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[DVD] Preparing for the Trans-America Trail

Trans-Am Trail DVD
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Riding the Trans-America Trail.

In this DVD you’ll learn about an off-road motorcycle adventure that’s right here in the USA. Find out what you need to know to plan, prepare for, and ride the 5,000-mile Trans-America Trail. Tips and advice will help maximize your adventure and maximize your fun! Important safety tips will also help minimize risk in this “Bucket-List” cross-America motorcycle adventure.

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For most adventure-motorcyclists, riding the Trans-America Trail is a must-do “bucket-list” off-road motorcycle adventure – and this DVD is a must-have for your planning and preparation for the “TAT”.


The Trans-Am Trail (aka: “The TAT”) is an amazing 5,000-mile OFF-ROAD motorcycle ride across America. Along this epic adventure you’ll ride through some of the most historic and scenic parts of the country, far off the beaten-path of traffic and congestion.

You’ll ride through small towns in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada before finishing at the Pacific ocean in Oregon.

Riding the TAT is a dual-sport rider’s dream-come-true, with just about every imaginable terrain and riding condition.

A trip like this requires proper planning, so be prepared for the thrills of this adventure on the Trans-Am Trail… truly an adventure of a life-time!

You will learn:

  • How to Plan for Riding the Trans-America Trail
  • What to Bring… and what NOT to Bring
  • Camping Tips and Cautions
  • What Riding Conditions to Expect and Plan For
  • When to Go: Plan for the right Season
  • Tourist Attractions, or Off The Beaten Path
  • Planning your Budget
  • Navigation Tips, Suggestions and Warnings
  • Additional Planning and Preparation Resources
  • Completing the Trans-America Trail (Heading Home)
  • and more…

With proper planning, you’ll have the knowledge, the confidence, and the enthusiasm to get you on your way.


Video footage courtesy of Unseen Voices Productions


In this DVD…

Three separate interviews with seasoned motorcyclists James Beatty (Adventure Filmmaker), Chris Jones (Dakar Finisher) and Michael Murray (Adventure Cameraman), discussing their experiences riding the TRANS-AMERICA TRAIL.


James Beatty, Director; Road Less Traveled

James Beatty, Director; Road Less Traveled documentary

James Beatty, Filmmaker and Director of the Road Less Traveled motorcycle documentary, was practically born on the gas tank of his dad’s motorcycle. His childhood heroes were motorcycle legends, Bob Hannah, Jeff Ward, and Rick Johnson.

While in college, James found another interest in addition to motorcycles – this time with the video camera. He graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and then spent two years working for an NBC news affiliate. While being part of a news team, a passion began to grow inside of James—a passion to tell stories that inspire and encourage. James has now combined his two passions of off-road motorcycling and story-telling by documenting the Trans-American Trail!


Chris Jones, Dakar Finisher

Chris Jones, Dakar Finisher

Chris Jones is a ‘Round-the-World adventure traveler by motorcycle, profession cameraman, and a Dakar Finisher in the 2007 Dakar Ralley.

His ride across the country on the Trans-America Trail with his wife on two identically prepared motorcycles led to bigger and grander adventures. Together they went on to ride through Mexico, Central and South America, and Ushuaia, Argentina. From there Chris experimented with some desert-racing in Baja and Nevada and eventually competed in and finished the legendary Dakar Rally in 2007.


Michael Murray, Camerman; Road Less Traveled

Michael Murray, Cameraman; Road Less Traveled documentary

As owner of Motorrad Media, a multimedia studio dedicated to the motorcycle community, Michael shares his passion with other motorcyclists by creating Motorcycle Travel DVDs (, and web sites for motorcycle-related businesses. In addition to his own projects, Michael was the cameraman for the Road Less Traveled motorcycle documentary, filming the entire experience of riding the 5,000-mile Trans-America Trail through 10-states in 35-days.

In addition to plans of producing several more DVDs, Booklets, and eBooks for, Michael is also working with two independent groups discussing documentaries in opposite ends of the world in both Iceland and Ushuaia, at the southern tip of South America.

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Weight 3.5 oz
Dimensions 9 x 4 x 0.25 in

1 review for [DVD] Preparing for the Trans-America Trail

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    I received the DVD for the Trans-America Trail and have watched it for the second time already. The “How To” video has helped me make a decision to make the trip next summer! And I’m already starting the planning. I’m doing it! ~Mark, Pennsylvania

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