Saturday, May 11, 2013
Event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on Mount Vernon Avenue.
VeloCity Bicycle Cooperative is presenting a fundraising bicycle swap from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in the vacant lot next to Bean Creative in the 2100 block of Mount Vernon Avenue. Admission is $3 per person and kids 12 and under can enter for free. VeloCity co-founder Christian Myers said about a dozen bicycle vendors have signed up to participate in the event. VeloCity is a nonprofit that educates community members about bike maintenance, safety and other issues. Volunteers at VeloCity also work with the City of Alexandria to provide community service hours for Alexandria youth and summer employment through the TeensWork program. For more information, visit the VeloCity website. For the quickest updates on Del Ray and …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Husband and wife Bob Hartt and Bonnie O’Day of West End Alexandria are cycling enthusiasts who ride tandem with captains.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. One nice spring afternoon or evening, you might spot West End Alexandria residents Bob Hartt and Bonnie O’Day on a bicycle built for two — or, in their case, on two bicycles built for four. Hartt and O’Day, who live in Seminary Heights, are legally blind, but that hasn’t stopped them from enjoying cycling and cross-country skiing. The couple rides tandem bikes, which allows a guide—the captain or pilot—to ride on the front of a two-seated bicycle, and the visually-impaired person, called “the stoker,” to apply…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The city's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee has a number of upcoming opportunities for citizen engagement.
Alexandria’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee in seeking public participation in a few upcoming events For the quickest updates, "like" Del Ray Patch on Facebook and follow @delraypatch on Twitter. Interested in getting Del Ray Patch directly into your inbox each morning? Learn more about our daily newsletter.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
City Council candidate John Chapman (D) says any development plan must ensure opportunities for Alexandria’s biking community.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
To the editor: One point made clear in the recent city council primary is the need for smart development implementing plans supporting multimodal transportation including bikes, cars, public transit and walking. In the next few weeks, Alexandrians will see eight new Capital Bikeshare stations open. These stations will bring Alexandria into a D.C. metro-wide program that has added 1,600 bikes parking-free and emission-free. This program will provide commuter and recreational vehicles and increase exercise and recreation for residents and tourists. Bikes are a great option for commuters, providing an emission-free trip to work, zero parking expense and a healthy workout. Any development plan must ensure opportunities for Alexandria’s biking…
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The renovated park in the southeastern corner of Old Town is full of new features.
Have you been to Jones Point lately? Jones Point Park is a beautiful yet often overlooked 65-acre green space in the southeastern corner of Old Town—with vehicle entry at the end of South Royal Street. The park, which features D.C.’s original southern boundary stone and a pre-Civil War lighthouse, consists of the area underneath and directly surrounding the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. My husband and I discovered Jones Point several years ago, shortly after adopting our dog. With her boundless energy, the semi-isolated green space and water access was perfect. We spent many weekend mornings at the point with fellow dog owners, coffee in one hand and Chuckit! in the other. Then one day, construction equipment showed up. In November 2010, the …