Bike to Work Day
Hundreds of bicycle commuters will celebrate Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19, from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at the Reston Town Center. Each year since 2002, cyclists have gathered at the Pavilion for a free breakfast, a free t-shirt and water bottle, raffles of bike-related prizes, and bicycling information before commuting to work by bike. Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will greet the riders at 8 a.m.
Many bikers will compete in an employer challenge, which will tally how many employees from different companies and organizations participate. The winner will receive a free lunch from Reston Whole Foods Market. The U.S. Geological Survey has captured the employer challenge for four years in a row.
Reston Bike to Work Day is organized by LINK, Fairfax County, Reston Association, Reston Bike Club, Friends of the W&OD Trail, and Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling and is supported by several local commercial sponsors. Companies interested in becoming a local sponsor of the event are asked to contact Bruce Wright at 703-758-8183. May is National Bike to Work Month, and hundreds of bicycling commuters from the Washington metropolitan region will be out pedaling in celebration of this clean, inexpensive, and healthful means of transportation. The Reston commuters will join other cyclists at various locations around the metro area on May 19. To register for Bike to Work Day 2006, visit the Washington Area Bicyclist Association at www.waba.org.
Reston’s Relay for Life
Relay For Life, an event designed to celebrate cancer survivorship and raise money to help the American Cancer Society, will take place this year from May 20 – 21. During the event, teams of people will gather at South Lakes High School and take turns walking or running laps. Each team keeps at least one team member on the track at all times.
The Relay, which is more than a walk around a track, focuses on remembering those lost to cancer and celebrate those who have survived. Organizers continue to look for dedicated volunteers to help out on the planning committee. Those interested should call 703-937-1903.
In a story on the Best of Reston Awards Ceremony, Works Sunday was called, "United Christian Parish Works Sunday." Works Sunday was created by three churches working together, United Christian Parish in Reston, Trinity Presbyterian in Herndon and Heritage United Christian Church in Reston. The event has now grown to about 15 faith communities.
'Walk for the Whisper’ This Saturday
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition will hold its 4th annual "Walk for the Whisper" in Reston to benefit ovarian cancer awareness, education and research. The event will be held Saturday, May 13 at the Reston Town Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The walk or run will begin at 9 a.m. with awards and closing ceremonies at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $25 for adults. Register online at www.ovarianwhisperwalk.kintera.org or call 703-391-1490.
Celebration for New Book on Reston
Restonians are invited to a community celebration May 13 to mark the publication of the book, “Reston Town Center: A Downtown for the 21st Century,” which details the inside story about how this downtown changed the rules of traditional suburban development. The book, edited by Alan Ward, a principal architect with Sasaki Associates, highlights the decisions, the people and various turning points that contributed to the creation of the town center. The event, which will include a book signing, will be held at Reston Town Center Square from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free RCO Concert Coming Soon
Reston Community Orchestra's spring finale concert will be held May 21 at the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods at 4 p.m. The free concert will feature the orchestra’s young cellist, Eric Perreault, who will perform Lalo's Concerto for Orchestra & Cello. The Britten Simple Symphony and the Gounod Petitte Symphony for Winds will also be on the program. For more information, contact Lloyd Kinzer at 703-860-1328.
May 25, 7 a.m., Reston Association Board of Directors regular monthly meeting at 1930 Isaac Newton Square.