This 325 mile journey across Maryland is a combination of an average of 27 miles hiking plus 14 miles or more biking each day. All days are a minimum of 41 miles, two days are over 50 miles. The numbers are significant on a personal basis and the breakdown will allow my team to cross the state in 7 days with an average of 8 to 10 hours on the road each day. This is all for Cool Kids Campaign and the improvement of conditions and outlook for kids battling cancer. Please see more about “why I am trekking across Maryland again” (will post shortly) for the purpose, daily kid dedications, and the middle day in memory of my friend Shawn Madden who died two weeks before my first trek. Below are the maps for each day of the route. We hope to have interactive maps here along with live tracking as well.
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Day 1: Wisp to Cumberland- August 9
Begins at the summit of Wisp, the only ski resort and one of the highest points in Maryland. The first 27 miles will be on foot/hiking. Then transfer to bike for last 14+ miles.
- 41.4 mi Distance
- 3,516ft Elevation Gain
Day 2: Cumberland to Hancock – August 10
First 27 miles by foot, then transfer to bike. The hardest part is mile 32-34 using National Pike to cross Sidling Hill. Ending near bike shot and western MD rail trail in Hancock.
- 42.1 mi Distance
- 4,972ft Elevation Gain
Day 3: First Long Day over 50 miles – August 11
Start with 10 mile bike on Western MD Rail Trail. This will allow us to stay in MD (no other roads do at this point). Meet up in Big Pool to transfer to hike for 27 miles. Back to bike in Boonsboro and finish in Frederick.
- 53.0 mi Distance
- 3,245ft Elevation Gain
Day 4: Shawn Madden Memorial Ride – August 12
This is dedicated to my friend and fitness pro Shawn Madden who died sudden on Aug 1 2014, 2 weeks before the first trek, and he was supposed to be part of it. This route is cycling only (a rest for our feet) goes through Eldersburg to his Gold’s Gym. Then we cross through Ellicott City and end in Elkridge
- 54.5 mi Distance
- 4,151ft Elevation Gain
Day 5 Part 1: Elkridge to Annapolis City Docks – August 13
This is the hike portion of the day, mostly along Ritchie Highway in Anne Arundel Co, ending at the Annapolis Docks where we meet up with a boat to ‘bike’ across the Chesapeake Bay
- 25.8 mi Distance
- 1,912ft Elevation Gain
Day 5 Part 2: Crossing The Chesapeake August 13
Start with bikes on boats at Annapolis City Docks. This allows us to keep on trek to cross the Chesapeake Bay. We dock at Hemmingways, then continue to end day at Queenstown.
- 18.6 mi Distance
- 235ft Elevation Gain
Day 6- Eastern Shore – August 14
Crossing Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Cut southeast (left but right on map view) off of Rt 50 by the airport in Easton. Then finish at The Sharptown Fireman’s Carnival
- 46.9 mi Distance
- 1,115ft Elevation Gain
Day 7: Finish in Ocean City – August 15
Final Day- Ending at the water by the Inlet in Ocean City
Come meet us as we hope to finish between 3 and 4 PM, then have a post party at Bayside Skillet.
- 48.2 mi Distance
- 750ft Elevation Gain
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