|The Fast America South Ride is an event for cyclists who want to see the U.S.A. Fast! It is an aggressive and very challenging fully supported 27 day coast to coast bicycle tour. The Fast America South Ride will cycle through some of the most beautiful and scenic areas in America averaging 115+ miles per day and cycle through 9 states. This is the perfect tour for cyclists who want to increase their cycling ability, learn new skills and see the country in just under a month. From the natural beauty of the southern Sierras and Rockies to spectacular river crossings like the Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi, each day is a unique adventure in itself. You'll depart Irvine, California, for an exciting ride to Savannah, Georgia, in 27 days and 2,892 miles. See the beauty of America that only a cross country bicycle tour can offer.
|Next we'll cycle across the rural western desert plains. The terrain will range from flat to intermediate rolling as we gradually descend for a few days. The climbing will begin again as we pass the four corners, cross into New Mexico and roll up and over the Continental Divide. We'll really stretch out our legs as we cycle through the Acoma and Laguna Indian Reservations, conquer 10 mile hill, and finally experience an exciting descent into Albuquerque proper to complete our highest mileage day, 146. One more day in the mountains will see the western states climbing over as we transverse Glorieta Summit and roll down to Las Vegas. The western desert slowly gives want to the high plain as we spin into Texas.
|Arkansas will offer gently rolling terrain as you ride along the Arkansas River Valley within sight of the Ozark Mountains and the Ozark National Forest. As you cross the Arkansas River, the terrain will almost be dead flat as you ride across the basin of the Great Mississippi River. You will understand why there was so much land under water during the great flood of '93. You will finally be in the east when you cross the Mississippi River at Helena, but you will definitely know you are in the south when you start to see Kudzu (a voracious vine that covers everything in its path) and start to experience warm southern hospitality. Your first stop in the Deep South will be in Oxford, Mississippi, the home of the University of Mississippi. You will ride through the campus and stay one block off the quaint town square which includes intimate eateries and specialty shops to pass the afternoon. After leaving Oxford on your way to Aberdeen, Mississippi, you will be on mostly quiet rural roads all the way to Georgia. But if you think the south is flat, you are in for an education. Although there are no mountains in Mississippi or Alabama, you'll have some of your most challenging climbing days before Georgia.
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