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
•Meals and snacks
•Maps and information cards to help riders navigate the trails
•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.
No matter what the weather conditions are, your fluid requirements increase when cycling long distances. Make sure to drink small amounts frequently throughout the ride. Remember, by the time you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
Meeting new people can be intimidating, don't be afraid to strike a conversation with someone new. Maybe they have more riding experience than you, that's okay! Cycling is supposed to be fun and social. Your new friend may find your reason for riding intriguing and want to donate to Helping Hands! Get out there and mingle!