The End of the Road Nearly 1,200 participants ended the six-day, 300-mile Cycle Across Maryland bicycle race by pedaling onto the Homewood campus Saturday, July 29. With triumphant waves to their cheering families, Center for Talented Youth students and Hopkins volunteers, riders ended the trans-state ride, which began in Oakland, Md., and took them through mountains and rural countrysides during the region's record-breaking heat wave. Besides the hundreds of cyclists on single, multispeed bikes, there were those who rode tandem bikes, and there was even a crew on a three-seater. Some made the journey on low-riding recumbent bikes, which were fun, riders said, but tended to go down steep hills at terrifying, out-of-control speeds. While a Caribbean band played on the athletic field, and hamburgers cooked on grills, riders swapped stories about their adventures. The festivities wrapped up around 2 p.m. with an award ceremony.
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