Reserve by July 1, 2018

Overview

The attitudes, customs, language, and personality of the land and its people form a rich fabric of diversity as one moves across the land. You'll see that tapestry changing before your eyes as you travel from West to East. Even the light is different!

Our adventure begins in the US Capital, Washington DC and covers about 4,540 miles (7,264 km) to Los Angeles, CA and includes fourteen states and the District of Columbia. By the numbers, the average riding distance per day is about 217 miles (348 km), but there are some days of around 300 miles (482 km).

We'll have a "day off" and spend two consecutive nights at one hotel every 5-6 days to give us a chance to relax and take in the attractions. And there will be a few days when we will take to the interstates for part of the day to cover some serious ground. On these days our miles may be 350-400 miles (563-643km).

We'll spend our first night on the Atlantic coast in Virginia Beach, Virginia before turning inland to enjoy the autumn colors on the Blue Ridge Parkway through Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. We'll have a chance to visit Smoky Mountain National Park and ride the world famous Tail of the

Riders who have had the unique experience of touring by motorcycle the "Great American" Way can tell you this will be truly the Ultimate Ride! Every year we get inquiries from riders from outside the US asking about a ride from Coast to Coast, but it's also surprising how many Americans have expressed an interest in this tour. It's the most ambitious trip we've ever done (we ran a custom tour with 47 bikes in 2015!), and we're excited about to again show off so much of the US on one journey.

Coast to Coast is a BIG ride, no matter how you measure. Taking the most direct way, it's over 3,000 miles (4,828 km) - of mostly interstate. No fun at all. We believe the journey is more important than the destination and one must be immersed in the journey to fully enjoy the surroundings. So... we've planned an absolutely intriguing route from east to west. sequoia1

"Blue Highways" was a book written by William Least Heat Moon as he explored America in the early 1980's. On most maps, (remember the paper ones?) the main roads - interstate highways and major arteries of commerce and humanity - are red. The secondary and tertiary roads are blue... and they are what must be experienced to truly see America. It's amazing when you get off the highways.

People think of America as being crowded. The fact is, when you get more than an hour outside of just about any major city, most of the US is not crowded at all. In fact, sometimes you have to really look for any sign of civilization. You'll find your senses becoming tuned, you'll see, hear and smell more acutely, and it feels GREAT!

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21 Ride Days

Guided Tour • Sept 8 - 30, 2018

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TOUR DETAILS

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2018 Dates

Sept. 8-30, 2018

May - October

April - November

2019 Dates

TBD

May - October

April - November

Start / End City

Washington DC / Los Angeles

Los Angeles / Washington DC
(Can be Reversed)

Duration

22 Nights / 21 Riding Days (or Driving)

Approximate Distance

5,000 miles / 8,046 km

Meals Included

19 Brkfst, 3 Dinner

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Dragon at Deal's Gap. Let’s spend an extra night to relax and see the sights in Memphis, home of Elvis Presley's Graceland and some of the finest barbeque you'll find. On the way out of town we cross the Mississippi River, taking us officially to the “West”. Relatively unknown (and under-appreciated) Arkansas has rolling mountains, sparkling lakes and endless forests - and some of the best motorcycle roads in the US.

Long a leader in US agriculture, over 75% of the Oklahoma’s land is producing crops and livestock to feed America and the world. Small cities, villages, and farms embed themselves in the earth, and the people cling just as tightly. The land, and the life it supports, defines the hardworking people who make it their home.

We'll spend our first night on the coast in Virginia Beach, Virginia before turning inland to enjoy the autumn colors on the Blue Ridge Parkway through Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. We'll have a chance to visit Smoky Mountain National Park and ride the world famous Tail of the Dragon at Deal's Gap.

We spend an extra night in Memphis, home of Elvis Presley's Graceland and some of the finest barbeque you'll find. On the way

out of town we cross the Missisppis River for points west. Just down the road we've got a surprise for you! Unknown and under-appreciated, Arkansas has rolling mountains, sparkling lakes and endless forests - and some of the best motorcycle roads in the US!

From Oklahoma to California we will be on and off Route 66. It’s been called America's Main Street, the Mother Road, Will Rogers Highway and other names less famous. By whatever moniker chosen, that ribbon of highway stretching 2,448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles carries more American Legend and images of our past than any other pathway across this great nation.

In September we're likely to see snow on the distant peaks of Colorado - either the last of the previous winter's accumulation

or a fresh dusting of new powder at over 14,000 ft. (4,267m). No worries - daytime temperatures should still be perfect for riding.

In Durango, Colorado we stay two nights and you’ll have a chance to ride above 12,000 ft (3,657) on the San Juan Skyway .the horses just outside Washington DC. Too soon, our adventure draws to a close, and we bid farewell until the next journey. If you'd like to extend your stay to tour the Capital City of the USA we can help with arrangements.

From there we roll on to Monument Valley, backdrop to countless western movie classics. We continue westward to Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, catching the longest remaining segment of the original Route 66 along the way.

The last leg of our journey takes us through the Golden State - California. The variety we'll discover rivals anything in the US, from the spectacular beauty of the Pacific Coast to the rich farmland of the interior.

Too soon, our adventure draws to a close, and we bid farewell until the next journey. If you'd like to extend your stay to tour the Capital City of the USA or see the sights of Los Angeleswe can help with arrangements.

This was an incredible adventure in 2015. We need just SIX bikes to do it again.

Tour Fees are reduced $500 per person until December 31, 2017. Reserve now and
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