Hi All,

There are bike some fun rides coming up in Alexandria, one specifically family-friendly, one that is women only and a slow ride in Old Town that for those of us who like to dress up, ride slow, and/or read books.

Info below (the info pages are on meetup.com, but there is no requirement to RSVP or sign on to meetup.com).

These are rides for people who do not already ride a lot, so please forward this info to friends, family or neighborhood e-mail groups as appropriate.


Jonathan Krall

1. Family friendly ride on Holmes Run/Cameron Run
Saturday, April 26, 10 am
Beatley Library, 5005 Duke Street

The April BPAC Community Bike Ride will consist of a trip around the West End of Alexandria, exploring Holmes Run, Cameron Run, and the Eisenhower Valley. We will begin at Beatley Library and end at Cameron Cafe in nearby Cameron Station for a refreshment. Slow. Family friendly. 100 percent bike paths.


2. A Jaunty Bicycle Ride with BPAC & the Alexandria Spokeswomen
Saturday, May 3, 10 am
Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street

Join the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) and the Alexandria Spokeswomen for a jaunty ride around Old Town! The 5ish mile route will roll by some historic sites from the 1920s and 30s. Wear something festive! Seer sucker? A snappy vest? The ride will begin and end at the Barrett Branch so that participants can join in on other activities during the branch's annual Spring Fling!


3. Women on a Roll: A Bike Tour of Alexandria for Local Ladies
Sunday, May 4, 9:30 am
Jones Point Park (look for women wearing green)
The park entrance is in the 900 block of S Royal Street

According to the League of American Bicyclists, women are a powerful consumer force, but too often they do not feel welcome in bike shops or do not feel products address their desires and needs. We’ll stop in local bike shops to introduce ourselves to the salespeople and to show the shops that we care and we need them in the community.

We’ll meet at 9:30am at Jones Point Park and start our ride at 10am sharp. It will be a leisurely ride and we’ll make sure no one gets left behind or lost. Bring yourself, a bike and helmet, and your energy. Wear something green so we’ll recognize each other as Women on a Roll.


*** In Virginia, helmets are required for children 14 years of age or younger ***

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