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One of the most common questions we get is, "How did you plan your route?" The answer to that question is simple: we didn't have to! Adventure Cycling has a complete set of cycling maps that got us from San Francisco, CA all the way to Boston, MA without any guesswork or route planning necessary. These maps are extremely detailed and contain routes that are hand-selected by the cyclists at Adventure Cycling to be among the most safe, scenic, and enjoyable. In addition, the maps list camp sites, motels, restaurants, bike shops, and other services along the route, complete with phone numbers and addresses. The full set of cross-country maps are available from the Adventure Cycling online store. There are also many other sets of bicycling maps available for travels in other parts of the country. We thank Adventure Cycling wholeheartedly for this indispensable resource. The only planning we needed to do was to determine the next day's mileage based on the current travel conditions and accommodations available. Below is a map of our cross-country route.

Below is a list of some of the larger cities and sights that we visited as we traveled across the country (to the left), as well as the Adventure Cycling maps that we used (to the right):

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Davis, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Lake Tahoe, CA (nearby)
  • Carson Pass at 8,573 feet

  • Carson City, NV
  • Fallon, NV
  • Carroll Summit at 7,452 feet

  • Cedar City, UT
  • Climb to over 10,000 feet

  • Lizard Head Pass at 10,222 feet
  • Montrose, CO
  • Gunnison, CO
  • Monarch Pass at 11,312 feet
  • Salida, CO
  • Pueblo, CO

  • Scott City, KS
  • Larned, KS
  • Hutchinson, KS
  • Newton, KS
  • Eureka, KS
  • Chanute, KS

  • Farmington, MS

  • Chester, IL
  • Murphyboro, IL

  • Owensboro, KY
  • Bardstown, KY
  • Harrodsburg, KY
  • Berea, KY

  • Wytheville, VA
  • Lexington, VA
  • Warrenton, VA


  • Reistertown, MD

    Norristown, PA

  • Stockton, NJ

  • Pine Plains, NY

  • Windsor Locks, CT

  • Boston, MA
  • Adventure Cycling Maps:

  • Western Express Route, Section 1
    Product #: BC-2101
    San Francisco, CA, to Fallon, NV (308 mi.)

  • Western Express Route, Section 2
    Product #: BC-2102
    Fallon, NV, to Cedar City, UT (465.5 mi.)

  • Western Express Route, Section 3
    Product #: BC-2103
    Cedar City, UT, to Dolores, CO (447 mi.)

  • Western Express Route, Section 4
    Product #: BC-2104
    Dolores, CO, to Pueblo, CO (359.5 mi.)

  • TransAmerica Section 7
    Product #: BC-1531
    Pueblo, CO, to Alexander, KS (292 mi.)

  • TransAmerica Section 8
    Product #: BC-1532
    Alexander, KS, to Girard, KS (331.5 mi.)

  • TransAmerica Section 9
    Product #: BC-1533
    Girard, KS, to Murphysboro, IL (401.5 mi.)

  • TransAmerica Section 10
    Product #: BC-1541
    Murphysboro, IL, to Berea, KY (416 mi.)

  • TransAmerica Section 11
    Product #: BC-1542
    Berea, KY, to Christianburg, VA (393.5)

  • TransAmerica Section 12
    Product #: BC-1543
    Christiansburg, VA, to Yorktown, VA (369.5 mi.)

  • Atlantic Coast Section 3
    Product #: BC-1443
    Richmond, VA to Norristown, PA (384.5 mi.)

  • Atlantic Coast Section 2
    Product #: BC-1442
    Norristown, PA to Windsor Locks, CT (320 mi.)

  • Atlantic Coast Section 1
    Product #: BC-1441
    Windsor Locks, CT to Bar Harbor, ME (432.5 mi.)