2012 marks our 11th year of cycling from Baltimore to San Francisco. The route was our first trip in 2002 and we have been cycling some of the same back roads for the past ten years. In 2013 we will be slightly changing leg 1 to make room for our San Diego team and to give us the opportunity to visit and support new communities.
The route is a 70 day, 4000 plus mile cross country trek starting at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and finishing with a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Riders will head southwest through Virginia crossing the Appalachians into southern Tennessee. The ride continues northwest to St Louis, MO before heading west through Kansas before landing in Boulder, CO where we meet up with the Portland route for July 4th. The ride then continues up and over the Rockies to Utah, across Nevada and eventually over the Iconic Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.
Route Highlights include exploring the Lost Sea in Tennessee, cycling through Great Plains, summiting 12,183ft Trail Ridge Road in Colorado, cycling through Canyon Country of Utah including visits to Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. From there riders will traverse the loneliest road in America (Highway 50) before entering California via Lake Tahoe. Riders also pass through California’s Wine Country before finishing in San Francisco.