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Tour de Mt. Vernon

On November 4th, Supervisor Dan Storck and more than 170 bike enthusiasts joined together to ride the roads and see the hidden gems of Mt. Vernon at the 2nd Annual Tour de Mt. Vernon bike ride. Starting and ending at the Workhouse Arts Center, the 33-mile ride explored community treasures including Woodlawn and the Pope Leighey House (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright); the Historic Pohick Episcopal Church; Pohick Bay Regional Park; and Mason Neck State Park (an Eagle Sanctuary).

Led by the Fairfax County Mount Vernon District Office and the Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships, a group of community partners planned and ran the event, including Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB); Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT), the Fairfax County Police Department and several residents who live and bike in the district. This event is part of the Economic Success Strategic Plan, which highlights ways to grow Fairfax County as a tourist destination. (Photo gallery)

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  • This was the second annual event, the ridership more than quadrupled from last year.
  • 4 riders finished in ~2 hours. Most rode with the pack and finished in ~ 3 hours.
  • More than 50% of the riders had never visited the Workhouse Arts Center
  • 119 riders hailed from outside the Mt. Vernon District.
  • $895 was donated to FABB to improve bicycling resources in Fairfax County - their largest fundraiser ever.
  • Post ride – many people finished their day at Fair Winds Brewing Company, another local Mt. Vernon area business.
Partnerships were key to making this event a success. Supporters of the event included:

Fairfax Alliance for Better Biking (FABB)

Fairfax County Police Department

Fairfax County Department of Transportation

Wheel Nuts
Spokes, Inc.

And thanks to LA Prima Catering who donated a chili lunch for all the finishers.


 

Support the outdoors!

Give to the Fairfax County Park Foundation to support greenspace and trees!

Get involved with Fairfax Alliance for Better Biking to make Fairfax a better place to bike.

Contact the Mt. Vernon Supervisor's office for ways to give/get involved in the Mt. Vernon area!

 

 

 

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