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TDA's Great American Roadtrip

A ride to discover America, from coast to coast, from the beautiful to the bizarre. A one of a kind experience.

RIDERS AND STAFF

Mark Brandjord

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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Mark Brandjord

Rider
Santa Monica to Savannah

United States

Hi, I'm Mark. I live near Seattle Washington, and I'm retired. I worked as a software developer for over 30 years, and I've been retired since 2013. I am looking forward to this ride because every day I'll get to ride down a road I've never been on before, and I'll get to experience so many new sights, sounds and tastes. And the frosting on the cake will be getting to share the day with so many other people who enjoy cycling as much as I do.

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Pixy Elliott

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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Pixy Elliott

Rider
Santa Monica to Savannah

United States

Completed several solo self supported bike tours in the US and Canada.

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Don Holshuh

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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Don Holshuh

Rider
Santa Monica to Savannah

United States

I participated in the 2018 Tour d’ Afrique as a proud certifiable non-EFI (every fucking inch) rider. I am also the president and founder of the 2018 Tour d’ Afrique Wimp Club where our motto is “ When in doubt, hotel it out” and “ We didn’t come to Africa to do our own laundry”. Looking forward to meeting a new group of riders.

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Geoff Clow

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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Geoff Clow

Rider
Santa Monica to Savannah

United States

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John Karwoski

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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John Karwoski

Sixty eight years old, retired. Enjoy road bicycling, camping, and hiking. Orient Express 2019 was my first ever bicycle excursion longer than two days. Enjoyed it immensely. Looking forward to the challenges and comradery of another tour.

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Henry Gold

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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Henry Gold

Rider
Santa Monica to Savannah

Canada

Founder, TDA Global Cycling

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Wayne Grover

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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Wayne Grover

Rider
Santa Monica to Savannah

Canada

Bike touring enthusiast, in 60s. Retired, (Prof. Emeritus (ECE), U. Alberta). TDA Alumni of NAE 2015, French Connection 2016, Oh Canada 2017, and Orient Express 2019. Really looking forward to riding in the warmth of Southern USA and getting to know everyone on the tour.

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Katherine Slotnick

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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Katherine Slotnick

Rider
Santa Monica to Savannah

United States

I am a retired public health nurse living in Juneau, Alaska.

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Stephen (Neil) Slotnick

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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Stephen (Neil) Slotnick

Rider
Santa Monica to Savannah

United States

I'm a 64-year-old resident of Juneau, Alaska. Mostly retired from state service. If I'm not traveling, I like to cross-country ski in winter, and bicycle or hike in summer, with my wife, Kate. We have three daughters and five grandchildren.

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Susan Rankin

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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Susan Rankin

Rider
Santa Monica to Savannah

United States

Love cycling. Totally over pandemic isolation. Let's do this!

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Brad Gray

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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Brad Gray

Rider
Santa Monica to Savannah

Canada

My name is Brad Gray. I live in West Vancouver BC, Canada. I recently had the pleasure of completing the 2019 Tour d'Afrique. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and the experience. I'm getting tired of life in a Covid world and hope that I can emerge from the past year get back on the bike and attempt a new challenge. Brad

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Tom Perlmutter

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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Tom Perlmutter

Rider
Santa Monica to Savannah

Canada

I'm still relatively new to cycling having taken it up three years ago after many years of long-distance running. After a short trek in 2018, I signed up for a much more daunting one, my second only, TDA's Tour d'Afrique. It was exhilarating and somewhat addictive. I'm including a link to my Tour d'Afrique blog. After more than a year of confinement I am longing to be out on the road again.

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Mayumi Stroy

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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Mayumi Stroy

Rider
Santa Monica to Savannah

United States

53 year old who enjoys bicycle touring, traveling, hiking, and downhill and xc skiing. Lives in Soda Springs,, CA. Down time activities includes cooking, eating, listening to music, and reading. Looking forward to making new friends on the tour and discovering new places.

