Friday, May 16, 2014

Intrepid cyclists persevere at Bike to Work Day - Update: Burke photos & Connection article

The rain was coming down hard when I stuck my head out the door at 5:30 a.m. to ride to the Reston Bike to Work Day pit stop to volunteer at the FABB table. By the time I left at 6:15 the rain was very light and it was a surprisingly nice ride to the pit stop at the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station, site of the future mixed-use development Reston Station.

A steady stream of soggy but upbeat cyclists visited the pit stop throughout the morning. I estimate that about 1/2 of the 500 or so people who signed up showed up. Some drove but most rode, and the conditions weren't that bad. Those who did show up had a good chance of winning one of the many raffle prizes offered by sponsors. We were lucky to have an indoor option thanks to Comstock Partners, developers of Reston Station.

Thanks to all the volunteers at the Reston and other pit stops around the county, and a special thanks to the volunteers who represented FABB at most of the events.

Update: See Connection article Biking to Work Despite Rain: Bike To Work Day highlights alternative travel in Fairfax County.

Here are some photos from the Reston event:

One of our more well-prepared volunteers

Entrance to the event.

RA President Ken Knueven, Supervisor Hudgins,
Delegate Ken Plum

Inside the Reston Station development.
Intrepid FABB volunteer Kerie
Here are some photos from the Burke pit stop:

FABB's Alan Young (right) inside the Burke garage

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