Riders reached the end of the 9-year Week-A-Year Tour on Nov. 15, 2019, in Key West.

Long-Distance Trips

Ready to take on the challenge of riding the East Coast? 

The East Coast Greenway takes you through major cities — Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Miami and more — and on flat to rolling stretches of urban, rural and coastal communities in between.

Close to 70 cyclists — and three walkers — have completed the entire route in the Greenway’s first 25 years. As more people learn of the route, increasing numbers of cyclists are attempting to ride long stretches or the entire end-to-end route.

Remember that the East Coast Greenway is a work in progress — donate to help! To ride long segments or the entire route, cyclists should be experienced and comfortable riding in traffic and navigating through urban and rural areas.

Jenny and Wil Hylton, through-cyclists in 2005.

Jenny and Wil Hylton, through-cyclists in 2005.

Stefanie Boewe towed a trailer and Murf, her Australian Shepherd (except when he ran alongside her) the length of the Greenway in the spring of 2017, from Key West to Calais, Maine, including the complementary routes.

Stefanie Boewe towed a trailer and Murf, her Australian Shepherd (except when he ran alongside her) the length of the Greenway in the spring of 2017, from Key West to Calais, Maine, including the complementary routes.

In Calais, Maine, across the St. Croix River from Canada, Lisa Watts and Dee Bird celebrate the finish of their ride up the Greenway from Key West.

In Calais, Maine, across the St. Croix River from Canada, Lisa Watts and Dee Bird celebrate the finish of their ride up the Greenway from Key West.

John Azerolo, left, and Brett Bramble (and Brett's dog, Domino) on the St. Croix River in Calais, ME, on July 31, 2018, six months since leaving Key West to walk the East Coast Greenway to raise awareness of drug overdoses.

John Azerolo, left, and Brett Bramble (and Brett's dog, Domino) on the St. Croix River in Calais, ME, on July 31, 2018, six months since leaving Key West to walk the East Coast Greenway to raise awareness of drug overdoses.

Riders reached the end of the 9-year Week-A-Year Tour on Nov. 15, 2019, in Key West.

Riders reached the end of the 9-year Week-A-Year Tour on Nov. 15, 2019, in Key West.

Join an intrepid crew of through-travelers

Our list of those who have completed the whole Greenway is growing by leaps and bounds including our first three walkers.

  • Anne Kruimer '04 

  • Mike Kruimer '04 

  • Jack Kurrle '04

  • Mac Sexton '04

  • Myron Skott '04

  • Dave Wood '04

  • Hilge Hurford '04

  • Jenny Hylton '05

  • Will Hylton '05 

  • Faith Vicinanza '05

  • Peter Vicinanza '05

  • Holly Amidon '10

  • Joel Amidon '10

  • Glenn Hirsch '13

  • Bob Spiegelman '13, '19 (WAY Tour)

  • Cathy Skott '16

  • Myron Skott '16 *

  • David Paris '17

  • Stefanie Boewe (and Murf!) '17

  • Jeffrey Allen '18

  • Tom Gill '18

  • John Hamilton '18

  • Deirdre Bird '18

  • Lisa Watts '18

  • Brett Bramble '18 (walking) (and Domino!)

  • John Azerolo '18 (walking)

  • Aiden Cropsey ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Christopher Benson ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Raphael Wineburg ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Noah Winstead ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Amanda Smith ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Kristine Walker ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Beth Haley ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Nora Jane Montgomery ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Ryan Bush ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Michael Gibson ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Alycia "Rally" Britton ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Sarah Aker ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Michaela "Magpie" Krause ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Jessica Rivas ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Carly Juzwik ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Jana Korn ’18 (Bike and Build)

  • Charlye Dehart '18

  • Daniel Mondak '18

  • Steve Mitchell '18 (WAY Tour)

  • Al Nierenberg '18 (WAY Tour)

  • Jessie Grieb '19 (walking)

  • Austin McHodgkins '19

  • Travis Southard '19

  • Kate Norris '19

  • Barbara Amodio '19 (WAY Tour)

  • Lynn Bell '19 (WAY Tour)

  • Debra Coyman '19 (WAY Tour)

  • Rob Dexter '19 (WAY Tour)

  • Beverly Duncan '19 (WAY Tour)

  • Andy Hamilton '19 (WAY Tour)

  • Mary Hutchinson '19 (WAY Tour)

  • Anne Maleady '19 (WAY Tour)

  • Helen O'Malley '19 (WAY Tour)

  • Bethel Paris '19 (WAY Tour)

  • John Paturel '19 (WAY Tour)

  • David Read '19 (WAY Tour)

  • Robert Russo '19 (WAY Tour)

  • Debby Sharpe '19 (WAY Tour)

  • Jim Sharpe '19 (WAY Tour)

  • Joshua Forsythe '20

  • Colin Johnston '20

  • Walker Vaughn '20

  • Chris Stowell '21

  • Andrew Lehigh '21

Greenway Guidance

While the East Coast Greenway Alliance is constantly improving the safety of the Greenway route through its advocacy efforts, many of the current on-road connections, including those on the Greenway’s interim routes, have little or no special provisions for bicyclists or pedestrians. Long-distance travel via on-road sections of the Greenway is recommended for experienced cyclists only. Many lengthy traffic-free segments of the Greenway are suitable for families and cyclists, walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. 

The current on-road routing is housed on low-traffic roads whenever possible. We aim to be as clear as we are able about the conditions riders can expect by including alerts for known stressful sections on our online mapping tool at map.greenway.org. Directional signage may or may not be present along the route. Users are advised to review state traffic laws, research current road conditions and discuss plans with people familiar with area roadways.

This website provides information for the public about trails and roads for traveling the interim route of the East Coast Greenway and their general suitability for long-distance cycling and walking. The East Coast Greenway Alliance and those involved with the development and publication of this website do not assume any liability for injuries, damage or loss to persons using this information or the routes suggested. People using this information are responsible for their own safety and should take appropriate precautions. 

Long-distance and end-to-end trips

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September 4, 2019

Providence to Provincetown: Bike advocacy from our saddles

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August 15, 2018

A long walk to Canada

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April 24, 2017

Team Murf: Seeing America up close, from their handlebars and leash

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January 17, 2017

Trip tales: Ocean City to Key West

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November 16, 2016

Couple spends honeymoon on the Greenway, with Patch

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November 14, 2016

Couple celebrates 25th anniversary with 3,000-mile bike ride

Join the Greenway!

Your support helps to develop this ambitious, 3,000-mile route, Canada to Key West. Your membership gift builds more protected miles that we can all enjoy, today and for generations to come.