Friday, April 23, 2010

Car-Free Diet Skeptics Challenge

Arlington County does so much more to promote biking than Fairfax County. Now that the bike program funding has been cut, Fairfax will be doing even less. Much of that work is being done by BikeArlington, a program of Arlington County Commuter Services. One of the great promotional ideas initiated by Arlington Commuter Services is their Car-Free Diet Challenge which got underway yesterday. People who currently drive and are skeptical about the benefits of getting around without a car were asked to apply to become the Car-Free Skeptics.

They will go car-free for 30 days and share their experiences on During the challenge they will use the car-free diet calculator which will determine "how much money you'll save, calories you'll burn and CO2 emissions you'll reduce when you go on Arlington's Car-Free Diet!"

See a video of the challenge kick-off.

While the Fairfax County government is doing little to promote bicycling, The Bike Lane, located in Burke and the Reston Town Center, is doing their part. They will award a Trek Ride+ electric bike to the lucky winner of The Bike Lane's Give Up Your Car for A Year Challenge, at Cyclefest in Reston tomorrow.



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