Event Details

Gears for Good National Ride

PURPOSE:

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, 156-mile charity bike ride.

 
LOCATION:     

We’ll meet near the end of the C&O Canal in Georgetown early the first morning to shuttle to the Paw Paw tunnel on the C&O Canal, where we’ll unload and start using our gears for good, raising funds for Helping Hands. We’ll spend the next three days together, enjoying the C&O Canal, the small towns that border it, and perhaps taking an optional side-trip to Antietam Battlefield.


WHAT'S
INCLUDED:
 

 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 gearsforgood@hemophiliafed.org to make arrangements. 


TRIP OVERVIEW:

Friday, September 22, 2017

      8:30 am - Depart hotel
Transport to starting point, Paw Paw Picnic Area 

Lunch along the trail at Fifteen Mile Creek Aquaduct
Dinner and overnight
 
Total Ride: 32 miles - Paw Paw, MD to Hancock, MD

Saturday, September 23, 2017

  Breakfast at hotel
8:00 am - Ride out of Hancock
Picnic Lunch along trail at Williamsport, MD
Optional ride to Antietam 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
8:00 am - Ride out from hotel
Lunch along the trail at Whites Ferry
4:00 pm - Arrive Georgetown (hotel to be determined)
Post-Ride BBQ (location TBD)
Return shuttle to hotel available
Total Ride: 60 miles - Harpers Ferry, WV to Washington, DC

BIKE RENTAL:
Hybrid Bike - $75/weekend
(Helmets included in rental)

**Detailed itinerary will be provided to registered riders**

Hotel accommodations, meals, and snacks along the trail are included in your minimum fundraising. If you wish to pay for your own room, we would welcome your contribution. Please contact us at gearsforgood@hemophiliafed.org to make arrangements.  

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

 

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