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Release Date: Jul 31, 2012

The Crystal City Diamond Derby Returns with More Glitz

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Jordan Stinnett,

July 31, 2012

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The Crystal City Diamond Derby Returns With More Glitz

Indoor Cycling Races, Functional Fashion Shows and a Casual River Ride Combine to Create a Cycling Spectacular

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Crystal City, VA — The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), in association with Vornado/Charles E. Smith, Dandies & Quaintrelles (D&Q), Corehaus DC and Sciathan Productions, is proud to announce the return of the Crystal City Diamond Derby, taking place Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Building on the success of the first Diamond Derby, the event will transform the parking garage at 2345 Crystal Drive in Crystal City into an urban cycling course complete with a lounge, street art, spectator viewing areas and – new to the Derby – cycling-inspired fashion shows. The event kicks off with the arrival of the D&Q River Ride, a fashion-fueled casual ride originating in DC. From daredevil cyclists to non-competitive riders, the Derby has something for everyone, including a course for kids, a traditional speed race, team relays and a courier-inspired obstacle course.

Get a feel for the action with last year’s video.

What: Crystal City Diamond Derby
Who: Casual riders, professional and non-competitive cyclists
When: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 4pm – 10pm
Where: 2345 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Va.
METRO: Crystal City Station
Info: For more information and updates, please visit:
Contact: Members of the public who have questions about the event should call (703) 412-9430 or visit


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 ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit