Ride Info 4th Annual Maryland Endurance Challenge returns in 2020 Created to help generate funds to support youth experiencing homelessness and their pursuit of education, The Challenge returns in 2020 with a fast roads, a generous host in Mount Saint Mary’s University, a new unique event (Climb to the Clouds Everesting) earlier in May, and hospitality befitting Hip and Historic Frederick County, Maryland. Sunday, May 17th – Climb To The Clouds Everesting Ride This year’s Challenge begins on Sunday, May 17th, with the inaugural Climb To The Clouds Everesting ride, with riders treated to a beautiful climb and descent through Gambrill State Park overlooking the City of Frederick to the east, and Middletown Valley and the Appalachian Trail to the west. Riders will have one of three options that day – ride the elevation equivalent of Mt. Fuji, Denali, the ultimate, Mount Everest at over 29,000 feet. Saturday, May 30th – U.S. National 12-Hour Championship, the Free State 6-Hour, and the Mason-Dixon 3-Hour return Two weekends later, the mainstay of The Challenge takes place – the Mason-Dixon 3-Hour, the Free State 6-Hour, and the ultimate, U.S. National 12-Hour Championship sanctioned by the World UltraCycling Association. Beginning and ending at Mount Saint Mary’s University in north Frederick County along the Maryland-Pennsylvania border, riders will travel on nice roads with little traffic in the beautiful countryside, while passing through three historic covered bridges. Ample support and rider hospitality rule the day! May 2020 will be a hallmark month for cyclists of all abilities and goals. Join SHIP of Frederick County, the World UltraCycling Association, the Tourism Council of Frederick County, Gambrill State Park, and Mount Saint Mary’s University as we welcome you all to Frederick County, Maryland – after all, it’s just another day in paradise!