Northern Virginia Cloverleaf (NVC) Inaugural 1200km/1000km;           June 3-6, 2020

Please sign up here if you are interested.

(your name will be posted at the bottom of this page)

Those on the interested riders list will be the first to receive notification when the registration is open.

Interested Riders

  1. Hamid Akbarian - USA - MD
  2. Dave Thompson - USA - FL
  3. Wolfgang Nitche - Germany
  4. Georgi Stoychev - USA - MD
  5. Kurt D Krug - USA
  6. Dave McDonald - USA
  7. Micheline Mcwhirter - Canada
  8. Jacob Layer - USA
  9. Jan Peter Dembinski - USA
  10. Doug McLerran - USA
  11. Jeff Newberry - USA - TX
  12. Larry Graham - USA - Ohio
  13. Dan Driscoll - USA - TX
  14. Hugh Walsh - USA - OH
  15. Dan Diehn - USA - WI
  16. Mike Sturgill - USA - AZ
  17. Larry Brenize - USA - PA
  18. J. Andrew Clayton - USA - Ohio
  19. Charlie Martin - USA - CA
  20. Richard Stum - USA - UT
  21. Bradford Tanner - USA - NH
  22. Amy Russell - USA - TX

Event Info
Our mission:  To create a high quality & memorable event with great support,  top rated hotel, home made food (Shab will cook on spot).

Route Description: As the name suggest; the route is cloverleaf with 4 loops that they start & end at Leesburg, VA. First day, 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. 2nd day; 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. 3rd day; 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. 4th day; 200k; route goes to south & south east VA to Quantico (FBI training field) and Potomac River before turning north back to Leesburg. It's mainly rollers with no major climb. The first 3 days is the same for 1000k riders. and last day will be available to ride as an ACP on Sat June 6.

Event Date:

  • 1200km starts on Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 promptly at 4:00am and ends on Saturday June 6 at 10pm. (90-hour time limits)
  • 1000k: Starts on Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 promptly at 4:00am and ends on Saturday June 6 at 7am. (75-hour time limits)
  • 200km ACP: starts on Saturday June 06 at 7am. (13.5 hours time limit)

Event start/end location: Comfort Suites, Leesburg VA http://www.comfortsuitesleesburg.com
80 prosperity Ave, Leesburg, VA, 20175 Phone: (703) 669-1650
Registration: It will be open on January 2020 or TBD.
How to register: It will be a link from here. (No day-of registration)
Registration priority: first come, first serve and the following criteria;

  • You have completed the registration form online.
  • You have paid& we have received the event entry fee in full.


You will receive an email that you are in the confirmed riders list when the criteria above have been met.
Entry Fee: We are offering 2 packages $620 (5 nights hotel at Comfort Suites included) or $500 (4 nights hotel at Red Roof Inn* included) & it should cover (At this moment) :

  • For $620; the total of 5 nights hotel at Comfort Suites; from night before the ride on June 2nd till night after June 7 (double-occupancy hotel room).
  • For $500; the total of 4 nights hotel at Red Roof Inn; from night before the ride on June 2nd till June 6 (double-occupancy hotel room).
  • Breakfast on June 3 between 2:30am to 3:30am.
  • Foods & drinks during 3 overnights at Comfort Suites.
  • Pre-ride & Post-ride foods & drinks.
  • A medal.
  • A souvenir gift.


* Red Roof Inn is literally next door to Comfort Suites. Comfort Suites is the event host hotel & where we are serving foods  & services. It is also a smoke free hotel.

All the rooms in Red Roof Inn are non-smoking rooms but hotel is not smoke-free.


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)

  • Some support at intermediate controls.
  • Bicycle mechanical support at overnight control. 
  • Some basic bicycle parts like standard 700C tires, tubes & chain lube  only at overnight control.
  • A Windows based laptop; only to reload your GPS files, in case of last minute changes ; otherwise bring one with you if you want.


Otherwise riders are responsible for their own food, lodging, transportation, and other incidentals.
Payment Methods: PayPal will be method of payment; You may use your bank account or credit card using PayPal. You will see this link https://www.paypal.me/NorthernVA  after your submit your registration form.                                           
Refund policy: TBD

Hotel for before/after the event: If you pick 5 nights hotel package then your registration fee covers 5 nights hotel from check-in on June 2nd till check-out on Sunday June 7. If you need to stay more before or after then please make your own hotel arrangement.

