Reston Century Bike Ride
Sunday, August 24, I again participated in the Reston Bike Club’s Annual Century Ride. While we did not do the 100 mile plus route, we did complete over 55 miles on the roads and paths of Loudoun and Fairfax counties. My wife, Dennis Green, and Dr. Thomas Fleeter enjoyed the gorgeous day, well-stocked rest stops, and post ride festivities and food. Green, the Redskins Senior Vice President, took advantage of the free bicycle mechanics at the rest stops to fine tune his new bike. Fleeter, an orthopedic surgeon with the Town Center Orthopedic group in Reston and a superb distance cyclist, also volunteers with his partners at the Annual Reston Triathlon in September. While this ride used to start and end at the USGS, it now uses the Reston Town Center ice rink as its staging area. I recommend this fun ride to anyone who wants a safe, supported, inexpensive ride, where you can choose from several distance options. Helmets are mandatory, and wrist bands identified participants, who received t-shirts and lunch after the ride.