2022 Coast to Coast Cycling Adventure – Planning and Training

  • America by Bicycle: Scaled back and seemed financially shaky due to COVID and the owner passing away
  • Trek Travel: Too expensive ($25K) plus they supply the bike and I want to ride my own. That being said, seemed like a really DE-luxe way to go.
  • Cycle America: Longer route than I was planning (1,000 more miles, two additional weeks), less daily milage than I wanted (25 less per day), and camping (on this trip, I wanted hotels)
  • Others: Incompatible schedule, camping, daily milage too low, route I didn’t like, etc.
  • I felt it was a high number but doable. I noted that several of the group tours out there do between 80 and 100.
  • It is high enough that it makes this a real accomplishment if we can pull it off
  • I have done multiple days in a row of 100 or so miles — this is just… more days in a row
  • It lets us keep the trip under 40 days
  • It is a nice, round number
  • Gas: $500 per rider (20 tanks x $50 per tank split two ways)
  • Vehicle wear and tear: $1,500 per rider
  • Meals: $4,500 per rider (including feeding our amazing SAG team)
  • Hotels: $5,000 per rider

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