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, 171-mile charity bike ride (this year's ride is slightly longer due to trail rerouting.)

 
LOCATION:     

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.


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

      8:15 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

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.  

 

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