Covering 10 States and 4,300 miles, the Trans Am bike race is a classic coast to coast race across the USA.


Date: June 3, 2017

Time: 6:00 am


Cost: Free

Event Website

Organizer: Nathan Jones



Astoria Maritime Museaum

Astoria, OR United States

UPDATE (Race Recap): The winner, Evan Deutsch, broke the course record coming in at 17 days 9 hours 8 minutes, and provided a touching eulogy via Facebook to the previous record-holder, Mike Hall, who was killed during the Indian Pacific Wheel Race this past March. The top female, Janie Hayes, fell short of breaking Lael Wilcox’s record (18 days, 10 minutes), but came in a strong third with a finish in 19 days and 7 hours. And, we were all deeply saddened at the passing of Eric Fishbein, who was struck and killed on June 17th in West Kansas while competing in the race. There is currently a GoFundMe initiative for his family here.

The 4th running of the Trans Am Bike Race is set to begin on June 3 at 6AM. As was the case last year, participants can choose to take the route from west to east or vice versa. Either way, finishers will bank a total of 4,182 miles and an elevation gain of approximately 165000 feet as they make their way between Astoria, OR and Yorktown, VA in this non-stop, self-supported road bike race.

The race follows the Adventure Cycling Association’s TransAmerica Trail, which winds its way through some of the most beautiful locations in the country, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in the West, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the Ozarks, and the Appalachians of the east coast.

Read about Lael Wilcox’s epic finish last year.

Watch the 2017 event on Live Tracker: