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 from West Virginia to Washington, D.C. 

 
LOCATION:     

We’ll meet at the Key Bridge Marriott in Rosslyn, 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.

Hotel accommodations are included, and because of the high volume of people interested in riding, we ask riders to please consider rooming with someone else, to make room for other riders. We will travel through small towns with limited hotel space, so double occupancy allows us to have more riders, which means more money raised for Helping Hands. If you wish to pay for your own room, we would welcome your contribution. Please contact gearsforgood@hemophiliafed.org to make arrangements. 


TRIP OVERVIEW:

Please Note: Final event details are not yet available and this page will be updated as more information is available. Details mentioned are likely scenerios. 

Friday, September 21, 2018

      Depart Key Bridge Marriott hotel, transport to Paw Paw Trail

Possible Total Ride: 33 miles - Paw Paw, MD to Purcellville, VA

Saturday, September 22, 2018

  Breakfast at hotel

8:00 am - Ride out on C&O Canal 

Optional ride to Antietam National Battlefield

Dinner and overnight in Harpers Ferry, WV 

Possible Total Ride: 64 miles - Hancock, MD to Harpers Ferry, WV

       Sunday, September 23, 2018

Breakfast at hotel

  8:00 am - Ride out from hotel,

Post-Ride Celebration Dinner at restaurant to-be-determined

Possible 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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