Gears for Good National Ride
Gears for Good charity bikes
rides raise awareness and funds for families living with bleeding disorders.
All funds raised by riders support Hemophilia Federation of America’s Helping
Hands program, which supports families with urgent funding to assist with basic
living expenses such as housing, transportation, and utility bills.
Once again this year, Get Out and Go Tours will lead the group on this 3-Day, 171-mile charity bike ride (this year's ride is slightly longer due to trail rerouting.)
We’ll meet at the Key Bridge Marriott in Rosslyn, Va, early the first morning, riding west on the Custis Trail and Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Rail Trail to Purcellville, Va., to begin the weekend of raising funds for Helping Hands. We’ll spend the next three days together, enjoying the C&O Canal and W&OD trails, the small towns that border them, and perhaps taking optional side-trips to Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Md., and the Air and Space Museum Annex in Dulles, Va.
This ride is fully supported with gear shuttle, lodging, meals, cue cards, and mechanical support - all included. This means you can ride the whole daily distance, or just a portion of it, without worry.
If you wish to pay for your own room, we would welcome your contribution. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Friday, September 22, 2017
8:15 am - Depart Key Bridge Marriott hotel by bicycle
Ride west to Custis Trail, changing to the W&OD Trail
Lunch along the trail at Carolina Brother's BBQ in Ashburn, VA, then ride to Purcellville, VA
Optional side trip to National Air & Space Museum Annex at Dulles Airport during lunch
Shuttle to Hancock, MD with dinner and overnight near the C&O Canal
Total Ride: 44 miles - Rosslyn, VA to Purcellville, VA
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Breakfast at hotel
8:00 am - Ride out of Hancock on C&O Canal or Western Maryland Rail Trail
Lunch along trail at Williamsport, MD
Optional ride to Antietam National Battlefield
Dinner and overnight in Harpers Ferry, WV
Total Ride: 64 miles - Hancock, MD to Harpers Ferry, WV
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Breakfast at hotel, supplemented by Park-N-Dine egg casserole
8:00 am - Ride out from hotel, time in Harpers Ferry, then depart Harpers Ferry
Lunch along the trail at Whites Ferry
4:00 pm - Arrive Georgetown
Post-Ride Dinner at Heavy Seas Restaurant
Return shuttle to hotel available
Total Ride: 61 miles - Harpers Ferry, WV to Washington, DC
Hybrid Bike - $75/weekend
(Helmets included in rental)
**Detailed itinerary will be provided to registered riders**