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.


Live updating June 20-July 4 during the ride by satellite.

2014 CanAm Veterans’ Challenge Itinerary

Day Date Desination City Daily Mileage Total Mileage
1Wednesday, June 18Ottawa, ON00
2Thursday, June 19Ottawa, ON00
3Friday, June 20Perth, ON5252
4Saturday, June 21Kingston, ON 57109
5Sunday, June 22Watertown, NY40149
6Monday, June 23Rome, NY70219
7Tuesday, June 24Cooperstown, NY55274
8Wednesday, June 25REST DAY0274
9Thursday, June 26Binghamton, NY82356
10Friday, June 27Wilkes Barre, PA90446
11Saturday, June 28Pottsville, PA75521
12Sunday, June 29Reading, PA36557
13Monday, June 30REST DAY0557
14Tuesday, July 01Gettysburg, PA88645
15Wednesday, July 02Frederick, MD53698
16Thursday, July 03Arlington, VA58756
17Friday, July 04Washington, DC10766
18Saturday, July 05Washington, DC0766