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Bikecentennial - 1976, Trans - America - Trail

A 4,250 miles, 6,838 kilometers, bike-ride from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia.

Bikecentennial the grandest touring event in the history of the bicycle.
More than 4.000 bicyclists from around the world took part in this majestic journey
to inaugurate the TRANS - AMERICA - TRAIL during the summer of 1976,
the 200th anniversary of American Independence
and the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the bicycle to the United States of America.

This gallery is a little photo-impression, mainly black and white scanned pictures, of the trip,
taken part by 5 persons (Mart Versluys, Aad Wolvers, Fia van Rijn, Marion Sprünken en Marjan
Schavemaker) inhabitants of a little town Warmond, near Leiden in The Netherlands.
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TAT 1976 The trail De Volkskrant Map of the trail
Trip Confirmation
A souvenir Ach mijn lieffie... , vertrek van Schiphol
Peeling potatoes/Piepers jassen! Sycamorestreet The final check! Fia en Marjan
Fia is starting her diary Start from the Sycamore St. Somerville, Massachusetts Aad Aad
Eight miles to Amsterdam Enjoying the American hospitality
Fort Stanwix, Rome, NY One of the many logtrucks
Another puncture, Wolvers! Mart Versluys, Aad Wolvers  en Fia van Rijn Mart Versluys, Aad Wolvers  and  Fia van Rijn with June Haskell Bike troubles
Niagara Falls 24 hour restaurant in Buffalo That's the result!
Heading for the top Portland, start of the  Bikecentennialtrail Getting ready! Just met up with Marion From this old schoolbuilding the trip started
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