Storage: You will keep your bike cases & luggage in your assigned room for duration of the event.
Hotel rooms are large enough to accommodate your stuff.                                                             
Transportation: If you are flying, then closest airport to the event start hotel (Comfort Suites) is Dulles airport (IAD) and normally they provide airport shuttle services from/to the Dulles airport (IAD); please call them for more info (703) 669-1650. For other airports in the area like BWI or Reagan/National, you may contact us if you have any questions. 

Ride Qualifications: (You may qualify for this event from one of the following criteria listed below)  Qualifying events can be ACP, RUSA and/or LRM. (
Perms are not acceptable to qualify)

  • One event of at least 600 km or longer in 2020.
  • One event of at least 1000 km or longer in 2019. 
  • If you cannot qualify under option 1 or 2 above then you may contact ride organizers and request to be considered under special permission to participate.


Rider qualification must be completed & verified on or before May 01, 2020. Let us know if you will be qualified after this date.

It is the rider's responsibility to qualify for the event and submit their results to the ride organizers by May 01, 2020. Failure to qualify is not a basis for a refund larger than those described in the Refund Policy.

Rider limit: for both 1200k & 1000k is 60 riders.  If the rider limit reached then:

  • A waiting list will be created based on the first come, first serve.  Riders on the waiting list should pay in full while in the waiting list. While on waiting list; rider may request for full refund or we will refund your full entry fee by May 01 2020 if we cannot put you on the confirmed rider list by that date.


Foods: We do our best to accommodate all type of diets; 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. Some of the items in the menu that we are thinking are pasta (with/without meat), soup, salads (potato, Tuna, macaroni), sandwiches, Chili, Pizza, fresh fruit & so on. (If you have any allergy, please check before eating any foods)

Drop Bag(s): You will be in he same hotel during the event so you don't need drop bag.

Route: This is very preliminary, the final route will be posted after pre-ride.


Intermediate Checkpoints/Controls open/close time:  a lot of riders favorite subject; Riders should respect the controls open/close time but if you missed a control time and you think that you can recover by the next control or by overall time limit of 90 hours then you should keep biking. (Your safety & well being is our utmost important goal so “Don't put yourself into unnecessary danger & jeopardy”) 

Riders Progress:

  • Riders in/out time @ three overnight & end controls. (This is based on Internet connectivity)
  •  We may have a Spotwalla link at https://spotwalla.com  (you may need to add your tracking device to the Spotwalla website, more info later)


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:

  • Helmets, reflective vest & ankles band are mandatory.
  • Your bike must be equipped with front and rear lights attached firmly to the vehicle. Lights must be turned on at all times during hours of darkness or other low-light conditions (rain, fog, etc.). At least one of the rear lights must be in a steady (rather than flashing) mode. All riders' lights must meet the requirements of local laws. A rider is not permitted to cycle at night or in other low-light conditions without working front and rear lights attached to the vehicle; therefore backup lighting systems and/or spare bulbs are strongly recommended in case the primary system fails and cannot be repaired on the roadside. Each rider, whether riding in a group or alone, must fully comply with this requirement. Everyone must use their lights!


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

  • Tuesday June 2 from 3pm to 6pm and from 7pm to 9pm (pre-ride dinner from 6 to 7)


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  1200/1000k 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.

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) at the start hotel after

  • They pass the bike inspection.
  • Sign the waiver.  You may find a copy of the waiver here. Please read the waiver carefully.


Riders Briefing: There will be a mandatory riders briefing on Tuesday June 2nd at 6pm.

Volunteers: no ride is successful without tireless effort of volunteers. We welcome you if you wish to be a volunteer for this event.
As a volunteer you get the following benefits:

  • A souvenir gift.
  • Mileage for driving your car during the event by ride organizers request.
  • Foods & drinks during overnight control.
  • Sleep accommodation during overnight control.
  • Guaranteed fun & laughter.


In return, we ask you to bring your smile, enthusiasm & great energy.

If you are interested or know someone who is interested to volunteer, please contact Shab
shab@shabcomputing.com or 561-843-4775.

How do we communicate event info/news:

  • Sending emails to the email address that we have from you in the file will be our first choice.
  • Updating event web page


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 info@cyclingforever.com ; calling Hamid 561-843-3770 or Shab 561-843-4775 or fill up a form at http://www.cyclingforever.com/norther-va-1000-km.html

A sample of 1200 km Brevet controls open/close time are provided here for your amusement.
Checkpoint         Date           Time
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If you still have questions or concerns then please ask.

Your event organizers
Hamid & Shab Akbarian