Bike to DC – Trenchless Technology’s Epic Ride
Join Trenchless Technology magazine for an epic ride covering more than 150 scenic miles to the 2017 NASTT No-Dig Show. Ride from Historic Cumberland Maryland to National Harbor over two days on the C&O Bike Trail. Riders will cover approximately 90 miles the first day and 75 miles on the second day on trails ranging from crushed limestone, asphalt, double track and paths equivalent to a farm road. Expect to get a little dirty, but have one heck of a great time!
Ride during the day and relax in the evening with industry colleagues, enjoying great food and a few recovery beverages while resting in upscale Bed and Breakfast.
The gang at Trenchless Technology magazine have done all the leg work. All you have to do is show up and pedal. Riders are welcome to bring their own bikes or we have arranged with local shops to offer fittings and rentals. We also have arranged a shuttle to transport riders from the Gaylord in Washington, D.C., to the starting location in Cumberland, Maryland.
Educational and Fun
This ride will take you past famous landmarks all while following the Potomac River. Enjoy historic landmarks such as the Paw Paw Tunnel, Great Falls National Park, and Harper’s Ferry (home of a U.S. National Park and site of the famous John Brown’s raid that precipitated the Civil War), before finishing in the historic Washington neighborhood of Georgetown.
Cost per rider: $325
Included with fee: Lodging, breakfast, gear shuttle, rider shuttle from D.C. to Cumberland, MD, Shuttle from Cumberland to Paw Paw Tunnel and bragging rights to your co-workers.
What is not included:
Bike rentals, lunch, dinner, snacks, and incidentals.
Other things to note:
The trail has some rough spots on it. A cyclocross, gravel or hybrid style bike is recommended. Riders are also encouraged to carry two water bottles and food for the trail. Helmets are required.
Please email Mark Gorman at Benjamin Media, Inc for additional details and registration information.
* Agenda subject to change.
6:00 PM – Arrive at the Cumberland Inn & Spa, settle in, enjoy drinks and relax
7:00 PM – Dinner
9:00 PM – Evening Cocktails and relax
7:30 AM – Breakfast
8:45 AM – Load bikes and bags
9:00 AM – Shuttle to C&O Trail – Paw Paw Tunnel
12:30 PM – Lunch along the trail
5:00 PM – Arrive at the Town’s Inn, settle in, enjoy drinks and relax
6:30 PM – Dinner at Bistro 1840
8:30 PM – Evening cocktails and relax
8:00 AM – Breakfast
9:30 AM – Depart to Washington, D.C.
12:30 PM – Lunch
5:00 – Arrive Gaylord in D.C.