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Anonymous asked in SportsCycling · 9 years ago

How long would it take to bicycle from New York to California?

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  • Bill D
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
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    Depending upon how fast you are, somewhere between 8.5 days (roughly near the record) and a year.

    It's roughly around 3000 miles, depending upon what part of New York you start from and what part of California you plan to finish.

    How much do you plan to ride each day? The top RAAM riders average roughly around 350 miles/day. A strong recreational cyclist might be able to average somewhere between 50 and 100 miles per day. If you can average 100 miles per day and not take days off then it will take about a month. Note, you'll probably want to ride further on flatter parts and less far on days when you're climbing big mountains.

    Where will you stay at night? Are you going to carry camping equipment or are you going to stay at hotels? Are you going to use a follow car so that you don't have to carry anything?

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  • John M
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    The average distance for a touring cyclist is 60-75 miles a day. You would be better off going from California to New York so you have the wind at your back.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    wayyyy to many things to factor in to make a good assumption....

    50 miles a day for 2.5 months straight, with some rest days in between and your all set.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    That's a tricky question

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