ECHO: Calling All Cyclists

Every Citizen Has Opportunities (ECHO) is holding its first bike fundraiser to raise money to help individuals with disabilities.

The inaugural Tour de ECHO is planned for Sept. 9, and will start from the nonprofit organization’s office at 71 Lawson Road SE in Leesburg, right next to the W&OD trail.

Several races will be tailored toward all abilities: The Family Fun Route is a 5-mile ride from the ECHO W&OD entrance to the 2.5-mile marker and back. Participants must be between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, but adults are welcome to ride with their children. The Challenge Route is a 10- mile route from the ECHO W&OD entrance to the 5-mile marker and back. The Speed Trail is a 16-mile route from the ECHO W&OD entrance to the 8-mile marker and back. The Trail Challenge Route is a 23.8-mile route from the ECHO W&OD entrance to the trail head in Purcellville and back.

Register at Once individuals register they will receive information on how to set up their fundraising page in Everyday Hero. Everyday Hero will provide creative and effective strategies to help people easily meet their fundraising goals. Individuals must raise $150 by the start date. Children 12 years old and younger participating in the Family Fun Route are not required to raise money for the event.

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