LAND TRUST OF VIRGINIA PRESENTS: The 2nd Annual Tour de Conservation Easement Buchanan Hall – 8549 John S Mosby Hwy, Upperville, VA 20184
Saturday, September 29, 2018
ABOUT THE RIDE:
On September 29th, 2018, join us for the Land Trust of Virginia’s (LTV) 2nd Annual “Tour de Conservation Easement” Bicycle Event. Choose either the 20-mile or 62-mile (32/100 Km) gravel road routes through the beautiful Virginia countryside, much of which is protected by Conservation Easements. The routes take cyclists through Loudoun and Fauquier Counties, providing beautiful views of scenic back roads and rolling farms. The 62-mile ride consists of 29 miles of gravel roads and 33 miles paved.
What makes our ride special? The routes will include traversing several beautiful private properties that you would not otherwise have access to. The 62-mile/100km route includes a ½-mile King/Queen of the Mountain climb with an average of a 7.8% grade. Plus, great food and drinks at the finish.
Your participation and generous support enables LTV to achieve our mission: the conservation of open space that protects our natural resources, valuable agricultural, and/or historic places. Help us protect the Virginia we all love, for generations to come!
Distances: 20 miles (32K) and 62 miles (100km)
Rest stops are provided on the 62 mile route at miles (approximate) 23, 31, and 49.
Who May Participate: The Tour de Conservation Easement is open to everyone. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the ride (ride is not suitable for children under 13).
Number of Riders: Registration is capped at 200 riders.
What does registration include:
Gorgeous scenery and great gravel and paved road riding on public and a few private properties (under conservation easements)!
Post-ride lunch and voucher for 1 beer
A complimentary tasting pass (a $12 value) at Slater Run Vineyards if they return to the winery (or go to the Upperville tasting room) the day of the event after the ride. (Rider only – Generously donated by Slater Run Vineyards!)
A beer mug with ride logo!
Light snacks and water at all rest stations with some basic bike assistance available
Riders under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
RAIN OR SHINE!
King/Queen of the Mountain Timed Climb:
As part of the event, for those that wish to test their speeds, there will be ONE King of the Mountain (KOM) and Queen of the Mountain (QOM) Challenge. The challenge will take place on a private gravel driveway over ½ – mile with an average 7.8% grade.
This is an optional extra part of the event and not mandatory. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female riders!
Proceeds benefit the Land Trust of Virginia’s mission to preserve our small country back roads and open spaces for all to enjoy.
Volunteers Needed: We need PLENTY of volunteers! Can’t ride this year? Or maybe your spouse/significant other is coming with you but isn’t riding? Not a cyclist? Please join us! To volunteer call 540-687-8441 or email Kerry Roszel at email@example.com.
Early-Bird Registration from August 1-31st, 2018: $65.00 online registration (includes ride, lunch, beer glass, 1 beer voucher, 1 Slater Run Vineyard tasting for the Rider)
From September 1 (after 9:00am) – 27th (at 5:00pm): $75.00 online registration (includes ride, lunch, 1 beer voucher, 1 Slater Run Vineyard tasting for the Rider)
From September 27th (after 5:00pm) – September 28th (at 5:00pm): $75.00 registration over the phone only – Call 540-687-8441. (includes ride, lunch, 1 beer voucher, 1 Slater Run Vineyard tasting for the Rider)
Same Day Registration is allowed and open from 7:00am until 8:00am – $75.00 (includes ride, lunch, 1 beer voucher, 1 Slater Run Vineyard tasting for the Rider)
Additional Contribution: Add $25 to your registration fee and we will post a thank you sign in your name or in honor of a loved one along the course; “THANK YOU (NAME HERE) FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Deadline for this option is September 24, 2018.
Spectator Pass: Have friends/family come to cheer you on. Make a day of it. Purchase your Spectator Pass to let them join in on the fun: $15 and includes post-ride lunch and 1 beer voucher
Sorry but there will be NO REFUNDS
The Land Trust of Virginia (https://landtrustva.org/) partners with private landowners who wish to voluntarily protect and preserve their working farmland or natural lands with significant scenic, historic, and ecological value, for the benefit of our community through conservation easements.
Both the 20-mile and 62-mile rides will highlight Conservation Easements that protect properties from development and keep your ride beautiful in perpetuity.
Land Trust of Virginia wants to thank our generous sponsors for helping make this event possible:
Historic Llangollen, owned and operated by the Brennan Family