Thursday, August 15th
Arrival and Reception
Join us for the finale of the Ride!
The 2013 Cross-USA Ride will end on Thursday, August 15th. You are invited to join us in a few locations. Click here for a map with all of our DC Area closing locations.
Waterfront Park – 12:00 pm
Our lunch stop for riders will be in Georgetown, on the banks of the Potomac river. Riders will have a chance to ceremonially dip their bikes in the Potomac, echoing their opening dip in Seattle.
White House – 2:00 pm
After a triumphant ride around the National Mall, our riders will arrive at the White House. You can meet our riders on Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White House complex and Lafayette Park.
Celebration and BBQ Dinner – 6:00-9:00 pm
August 15th at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
We will be celebrating the conclusion of the Cross-USA Ride with a community-wide party. See photos from the trip, hear highlights from the road, and join us in recognizing the efforts of our intrepid riders.
Grow and Behold Foods (our ethically-produced kosher pastured meat sponsor), will provide hotdogs and hamburgers. Vegetarian options will be available.
Guests of riders are welcome to join us for $20. Please RSVP in advance.
If you would like to stay overnight as a guest of the Ride, we are staying at Hostelling International. You can reserve a bed in the hostel with our group by completing our RSVP form. Dorm rates are $43 per person, and private rooms for couples are available (prices coming soon).
Week 9 Journey
(Sunday, August 11 – Thursday, August 15)
It’s the final week! We can’t believe it. Our riders begin in uniquely-named Ohiopyle, a city that is not in Ohio, but Pennsylvania. The riders then cross state lines again into Cumberland, Maryland. From here they are one state away–can you feel the excitement? Next on the agenda is Williamsport, MD, followed by Fairfax, VA. Fairfax is the final destination before the riders reach our nation’s capital, Washington, DC, where they will hopefully take a long, satisfying rest after 9 weeks of riding a bike! We are so proud of our riders for completing this major accomplishment.