Tour de ECHO 2019

September 14, 2019

Raflo Park, W&OD Trail and surrounds, and Bike TrAle Brewing
Start: Raflo Park, 345 Harrison St SE, Leesburg, VA

Details:

Introducing the third annual Tour de Echo – enjoy beer, bikes and BBQ while supporting our community. This is ECHO’s cycling fundraiser along the beautiful W&OD Trail (and off, for the Metric Century!) followed by a BBQ lunch and a live band at nearby Bike TrAle Brewing. ECHO was established in 1974 as a nonprofit to offer lifelong support for adults with disabilities. The Tour de ECHO was created to further our mission to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve their optimal level of personal, social and economic success. All proceeds from this event will improve and grow the skill building, job placement, day support and transportation programs and services we provide to our participants.

 

All riders enjoy:

  • T-Shirt for 1st 200 riders to register
  • Stocked aid stations with snacks and water
  • Post-race barbecue and entertainment
  • Goody-bag with various swag for 1st 200 riders to register
  • Awards for biggest fundraisers
  • Chance to win raffle prizes
  • The enjoyment of doing the right thing while riding a beautiful cycling route!

 

This is not a race. You must wear a bicycle helmet with an approved safety rating. All bicycles must have working brakes. All riders must obey all trail and (for the Metric Century) traffic laws. This is a rain or shine event.

 

Routes:

Family Fun Route: 5 mile route (closer to 4) | Enjoy a kid-friendly ride , a mere 4-5 miles long on the beautiful W&OD Trail. Map: https://www.strava.com/routes/14665420
Challenge Route: 10 mile route | Take it easy with a casual ride that enjoys the beautiful scenery of the W&OD Trail from Leesburg to the turnaround at the rest stop in Paeonian Springs. Map: https://www.strava.com/routes/15072698
Trail Challenge: 21 mile route | Enjoy gently rolling hills toward the end (or beginning!) of the W&OD Trail in Purcellville, and refresh and refuel with two rest stops (one at Paeonian Springs, one in the Town of Purcellville). Map: https://www.strava.com/routes/14665488
Metric Century:
 62 mile route | NEW! Experience the joy and exhilaration of pushing your limits with our Metric Century Route. Begin in Leesburg’s Raflo Park and take an adventure through rolling, scenic hills through the beautiful areas of Purcellville, Middleburg, and Waterford, on lovely country roads in addition to the W&OD Trail. This route will reveal the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, secluded horse farms, and historic areas reverberating echoes of the past. This Metric Century route is brand new. Be a trailblazer! Map: https://www.strava.com/routes/20720085

Fundraising:

Registration Fee: $25

To participate: adult cyclists and children over 13 years old must raise an additional $100.  Cyclists will be able to create their own fundraising page with a link we provide.  Children under the age of 13 and participating in the Family Fun Route are encouraged to start a fundraising page if they so choose, but are not required to raise any funds for the event.

OR: Registration Fee:  $100

By paying the higher registration fee you can participate in the Tour de ECHO without a fundraising goal.  A link to set up an fundraising page will still be sent if you would like to help us raise funds.

OR: Group Fee: $750

Enjoy a discounted rate for a group of ten riders. This is a great team-building opportunity! Enjoy recognition on social media.

 

Fundraising Rewards:

Individuals: Raise above $500 and get a premium ECHO cycling jersey and shorts, plus a prize from Bike TrAle Brewing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsor Levels:

Champs-Elysees Matching Sponsor: Monetary or in-kind gifts in excess of $5,000
Yellow Jersey Sponsor: $5,000
Polka Dot Jersey Sponsor: $1,000
White Jersey Sponsor: $500
Peloton Sponsor: Suggested $250 in-kind donation

Click “Become a Sponsor” for more information about these sponsorship levels

Start times:

Metric Century: 62 miles on and off the W&OD – start time 8 a.m.
Trail Challenge: 21 miles – start time 9:30 a.m.
Challenge: 10 miles – start time 10 a.m.
Family Fun: 5 miles – start time 10:30 a.m.

 

Registration will open at 7:30am the day of the event.
All cyclists must provide their own bike and wear helmets!
Bike shops will be on site to help repair bicycles during the event.

 

By registering for the Tour de ECHO you agree that ECHO, its employees, volunteers, agents and assigns will be held harmless and exempt from any liability whatsoever that results from my participation in the Tour de ECHO and to allow their photograph to be used in marketing materials.

  • ECHO occasionally uses individual and group photographs from events for advertising, publicity, or educational purposes, which may be shared with interested groups at the local, state and/or national level and on our website, social media pages, email and in other promotional pieces. Please check:

Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors!

Thank You to our 2018 Sponsors!