Ride The East
Ride the East is an eastern state adventure along the Atlantic Coast from New Hampshire to Florida. This fully-supported touring-pace 25-day ride averages 65+ miles per day and crosses through 11 states and the District of Columbia. The 1686 mile route begins in Portsmouth NH and wends its way south to Jacksonville, FL. You will tour back country roads of New England, roll in and out of many great northern river valleys like the Connecticut, Susquehanna, and Delaware to name a few. Explore historic civil war sites in Virginia and plantations of the deep south. You will also have extra time to explore the cities of Washington DC, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia as we spend an extra day in these interesting areas. The Ride the East tour is a challenging bicycle ride that has something for every cyclist. Lock your cleats in for a truly unique cycling experience.
Ride the East - North begins in New Hampshire's seaside city of Portsmouth. Before we head south, take a few miles and pedal over the Piscataqua River to touch Maine, the northernmost state in the east. Now we really get rolling. We head inland away from the ocean, cross into Massachusetts and traverse the Merrimack River Valley. Through the Seven Hills region of Worcester, we climb Dead Horse Hill and you will learn its history and "Legend". The terrain continues to roll as we pass through rural America. We conquer another state when we cross into Connecticut, ride through the Connecticut River Valley and overnight in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. The terrain will kick up longer and steeper as we cross into New York. We overnight on a plateau high above the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, the original capital city of New York in 1777. The next day we cross the Hudson and roll along in the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains. After Port Jervis, we follow the Delaware River into New Jersey. Pennsylvania welcomes us with terrific rural scenery. We ride through Amish country around Lancaster and ultimately follow the Susquehanna River into Maryland. Things get a little more upscale now as we pass many stately mansions and countryside ranches on our way to Rockville. Here we pick up the Rock Creek Trail and quietly spin our way into our Nation's Capital via the National Park System. We ride right into town and overnight in the middle of the action. Welcome to Washington DC!
Register online for the ride of a lifetime. Make your commitment today. Then start your training and get ready for a bicycle ride you will never forget. Remember once you arrive at the ride start city, let America by Bicycle take care of all the details. You just ride your bike everyday and explore America. Get ready for real cycling adventure. Plan your cycling calendar now and don't miss the training window. America by Bicycle offers this tour every other year. Be sure to sign up in time for 2016 or you’ll have to wait until 2018!
START / FINISH
Portsmouth NH to Jacksonville FL
Saturday August 11 to
Wednesday September 5
See you in 2020!
Portsmouth, NH to Washington, DC
Washington, DC to N. Myrtle Beach, SC
N. Myrtle Beach, SC to Jacksonville, FL
76+ per day average
Breakfast and dinner included for all days except for 2 rest days. Lunch is not included.