Tuesday, April 8, 2014
* St. John's Millenium Bike Ride on April 5th (Saturday). 30 riders cycling from Vienna to Reston and returning to Vienna. Event from 9 AM to 12 noon. * Family 5k and Fun Run on April 6th (Sunday). 325 runners starting in area of Ayr Hill Road (off of the trail), entering trail at Mill Street (near the western entering/leaving Vienna sign). They will go about 1/2 mile east then turn around. Event from 8 AM to 10 AM. * Loudoun Half and 8k on April 13th (Sunday). 500-600 participants. Runners will use the Smith Switch to Claiborne Parkway section of trail. Event from 7 AM to 12 noon (most of the event is off trail). * Wounded Warrior/Soldier Ride on April 19th (Saturday). Approximately 50 riders will ride the trail from Herndon Community Center to Douglass Community Center in Leesburg and return to Herndon. Event from 8 AM to 3 PM. * Civil War Hike on April 19th (Saturday). One dozen (12) hikers in Civil War attire marching from Wiehle Avenue in Reston to Hunter Mill Road and back (and forth). Event from 9 AM to 5 PM. * Ride to Provide on April 19th (Saturday). 600 riders cycling from Reston Town Center out to Purcellville and back. Event from 8 AM to 3 PM. * Vale Walk-a-thon on April 26th (Saturday). 100 walkers will walk starting in Vienna, turnaround at mile marker 21 1/2 in Herndon and returing to Vienna (marker 10). Event from 8 AM to 12 noon. * Walk/Run/Ride for LIFE on April 26th (Saturday). 250 participants will begin at Grace Presbyterian Church at Cedar Lane and turn around at Maple Ave (Rt. 123). Event from 8 AM to 12 noon; also group is aware of Vale event. * Run Me Home 5k run on April 26th (Saturday). 350 participants will run from Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg (near King Street) and will enter trail here. Turnaround point is at marker 36 1/2 and will exit trail at Catoctin Circle. Event from 7:30 AM to 9 AM. * Paul's Ride for Life event on April 26th (Saturday). About 350 participants from Reston Town Center out to Purcellville and back (depending on distance). Trail portion starts around 8 AM ends by noon or so with after-party of sorts at Reston Town Center.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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?