FABB Social Rides
Social rides are an opportunity for area cyclists to explore Fairfax County on slow-paced rides led by FABB. The rides are mostly for fun, checking out interesting sights in the county. They are also an opportunity to discuss advocacy issues such as roads where bike lanes have been created, types of bike parking, or little-known connecting trails that exist or could exist. The following is information about past FABB Social Rides.
Fairfax City Tour
Anywhere you need to go in Fairfax City, a bike trail is not too far away. FABB is hosting a social ride to give WABA members a chance to share ideas about transportation cycling while enjoying a leisurely ride through Fairfax's parks and neighborhoods. We will navigate a gently rolling 11-mile loop, returning to our starting point in time for lunch at one of the eclectic restaurants that make Old Town Fairfax a favorite bicycling destination. Cue Sheet
A slow 10-12 mph ride with rolling terrain through the neighborhoods in McLean. Start at McLean library off Ingleside Ave at 1244 Oak Ridge Avenue. Some locations and homes that will be passed on the ride, include McLean Central Park, Senator Patrick Leahy (Vermont), Dick Cheney, Hickory Hill - Kennedy estate, Judge Bork, Rob Ryan - local weather man, CIA HQ, Clemyjontri Park - children's park, Claude Moore 1771 era Farm, Evens Farm area, Justice Antonin Scalia, Salona house and fields, part of 1719 land grant and the McLean business District. Cue Sheet
Description: The tour starts at the Reston Town Center Pavilion. Sights include bike lanes on Lawyers Road and Soapstone Drive, Walker Nature Center, Wiehle Ave Metro Station, Bowman House, historic Lake Anne, and Browns Chapel. The tour is just over 14 miles with a shorter option of approximately 10 miles. Cue Sheet - Map
Udvar-Hazy Center Ride
The Space Shuttle Discovery has arrived! Why drive to the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center and pay $15 to park when you can ride? FABB hosted a social ride to give WABA members a chance to share ideas about transportation cycling while enjoying a leisurely ride through Oak Hill neighborhoods. We will ride 6 miles to the museum, lock up our bikes and spend 1 hour enjoying the museum. Afterwards we'll ride 6 miles back to Reston under a stream valley viaduct. Cue Sheet