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US Coast to Coast Virtual Team Challenge (Steps, Running, Cycling etc.)

This brilliant challenge is one of our most popular choices for a reason. Due to the huge distance, we'd reccommend completing this virtual challenge as a team!


The US Coast to Coast route spans 5,113 kilometers (3,169 miles), offering virtual challenges for experiencing America's diversity. Walking takes 170-511 days, cycling 51-102 days. Historically, it symbolizes American exploration, connecting East to West via routes like Route 66. Participants can complete individually or collaboratively through steps, distance-based activities, or an inclusive points system.

How far is Coast to Coast of the USA?

Embarking on a virtual coast-to-coast challenge across the United States covers an impressive distance of about 5,113 kilometers, or 3,169 miles. This digital adventure lets you experience the diverse landscapes and vibrant cultures of America from the comfort of your home.

As you log your kilometers, you'll virtually pass through bustling cities, scenic countryside, towering mountains, and expansive deserts. Starting from New York City and ending in California (or the other way around), this challenge offers a unique way to explore the vastness and beauty of the country while staying motivated and active.

How long would it take to walk the width of America?

Walking the width of America through a virtual challenge, covering 5,113 kilometers (3,169 miles), depends on your daily step count. If you log 40,000 steps a day, you could complete the journey in around 170 days. For those recording 26,000 steps daily, it would take about 256 days. A more leisurely pace of 13,000 steps a day would extend the challenge to approximately 511 days. These virtual challenges adapt to different fitness levels and routines, allowing participants to experience the excitement of crossing the country at their own pace while staying motivated and active.

How long would it take to cycle Coast to Coast of America?

Cycling coast to coast across America in a virtual challenge, covering 5,113 kilometers (3,169 miles), varies based on your daily distance. If you cycle 100 kilometers (62 miles) a day, it would take about 51 days to complete. At a pace of 70 kilometers (43 miles) a day, the journey would extend to around 73 days. For those riding 50 kilometers (31 miles) daily, it would take approximately 102 days. These virtual cycling challenges accommodate different fitness levels and schedules, allowing participants to experience the thrill of crossing the country while staying motivated and active.

What's the significance and history of the US Coast to Coast route?

The US Coast to Coast route holds significant historical and cultural importance, symbolizing the American spirit of exploration and adventure. Historically, it traces back to early transcontinental railroads and highways like Route 66, which connected the bustling cities of the East Coast to the expansive frontiers of the West. This route has been a pathway for pioneers, adventurers, and dreamers, representing the pursuit of new opportunities and the diversity of the American landscape. Today, it continues to inspire cross-country journeys, whether by car, bike, or virtual challenges, reflecting the enduring allure of traversing this vast nation.

How can I complete this challenge?

You can choose from two options here, depending if you want to complete the challenge collaboratively or not. The first option is for each member of your team to individually compete the full challenge, racing each other across the US. The other option is to work as a team to collectively complete the distance. The average distance covered by each team member would be the full challenge distance, divided by the number of team members.

There are then 3 ways to record your activities:

  1. Just daily steps
  2. All distance based activities (e.g. cycling, running, walking)
  3. Our inclusive points system which allows people to do the equivalent amount of exercise as walking the route

How do I log activities for the Coast to Coast Challenge?

Myles integrates with 30+ fitness trackers including Apple Health, Fitbit, Garmin, Google Fit, Strava and many more. Your activities automatically sync to Myles to make life easy for you. You can also manually record activities if you don't use a fitness tracker or you need to add any extra activities.

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