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.


Itinerary
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

http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/hampton-inn-and-suites-pittsburgh-waterfront-west-homestead-PITWHHX/index.html

Monday July 14

 

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

Hotel – Yough Plaza Motel

28 Sherman St
Ohiopyle, PA 15470 
800-992-7238

http://www.wwaraft.com/lodging/ohiopyle-lodging.html

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 
301-722-0340

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cbefi-fairfield-inn-and-suites-cumberland/?CFTOKEN=53901655&CFID=16316

Wednesday July 16

 

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

Hotel - Super 8 Hancock

118 Limestone Road

Hancock, MD 21750

301-678-6101

http://www.super8.com/hotels/maryland/hancock/super-8-hancock-md/hotel-overview?reg=Local-_-all-_-S8-_-all&cid=IP_Local&wid=local

Thursday July 17

 

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

Hotel – Clarion Shepherdstown

Shepherdstown, WV

http://clarionshepherdstown.com/wordpress/

Friday July 18

 

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

Hotel - Hampton Inn & Suites Leesburg

117 Fort Evans Rd.

Leesburg, VA 20176

703-669-8640

 

Alternate Hotel -

Homewood Suites by Hilton Leesburg

115 Fort Evans Rd

Leesburg, VA 20176

571-258-1068

Saturday July 19

 

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

 

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