3,000 mile bike race ends in Annapolis, winners finish in 11 days
ANNAPOLIS, MD – A cross-country cycling race wrapped up last month in Annapolis. The winners completed the 3,037.8 mile course in less than two weeks.
Canadianwon the women’s division and recorded the fastest overall time. She docked in Annapolis on June 26. Goldstein conquered the ride in 11 days, three hours and three minutes. That’s good for a pace of 11.38 mph.
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American Erik Newsholme led the men’s group and recorded the second fastest time in the peloton. He arrived in the state capital on June 27. It was 11 days, 20 hours and 28 minutes after I started.
His fellow American Michael Davies-Hughes was the only other solo rider to finish. It also drove to Annapolis on June 27. His 11 days, 22 hours and 16 minutes earned him third place overall and second in the men’s category.
The race kicked off in Oceanside, Calif. On June 15. Competitors crossed the Mojave Desert, the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River. After climbing 175,000 feet and crossing 12 states, the runners reached the finish line at City Dock.
Race Across America sponsored the challenge. Several teams faced off alongside the individual winners. Full results are listed here.