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Tim Kelley
07-11-2011, 01:18 PM
The Arlington County Fair (http://arlingtoncountyfair.us/) is next month, running from August 10th through August 14th.

Like last year, BikeArlington will be part of Arlington County's Commuter Services booth setup and we are looking for volunteers to help staff it! We'll be answering questions about biking, giving out bike maps and safety information, and passing out fun giveaways. You'll even get an official BikeArlington hat so you can be identified as part of the cool crowd.:cool:

We'll need help with staffing Thursday through Sunday. If you are interested in helping out, even if it is only for a couple hours, please respond to this thread or send an email to info@bikearlington.com

Thanks for all your support!

StopMeansStop
07-11-2011, 01:43 PM
I'll work a 2 hour shift on Thurs.

Edit: what times do you need? I need to pencil in my calendar.

Tim Kelley
07-12-2011, 09:30 AM
I just realized I had the days wrong. We are looking for volunteers on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Hope you can make it!

Jsnyd
07-12-2011, 09:38 AM
I would like to help out, but I may be out of town then. Is there a cut off point for volunteers?

Tim Kelley
07-12-2011, 09:40 AM
No cut off--just let us know when you have your schedule figured out. Thanks for the interest!

acc
07-12-2011, 03:14 PM
Tim, I'll take Saturday. I'm flexible with the hours, just let me know.

ann

baiskeli
07-13-2011, 02:38 PM
I will take a shift as soon as I coordinate the times with my wife, who has her own booth at the fair (Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment - stop by all).

StopMeansStop
07-13-2011, 03:17 PM
I will take a shift as soon as I coordinate the times with my wife, who has her own booth at the fair (Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment - stop by all).

Booth wars!

baiskeli
07-14-2011, 10:01 AM
Booth wars!

Actually, there are some booth wars at our fair, like the abortion rights vs. anti-abortion booths, or Dems vs. Republicans, or Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) vs. Parents and Friends of "Ex-Gays" (PFOX). It's entertaining to see how close their booths end up, and watch people walk past one and then the other. Only in Arlington. Most fairs have wars between farm animals.

If you really want a booth war, you could set up an "Arlingtonians for a Filthy, Disgusting Environment" booth right next to my wife's.

acc
07-15-2011, 01:11 PM
Wait. You mean there won't be any pig racing at the Arlington Fair? Demolition Derby? Funnel Cake? Poorly maintained carnival rides? This is like what, educational?

Dreaming of funnel cake coated with powdered sugar,
ann

CCrew
07-15-2011, 10:06 PM
This is like what, educational?


Oh snap. I know where I'm staying away from :p

No greased pig contest no CCrew. :p

acc
07-16-2011, 02:37 PM
Have no fear CCrew, the Hollywood Hogs All-Star Racing Team are scheduled to make an appearance. The web site promises all the traditional fair-tivities - rides, food, movie night, etc. Seriously, there seems to be enough jollification for the urban masses.

On a completely unrelated note, I may reconsider carrying a basic first aid kit when I'm out and about. A nice young lady borrowed my ill-mannered, bad-tempered ladies bike named Louisa to ride with my son on the Custis Trail today. About seven miles from home, Louisa saw her opportunity and threw the nice young lady off into the curb. She sustained a nasty gash but was a real trooper and biked back to my house. By the time she arrived, there was a fair amount of blood running down her leg and she was alarmed. I patched her up and she's fine but a few baby wipes and a big adhesive bandage would have solved the problem on the spot. I sort of doubt if my son will get a second date with this young woman. Oh well.

Pigmageddon is just weeks away at the Arlington Fair (where Bike Arlington will have a booth, so ya'll stop by),
ann

CCrew
07-16-2011, 08:47 PM
About seven miles from home, Louisa saw her opportunity and threw the nice young lady off into the curb.

Wow, between Spartacus the other day and then today, you sure they're not conspiring against you? :)

Glad to hear she's ok.

acc
07-16-2011, 09:24 PM
No, I have a strict containment policy with the bikes to prevent just such a coup.

