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Old 09-07-08, 06:21 AM   #1
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Top 10 Cycling Tours in the USA

Top 10 Cycling Tours in the USA by America's Best and Top Ten
America's Best and Top Ten

Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa
Tour of the California Alps - The Death Ride
GRABAAWR - Wisconsin
North Rim of the Grand Canyon
Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay
Trek Across Maine
Bicycle Tour of Colorado
California Winery Tours
Cycle America
BRAG - The Bike Ride Across Georgia
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Old 09-07-08, 08:02 AM   #2
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Those are not my idea of what touring is about. Different strokes I guess.
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Old 09-07-08, 09:05 AM   #3
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My elitist definition of bicycle touring starts with self supported fully equipped bicycle travel activities on or offroad for shorter or longer periods of time followed in descending order by, credit card touring and then the mostly externally supported and social events listed above.
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I don't think there is anything wrong with these kind of tours but, I think you gotta have TOSRV in the mix.

http://www.tosrv.org/09/index.htm

But I would have to say that my idea of "touring" includes the following:

- No registration fee
- Carry your own stuff, if overnight (unless your my wife, then I'll happily carry it)
- No SAG Vehicle
- Leave from your own garage most of the time

I do a few organized rides and I honestly think the best part about them is that 3,000 people on the rode at once let all the drivers know it's a bad idea to drive fast today.

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Old 09-07-08, 03:43 PM   #5
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Are we starting at the bottom?
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Old 09-07-08, 07:32 PM   #6
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Well if you rode the routes a month before (or a month after) the organized event they'd probably be great rides
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Does anyone have information about good cycling routes along the Amtrac line from DC to New Orleans? Hop on for the bad sections, hop off to ride scenic sections to the next train stop. The plan is to cycle around half of the 1000 mile distance.
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Old 08-21-16, 08:21 PM   #8
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dowab, dude.....do you like, even have a bike?
you've, like, started half a dozen threads linking
to top 10 lists. please don't waste pixels.
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OP was in 2008.
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