Follow the Riders
Follow along as the veteran riders in the inaugural CanAm Veterans’ Challenge will ride from 10 to 90 miles each day. Two rest days – in Cooperstown, New York, and Reading, Pennsylvania – will provide the riders with an opportunity to relax and explore local attractions.
Departing Ottawa on June 20, the riders will travel through southern Ontario and the city of Perth to the border crossing with the United States southeast of Kingston. The team will then head south through upstate New York, passing through Rome with its historic Fort Stanwix on route to Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Here, the team will relax for their first rest day June 25.
Heading south across the Allegheny Plateau, the riders stop in Binghamton at the junction of the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers before riding into Pennsylvania on the ride’s longest stage June 27. Continuing south through rural Pennsylvania, the riders will pass over the high ridges of the northern Appalachian Mountains. With overnight stops in the mining and manufacturing cities of Wilkes-Barre and Pottsville, the riders will enjoy their second rest day June 30 in Reading, along the Schuylkill River.
From Reading, the riders head south to the historic Civil War battlefields of Gettysburg, then pass into Maryland on July 2. Along scenic country byways in western Maryland, the riders stop in Frederick before riding south to Arlington, Virginia on July 3. Following an evening in Virginia, the riders complete their capital to capital journey on July 4 in Washington, D.C.
TRACK ATHLETES DURING THE RIDE
Live updating June 20-July 4 during the ride by satellite.
2014 CanAm Veterans’ Challenge Itinerary
|Day||Date||Desination City||Daily Mileage||Total Mileage|
|1||Wednesday, June 18||Ottawa, ON||0||0|
|2||Thursday, June 19||Ottawa, ON||0||0|
|3||Friday, June 20||Perth, ON||52||52|
|4||Saturday, June 21||Kingston, ON||57||109|
|5||Sunday, June 22||Watertown, NY||40||149|
|6||Monday, June 23||Rome, NY||70||219|
|7||Tuesday, June 24||Cooperstown, NY||55||274|
|8||Wednesday, June 25||REST DAY||0||274|
|9||Thursday, June 26||Binghamton, NY||82||356|
|10||Friday, June 27||Wilkes Barre, PA||90||446|
|11||Saturday, June 28||Pottsville, PA||75||521|
|12||Sunday, June 29||Reading, PA||36||557|
|13||Monday, June 30||REST DAY||0||557|
|14||Tuesday, July 01||Gettysburg, PA||88||645|
|15||Wednesday, July 02||Frederick, MD||53||698|
|16||Thursday, July 03||Arlington, VA||58||756|
|17||Friday, July 04||Washington, DC||10||766|
|18||Saturday, July 05||Washington, DC||0||766|