Monday, September 9, 2013

Harvest Ride: Sunday, September 15, 2013

Playgrounds!  Farmers Markets!  Bicycles!  What better way to celebrate the coming of fall.

When: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Meet: 10:30am - Alcova Heights Park - 8th St South & South Randolph Street

This Sunday we'll explore the leafy neighborhoods of South Arlington, biking past many treasured parks.  The most challenging hill on the route is right at the beginning (2.5% - we'll even have a way to join us at the top), then we'll enjoy mostly flat neighborhood streets.  All crossing of major streets will be at stop lights.  We'll end at the Columbia Pike Farmer's Market (probably around 11:15am), where you can pick up the best of the season from local farmers and artisans. 

After the Farmer's Market, it's an easy ride on the new Columbia Pike Bike Boulevards back to Alcova Park (here's the best route:  Your family may want to stay a while and enjoy lunch at one of the great restaurants in the area (Bangkok 54, Lost Dog and Maruko Sushi are favorites in our house).

Don't forget bags for the delicious produce, and panniers or some other way to get the goodies home!

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