On the evening of Saturday, July 9th, more than one hundred enthusiastic cyclists rolled out of the City Hub in Crystal City, Virginia to explore DC’s finest monuments at night by bike. This is the City Hub’s second annual Monuments at Night ride, and Revolution Cycles was proud to partner with Best Buddies for this year’s ride. All event proceeds benefitted the nonprofit organization. The group departed from the Hub at 8pm and took the Mt. Vernon Trail into DC as daylight dissolved into moonlight.
Following a scenic ride along the Potomac River, the cyclists’ first stop was the Jefferson Memorial, where people had a chance to park their bikes, to explore the monument and to take in the view of the city. Other stops included the Lincoln Memorial, Roosevelt Memorial, World War II Memorial and the Washington Monument, and riders were treated to fun facts about each stop (wherever our bullhorn was permitted). The City Hub’s Trek Allant bicycles were adorned with glow sticks, and the sight of more than one hundred illuminated bikes rolling through the nation’s capital was quite the attention-grabbing image.
After the ride, the group returned the bikes to the Hub and walked over to Jaleo, a Spanish tapas restaurant, for delicious food and refreshments. The cyclists were all smiles as the guests and ride leaders had a chance to share a beverage and mingle. The Revolution Cycles team would like to give a very special thanks to everyone who participated in this ride for their support of an important organization, Best Buddies.
Revolution Cycles has partnered with Best Buddies to help raise awareness of the organization and to support its fundraising and participation efforts for the 2011 Audi Best Buddies Challenge that will take place on Saturday, October 22nd. Best Buddies’ mission is to create opportunities for one-on-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and development disabilities, and Revolution is proud to be working with Best Buddies in 2011.