Join me as I ride to support Phoenix Bikes, a nonprofit organization in Arlington, VA with a mission to educate youth, promote bicycling, and build community. They serve over 500 teens annually with youth bicycle education programs offered for FREE, year-round and they need a new vehicle to sustain and grow their programs. I'll be virtually riding 100-miles, and actually supporting the ride, on August 25 to raise funds to keep Phoenix Bikes rolling - please help me make every mile count by donating today!
"Sizzling Suburban Century" - 5th Annual Kennan Garvey Memorial Ride benefiting Phoenix Bikes
Join us for the 5th Annual Kennan Garvey Memorial Ride - a "Sizzling Suburban Century" benefiting Phoenix Bikes' Capital Campaign for a new vehicle! The course is open to all ages and experience levels, and extends out and back along the entire length of the Washington & Old Dominion Trail (with shorter 15-, 40-, 60- & 90-mile options). The entry fee is $25, with a minimum fundraising amount of $100 (suggested fundraising goal of $500 per rider). Registered Phoenix Bikes youth receive complimentary ride entry. All riders and volunteers will receive a FREE shirt and boxed lunch (pre-registered riders only - pre-registration closes at noon on August 18). PLUS, all those who meet or exceed the $500 fundraising goal will receive special fundraising incentive prize!
The mission of Phoenix Bikes is to educate youth, promote bicycling, and build community. Phoenix Bikes has supported local youth in the DC Metro area since 2007 – providing a safe, nurturing and educational environment that reinforces teamwork, hard work, and entrepreneurship through bike maintenance and riding education programs. Since our launch, we have had the opportunity to engage thousands of teens, with over 800 earning their own bikes so far. Local youth, ages 12 to 17, are invited to participate in bike refurbishment and retail operations as they contribute to the daily operations of the Phoenix Bikes shop located in South Arlington, VA, leaving with tangible mechanic and business management skills as well as scores of other success skills for life.