Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Arlington Fun Ride this Saturday

Phoenix Bikes is hosting a scenic, family-friendly 17-mile bike ride this Saturday morning. This Arlington Fun Ride includes Rosslyn's bucolic vista of the Potomac River via the Mt. Vernon trail and features a rest stop with coffee, water, and snacks in Rosslyn's Gateway Park.   The entry fee for the ride is a $5 for an individual, $15 for a family, and $30 for a team/group.  You'll get a t-shirt if you are among the first 200 registrants.

If you have kids and don't ride your bike much, this is a particular good event to do.  The event runs from 8am to noon, and includes fun children's activities at the Phoenix Bikes start/finish point.  If you ride slow enough, you should be able to get about 3 hours of supervised, kid-pleasing child entertainment for a mere $15 family registration fee.  That's a great deal for you and your kids.  Sign up here.

If prefer sadomasochistic fun, you could do instead the 55-mile, rip-your-legs-off Lanterne Rouge / Whole Wheel Velo Club ride.  This ride leaves about 9:10am Saturday morning from Java Shack, a local, independently owned coffeehouse in the Courthouse area of Rosslyn.  Ride survivors bleed into Java Shack about 12:30pm.

If either of these fun events appeals to you, or neither, you should consider supporting Phoenix Bikes. Phoenix Bikes gives local kids a hands-on experience of bike repair and small-business operation.  Phoenix Bikes is particularly important for kids who are socially marginalized and facing failure in the traditional educational system.

Despite difficult economic circumstances, the Ode Street Tribune's Editorial Board has decided to donate $100 to Phoenix Bikes.  To fund this donation, the Editorial Board is cutting the weekly salary of the Tribune's journalist by $2 per week (the extra $4 raised with go to the Board's daily status meeting coffee fund).  Consider some change in your budget to fund a worthwhile donation to Phoenix Bikes.


MB said...

Thanks, Doug!

Arlington Fun Ride Committee
Rides a Bike from Time to Time

Henry said...

Double thanks from Phoenix Bikes. We appreciate your support. Henry Dunbar.