Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kidically Icey Skatey: 1/18/15 4pm Pentagon Row

That's right, we're doing a January ride in honor of ice, delayed openings and snow days! The forecast for Sunday looks acceptable (high of 50!), so we're going to ride -- meeting at 4pm at the Pentagon Row Starbucks. After a little time to grab a toasty beverage and chat, we'll roll out (4:15pm) and around the awesomely flat neighborhood of Aurora Highlands, coming back to Pentagon Row in time for a little ice skating and/or an early dinner.

When:  Sunday, January 18, 2015 4pm (roll out 4:15pm)

Parking: Street parking (should be free on Sunday); surface lot at Pentagon Row (free for the first hour); garage under Pentagon Row (not free, but I believe Harris Teeter validates for an hour, if you need groceries)

Metro: Pentagon and Pentagon City stations are a short ride away. Bikes are allowed on MetroRail on the weekends! Bikes are always allowed on MetroBus, and a lot of bus lines come in to Pentagon.

End: Pentagon Row Ice Skating Rink (basically the same place as the start)

We'll roll out and (almost) immediately enjoy Arlington's new protected bike lanes (on Hayes and Eads). Then we'll turn into the neighborhood and enjoy the mostly flat neighborhood streets of Aurora Highlands, brushing by the very cool playgrounds and sprayground of Virginia Highlands Park (where we can dream of summer)... 

After the ride, families are encouraged to enjoy ice skating at the rink, or to join together for dinner - there are plenty of options in Pentagon Row.

The ride itself will take place before sunset, but if you're planning on riding home after, you'll probably need lights. Given weather reports, we expect the road to be ice and snow free, but please keep an eye out and be sure to dress appropriately (we might need rain gear). This page will be updated in the case of inclement weather.

Happy Winter!

1 comment:

  1. Missed this event, but glad to see winter rides are stilling being scheduled....hope to catch the next one!