‘Arlington Fun Ride’ Planned for Saturday

by ARLnow.com October 4, 2011 at 2:34 pm 3,307 5 Comments

Dozens of bicyclists will hit the trails around Arlington this weekend for the second-annual “Arlington Fun Ride.”

The family-friendly event, which will take place from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, is a fundraiser for the non-profit, Barcroft Park-based Phoenix Bikes shop. Registration is $5 for individuals and $10 for families. The first 280 registrants will receive a t-shirt, free food from Chick-Fil-A and refreshments.

The ride begins at 8:00 a.m. at Barcroft Park (4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive), and takes riders on a 17-mile loop around Arlington via the W&OD, Custis, Mt. Vernon and Four Mile Run Trails. Children’s activities, including a bike rodeo, kids dance fitness class, cycling safety instructions and a health fair, begin at 10:00 a.m.

“The Fun Ride promotes family fitness and provides support for Phoenix Bikes, a community bike shop empowering at-risk youth,” organizers say. “Our environmentally and fiscally sustainable bike shop helps Arlington teens become successful social entrepreneurs and benefits the entire community.”

The ride’s 25+ sponsors include Arlington County and Arlington Public Schools. County Board member Walter Tejada will serve as the ride’s Grand Marshall.

  • MC 703

    I think you like starting fights. Bravo

  • MB

    Thanks for letting folks know about this, ARLnow. Looking forward to seeing lots riders – new and old – out there on Saturday.

  • Chris M.

    I think we need to start widening the eastbound lanes of the W&OD trail inside the beltway. The weekend traffic is getting horrendous.

    • It’s all those horrid commuters coming in from Vienna. They should bike closer to home to keep the peace here.

  • YTK

    Maybe they will observe the Stop signs this time ????


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