Gears for Good National Ride

Gears for Good National Ride 2019

Ride in a Gears for Good charity bicycle ride for Hemophilia Federation of America’s Team Resilience! Riders raise awareness and funds for HFA’s Helping Hands program, which provides urgent funding for basic living expenses such as housing, transportation and utility bills for families living with bleeding disorders.

HFA has partnered with
Get Out & Go Tours which leads the group on this three-day, 156-mile charity bike ride from West Virginia to Washington, D.C.

The ride is fully supported with:

•Professional cycling jersey (when registered by July 31, 2019)
•A shuttle for carrying gear
•Lodging
•Meals and snacks
•Maps and information cards to help riders navigate the trails
•Mechanical support
•Bike rentals upon request


This support means riders can participate in the entire ride or select portions of the ride daily without worry.

We will travel through charming small towns with views of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. These towns, however, have limited hotel space, so we ask riders to consider rooming with someone else which gives us space for additional riders. Additional riders mean more money raised for Helping Hands! Hotel accommodations are included, but if you wish to pay for your own room, we would welcome your contribution. Single rooms can be reserved for an additional fee.  Please contact TeamHFA@hemophiliafed.org to make arrangements.

 
 

Teams and Walkers

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In the Spotlight

Shorts, shorts, shorts!
It's hard to ask friends and family, but the truth is, if you care about raising funds for the cause, they will too! They either share your values or just want to help! Go ahead, ask them to support you. 

Training Tip:
You should wash shorts after one day of wearing. They are always in need. This means that more than one pair are right for a multi-day ride.


Avoid the BONK!
When asking for a donation to support your campaign, ask for a specific amount--try these:
"Would you consider a gift of $20 to support my Gears for Good fundraising efforts to support those living with bleeding disorders?"
"Honestly, I have NO idea how much to ask you for, but is a gift of $20 something you'd be able to consider?"

Training Tip: 
Running low on energy, or 'bonking' as it’s often called, will reduce your ability to keep going! Cycling will increase your energy requirements, so aim to eat small, frequent meals and snacks on the go in order to maintain energy levels. On the bike, carbohydrate drinks will keep you well fueled — or you could try taking a couple of energy bars or energy gels which are easy to eat in the saddle.
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