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Tour de Tysons Attracts Hundreds

427 cyclists swarm Tysons.

Hundreds of bikers embraced the challenging 1-mile closed course that circled around Tysons Boulevard and Westpark Drive.

Hundreds of bikers embraced the challenging 1-mile closed course that circled around Tysons Boulevard and Westpark Drive. Photo courtesy of Tysons Partnership

The 2nd Annual Tour de Tysons bicycle races attracted a record 427 cyclists who competed in 9 separate races. Prize money was awarded to winners. Food, music, and merriment were awarded to all who attended, including hundreds of spectators.

“It’s a great day for bicycles in Tysons,” said Providence District Supervisor Linda Smyth.

On the eve of the Tour de France, Tour de Tysons was the site of spirited competition among the region’s top cyclists and cycling clubs. Hundreds of bikers embraced the challenging 1-mile closed course that circled around Tysons Boulevard and Westpark Drive. The longest race was 35 miles, with speeds reaching 27 miles per hour.

“This event celebrates the key role of bicycles in the present and future of Tysons,” said Michael Caplin, Director of the Tysons Partnership. “Life-style in Tysons is evolving in favor of pedestrians, bicycles, busses and our new Silver Line Metro.”