The Maryland Endurance Challenge

  • 05/20/2017
  • Frederick County, MD

The Maryland Endurance Challenge is a charity cycling event that will be held on May 20th 2017, in order to raise funds for SHIP (the Student’s Homeless Initiative Partnership of Frederick County).  SHIP provides relief and support to the hundreds of area school students who are encountering homelessness.

The format of the event is a 12-hour endurance ride (i.e. “how far can you ride in 12 hours”), with 6-hour and 3-hour options.  It will be based on the Mount St. Mary’s University east campus in northern Frederick County.

We are expecting hundreds of cyclists to join the ride.  Some of them are highly accomplished ultramarathon competitors who will probably achieve distances in excess of 200 miles on the day.  The event is part of the annual “World Cup of UltraCycling”, and is affiliated with the internationally-recognized Ultramarathon Cycling Association (UMCA).

More important, we’re also inviting regional cyclists and the general public to join he event as a “fun ride”.  We are hoping to attract 200 cyclists, and each participant will pay an entry fee, and will be requested to raise funds for SHIP, to assist homeless school children in our area. 

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