FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2015
Crystal City (Arlington, VA) — Experience Arlington’s bicycle beltway known as the “Arlington Loop” at the 5th Annual Arlington Fun Ride on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. The scenic, family-friendly bicycle ride primarily follows off-street trails and includes multiple ride distances and a special kids loop for the youngest riders. A fundraiser for Phoenix Bikes, the event is hosted by the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), and supported by Arlington County, local businesses, bike advocates and other community partners.
“Crystal City is the ideal place to start or end a ride highlighting Arlington’s bikability,” said Angela Fox, President/CEO of the Crystal City BID. “Direct access to the Mount Vernon and Four Mile Run Trails, protected bike paths, Capital Bikeshare, and the Fixtation all demonstrate the area’s bike culture and connectivity.”
The 16-mile ride around the Arlington Loop departs Crystal City at 8:00am. To ensure the ride is accessible and inclusive of all experience levels, riders may choose shorter ride distances of 12, 8, or 4 miles by starting at the designated rest stops along Columbia Pike, Ballston, and Rosslyn, respectively. A shorter 3-mile Kidical Mass loop suitable for riders ages 10 and under is also available starting in Crystal City at 9:00am. All rides finish in Crystal City at the Family Fitness Festival held from 11am-12pm at 1900 Crystal Drive.
Register online as an Individual for $10 or as a Family (up to four people) for $25 with all proceeds benefiting Phoenix Bikes. For additional information including check-in and departure times, please visit www.arlingtonfunride.org.
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 www.crystalcity.org.
About Phoenix Bikes
Phoenix Bikes has supported local youth in the DC Metro area since 2007 – providing a safe, nurturing and educational environment that reinforces teamwork, hard work, and entrepreneurship through bike maintenance and education programs. Local youth are invited to participate in bike refurbishment and retail operations as they contribute to the daily operations of the Phoenix Bikes retail location in the Barcroft Park section of Arlington, VA, leaving with both tangible mechanic and business management skills. For more information, visit www.phoenixbikes.org.