help him the most.

Jungles of Amazonia
A Bicycle Trip to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island July 2003
by Susanne and Ole Jacobi, tour started 2003, submitted 25 November 2009
America: Canada

For the last many summers, we have visited the islands of the Eastern Atlantic seabord: Lofoten in Norway, the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland in Scotland, Ireland, Wales which is not an island, but might as well be one, and Gotland in Sweden which is an island, but in the Baltic, not in the Atlantic. The time had now come, we thought, to cross the Atlantic and see what it looks like on the other side. As islands seem to be our preferred locations, we chose Prince Edward Island (PEI in the local vocabulary) in Canada which has the advantage of being fairly small and not too hilly.

See all 2 reports by Susanne and Ole Jacobi

Transcendental Great Divide
by SLObike, tour started July 2009, submitted 19 October 2009
America: USA

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Banff Springs, Alberta Canada to the Mexico border at Antelope Wells, New Mexico. This ``off road'' route parallels the Rocky mountains for 2715 miles and with approximately 200,000 feet of elevation gain. National Geographic magazine calls it the #1 Trip of America's top 50 Adventures

Great vacation!

See all 2 reports by SLObike

Bike and BOB
Canada to Mexico Cycle
by Dan Hargrave, tour started September 2009, submitted 13 October 2009
America: USA, Canada, USA, Mexico

A three week solo and unsupported ride from Vancouver, Canada to Tijuana, Mexico. I followed the Pacific Coast most of the way south using the American Cycling Association maps.

See all 2 reports by Dan Hargrave

Pedaling South from Alaska to Argentina
by Lucie and Torrey, tour started September 2009, submitted 26 August 2009
language: en, fr

We're cycling 25 000 km across the Americas from Alaska to Argentina to raise funds for Cyclo Nord Sud, a non-profit that sends used bicycles to developing countries. As ambassadors for this organization, we will meet with Cyclo Nord Sud's Latin American partners and hopefully create contacts with new ones along the way.

We're a francophone/anglophone couple from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. We're each adding original content in our respective languages, so our blog is a 2 for 1. Enjoy!

Nous traversons les Amériques dans un voyage autonome de 25000km en vélo, de l'Alaska à l'Argentine afin de ramasser des fonds pour Cyclo Nord-Sud, une organisation à but non-lucrative qui envoie des vélos usagés dans les pays en voie de développement. En tant qu'ambassadeur, nous visiterons leurs partenaires en Amérique latine et créerons de nouveaux contacts.

cycling on cuba
by Conrad Philipp, tour started February 2009, submitted 25 August 2009
America: Cuba
language: de

What does you connect with the Caribbean island Cuba? The plates rum, Rumba and Mojitos can be found easy in Havanna. The tourist face high-quality restored quarter of the Vieja may not be transferred however to the whole country. To this realization we came after three weeks and more than 2000 km by bike. Cuba presented itself from its special side. A violent tempest over us swept few hundred meters after the route start away. On a cow meadow we spent the first night and drove towards to the east into that wildest part of the island. Cows, pigs and goats coined/shaped fauna along the roads scattered by impact holes. In start to the notorious road La Farola we stayed overnight in a small settlement and the native handed dinners and breakfast to their new Amiegos. The local police had noticed us but with a match bright. We were allowed to remain fortunately and our hosts got also no annoyance. After we had overcome the la farola road the landscape changed into a desert. What a contrast to the sumptuously green northern part of the east. Over Guantanamo and Santiago de Cuba we drove more than 200 km between the sea and the highly rising summits along of the Parquenacionalturquino. Here in the mountains Fidels friends had already their hiding place. Numerous posters always referred us to the achievements of the revolution. Also a complete beach day granted ourselves in a solitary place in the middle north...

See all 17 reports by Conrad Philipp

Across North America on a Yellow submarine
by Igor Kovse, tour started July 2009, submitted 18 August 2009
America: Canada, USA

The lack of traffic brings wildlife closer to the road. He sees two cranes, some kind of partridge with a crest on its head, a fox and a strange black creature the size of a big cat with long fat tail (a wolverine maybe?). There is also a bird who sings refrain 'We all live in a yellow submarine'. This becomes a hit for the rest of the tour, especially the beginning 'In the toooown, where I was boooorn, lived a maaaaan, who sailed the seeeeeas', as this is all Mr. Iik can remember from the song.

