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Race Across America Riders Land In Maryland

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By Meymo Lyons

More than 200 bicyclists participating in the Race Across America are expected to arrive in Maryland today. The route the race takes and the distance it covers have varied over the years, but the Race Across America always goes from west to east.

For the past three years, this journey of 3,000 miles has begun in Oceanside, California and has ended in Annapolis, Maryland. Teams typically cross the country in six to nine days, averaging 350 to over 500 miles per day.

Solo racers finish in nine to 12 days, averaging 250 to 350 miles per day. Teams have a relay format and race around the clock. Solo racers have the challenge of balancing a few hours of sleep each night against race deadlines.

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