2013 Baltimore to Portland

2013 marks our 12th year of cycling across the America in the fight against cancer and the third year of our Baltimore to Portland ride. This 70 day, 4400 mile ride follows parts of the traditional leg one route of our previous 10 4K rides: after leaving Baltimore’s Inner Harbor we head north to southern Pennsylvania where we strike west through Ohio. The ride continues through Indiana and curls up to Chicago, IL where the riders meet with the Seattle ride.  From the Windy City riders travel through Iowa, and Nebraska before landing in Boulder, CO where we meet up with our San Francisco ride for the 4th of July. From Boulder, the route takes a distinctive northern turn into Wyoming’s Teton National Park. We then continue west again through Idaho and into Oregon.

Route highlights include cycling to the Great Lakes, Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Painted Hills of Oregon, Willamette Valley, and Cannon Beach.

The Portland ride will finish August 10th around noon at Pioner Square in Portland Oregon.  The address is 701 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204.


Mail Drops

June 10th
The Gray Family
Attn: Rider’s Name Here
23500 Quail Hollow Drive
Westlake, Ohio 44145
June 20th
First Baptist Chruch
Attn: Rider’s Name
1401 West Porter Avenue
Chesterton, IN 46304
June 24th
Mrs. Carol Sommers
c/o Riders name
2411 E 58th Ct
Davenport, IA 52807
July 4th
First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 618
c/o riders name
Arapahoe, NE 68922
July 9th or 10th
The Scanu Family
Attn: Rider’s Name
5984 El Diente St
Golden, CO 80403
July 15th
Rider Name
C/O Residence Life
1100 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
July 23rd
c/o Friends of Pathways
attn: Rider’s Name
PO Box 2062
Jackson, WY
All other Mail Services:
c/o Friends of pathways
Attn: Rider’s Name
335 South Millward
Jackson, WY 83001
August 1st
Assembly of God
Attn: Rider’s name
896 E. Main St.
John Day, OR 97845

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