Monday, March 3, 2014
Announcing the 1st Falls Church Family Bike Day – May 3, 2014! At just 2.2 square miles, our Little City is easily navigated by bicycle. Our community has a tremendous asset running right through it in the W&OD trail. Increased bike use by our children has many benefits - more local shopping, less pressure on crowded school busses, a greater sense of community, reduced demand for parking spaces, and of course more exercise. With information booths followed by a family bicycle ride on the W&OD trail and through the city, Falls Church Family Bike Day on Saturday May 3rd will show off these benefits and feature important bike safety and tips (such as trail usage, street crossing, and group riding) aimed at elementary school aged children and their families. How can you help? We would love your support to participate in and publicize the event. The start and end point will feature music, activities, and booths from our sponsors and relevant groups. We are not seeking financial contributions, but we are seeking participation (activities and booths) and donations for raffle prizes. Booths can be used to promote local businesses or community organizations that have an interest in bike safety, education, fitness, or shopping local. Please “like” and share our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FallsChurchFamilyBikeRide If you would like to participate, please email me back and let me know how: ___ Help promote the event (post flyers, share in your newsletter and social media) ___ Have a booth ___ Donate raffle items ___ Volunteer ___ Other??? Thanks, Erik Pelton (email@example.com]
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Paul's Ride for Life 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration open 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Ride (rolling start) 11:30 a.m. Closing ceremony & raffle drawing Folks can also volunteer to marshall or help otherwise by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The depot at Old Reston Avenue looks like it is finally restored. For years its foundation was crumbling and the building sagged. It now has a new foundation, floor, door, and paint. The Park Authority has yet to announce their plans for this building. One trail user suggested that it should be open on weekends housing a volunteer historian that would talk about railroad and trail history. Another user suggested that the Friends use it as concession stand to raise money for trail improvements. Perhaps the Park Authority should hear more ideas?
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
"A portion of land along the W&OD Trail near Bon Air Park may look rather rough after having been stripped of plant life over the past few weeks. But it’s actually part of the county’s plan to restore the land." See Arlington Now article at http://www.arlnow.com/2013/10/04/land-restoration-project-along-wod-trail/