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.

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 50 cyclists — and two 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.

Join an intrepid crew

In 2004, seven cyclists became the first to ride the entire the East Coast Greenway, pedaling from Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida, in 55 days. Here, a roster of those cyclists and their fellow thru-bikers since then: 

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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)

* First 2-time through-biker

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Mike and Anne Kruimer of New Jersey on the 2004 end-to-end East Coast Greenway ride.
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Jenny and Wil Hylton, through-cyclists in 2005.
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Bob Spiegelman, through-cyclist in 2013 and chair, East Coast Greenway Alliance Board of Trustees.
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John Azerolo, left, and Brett Bramble 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.
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The Bike & Build team crosses into Delaware in July 2018 on their way to Calais, Maine. They were the first B&B team to pedal in that state.

Long-distance and end-to-end trips

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August 15, 2018

A long walk to Canada

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July 30, 2018

Going the distance

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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.