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Yorktown in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

TransAmerica Bike Trail

 
 
TransAmerica Bike Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 20, 2013
1. TransAmerica Bike Trail Marker
Inscription. In 1976, the Adventure Cycling Association established the TransAmerica Trail as part of the United States bicentennial celebration. The Route 76 bike trail runs from Astoria, Oregon, to Yorktown, Virginia, and covers 4,262 miles.

It is still the greatest and most used route for bicyclists crossing America. They enjoy ocean coastline, lush forests, high desert, mountain passes, snow capped peaks, sweeping vistas, expansive plains, fertile farmlands, rolling hills, and wide rivers. Experts suggest bicyclists allow at least three months for the crossing. Some traverse the route quicker, but have less time for sightseeing. The route can be ridden safely from May through September. Bicyclists celebrate beginning and completing the ride by ceremoniously dipping their front wheel into the York River here on the waterfront.
 
Erected 2010 by York County.
 
Location. 37° 14.19′ N, 76° 30.378′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker can be reached from Water Street west of Read Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located along Yorktown's Riverwalk. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Yorktown's Riverwalk image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 20, 2013
2. Yorktown's Riverwalk
marker. Yorktown's Stormy Past (here, next to this marker); Great Fire of 1814 (within shouting distance of this marker); Tobacco Inspection (within shouting distance of this marker); Yorktown Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamboats on York River (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Hot-Air Balloons (within shouting distance of this marker); Yorktown’s Waterfront (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pirates in Yorktown? (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Yorktown.
 
More about this marker. Richard Nehring of Iowa completed the TransAmerica Trail on September 18, 2009. Photo courtesy of Sara E. Lewis.
Trail Map courtesy of Adventure Cycling Association.
 
Regarding TransAmerica Bike Trail. Trail Map courtesy of Adventure Cycling Association.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 266 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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