Trans-America Trail Resources

Thinking of riding the Trans-America Trail? Here's what I have to share from my experience riding the trail in 2010:

My trip planning thread

My TAT blog

My advrider ride report

TAT Playlist - I did one HD video for each day of the TAT. These will give you a good idea of what to expect on the trail.

  • Which bike?
    • Sam says a dual sport 400cc or greater. My top two picks would be a DRZ400 or a WR250R. 
    • Want to do it on a big bike? You'll need to do a lot of bypasses and watch for deep sand.
  • How long?
    •  Four weeks on the trail for the whole route. Don't try to rush it. If you can't do four weeks, pick your favorite portion and do that.
  • How much?
  • What to bring?
    • Pack as light as you can, and then get rid of about 20-50% of that stuff you think you need. 
    • What I really needed on my trip: Spare tubes, 2-3 pairs of underwear, 3 pairs of socks, three t-shirts, street shoes, soap, water, deodorant, GPS, phone, baby wipes.
    • What I could have left home: TP, spare parts, extra gas cans, cooking gear, paper maps, jeans, air compressor, extra tools (DRZ tool kit would have been fine).
  • Can you send me gps files for the TAT?
    • Sorry, I can't
  • Looking for someone to ride with? Check out this Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/162997890446555/