Thursday, September 25, 2014

Next ride: Arlington Fun Ride Family Ride - 10/4 10am

For our next ride, Kidical Mass Arlington teams up with the Arlington Fun Ride next Saturday, October 4, for a super-extra special Family Ride. (We're not doing a Kidically Clarendon ride this weekend, though Clarendon Day is a great event and perfect to bike to.)

When: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Meet: 10:00am - Crystal City - 18th Street and Crystal Drive
Parking: All over Crystal City (garages and on-street)

Yes, this is the same as last year, which means it will be completely awesome! We'll start in Crystal City, after the intrepid souls doing the full Arlington Fun Ride leave for the (long and hilly) Arlington loop.  After a safety briefing, we'll roll out along the streets of Crystal City, then through the new and amazing Long Bridge Park.  We'll bump over the "developing" pavement of Long Bridge Drive and head into the Pentagon Reservation on Boundary Channel.  After a jaunt over the Connector Road, through the Pentagon Parking Lot tunnel, we'll ride beside Pentagon City Mall.  After riding through Aurora Highlands, we'll join the festivities in Crystal City celebrating the Arlington Fun Ride and Phoenix Bikes. And, just like last year, we should have a Police Escort! Amazing!

Registration for the Fun Ride is encouraged (though not mandatory -- your fee does get you a cool t-shirt and goes to support Phoenix Bikes).

The entire ride is 3.5 miles and flat (only 102 total feet of going up).  It's a perfect ride for anyone new to group riding (with or without kids).

Hope to see y'all there!