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Learn How to Help Make Prince William and Manassas More Bicycle Friendly

Are you interested in learning how to help make Prince William County and Manassas more bike-friendly? Would you like be a more effective advocate? Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB) have opened up their FREE Bicycle Advocacy Workshop to be held on Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 to interested residents from Prince William County.

FABB Bicycling Advocacy Training

FABB Bicycling Advocacy Training

Bicycle Advocacy Workshop
Saturday, February 4, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield

On February 4th, the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling is a offering an advocacy workshop to provide you the basic tools and strategies needed to help make bicycling better in your community. Learn how to build a successful advocacy plan, identify key local decisionmakers, and familiarize yourself with helpful online advocacy tools. There is no charge for the workshop, but participants are asked to pre-register by January 29, 2017.

Workshop presenters are local citizens with a proven record of leading advocacy campaigns including FABB members Sonya Breehey, Bruce Wright, and Alan Young, and Fionnuala Quinn of The Bureau of Good Roads. Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine Hudgins will also be joining us.

Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling

Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling

Free Bikes and Beers Social at Waters End Brewery in Lake Ridge on Sunday 16 October

Come hang out, have a beer flight, and chat about bikes and biking in Prince William, Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Waters End Brewery Logo

WHEN: Sunday 16 October 2016. Doors open at Noon.
WHERE: Waters End Brewery, Dillingham Square Plaza, Lake Ridge, VA (the first brewery in the area that you can safely bike and walk to)
location map: https://goo.gl/maps/YB4gDzmLiP92

Waters End Brewery

Waters End Brewery

Check out our Bikes & Beers Facebook Event Page

The event is FREE!
FREE Door Prize Raffles
FREE Bike Valet Parking

FREE PRE-EVENT SOCIAL RIDE WITH POTOMAC PEDALERS
11:00 AM
12.5 miles
The route will be only mildly hilly, following mostly quiet streets through Lake Ridge and Woodbridge. Note: riders must sign a waver and wear a helmet.
Link to PPTC ride page: http://www.potomacpedalers.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=866756
Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/5684390
Google Map of Route: https://goo.gl/o6mhq4

Bikes and Beers Social Pre-ride Route Map

Bikes and Beers Social Pre-ride Route Map

This social event organized by Active Prince William (http://activepw.org)

Bikes and Beer: Ride 1 to 59 Miles to the 1st Annual Workhouse Brewfest Saturday

Workhouse Arts Center Brewfest Logo

Workhouse Arts Center Brewfest Logo

The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton is hosting a Brewfest this weekend, Saturday 13 August 2016.  Free bicycle parking will be available (it costs $15 to park a car at the Workhouse).

Also, bicyclists get a $5 per ticket discount. To get the discount purchase your tickets on-line using the promo code “BIKE”. Get your tickets here.

You can park your car for  free at locations 1 mile to 9.5 miles (see below) from the Workhouse, and head straight there, or join us on one of five organized pre-event rides that start from the Vulcan Parking Lot, the nearest free parking site.

Potomac Pedalers Bicycle Club in association with Active Prince William are organizing these bike rides the morning of the event. Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB) and Active Prince William have also mapped out ride cues to get to the event from locations in Fairfax and Prince William Counties.

Tour of Prince William 2016 - Blackburn Road

Organized Brewfest Rides

Bike rides are as follows (more details at the Potomac Pedalers website):

Workhouse to Burke Lake for Ice Cream
18 miles – 09:45 AM – average speed 10 mph
GPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15718477
Rest Stop: Mile 9 – Burke Lake Ice Cream Parlor

Prince William Tour of Towns (ActivePW)
26 miles – 09:30 AM – ave speed 10-12 mph
Rob Delach [rdelach@gmail.com] Cell: 703-727-0321
GPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14969209

Brewfest 36.5
36.5 miles – 9:15 AM – ave speed 12-14 mph
GPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15018544

Workhouse to Mason Neck – Long
48 miles – 9:00 AM – ave speed 14-16 mph
GPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14592184

Workhouse to Prince William Forest Park
58 miles – 9:00 AM – ave speed 18-22 mph
RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14590039

Ride Start location is the Vulcan parking lot, across Route 123 from the Workhouse
Address: Vulcan Parking Lot, 10000 Ox Road, Lorton, Virginia 22079
Click here for Google Map of Ride Start location.

Bike Routes to the Brewfest

Bike route start locations in Prince William County are:

Route 123 Commuter Lot, Woodbridge, 2.5 miles
Tacket’s Mill Commuter Lot, Lake Ridge, 4.0 miles
Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 9.5 miles

Bike route cue sheets can be found here.

Background Info

This will be the first annual Brewfest, and is organized by Celebrate Fairfax, Visit Fairfax, and the Fairfax County Government. There will be almost 100 craft beers from 30 local breweries, 16 bands performing, food trucks, access to the various Workhouse Art galleries, and more. More details can be found on the Brewfest website.

Brewfest Poster

Brewfest Poster

Bike to Work Day – Friday 20 May 2016

This year, Friday May 20th is designated as Bike to Work Day. There are 83 Bike to Work Day Pit Stops planned across the Metro DC area this year with 8 of those in Prince William County and City of Manassas.

Each pit stop will provide registered attendees with free t-shirts, snacks, refreshments and chances to win bicycles and other great prizes. Please be sure to register with your pit stop location to be eligible for the free t-shirt and prize raffle. T-shirts are available to the first 15,000 who register and attend.

Locations in PWC and Greater Manassas:

Find your Bike to Work Day Pit Stop Location:

Register for Bike to Work Day

 

Prince William County government video about Bike to Work Day 2016 (link to YouTube Video)

Bike to Work Day officially designated and endorsed by Prince William County Chair of the Board of County Supervisors, Corey Stewart.

For more information visit the official Metro DC Bike to Work Day website.