Monday, June 8, 2009

Mayor and Council part of Tour de Fairfax City

The Mayor and two members of the Fairfax City Council joined the Fairfax City chapter of FABB for the Tour de Fairfax City on Saturday June 6. Mayor Robert Lederer along with City Council members David Meyer and Dan Drummond participated in the 10-mile loop that traversed the city's extensive trail network and connecting neighborhood streets. Fairfax City has no on-road bike lanes.

FABB members are focusing on a priority bike route between George Mason University, which lies just outside the city boundary, and the nearby Vienna Metrorail station. A lack of bicycle parking is also a major issue in the city. The tour included stops along the way at the historic Ford Building in Old Town Fairfax (pictured here) and at the recently restored Blenheim property on Old Lee Highway. A big thanks to Chan Mohney (pictured above at the Ford Building) and Andrea Loewenwarter for sharing their knowledge of Fairfax City's history.

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