See all 17 reports by Igor Kovse

In the Canadian praries.
My pedalled globe tour (part 1): Las Americas
by Christian Bomio, tour started May 2007, submitted 24 July 2009

In May 2007 I've started a round-the-world bicycle tour. This is the first part of this journey which began in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska going south through Canada, USA, Mexico and Central America. After one year my wheels were in Colombia to begin riding around South America (Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina) in order to reached Ushuaia at the end of the world in Tierra del Fuego by end of 2009.

In Bolivia following the railway line sometimes is better then the dirt roads.
From Oregon to the Yukon
by Benjamin Heumann, tour started 2007, submitted 11 March 2009
America: USA, Canada

Two months of cycling from Portland, OR to Whitehorse, Yukon in four segments. 1) Solo- Portland, OR to Seattle WA via the Pacific Coast. 2) Solo- Victoria, BC to Cortes Islands, BC to Vancouver, BC. 3) with Nick C. and Stacy: Vancouver, BC to Port Hardy, BC via the Sunshine Coast. 4) with Nick P. Prince Rupert, BC to Whitehorse, Yukon via the Cassiar Highway.

The first three segments were very civilized with camping in state/provincial parks and beautiful summer weather (except the occasional rain storm). The final segment was 12 days of intense cycling (100+km per day), rustic camping, many, many bears, but some of the most beautiful scenery I've ever cycled.

Website has journal entries, pictures, and maps.

Canada C2C 2008 - Biking Canada Coast 2 Coast
by Mary Sanseverino, tour started May 2008, submitted 3 March 2009
America: Canada

In the spring and summer of 2008 my husband Mike and I cycled 9450 km across Canada from Victoria BC to St. John's NL. We were joined for almost all of this trip by our friend and long time cycling companion Mark.

I took a small computer and we were able to keep a blog for the entire trip. Our website is full of stories, detailed maps, pictures, and links. I hope you find it interesting.

All in all, we had a fantastic trip through a country full of stunning landscapes and wonderful, warm, welcoming people. A ride across Canada is truly one of the world's great bicycle adventures. I highly recommended it!

Mary on the Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia, Canada
The blog of a journey through South America, beginning in the north of Colombia
by Osmosno, tour started January 2009, submitted 6 February 2009

Osmosno is David Walker and Sebastian Wevers. We have been living on the road for around ten years during which time we have covered 50,000KM by motorcycle and three times that by bicycle through the Middle East, Asia, and North and South America.

Our passion is Asia where we spend most of our time, especially China and the Himalayas, but now for the second time we are visiting South America.

Our journey begins in the north of Colombia and will continue south tracking the Andes until we stop. This blog will tell the story of our journey.

See all 2 reports by Osmosno

David and Sebastian just before Laguna Verde, Paso San Francisco, Chile.
Velotraum, Ruth's und Horst's Radabenteuer von Inuvik nach Ushuaia
by Ruth und Horst Hammerschmidt, tour started June 2005, submitted 22 January 2009
language: de

Ruth und ich (Horst) fuhren mit dem Fahrrad von Inuvik, nördlichster im Sommer anzufahrender Punkt in Nordwestkanada bis zum südlichsten anzufahrenden Punkt im argentinischen Feuerland, Ushuaia. Wir waren 22 Monate unterwegs, legten 29'100 Kilometer mit dem Rad zurück, fuhren 280'000 Meter in die Höhe, obwohl wir durchschnittlich genau nur jeden 2. Tag im Sattel sassen. Das nur für die Statistiker, Weiteres auf unserer Website.

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route
by Nicolas de Hemptinne, tour started July 2008, submitted 7 January 2009
America: USA, Canada
language: fr

A trip from Calgary to Denver.

This summer I had the chance to ride a (big) part of the `Great Divide Mountain Bike Route'. An itinerary suggested by Adventure Cycling Association (Sections 1, 2 and 3).

This road goes to the United States from the North to the South follows the Continental Divide and takes more than 80% of gravel and dirt road.

See all 5 reports by Nicolas de Hemptinne

Tip to Temple
by Thomas Schultz, Zach Hoybatubbi, tour started January 2009, submitted 2 January 2009

In January of 2009, two dudes will embark on a 4000-mile adventure through the country of Chile. Their Journey will start in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. As they push northward, they will encounter brutal winds, pounding rains and the driest of deserts. In the rainy South, glaciers will send shivers down their spines and remind them of the powers of nature. The dry North will bring scorching sun that will melt their minds and offer teachings of survival. They will end high in the Amazon where they will ride through the Andes, the second highest mountain range in the world. There they will visit the location where an ancient civilization once stood, and today only whispers of ghosts can be heard from the crumbling stones...

