Northern VA Randonneurs; June 4-7, 2021 "IAD-1000k"

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Please read NVR COVID-19 Guidelines

Due to the pandemic; NVR follows local/state/federal authority COVD-19 guidelines . The following measures are for risk reduction & do not constitute that you are 100% safe. As of May 18, 2021, per CDC & VA & MD COVID-19 guidelines, currently fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask or social distance. This means that we are relying on the riders’ honor and personal responsibility as to their vaccination status since we are not going to ask about your vaccination status and if you come to our events, please do not ask others about their vaccination status either.

NVR is going all paperless AKA electronically.

  • Riders MUST respect & adhere the pandemic policy as it requires by local and state authority.
  • We do not distribute or collect any paper work.
  • All the intermediate controls are info controls to avoid interacting with public as much as possible.
  • If you even mildly feel sick or being in contact with someone who was sick, please stay home & do not come out.
  • Riders MUST sign the online waiver each time that you register for any events. 
  • Registered Riders receive a Brevet card & Cue-sheet via the email that registered for the ride; riders may print them as they wish.
  • Info controls do not have open/close time so Riders do not need to write their time on the brevet card.
  • Riders do not have to collect receipts nor any initial at any intermediate controls.
  • To the extend possible; Riders should carry their own food & drink & avoid interaction with local merchant or anyone else all together. 

Event Info
Our mission:  To create a high quality & memorable event with great friends, support,  top rated overnight hotel, Shab will cook on spot.

Event Date: Starts on Friday June 4, 2021 promptly at 4:00am and ends on Monday June 7 at 7am. (75-hour time limits)
Event start/end location: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at Dulles Airport, Sterling VA

23000 Indian Creek Dr, Sterling, VA 20166 (hotel provides free shuttle to/from IAD airport)

Registration link:

Payment Methods:

Online Waiver link:
Online waiver is 2 step process, after you submit, you will receive an email that you have to confirm it or the waiver has not been signed completely. (Check your junk box if you don't see the email)

Registration priority: first come, first serve.

Registration process:

  1. Completed the registration form online.
  2. Pay the event entry fee in full via PayPal.
  3. Sign the waiver online.

Once all three steps above have been completed, you will receive a confirmed riders list email.

Entry Fee: $190 + RUSA Insurance $5 = $195 :

  • Breakfast before the start.
  • Food at two overnight at event hotel.
  • Post-ride foods & drinks.
  • A 1000k ACP medal.
  • A souvenir gift.

Event fee does not include rider hotel/logging.

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. (This is for emergency cases only, please bring whatever you need)

Otherwise riders are responsible for their own food, lodging, transportation, and other incidentals.

Refund policy:

  • From March 1st to March 31st, $185 ($10 admin fee only).
  • From April 1st to April 30, 75% Refund or $135.
  • From May 01 to May 15, 50% Refund or $90.
  • No refund after May 15.
  • If event has to be cancelled for any reasons beyond our control then we will refund your fee minus $10 admin fee or you can use your event fee as a credit to other NVR events.

Hotel for before/after the event: Riders are responsible for their own hotel arrangements at the hotel in Leesburg VA for before/after and during the event. For riders conveniences; we are going to arrange a special rates for a blocks of rooms from June 3rd and check-out on June 7th.

If you are parking your car at the Leesburg Comfort Suites or Red Roof Inn, please park at the back. Make sure to tell the hotel that you are parking until Sunday and give them your car info.

Storage: None.

Transportation: From Dulles (IAD) Airport shuttle service, scheduled, complimentary Shuttle Phone: +1 703 435-5300. For other airports in the area like BWI or Reagan/National, you may check their website for transportation options.

Ride Qualifications:None but we are highly recommend that you ride a 300km or longer during 2021. 

Rider limit: None.

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. (If you have any allergy, please check before eating any foods)

Route: The final route & cue-sheet will be sent to registered riders after the pre-ride.

Intermediate Checkpoints/Controls open/close time:  All intermediate controls are info controls therefore they have no open/close time but you have to check in at over night controls with event organizers/voluneers. Time limit is 75 hours. 

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  please make yourself familiar with these rules; even if you are not RUSA member.

Bike inspection: there will be a bike inspection.

We will check head/tail lights, reflective vest & ankles band during the bike inspection; please be ready to show them. Here more info on reflective

Your overall bike should be in a very good condition for riding a 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:  Time & location will be sent to registered riders but riders should

  1. Pass the bike inspection.
  2. Have already signed the waiver online.

Late arrival: If you arrive after 3:45 am on Friday June 4th then you may have to wait until ride starts at 4am for bike inspection & check-in. Start control will be closed at 5am.

How do we communicate event info/news*:

  • Sending emails to the email address that we have from you in the file during the registration.

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 ; calling Hamid 561-843-3770 or Shab 561-843-4775

A sample of 1000 km ACP Brevet controls open/close time are provided here.

Checkpoint         Date           Time
==========       ====            ====
    0mi                start: 06/4  04:00 (Start - control)
                           close: 06/4  05:00
  255mi             open: 06/5  16:28 (1st overnight)
                          close: 06/5  07:20
  450mi             open: 06/6  03:14 (2nd overnight)
                          close: 06/6  06:51
  624mi            open: 06/7  13:05 (Finish - control) 
                         close: 06/7  07:00

If you still have questions or concerns then please ask.

Your event organizers
Hamid & Shab Akbarian

Registered Riders                                                                                            =================

  1. Robert Newcomer
  2. Andrew A.
  3. Brad Tanner
  4. Randy Anderson
  5. Joseph Hoffman
  6. Steven Lavoie
  7. Mario Claussnitzer
  8. Misha Heller
  9. Jose Blanco
  10. Vlad Georgovich
  11. Robert Sexton
  12. Hamid Akbarian