Spartacus (my road bike) is special, I'd park him in the living room if I could get away with it. He has a place of honor in the basement at the bottom of the steps.

Free Willy (my incorrigible MTB) is in quarantine in the utility room until he understands who is boss.

Louisa (a freak of nature, heavy and slow with the biggest saddle north of the Carolina border) is kept in the shed, out of sight, out of mind

Aphrodite (17 year old son's hybrid bike he only uses to lure young women on outings) keeps Louisa company.

Aren't you glad you don't hear the voices I hear?;)

ann

eminva
07-17-2011, 09:31 AM
Can I still sign up for a Saturday shift? Might bring my 10-year-old along, too. We might even ride our bikes there.

Hard to believe I have lived in the DC area for 26 years and a couple of those in Arlington and I never knew there was an Arlington County Fair. Is there a pie baking contest? Not that I can bake a pie, nor do I live in Arlington.

Ann, didn't you get a new bike recently? Which one is that?

Liz

acc
07-17-2011, 10:10 AM
Yes!!!! There are so many food competition categories my head spins. Please enter. But check the requirements.
I would be so happy if you came on Saturday!!

Free Willy is my new MTB, he has no manners whatsoever. He may be imprisoned in solitary for a long time with only an hour a day of sunlight.

ann
Prison Matron

baiskeli
07-18-2011, 09:48 AM
I sort of doubt if my son will get a second date with this young woman.

Ah, but she will have a scar to always remember him by.

baiskeli
07-18-2011, 09:51 AM
Yes, there is funnel cake, pig races, pie contests, rickety unsafe rides and ripoff carnival games.

acc
07-18-2011, 03:41 PM
I am SO there. All my favorite things in one place.

Do you need more volunteers, Tim?

ann

Tim Kelley
07-18-2011, 03:43 PM
Do you need more volunteers, Tim?

Yes, we can certainly use more volunteers for Sunday and just a few more for Friday and Saturday.

skreaminquadz
07-24-2011, 01:05 PM
Yes, we can certainly use more volunteers for Sunday and just a few more for Friday and Saturday.
Not sure how I missed this but I'd be interested in helping out if you're still looking for help. I can do Friday and possibly either Saturday or Sunday.

Tim Kelley
07-27-2011, 01:31 PM
Volunteer with BikeArlington at the County Fair--make all your cycling friends jealous with an official BikeArlington hat!

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We can still use a few more volunteers. Let me know if you are interested!

CCrew
07-27-2011, 03:56 PM
I'd volunteer, but I'm really ugly and I'd scare folks off. I even have to bribe my dog with biscuits.

KLizotte
07-27-2011, 09:05 PM
Volunteer with BikeArlington at the County Fair--make all your cycling friends jealous with an official BikeArlington hat!

287

We can still use a few more volunteers. Let me know if you are interested!

Hi Tim, I can work Saturday night.:D

Kathy

baiskeli
07-28-2011, 01:40 PM
Tim,

I can work Thursday or Friday night, or maybe Sunday morning before 2. Let me know when you need me.

-Rick

JustinW
07-29-2011, 09:52 AM
Tim,

Need any time Thurs or Fri, or Sat AM? I can help then. Let me know.

Justin

KLizotte
08-04-2011, 02:11 PM
Hi Tim,

Not sure if this is allowed or not at the fair, but perhaps we could put out a few petitions at the booth? Perhaps one to NPS to fix the GW Parkway crossings, to the County to fix various death zones around town, etc.

Just a thought.

acc
08-13-2011, 05:23 AM
The fair is going on this weekend and the Bike Arlington booth has maps and stickers and other useful information so please stop by. There is even a Capital Bike Share bike you can actually touch. I realize this may be just too thrilling but come out anyway.

ann

StopMeansStop
08-13-2011, 08:12 PM
And if you bike to the fair and mark a map of where you started from you get a nice swag bag!

Tim Kelley
08-15-2011, 09:15 AM
Thanks for everyone who came out to visit us at the Fair, and a special thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who came out to help staff the table!!

americancyclo
08-15-2011, 09:43 AM
Thanks for the swag. Loving my new BikeArlington socks!