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Press Release

Release Date: Dec 18, 2014

Ride, Walk, Run in Crystal City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2014
CONTACT: Angela Fox,, 703-412-9430



Spark Competition in 2015 with a Series of Active Social Events

Crystal City (Arlington, VA) – Calling all racers, riders and sport enthusiasts! It is time to start training for the Wednesday Spins in March, the 1K Wine | Beer Walk on March 7th and the 5K Fridays in April. These events are great for experienced athletes, beginners and for those looking to do something fun and active.

Mark your calendars and lace up your sneakers for the following:

Wednesday Night Spins
When: Every Wednesday in March from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 2345 Crystal Drive Parking Garage - G4 Level
Registration: Coming soon! Visit for updates.

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Vornado/Charles E. Smith and Crosshairs Cycling will host an indoor bike race every Wednesday night in the month of March. With the weather and the local cycling race calendar, March is the perfect time for an indoor race and add to a racer’s pre-season training program. The course will be fast and fun for all abilities, providing great viewing and happy hour drinks in the Washington Wine Academy beer and wine garden. With weekly prizes for top finishers, competitors will also earn points toward being the best rider of the month.

1K Wine | Beer Walk
When: Saturday, March 7 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Crystal City Shops @ 1750

Presented by the Crystal City BID in partnership with the Washington Wine Academy, the 1K Wine | Beer Walk promises “racers” a one-of-a-kind opportunity to taste and learn about wine and beer as they make their way through the interior walkways and Crystal City Shops.

Select your heat or register onsite and make your way through the racecourse in the Shops at Crystal City stopping at “hydration stations” along the way where you’ll find wine and beer instead of water (actually there will be water, too) and delicious snacks from Jaleo to keep you energized. Celebrate your personal best at the end of the course in a fun-filled finish festival that includes more wine, beer, great music and complimentary bites.

5K Fridays
When: Every Friday in April, starting at 6:30 PM
Location: 2121 Crystal Drive

Start your weekend off right and earn your weekend relaxation time by joining the Crystal City BID and Pacers Events for 5K Fridays. Every Friday in April, Crystal City hosts this popular evening race where you can hit the pavement after work and head to dinner or a local watering hole after crossing the finish line.


About the Crystal City Business Improvement District
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is INNOVATIVE, ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit