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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
Bikecentennial Trip Confirmation   1901
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
Marion Aad Where did these two guys go!! Fia
Marjan Aad, Fia, Marion and Mart having breakfast Fried eggs and wet shoes
A real good breakfast That's how we parked our bikes Exercise, man!
Aad Oregon State Park
Aad Wolvers frying an egg No idea what we were eating!!
The first hills in Oregon Time for a break
Aad Wolvers and  Mart Versluys in Oregon
Be careful, bikes on the road! We slept in this barn, owned by a couple from Friesland, the Netherlands. Wyoming Truck A ghosttown
Coffeehouse Drying the tent A ghosttown Bikecentennial hydrant
General store A flat tyre A long way to go Bike route sign
Bike route Boxturtle on my front-pannier Yellowstone Nat. Park
Yellowstonepark Yellowstone Skeleton and Bitterroot in Yellowstonepark
Fountain paint pots
Geysers Geysers Geysers Geysers
Bison Yellowstone bison
Dit was een hert Thirsty Continentel Devide A real good spot to pitch the tent
Along the road Grand Tetons Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park
 Mart Versluys en Marjan Schavemaker
Lake Solitude Snow in the Grand Teton Mountains
Bike Centennial Snake river Snake river
Ferryboat to Illinois Gravelroad Louie Schultz Hoozier Pass, elevation 11.542 feet
Keep America clean ! Kansas, Midway, USA Last hill today
Dragonfly Locomotief  Bikecentennialbike Alcyon-Bikecentennialbike Lower Blacktail Rescue Creek
Algood's General Store Mart Versluys on a dirtroad Je bent er een van de melkboer of niet! Wyoming Big Skies
Mart through the cornfields What are you doing with that broom! Hold my bike! Op weg naar een achtertuin/Looking for a camping
Ranch Tobacco shed Tobacco shed
This lady offered coffee and tea for the cyclists Watch out for bicycles with brooms! We camped behind that church Let's air the tent!
Welcome to Idaho Welcome bikers in Kansas Wyoming Badlands
Wyoming Badlands Wyoming, Big Skies
Lubricating the chain
Boxturtle Boxturtle
Blue Ridge Pky Cricket
The finish, the Atlantic, Yorktown 40 years
Derek Jennings, since 1947 member of The Becontree Wheelers Bikecentennial sign nowadays Pics of short biketrips
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