Our mission: To create a high quality & memorable event with great support, top rated hotel, home made food (Shab will cook on spot), friendship & fun.
Route Description: As the name suggest; the route is cloverleaf with 4 loops that they start & end at Leesburg, VA. Day 1: you will be covering 4 states (VA, MD, PA, WV) & about 400k. You will go north to battlefield PA and counter clockwise back to WV and Leesburg. Starting at about mile 40 & 84 you will have 2 climb but also 2 down hills; of course. This is beautiful route and it has been the ACP 400k of Northern VA in past. Day 2 300k: you will go south west in VA while you have Skyline drive on your right shoulder. It's out/back to Leesburg & mainly rollers. Day 3 300km: you will be traveling toward Shenandoah valley area traveling through beautiful Fort Valley Rd & climbing Edinburg Gap before turning north and returning to Leesburg. Last day 200k: route goes to south & south east VA to Quantico (FBI training field) and Potomac River before turning north back to Leesburg.
Event Date: Both 1000k/1200k Starts on Thursday September 16, 2021 promptly at 4:00am. 1200k ends on Sunday September 19 at 11pm and 1000k ends on Sunday September 19 at 7am.
Event start/during/end location: Comfort Suites, Leesburg VA http://www.comfortsuitesleesburg.com
80 prosperity Ave, Leesburg, VA, 20175 Phone: (703) 669-1650
Register for 1200k: Here (No day-of registration)
Register for 1000k: Here (No day-of registration)
Registration priority: first come, first serve and the following criteria;
You will receive an email that you are in the confirmed riders list when the criteria above have been met. (It may take few days before you receive the email so please be patient)
Entry Fee for both 1000k/1200k: $295 ($290 + $5 RUSA surcharge) (lodging is not included)
Event Fee should cover (At this moment) :
Other Services that you may receive: (These services are not guaranteed & it will be based on our best effort with no extra charge to you)
Riders are responsible for their own food, lodging, transportation, and other incidentals.
Payment Methods: PayPal ; You may use your bank account or credit card using PayPal.
Please make sure that we do receive $295 without any PayPal chrages.
Refund policy: You may cancel by notifying us in writing via email.
Accommodation for before/after during the event: Riders may do their own hotel/logging arrangement for before/after and during the event.
Transportation: From/to Dulles Airport (IAD) Complementary Shuttle only if you stay at Comfort Suites at 703-669-1650. Please call them for Shuttle hours of operation.
Ride Qualifications: None but if you never rode more than a 300k event then please call us to make sure that you understand what you get in to. Your safety is our priority.
Rider limit for both 1000k/1200k is: 40. (as of 6/27, there are only 2 spots left)
Foods: We do our best to accommodate all type of diets like vegetarian, vegan, Mediterranean and meat lovers and yes, Shab is planning to cook fresh on spot her famous Basmati Rice and many other delicious dishes. (If you have any allergies, please check before eating any foods)
Drop Bag(s): none, Route is cloverleaf.
Route: This is very preliminary, we will update this section as we update the route. The final route will be sent to registered riders after pre-ride. The first 3 days of 1000k are the same as 1200k. 1000k riders may ride the last day as a 200k RUSA brevet free of charge.
Intermediate Checkpoints/Controls open/close time: a lot of riders favorite subject; Riders should respect the controls open/close time but as of now; almost all of the intermediate controls will be info controls therefore they do not have any open/close time.
Route Services: We are working hard to design a route where it provides services at good intervals for riders but always plan to carry enough food & drink with you.
Safety & Night riding Requirements:
Riders Rules & responsibility: you may find them here https://rusa.org/pages/rulesForRiders please make yourself familiar with these rules; even if you are not RUSA member.
Bike inspection: there will be a bike inspection during the rider check-in.
We will check your Helmet, reflective vest & ankles band during the bike inspection; please be ready to show them. Here more info on reflective https://rusa.org/reflectivity/
Your overall bike should be in a very good condition for riding a 1000k/1200 event. We highly recommend at least installing brand new tires/tubes, chain and braking pads/disk or make sure that they are in a very good condition. Last thing, you want is mechanical issues that they could be avoided.
Riders Check-in: it will be during the same time as bike inspection as noted above where the riders can pick up their rider packet (Brevet card, cue-sheet & so on) after
Riders Briefing: There will be an important riders briefing on Wednesday Sep 15 at 5pm location TBD or Comfort Suites conference room. Please make your best effort to attend. You may miss last minute important information. There will be no pre-ride morning briefing.
Volunteers: If you are interested or know someone who is interested to volunteer, please contact Shab firstname.lastname@example.org or Hamid email@example.com .
How do we communicate event info/news:
Please note that we do not setup or officially communicate from any social media; including Facebook & so on.
*If we have to reach an individual; we may directly contact you via email, text or call.
How to contact us: by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org ; calling Hamid 561-843-3770 or Shab 561-843-4775.
If you still have questions or concerns then please ask.
Your event organizers
Hamid & Shab Akbarian