Our experienced race organizers will be with you every step of the way! We’ll set up ways for you to stay connected with your team, highlight noteworthy portions of the virtual routes you are completing, and keep track of all the results at the end of each day. Who knew that social distancing could be so much fun!
2021 registration is now open!
The Great American Ride is a 3,700-mile virtual team bike ride along the route of the Great American Rail-Trail™ , a signature project of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, our event charity. The developing trail that is more than 53% complete and will one day connect over thousands of miles and 12 states between Washington, D.C. and Washington State. We’re combining the camaraderie of team cycling with the fun and sightseeing of a long-distance solo ride. The Great American Ride is a journey that you can experience from whatever corner of the world you call home.
Gather your team of 4, 8, or 12 riders and chip away at the miles as a group. At the end of each day you’ll report your progress and watch your team dot move across the map in real time while the race leaderboard will update to show the overall standings! And to make the miles even more fun, we’ll send you facts and highlights about the locations you ride past along the way. Sign on to do the ride of a lifetime and be a part of the Great American Ride!
Race begins on March 20; Teams are allowed to start up until April 20
$50 per person
Teams of 4, 8 or 12
Virtually ride the route of the Great American Rail-Trail™, which traverses 12 states between the District of Columbia and Washington.