Susan Notorangelo joins us this evening to discuss the 2015 Elite PAC Tour. The Elite Tour intended for the most serious riders who are looking for a very challenging ride across America. Daily miles range from 140 to 200 miles per day. Riders completing 100% of the tour will qualify for the Race Across AMerica. All riders must routinely ride 200 miles in 10-12 hours in training. An Elite Team Division is being offered for two riders to share participating by individually riding 80-120 miles each day.
San Diego, CA to Tybee Island, GA
Depart: Thursday, June 4th from Savannah, GA
Arrive: San Diego, CA Saturday, May 16th
18 riding days 2,785 miles 160 miles per day
This Elite Tour begins in San Diego, California with moderate daily distances the first three days while crossing the desert. We hope all riders will be able to gradually work themselves into shape before they begin the longer days for the remainder of the tour. The route will use a combination of good cycling roads we have ridden for many years.
This is not an easy cross-country route following the boring flat lands of the Southern states. We will intentionally climb many steep mountain grades in Arizona and New Mexico. In the eastern states we will ride many hilly days including the notorious Talimena Parkway which includes many 15% grades.
This cross country bicycle tour is only for the best riders. Do not come on this tour if you are looking for an easy ride across the country. Even the fastest riders will be tested to their limits on most day
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