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Afternoon Notes: Electric Bike Unveiling, Weekend Hotel Fire

Electric Bicycles to Be Demo-ed — California-based firm Pedego will unveil its line of electric bicycles in Arlington on Thursday, in celebration of Earth Day. The demonstration is being held at the Big Wheel Bikes at 3119 Lee Highway, in the Lyon Village Shopping Center. Pedego will let riders test-drive the bikes on the Custis Trail from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will also be free food, drinks and live entertainment.

Energy Use Discussed At Town Hall Meeting — Residents shared their thoughts on energy challenges at the Arlington Community Energy Town Hall Meeting on Saturday. A county task force is trying to find ways to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. More from the Sun Gazette.

Revolution Cycles Holds Hub Spin Event — Revolution Cycles’ new City Hub bike rental store in Crystal City held its inaugural “Hub Spin” group ride on Saturday. Check out the photos here.

Residents Invited to Comment on Development Plan — Arlington County is inviting the public to comment on plans for mixed-use development around the East Falls Church Metro. The first of two forums will be held on Thursday, April 29 at Tuckahoe Elementary School. More from the county’s website.

Crystal City Hotel Evacuated Due to Fire — The Hyatt Regency Crystal City was evacuated Saturday night due to a smoky fire inside a large trash compactor. Arlington, Alexandria and airport firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze, we’re told. Photos below courtesy Doug Wendt.

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