Bike and Build NUS 2009
by Ally Katch, tour started June 2009, submitted 23 December 2008
America: USA, Canada

My name is Ally Katch, and in the summer of 2009 I will ride 4000 miles across North America to raise money and awareness for affordable housing. I, along with 33 other men and women, will need to raise $4000 for the affordable housing cause. Then, in June, we will set off from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA for the summer of a lifetime with an organization called Bike and Build.

Over the course of about 10 weeks, we will bicycle 4000 miles and spend several days at affordable housing build sites with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity to help construct housing for people in need. You can learn more about my ride at my website, , or you can track our progress (starting 18 June, 2009) on my blog at .

34 men and women riding east to west, leaving a trail of construction in their wake...
Western Desert: Washington State to Kansas State in the USA
by Wayne Joerding, tour started May 2008, submitted 15 November 2008
America: USA

This cycle journal describes my trip from eastern Washington state, through the central basin area of Oregon, across Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Kansas to the Missouri border. Most of this route follows the Adventure Cycling Association Western Express route, famous for it's long distances between towns, food, or water. However, the less traveled central basin of Oregon presents even more challenges requiring careful planning.

See all 7 reports by Wayne Joerding

Capitol Reef National Park and bicycle
Chile, Castro to Villarrica
by Paul R. Hoffman, tour started January 2008, submitted 13 November 2008
America: Chile

We took a five week trip to Chile. About four of the weeks we spent of our bikes, taking our time and having fun. It was a great trip but in hindsight I would recommend a more mountain like bike. We used Lemond Poprad cyclocross bikes. The wheels it turned out were especially not ready for the rough terrain with the touring weight.

See all 2 reports by Paul R. Hoffman

Open fish and veggi market in Valdivia.
Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula by Bicycle
by Jeffrey Button, tour started August 2008, submitted 5 November 2008
America: Canada

A complete circuit of Newfoundland's beautiful Avalon Peninsula. Six days and 778 kilometers through rain, drizzle, fog, thunder, lightening and even some sunshine. With maps and elevation graphs.

Near Angel's Cove on the Cape Shore, just before Cape St. Mary's Bird Sanctuary
Back on Hwy 1
by Iris Mueck, tour started September 2008, submitted 3 October 2008
America: USA

Bicycle Tour San Francisco - Pismo Beach - Santa Barbara. Some back country roads. Distance: Total 926 Kilometer.

See all 106 reports by Iris Mueck

Cycling Cuba
by Blanche, tour started 2008, submitted 5 September 2008
America: Cuba
language: en, nl

In summer 2008 we combined sun, salsa, lost of other good live music, mojito's, snorkelling and cycling in an amazing and difficult to understand country. We cycled 33 days through the west and the east off Cuba. I visited almost 25 % of the world but saw never a stranger country then Cuba; but it was wonderful.

See all 14 reports by Blanche

Northern Tier Trans America Tour - Bike Adventure!
by Maya and Lara Buelow, tour started June 2008, submitted 3 August 2008
America: USA

Two sisters make the move back to the west coast from Manhattan on Bikes! Lots of great pictures and stories to boot, and some suggestions on packing, route choices, etc. (more to come soon).

Ah, yes, goin' strong! - Spirit Lake, ND
Tour of Baja California
by Andres Roldan, tour started November 2007, submitted 3 August 2008
America: Mexico

Tour of Baja California - Sleepy little towns, good food, good friends and daily adventures as the OTB (Over the Bars) mountain bike club takes to the roads of Mexico.

Make sure to check out the videos with the volume turned up!

We slept next to the ocean with the waves crashing by and some truck traffic jake braking by our campsite. Not as cold as last night, but a good night overall. We had a strange Elvis sighting by our campsite; he was sleeping next to our camp with his trusted Mexican hound dog (he barked in Spanish).

Long Day in Baja California
El Mundo en Bici - Viajes por Nueva Zelanda, Asia, Europa y Alaska - Ushuaia- 2008-2010
by Ivana y Harry, tour started July 2008, submitted 8 July 2008
America: USA, Argentina, Chile, Peru
language: es
El Mundo en bici - porque nos gusta andar por el mundo en bici y  porque queremos que el mundo ande en bici, para cuidar el mundo.
Vuelta a Cuba
by Andres R., tour started November 2005, submitted 31 May 2008
America: Cuba

Palm trees, live music, hot dance, mojitos, and lots of backroads.

A lightweight tour of the Caribbean Island of Cuba.

