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The 2015 Arlington Fun Ride is Saturday, October 3! This scenic, family-friendly bike ride is in its 5th year and will give the anticipated 250+ participants a chance to experience the paved trails that make up the “Arlington Loop” while enjoying support from rest stops in Crystal City, Columbia Pike, Ballston and Rosslyn. To ensure the ride is accessible and inclusive of all experience levels, riders may choose to start at any of the 4 rest stops along the loop to complete 16-, 12-, 8- and 4-mile distances, ending at our Family Fitness Festival at the finish in Crystal City. There will also be a shorter 3-mile Kidical Mass children’s loop in Crystal City, suitable for riders ages 10 and under. The event is presented by Crystal City Business Improvement District, hosted by Phoenix Bikes as the event beneficiary, and supported by Arlington County, local businesses, bike advocates and other community partners.
Exact rest stop/starting locations to be announced soon. ALL RIDES FINISH IN CRYSTAL CITY, where the Family Fitness Festival will be held from 10am-12pm. PLEASE NOTE THAT WALK UP / DAY OF REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO STARTING IN CRYSTAL CITY ONLY. Approximate ride start locations, distances to the finish line, and the respective check-in and start times for each, are as follows:
1) Crystal City / 16 miles / Check-in begins @ 7am, start @ 8am
2) Columbia Pike / 12 miles / Check-in/start between 8am - 9am
3) Ballston / 8 miles / Check-in/start between 9am - 10am
4) Rosslyn / 4 miles / Checkin/start between 9:30am - 10:30am
5) Kidical Mass Ride Loop / 3 miles / Check-in begins @ 9am, start @ 10am in Crystal City
The Arlington (More) Fun Ride... NEW THIS YEAR: Riders will have the option to complete a fun scavenger hunt at each rest stop, with the answer to the clues to be found at a local landmark or community organization/business within ¼ mile of the bike trail; successful completion of each scavenger hunt will gain participants entries into prize raffles (up to 5 raffle entries per person) to be drawn at the Family Fitness Festival. Regardless of scavenger hunt participation, ALL riders will get one raffle entry for crossing the finish line in Crystal City.
All event proceeds benefit Phoenix Bikes, Arlington's nonprofit dedicated to educating youth, promoting bicycling, and building community.