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 harnessing the power of bikes to help youth build passion, purpose, and a place in the community. We are an Arlington nonprofit that uniquely combines youth educational programs with a full-service professional bike shop and retail store. Since our launch, we have had the opportunity to engage thousands of teens, with over 900 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. Through these experiences, our students are not only given the opportunity to learn technical mechanical skills and put in hard work, but also develop their problem solving abilities and gain self confidence.