Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > North America
North America Topics specific to Canada and USA/Alaska only.
Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!

Photo by Igor Djokovic,
camping above San Juan river,
Arizona USA

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 27 May 2020
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 1
Help with the TAT

I am looking to ride the TAT for the first time in August from Sacramento, CA to Chattanooga, TN. I understand that the trail is supposed to be ridden from East to West, but i am curios if anyone has done it the other way.
I hope this is the correct forum for this kind of question.

P.S. If you are seriously interested in taking the trip with me, Feel free to reply and i'll contact you personally.

Have a great day.

Caleb May
2015 KLR 650
Reply With Quote
Old 29 May 2020
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 4
Hi maytyler95,
it is a bit difficult to give you a short good answer to your question. I have done the TAT from East to West and part of the LA section West to East as well as the 'new' TAT Section from Oregon to Utah.
A very good source for this trip is the ADV Rider homepage and the 'gpsKevin' one. The inital TAT was created by Sam who sells also the tracks.
If you want to follow gpsKevin's track than there are some caution needed for difficulty level in the LA Section. Sometimes the 'blue' (=normal level) is very hard and not doable with a big bike unless you are an expert rider.
I suggest that you dig a bit into the tracks and find what route you want to do.
Let me know if you have any particular questions.
Reply With Quote
Old 27 Jun 2023
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Jun 2023
Posts: 1

How did the trip go? I am about to do my second section of it.

(Also, Trying to find a way to contact members to visit/ride with while traveling... riding TAT solo, but I do tend to make friends as I go... rarely end up riding the trails alone.)
Reply With Quote
Old 6 Jul 2023
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: California
Posts: 875
Originally Posted by TUSE View Post

How did the trip go? I am about to do my second section of it.

(Also, Trying to find a way to contact members to visit/ride with while traveling... riding TAT solo, but I do tend to make friends as I go... rarely end up riding the trails alone.)
There is a Facebook group which can be pretty useful, as people tend to update their current rides with any issues/diversions etc. and you could probably arrange to join with other riders en route there:


And also this one which is more general:


Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What bike for the TAT? tdela11 North America 5 17 May 2020 19:16
2 Belgians on TransAmTrail - need advice timbre North America 0 21 Jan 2019 17:41
Another Brit, planning on riding the TAT this year. UKJeeper Welcome to HU 2 20 Mar 2018 22:17
TAT June 2015 dcad Travellers Seeking Travellers 5 30 Apr 2015 19:52
TAT Trail 2014 stevestout Ride Tales 0 11 Apr 2014 18:07



Thinking about traveling? Not sure about the whole thing? Watch the HU Achievable Dream Video Trailers and then get ALL the information you need to get inspired and learn how to travel anywhere in the world!

Have YOU ever wondered who has ridden around the world? We did too - and now here's the list of Circumnavigators!
Check it out now
, and add your information if we didn't find you.

Next HU Eventscalendar

HU Event and other updates on the HUBB Forum "Traveller's Advisories" thread.
ALL Dates subject to change.


Add yourself to the Updates List for each event!

Questions about an event? Ask here

HUBBUK: info

See all event details

World's most listened to Adventure Motorbike Show!
Check the RAW segments; Grant, your HU host is on every month!
Episodes below to listen to while you, err, pretend to do something or other...

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

"Ultimate global guide for red-blooded bikers planning overseas exploration. Covers choice & preparation of best bike, shipping overseas, baggage design, riding techniques, travel health, visas, documentation, safety and useful addresses." Recommended. (Grant)

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines into a single integrated program the best evacuation and rescue with the premier travel insurance coverages designed for adventurers.

Led by special operations veterans, Stanford Medicine affiliated physicians, paramedics and other travel experts, Ripcord is perfect for adventure seekers, climbers, skiers, sports enthusiasts, hunters, international travelers, humanitarian efforts, expeditions and more.

Ripcord travel protection is now available for ALL nationalities, and travel is covered on motorcycles of all sizes!


What others say about HU...

"This site is the BIBLE for international bike travelers." Greg, Australia

"Thank you! The web site, The travels, The insight, The inspiration, Everything, just thanks." Colin, UK

"My friend and I are planning a trip from Singapore to England... We found (the HU) site invaluable as an aid to planning and have based a lot of our purchases (bikes, riding gear, etc.) on what we have learned from this site." Phil, Australia

"I for one always had an adventurous spirit, but you and Susan lit the fire for my trip and I'll be forever grateful for what you two do to inspire others to just do it." Brent, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the (video) series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring!" Jennifer, Canada

"Your worldwide organisation and events are the Go To places to for all serious touring and aspiring touring bikers." Trevor, South Africa

"This is the answer to all my questions." Haydn, Australia

"Keep going the excellent work you are doing for Horizons Unlimited - I love it!" Thomas, Germany

Lots more comments here!

Five books by Graham Field!

Diaries of a compulsive traveller
by Graham Field
Book, eBook, Audiobook

"A compelling, honest, inspiring and entertaining writing style with a built-in feel-good factor" Get them NOW from the authors' website and Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk.

Back Road Map Books and Backroad GPS Maps for all of Canada - a must have!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80G/S.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events all over the world with the help of volunteers; we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, or ask questions on the HUBB. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:43.