The plan is to ride from east to west across the island to take advantage of the easterly winds this time of year. We know our starting point, Santiago de Cuba, and our ending point, La Habana, but we have no idea, nor do we want to have an idea about the route. I bought Lonely Planet's Cycling Cuba and a map of Cuba, these two pieces of paper will take us across Cuba or serve as toilet paper somewhere along the way.

On the outskirts of Havana
Cycling from Argentina to Alaska
by Kelly and Dave, tour started November 2008, submitted 6 April 2008

Two Poole based intrepid travellers are setting off on a journey of a lifetime to raise funds for a local charity, Julia's House and the international charity, SOS Children's Villages.

Kelly and Dave will be starting in Ushuaia, at the Southern tip of Argentina in South America and will cycle to Alaska, the extreme northwest portion of the North American continent.

They anticipate that they will be on the road for up to 2 years, facing extreme weather conditions and the challenging terrain that the American continent has to offer. They plan to cycle the world's driest desert and the high altitude mountain regions of the Andes.

By doing the trip by bicycle they are hoping it will bring them closer to the environment and learn about the ever changing world that we live in and aim to leave minimal impact upon the environment.

Transcendental Transcontinental - Xcountry USA
by SLObike, tour started August 2004, submitted 3 March 2008
America: USA

Website includes travelogue, gear, planning, 50 (USA) State Bicycle Coordinator summary page, beer sampling, etc.

I also took the opportunity to sample beers from across the USA. When you are riding your bike across the country, beer is guilt free. It's called fuel, and it tastes good, too! At the end of the day, nothing replaces those vital body fluids better than beer - water works OK, too, I guess.

You'll find that some state bicycle coordinators are better than others. Wyoming and South Dakota coordinators were topnotch! Clearly, they were real bike riders not some pinky office donut eaters.

See all 2 reports by SLObike

King of the Prairie Dogs, Badlands - South Dakota
Cycling through Ecuador and Colombia
by Mike Hayes, tour started January 2008, submitted 11 February 2008
America: Ecuador, Colombia

Just a two month cycle tour, starting with a loop around the highlands of Ecuador before crossing the border into Southern Colombia and making my way north to Bogota via the Andes and then the Valle de Rio Magdalena, with some extra riding in the mountains just north of Bogota.

Tour started January 2008 and finishes end February 2008.

See all 3 reports by Mike Hayes

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Following the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany
by Michel Laliberté, tour started September 2006, submitted 5 February 2008
America: USA
language: en, fr

A one-week cyclotouring trip from Albany to Buffalo, along the Erie Canal and Mohawk River in New York State (650 km ~ 400 miles), mostly camping. Practical informations about traveling and camping in Upstate New York, and getting there by bus. Especially useful for budget travelers who don't mind pedaling long hours along the Mohawk River Valley, the cradle of US industry, an area rich in historical significance and landmarks.

See all 7 reports by Michel Laliberté

Canada Geese Patrols on Duty in Albion
Touring Bolivia and Argentina
by Manuel Terra, tour started August 2007, submitted 22 December 2007
America: Bolivia, Argentina
language: pt

Sajama - Salta 1350km. Agosto de 2007 (Andes2) touring bolivia cycling.

Após o primeiro contato com a cordilheira, em 2005 surgiu o projeto de percorrê-la de Norte a Sul. Decidi fazê-lo sozinho e o fato de não contar com um companheiro me fez redobrar a atenção nos detalhes para garantir o bom término da viagem. Foram 17 etapas onde encontrei frio, gelo, vento, cascalho e muita areia. No caminho parei para descansar em algumas cidades para recuperar forças e conseguir suprimentos.

Journals of a few modest bike tours in the Western US and Canada
by Peter Hoffman, tour started January 2007, submitted 4 December 2007
America: USA, Canada

I live in Berkeley, California and my friend John lives in Los Angeles. Since 2003 we've been getting together each year to do a modest 7-12 day bike tour. Our criteria include, if possible, light traffic, beautiful scenery, reasonable odds for good weather, and no more than 80 miles between indoor accommodations (so we don't have to lug camping gear). The journals of other bike tourists have been so helpful in planning these trips I thought I should share ours as well. As of 2007 we've ridden on the Oregon Coast, the Central Oregon High Desert, Wyoming (Yellowstone NP, Teton NP, Wind River Valley), Sunshine Coast of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, and Southwest Utah (Zion, Bryce & Capitol Reef NP).

Chilly morning in Yellowstone National Park

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