People Cycling Rides

Sea to Shining Sea: X-C 2021.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Rick Gallo
Tour Dates
Start Location
Seattle, WA
End Location
Brooklyn, NYC
Cost (est.)
$7725 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$525 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
63 mi / 101 km
Avg. Elevation
1810 ft / 552 m
Ride Description


From sea to shining sea with a whole lot of exploration and enjoyment in between! This cross country adventure starts in downtown Seattle with the Space Needle ½ mile to the north and Pike Market ½ mile to the south of our starting hotel. We end in New York City pedaling over the George Washington Bridge, down past the Cotton Club, the USS Intrepid, World Trade Center area and, after a ferry ride to view the Statute of Liberty, we pedal over the Brooklyn Bridge to our final destination. In between?


Pedaling in 14 states, here are several sites or three we’ll see within each: The Pacific Coast; pedaling along the Columbia River Gorge; through the forests, as well as along rivers (Clearwater, Lochsa) of Idaho; Missoula and then Helena; into Yellowstone and east thru Wyoming (Cody, Gillette) to Devils Tower, America’s First National Monument (the National Park Service was created ten years after this designation); into South Dakota and thru the Black Hills National Forest (Mt. Rushmore), east to the Badlands National Park; into Nebraska where we pedal 150 miles of the Cowboy Trail before staying in downtown Omaha. We cross the Missouri River into Iowa and pedal through Des Moines and to a baseball field (if you build it, they will come). It’s into the land of Lincoln where we visit the childhood home of our 40th President before stopping in Chicago; then South Bend, IN and a short… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

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People Cycling is a recently launched cycling club, which you can join for free, and is led by volunteer ride leaders. We will be offering tours in the United States and overseas. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 20-30 or so) who want to ride 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world.

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