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Cyclists finish cross-country trek in Yorktown

The Trans Am Bike Non-Stop 2024, a grueling ultra-distance cycling event, is making its way to the finish line at the Victory Monument in Yorktown.

The annual, self-supported race is an ultra-distance cycling event that covers approximately 4,200 miles. Starting in Astoria, Oregon, the route passes through 10 states. Now in its 11th year, 49 participants started June 2. As of now, 18 racers have scratched. If history repeats itself, more of the remaining 26 racers will also scratch, but the string of cyclists now stretches from Virginia all the way back to Colorado.

Because the race has had some tragedies including death and serious injury of cyclists, a second route was introduced this year. The new route ends in Washington, D.C., and it includes more off-road, rails-to-trails routing that may keep racers safer. For the first time, this year’s race really is two races. The original route that ends in Yorktown has already had three finishers, and 16 others are making their way t...

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