Gears for Good National Ride 2020
September 18-20, 2020
Join us for the 10th annual Gears for Good National Ride, a three-day, 156-mile bike ride from West Virginia to Washington, D.C. raising awareness of bleeding disorders and funds for Hemophilia Federation of America.
Over the course of the ride you will:
•Experience a life changing weekend on the C&O Canal from West Virginia to Washington, D.C. •Make an impact on the bleeding disorders community by spreading awareness.
•Tackle a fitness challenge while we assist by taking care of all the logistics and details. •Meet new friends and build lasting relationships.
This ride is done at your own pace and is not a competitive race. The entirety of the ride takes place on the C&O Canal and the W&OD trails, a fairly-flat dirt and gravel trail. You’ll travel through charming small towns with views of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. Perhaps you’ll take the optional side-trips to the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD, the Air and Space Museum Annex in Dulles, VA, or choose a hike to see the full beauty of Harper’s Ferry, WV.
Riders can participate in the entire ride or select portions of the ride daily without worry, as we have partnered with Get Out & Go Tours which provides full support for the group.
The ride is fully supported throughout the event weekend with:
•A bike rental
•Shuttle for carrying gear
•Meals and snacks
•Maps and information cards to help riders navigate the trails
One of the easiest ways to share your journey and hit your fundraising goal is to share your training on social media! Post a photo of you on your ride and add your fundraising page and why you are riding for Team Resilience.
Every season, getting "back in the saddle" has a period of discomfort. Legs, arms, and, oh my BUTT! You already know that legs just need conditioning, but here is the secret...butts do too.
Ride with bike shorts. Bicycling is not running, and it begs for a pad on your seat. Bike shorts with a nice synthetic pad that is hydrophobic, and ideally contains some closed cell foam inside, helps tremendously.
If you are unsure which brand to go with, reach out to TeamHFA@hemophilifed.org with questions!