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Past events: 1989, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2011,2015 and 2017

San Diego, CA to Tybee Island, GA

Arrive: San Diego, CA Tuesday, September 8th

27 riding days 2,900 miles 107 miles per day

We start the tour riding a 75 mile day to the tourist town of Julian, California, located in the Volcan Mountains. Our next three days crossing the desert with 65-110 miles distances PAC Tour support includes plenty of ice and fluids.

The days climbing the mountains of Arizona offer some of the best scenery and challenging riding of the tour. The climbs up Yarnell Hill and Mingus Mountain are both memorable accomplishments. We will include plenty of local history across New Mexico and riding on old sections of Route 66 in Texas and Oklahoma.

Each day offers new and varied terrain as we ride eastward.  This  tour is a epic highlight for your fall cycling season.

Depart: Tuesday, October 6th, Tybee Island, GA

2020 Southern Transcon September 8th to October 6th

Full as of Sept 3rd 11:14 am waiting list forming.

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PAC Tour Difficulty Rating

This is a new rating system to help you compare different PAC Tour events. For example: One hundred feet of vertical climbing is equal to about one mile of riding distance. We have also considered other variable such asriding in prolonged heat over 85 degrees and other geographic challenges. This rating system is not exact because the same tour from year to year will always have variations in wind, rain and other factors.  We have also included the "Weirdness Factor" which can make a tour more challenging such as riding in the high elevations of Peru or the rough roads on Route 66.

Mileage + Climbing (100'=1 pt.) + (heat, wind, other challenges)

PAC Tour Difficulty Rating: 8 out of 10

Suggested riding speed 13-17 mph including stops

Example:

250 points = 10 ranking

Elite Tour

200 points = 8 ranking

Northern Transcontinental

150 points = 6 ranking

Southern Transcontinental

100 points = 4 rankin

Desert Camp Century Week

50 points = 2 ranking

Historic Hotels Week
 
 
Southern Transcontinental Tour 2020
 
Under 18 registered riders $8,000
19-20 = $7,800
21-22 = $7,500
23-24 = $7,200
25-26 = $6,900
27-28 = $6,600
29-34 = $6,300
35 and over = $6,000
 
Single private room requested. = Single supplement $3000
 
Payment Schedule
Non refundable deposit of $1000 due at registration.
April 1st, 2020 $1,500 additional amount is due.
July 15, 2020 Final payment is due.
 
Southern Partial Tour Options
Partial tour riders will not be included in the rider count.
Partial riders do receive a jersey, t shirt, water bottles and a gearbag.
 
Half Tours FULL for 2020
Western States $3,300 shared room Single supplement $1500
San Diego, CA to Amarillo, TX
12 riding days, 13 nights   1,275 miles
 
 
Eastern States
Amarillo, TX to Tybee Island, GA
15 riding days, 16 nights    1,605 miles
$3,300 shared room Single supplement $1500
 
Partial Tour prices include motel costs arriving the night the tour arrives
in each town and departing the day the tour leaves each town.

No prepayment incentives for 2020

Rider count is taken 60 days before the start date of the tour and then final payments can be calculated and paid.  PAC Tour will notify registered riders of the final costs for each tour.

PAC Tour will ship you a gear bag and water bottles - at least 6 weeks before the tour.