Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Another successful bike light giveaway

FABB had a great turnout for our first bike light giveaway of the season tonight at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. We installed 80 sets of lights on bikes during the event, reaching people who use their bikes for transportation in the Culmore area, many of whom have evening jobs; now they have lights. Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross, who stopped by to greet the cyclists and volunteers, said she was impressed to see all the bikes with their lights flashing as she approached the church.

Thanks to Transurban-Fluor; they provided the grant money for purchasing the lights and they turned out in force to help install the lights. They even provided hot chocolate for the volunteers. Thanks to Spokes, Etc. Brian of the Alexandria location came and help with the light installations. Fortunately most of the bikes were in good condition and didn't need mechanical work, but Brian was prepared in case they did. Thanks also to REI Fairfax; this was our first chance to use the Alcove canopy that they donated earlier this year. And thanks to Fionnuala who did most of the legwork in setting up the event and provided baked goods, tables, chairs and tools.

Our next giveaway event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 30 from 5-7pm at the W&OD Trail and the Route 7 bridge, on the east side next to West  End Park.

Update: See the Annandale Patch article about the giveaway.

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