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. 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 start/end location: Comfort Suites, Leesburg VA http://www.comfortsuitesleesburg.com
80 prosperity Ave, Leesburg, VA, 20175 Phone: (703) 669-1650
Registration: It's open.
How to register:Click 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: $620 (with 5 nights hotel at Comfort Suites June 2-7, Event Hotel, Smoke free hotel; Free Airport Shuttle to/from IAD)
should cover (At this moment) :
*Add $375 extra for cost of a single occupancy room or share room with family/friends.
Comfort Suites is the event host hotel & where we are serving foods & services.
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)
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 https://www.paypal.me/NorthernVA .
Refund policy: If we receive your cancellation request
Hotel for before/after the event: 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, SR600 and/or LRM. (Perms are not acceptable to qualify)
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 50 riders. If the rider limit reached then:
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”)
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 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
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:
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 email@example.com or 561-843-4775.
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 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