The Route

This was the 4,230 mile (6,800 Kilometers) Dream & Declare Trans America Bicycle Route I completed. It was an unsupported trip (no support vehicle) which means everything I needed I carried on my bike. It was a solo trip. See List of Gear here 

This is the bicycle I used with full gear - about 61 lbs of gear. It is a 2018 TREK 520 — Made in the USA. They have been making bicycles since the 70's. Go to TREK site here 

Sample Map of Leg 1. There are 12 Total Sections shown below...  


TransAmerica Trail

Astoria, OR to Yorktown, VA

Fly from Manila to Portland. Starting line is Astoria, Oregon on May 2nd, 2019...

1. Astoria, OR to Coburg, OR (234 mi.)    
2. Coburg, OR to Baker City, OR (341 mi.)    
3. Baker City, OR to Missoula, MT (419 mi.)    
4. Missoula, MT to West Yellowstone, MT (329.5 mi.)    
5. West Yellowstone, MT to Rawlins, WY (350 mi.)    
6. Rawlins, WY to Pueblo, CO (389.5 mi.)    
7. Pueblo, CO to Alexander, KS (288.5 mi.)    
8. Alexander, KS to Girard, KS (330.5 mi.)    
9. Girard, KS to Murphysboro, IL (408.5 mi.)    
10. Murphysboro, IL to Berea, KY (396 mi.)    
11. Berea, KY to Christiansburg, VA (375.5 mi.)    
12. Christiansburg, VA to Yorktown, VA (368 mi.)

Fly from Norfolk, VA to Manila on August 2nd, 2019.

Map 1 Portland
Map 2 Eugene to Baker City
Map 3 Baker City to Missoula
Map 4 Missoula to Yellow
Map 5 Yellow to Rawlins
Map 6 Rawlins to Colorado
Map 7 Colorado to Kansas
Map 8 Kansas
Map 9 Missouri to Mississippi
Map 10 Kentucky
Map 11 Kentucky to Virginia
Map 12 Virginia Finish
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About Me

My name is Mitch Metzger. I am a former U.S. Marine who has been a Christian missionary in the Philippines from 1988 until present. I have traveled and preached in 28 countries and all 50 States in the USA.


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