THE DEETS

WHAT: a 7-day cycling trek from Baltimore, MD to Deep Creek, MD and back. Join ONE day during the seven-day event. Daily mileage breakdowns and route descriptions can be found below.

WHEN: the ride begins on July 16 and ends July 22, 2022.

WHO: The HUSTLE is an event for cyclists who are comfortable covering 40+ miles per day and are able to have transportation to the start and from the end of their leg(s). 

WHERE: The HUSTLE begins in Baltimore, MD at Ulman House, and travels to Deep Creek, MD before looping back to end at Horizon Day Camp in Baltimore, MD.  

WHY: Funds support three amazing nonprofits who are dedicated to closing the gap on cancer care: Respite Retreats, Horizon Day Camp, and the Ulman Foundation.

HOW: Register for your preferred leg(s) at give.ulmanfoundation.org/the-HUSTLE. When you sign up you commit to fundraising $1,000 per leg, or $4,000 for the 7-day experience. All proceeds benefit our beneficiaries and are tax deductible.

THE ROUTE

DAY 1, July 16

74.9 Miles – Easy – Minimal climbing, mostly paved paths
Ulman House [Baltimore, MD] –> Manor Hill Tavern [Ellicott City, MD]

DAY 2, July 17

95.2 Miles – Easy/Moderate – Rolling Hills
Manor Hill Tavern [Ellicott City, MD]–> Buddylou’s Eats Drinks & Antiques [Hancock, MD]

DAY 3, July 18

86.2 Miles – Hard – Heavy Duty Hills
Buddylou’s Eats Drinks & Antiques [Hancock, MD] –> Hampton Inn [Frostburg, MD]

DAY 4, July 19

43.2 Miles – Moderate – Rolling Hills with Few Big Climbs
Best Western [Le Vale, MD] –> Suites at Silver Tree [Oakland, MD]

DAY 5, July 20

105 Miles – Hard Climbs – High Speed 8 Mile descent into Frostburg
Suites at Silver Tree [Oakland, MD] –> Holiday Inn Express & Suites [Clear Spring, MD]

DAY 6, July 21

78.3 Miles – Moderate – Rolling Hills
Holiday Inn Express & Suites [Clear Spring, MD] –> Mikey & Mel’s Deli [Fulton, MD]

DAY 7, July 22

30.1 Miles Easy Ride but urban cycling
Mikey & Mel’s Deli [Fulton, MD] –> Boys Latin [Baltimore, MD]

THE BENEFICIARIES

The Ulman Foundation changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer.

the Ulman Foundation

Horizon Day Camp brings back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings world-wide, through the creation Day Camps, Year-Round Programs and In-Hospital Recreational Activities, all offered free of charge.

Horizon Day Camp

Respite Retreats provides RETREATS OF respite to cancer patients, their caregivers, and families and to encourage healthy living for all

Respite Retreats

FAQ’s

Each day ranges from 30 to 100 miles, with most averaging around 65 miles.  You can see each day, it’s start and end points, exact mileage, and an idea of the terrain above!
Riders will receive a super sweet HUSTLE t-shirt for their participation in the event!
Yes- a SAG vehicle is only available for emergency use.  You should be comfortable transporting your own nutrition, tubes, and other supplies.  Riders are also responsible for transportation to the start and from the end of the day, and should have a friend or family member nearby for any on-trip needs.
Riders should be responsible for supplying and carrying their own event nutrition, tires, and transportation to the start and from the end, and we strongly recommend riders have a friend or family member available to support them day-of.
You should have a road bike that you’re comfortable riding, with clip-in pedals.
Each leg will have 20 riders, made up of 10 7-day riders and 10 single day riders. The riders will split into smaller, nearby groups for the ride to ensure road safety.
Each leg is unique and a full detailed route breakdown can be found above. There are two days with longer mileage which will include a mid-ride bathroom and water break.
Single day riders must supply their own transportation to the start and end of the day.
This is a no-drop ride, but riders should be comfortable and experienced covering the mileage terrain for the day. The HUSTLE also isn’t a race. The average pace will vary (typically 12-13mph) based on terrain but expect moderate rolling hills.
Yes, all participants must be 18 years of age or older.
Rider safety is our number one priority. The ride will proceed under light weather conditions. If thunder, or dangerous weather conditions exist cyclists will be required to suspend or wait-out the weather. If dangerous forecasts exist The HUSTLE reserves the right to prematurely suspend a leg, in which case riders would be allowed to select another leg to participate on.
Single day riders must meet a $1,000 fundraising minimum. When riders register they’ll pay a $50 registration fee that counts towards their fundraising, and create a social fundraising webpage that they can easily share to ask friends and family for donations. Riders will also receive fundraising tips and tricks to make sure they meet– and beat!– their goal!
Fundraising minimums must be met by July 8. When riders sign up they’ll be required to complete a credit card authorization and commit to raising the minimum. If a rider does not meet the $1,000 minimum by July 8 their credit card will be charged the difference.
Riders will receive a super sweet HUSTLE t-shirt for their participation in the event!
We’re looking forward to monthly team calls to answer all your questions. If you have other questions contact [email protected] For fundraiser support contact [email protected]
Yes! All donations are tax deductible.
Proceeds from The HUSTLE support three community cancer nonprofits- the Ulman Foundation, Respite Retreats, and Horizon Day Camp.
Click here to donate to the team, or find a fundraiser.

About The HUSTLE

When Peter Watts discovers a new passion, he goes all in. A friend pointed out a good deal on a used road bike, and within weeks Peter was putting in heavy mileage and planning a multi-day bike tour. He jumped into a charity ride soon after, and got hooked on fundraising and making more of his cycling by connecting it to a mission.

Now, after having raised nearly $100,000 for cancer causes over the past five years, Peter has channeled his passions into creating his ideal ride for a reason; The Hustle is a movement to support the cancer community. Elevating inclusivity, Peter has selected three nonprofit organizations – each offering distinct services to varying age groups – but all focused on relieving the suffering that cancer can cause.

When he’s not on his bike, or fundraising, you can find Peter behind the lens, as owner of The Five Arrows Media, a Maryland-based photography studio.

The Hustle will be a bit of a sufferfest, but it’ll all be over in just seven days, and its impact will last a lifetime for the cancer patients who benefit. Reach out to Peter if you’ve got questions to be answered or need a pep talk on why you CAN do this!

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