6-Day Ride

The 6-Day Ride is the full Cycle for STEM experience, beginning on July 13, 2014. The riders will be transported from AFCEA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA to our lodging for the night at the Hampton Inn in Homestead, PA. There will be a short optional ride on Sunday afternoon to the official starting point of the Great Allegheny Passage at Point State Park in Pittsburgh. The main ride will start on Monday morning and end on Saturday at the Georgetown waterfront. Detailed descriptions of each day of the ride, including lodging and route information, are available below. For some tips from a cycling expert on completing the 6-Day ride comfortably, visit the Training/Gear page.

*Full-ride participants are asked to reach a fundraising goal of $1000 prior to the first day of the ride.  You provide the pedal power, and our fundraising team will provide you with the support to help you meet and exceed your fundraising goal. Click here for our Fundraising Toolkit.

Sunday, July 13


Drive AFCEA HQ>Homestead PA


Ride from Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh/Waterfront-West Homestead>Point State Park (Trailhead in Pittsburgh) and back (~17 miles)

Hotel – Hampton Inn

301 W Waterfront Dr. Homestead, PA ‎

(412) 462-4226


Monday July 14


Ride West Homestead, PA>Ohiopyle, PA (~69.2 miles)

Hotel – Yough Plaza Motel

28 Sherman St
Ohiopyle, PA 15470 


Tuesday July 15


Ride Ohiopyle, PA>Cumberland, MD (~73.6 miles – Continental Divide at ~50 miles!)

Hotel – Fairfield Inn & Suites
21 North Wineow Street
Cumberland, MD 21502 


Wednesday July 16


Ride Cumberland, MD>Hancock, MD (~61.1 miles)

Hotel - Super 8 Hancock

118 Limestone Road

Hancock, MD 21750



Thursday July 17


Ride Hancock, MD>Shepherdstown, WV (~54 miles)

Hotel – Clarion Shepherdstown

Shepherdstown, WV


Friday July 18


Ride Shepherdstown, WV>Leesburg, VA (~44.75 miles)

Hotel - Hampton Inn & Suites Leesburg

117 Fort Evans Rd.

Leesburg, VA 20176



Alternate Hotel -

Homewood Suites by Hilton Leesburg

115 Fort Evans Rd

Leesburg, VA 20176


Saturday July 19


Ride Leesburg, VA>Georgetown, DC (~43 miles)


End of ride festivities at AFCEA HQ – 2 pm – 5 pm