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Gears for Good charity bike rides raise awareness and funds for families living with bleeding disorders all across the United States.  Funds raised by riders during the Gears for Good National event supports Hemophilia Federation of America’s programs to support families by providing advocacy, education and assistance for our bleeding disorder community throughout the country. 

REGISTERING IS EASY!
Select which type of rider you are (in-person or virtual).
Pay the registration fee here in our portal.
Start fundraising to support HFA!
You have until September 30, 2021 to raise the minimum fundraising commitment of 
$1,000 for in-person, $275 for in-person single day riders and $500 for virtual riders. 
Note: To ensure that you receive your cycling jersey prior to ride weekend, you must register by August 3, 2021. We cannot guarantee that your jersey will arrive before ride weekend after this date. 


Single Day Riders
Not available to ride with us for the entire weekend? We offer day-rider passes which include lunch and dinner on the day you ride, as well as a jersey and Goodie Bag. No hotel accommodations or hotel transfers are available for day-riders, so please make note of where daily rides begin and end and plan your travel accordingly.

YOUR COST/FINANCIAL COMMITMENT:
A registration fee is paid at the time of registration which is non-refundable.
Your registration includes a Team Resilience t-shirt, custom Team Resilience cycling jersey, and more!
In-person riders will also receive lodging, meals and SAG support during the course of the ride.
A limited amount of bike rentals for in-person riders are available for an additional fee, due when rental information is submitted after registration. An HFA staff member will reach out to your to finalize rental information after you complete registration. 

FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENTS:
This ride does have a minimum fundraising requirement of $1,000 per in-person rider, $275 per in-person single day rider, and $500 per virtual rider.  HFA will provide you with all of the tools you need to, hopefully, exceed this goal! We understand that it is difficult asking for donations, so we are going to be sure to check in frequently on your progress and will also be available to you for any questions you may have.  

Your registration fee is included in your overall fundraising goal.

Why should you join Team Resilience?
·Team Resilience T-Shirt
·Team Resilience Cycling Jersey
·Personal fundraising page
·Pre-written emails to help you reach your fundraising goal
·Ongoing fundraising support from HFA
·Training resources
·Encouragement throughout your journey
·Access to our exclusive Facebook Group

·When you join you are supporting those that live with a bleeding disorder, and their families! 

 
Here’s some ideas to make for a truly memorable Team Resilience weekend. 
Join us early or stay an extra day at the Homewood Suites-Arlington, VA and take advantage of our group rate! (More details to follow)
Want to do some site seeing around DC? Check out the Official Tourism site of Washington DC

While we are in Harper’s Ferry, check out this website for additional sights to see and things to do off the bike: www.historicharpersferry.org

 
Participating from Home?
Here’s some ways to feel connected with the entire team, from whenever you are.
Wear your jersey out to dinner Saturday night.
Make sure you take your snack breaks at the same time as the DC crew!
Tag us in your cycling selfies #G4G2021 #TeamResilience #GearsForGood2021
Virtual Zoom call to kick off the ride each morning – join in!

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 scenarios.
**Detailed itinerary will be provided to registered riders** 
 
Friday, September 17, 2021
Breakfast on your own
8:00 am – Ride out from Homewood Suites to C & O Canal Trail, riding west to Harpers Ferry, WV
Overnight in Harpers Ferry, WV
Possible Total Ride: 61 miles – Washington, DC to Harpers Ferry, WV

Saturday, September 18, 2021
Breakfast at hotel
8:00 am - Ride out on C&O Canal to Antietam National Battlefield
Lunch at Quality Inn hotel in Harpers Ferry, WV
Optional afternoon hike to Maryland Heights
Overnight in Harpers Ferry, WV 
Possible Total Ride: 43 miles - Out and back to Harpers Ferry, WV

Sunday, September 19, 2021
Breakfast at hotel
8:00 am - Ride out from hotel to Homewood Suites
Post-Ride Celebration Dinner – details to follow
Possible Total Ride: 61 miles - Harpers Ferry, WV to Washington, DC

 
Please contact TeamHFA@hemophiliafed.org with any questions or concerns.