November 14, 2012
Andrew Steele of Reston—aka “the gorilla”—and Joe Penano of Fairfax Station—aka “the bunny”—helped lead the parade of cyclists down Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield during The Bike Lane’s Relocation Ride last year.
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