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Erika Lindquist

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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Erika Lindquist

Rider
Santa Monica to Savannah

United States

Retired biology scientist Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Bill Wilson

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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Bill Wilson

Rider
Santa Monica to Savannah

Canada

This will be my 10th trip with TDA, as I've previously ridden all or part of the Trans Europa, the Orient Express, the Hippie Trail, the Bamboo Road, Magical Madagascar, the Tour d'Afrique, the Trans Oceania, the Odyssey, and the North American Epic . I retired five years ago, after more than 35 years prosecuting criminal cases for the Ontario government, and spend the bulk of my time cycling, golfing, reading and traveling. I am looking forward to getting together with some old friends and making some new ones.

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Mark Brandjord

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

Pixy Elliott

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

Don Holshuh

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

Geoff Clow

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

John Karwoski

Rider

Santa Monica to Savannah

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"Each day brought new experiences and for me, new challenges... There was always lots of encouragement and positive words offered by every rider and always lots of smiles at the end of every day. All staff contributed greatly to the overall success of the tour."

"Riding the tour teaches you to go beyond what you think your own personal limits are and realizing that you can accomplish it."

"Discover the most beautiful and bizarre parts of America from the Mojave Desert to UFO territory to Cajun country on an e-bike friendly tour. TDA Global Cycling's Great American Road Trip can be done on any style of bike, in full, or broken down to a 10-day trip to explore one region."

OVERVIEW TDA'S GREAT AMERICAN ROADTRIP 2021


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • SECTION 4
  • SECTION 5
  • TDA'S GREAT AMERICAN ROADTRIP
  • RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE
  • TRUTH, CONSEQUENCES & UFOS
  • LONE STAR STATE
  • CAJUN COUNTRY
  • GULF COAST & DEEP SOUTH
  • SANTA MONICA TO SAVANNAH
  • SANTA MONICA TO FLAGSTAFF
  • FLAGSTAFF TO ROSWELL
  • ROSWELL TO AUSTIN
  • AUSTIN TO NEW ORLEANS
  • NEW ORLEANS TO SAVANNAH
  • SEP 19 TO NOV 18
  • SEP 19 TO SEP 28
  • OCT 1 TO OCT 11
  • OCT 13 TO OCT 24
  • OCT 26 TO NOV 6
  • NOV 8 TO NOV 18
  • USD 13900
  • USD 3200
  • USD 3500
  • USD 3700
  • USD 3700
  • USD 3500
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • FULL TOUR
    • TDA'S GREAT AMERICAN ROADTRIP
    • SANTA MONICA TO SAVANNAH
    • SEP 19 TO NOV 18
    • 13900 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 1
    • RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE
    • SANTA MONICA TO FLAGSTAFF
    • Sep 19 - Sep 28
    • 3200 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 2
    • TRUTH, CONSEQUENCES & UFOS
    • FLAGSTAFF TO ROSWELL
    • Oct 1 - Oct 11
    • 3500 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 3
    • LONE STAR STATE
    • ROSWELL TO AUSTIN
    • Oct 13 - Oct 24
    • 3700 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 4
    • CAJUN COUNTRY
    • AUSTIN TO NEW ORLEANS
    • Oct 26 - Nov 6
    • 3700 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 5
    • GULF COAST & DEEP SOUTH
    • NEW ORLEANS TO SAVANNAH
    • Nov 8 - Nov 18
    • 3500 USD
    • SPACES AVAILABLE

Full tour and section dates listed are for first and last day of cycling. Prices based on double occupancy at majority of the hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same gender at no additional charge. Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee. Single supplement is available upon request. We advise booking at least 1 additional night at tour accommodation before the tour, to be able to attend rider briefing and have assistance from tour bike mechanic in setting up your bike.

Full entry fee payment is due 90 days before the tour start date. A registration fee of US$150 must first be paid to hold your place on the tour and is in addition to the entry fee listed above. Registration fee is non-refundable, but may be transferred once, to another tour of your choosing, 90 days or more before the start date of the original tour you have registered for. We recommend registering 4 - 6 months before the tour start date to take full advantage of our pre-tour support and information bulletins, but late registrations are possible when spaces are still available.

Full tour entry fees will receive an early payment discount of US$500 if full payment is received by April 19. Those coming for multiple sections get 10% off for 2 or more sections on the same tour (multiple section discount does not apply to full tour price). TDA alumni get special alumni discounts. Please contact our office for further details.

 

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