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TransAmerican Bike Route
The TransAmerica Bicycle Trail is a 4,247.5 mile (6836 km) long
transcontinental bicycle touring route which crosses ten American states from
Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia. The TransAmerica Trail was established
for the Adventure Cycling Association's celebration of the U.S. bicentennial in
1976. At that time, the organization and route were called Bikecentennial, a name
many still associate with the TransAm Trail. The TransAmerica Trail is still the
most used route crossing America. It offers everything
expected in a transcontinental crossing. The route encounters all kinds of scenery
and terrain, including ocean coastline, lush forests, high desert, mountain passes,
snow-capped peaks, sweeping vistas, expansive plains, fertile farmlands, rolling
hills, and wide rivers. Largely avoiding urban areas, the route passes through
small, out-of-the-way towns. The Virginia portion of the route, surprisingly, has
more total elevation gain than any other state.

Dickenson County’s portion of the TransAmerican Bike Route begins on Big A
Mountain entering Dickenson County from Russell County and continues on
Rt. 80 through SandLick to Haysi. In Haysi, turn onto Rt. 80 into the Breaks
Interstate Park. From the Breaks Interstate Park, the bike route enters into
Kentucky.