TransAmerican Bike Route

The TransAmerica Bicycle Trail is a 4,247.5 mile (6836 kilometer) 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 Route 80 through SandLick to Haysi. In Haysi, turn onto Route 80 into the Breaks Interstate Park. From the Breaks Interstate Park, the bike route enters into Kentucky.