Cyclist, dog to complete 832-mile Greenway trip in Portland

Posted June 13, 2009, at 12:30 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A bicyclist from Annapolis, Md., and his Labrador retriever are nearing the end of an 832-mile journey intended to promote awareness of the East Coast Greenway.

Dan McCrady has pedaled about 60 miles a day while Sadie runs about 10 miles and rides in a bicycle trailer the rest of the time. They are scheduled to complete their journey Saturday in Portland.

They followed the route of the Greenway, which links communities from Maine to Florida and is billed as the nation’s longest urban, multiuse trail for nonmotorized users.

In Maine, McCrady and Sadie will follow the Eastern Trail, the South Portland Greenbelt and Portland’s Eastern Prom trail, all of which are sections of the Greenway.