Are You Ready for a Local Epic Bike Experience

The Bike Lane is excited to be a sponsor of the First Annual NoVa Epic on June 2, 2013.  It is sure to be epic!

The NoVa Epic — presented by MORE, the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts, Inc. and Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) — is an all-day supported mountain biking event that takes riders on a smorgasbord of the best trails single track trails Fairfax County offers, including our favorites Laurel Hill, Lake Accotink, Wakefield Park and Lake Fairfax. 

The event begins on the County Connector Trail (CCT) at Laurel Hill and ends at Lake Fairfax with three separate but overlapping courses of 65-miles, 40-miles and 20-miles.

The 65-mile course includes an 8-mile loop in Laurel Hill, a 4-mile loop at Accotink, an 8-mile loop at Wakefield and 7-mile loop at Lake Fairfax.

The 40-mile loop is mellower and is primarily on the CCT.

IMPORTANT: The 20-mile course starts and finishes in Lake Fairfax!

The NoVa Epic celebrates National Trails Day Weekend and will raise funds for trail improvements in Fairfax County.

Here’s the schedule:

March 15: Registration opens on BikeReg.com. Limited to 300 entrants.

June 1: Early packet pick-up at Tour De Fat downtown DC.

Event Day Schedule: June 2 (this may change as we get closer to the event)

6:30 a.m.: Pre-paid shuttles begin at Lake Fairfax ( site G) enroute Laurel Hill.

7:00 – 9:30 a.m. Laurel Hill Arts Center packet pick-up for 40-M & 65-M ride start.

11:00 – 2:00 Lake Fairfax packet pick-up and 20-m ride start.

12:00 – 2:00 Kid’s activities by Trails for Youth

3:00 – 7:00 after party at Fairfax Hunt Club (next to Site G in LF Park).

Post-ride meal will be catered by J.R’s and Beer by New Belgium Brewery. Music by The MORE Party band, featuring our very own Todd Mader on drums along with TBL teammates Joe P, Bruce Buckley, and John Claman, MC by Philip Van Workhoven and special address by MORE President, Dave Ferraro.

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Strength Training for Junior Cyclists this Winter

To all local Junior Cyclists:

The Bike Lane has been working with Wakefield Park to put together a strength training program for our Junior Cycling Team. We are really excited to put this together and we hope that it helps the kids learn the importance of cross training and weight training, not only for cycling, but for other sports as well. The staff at Wakefield is also excited to assist us in putting this program together. The rec center will have certified trainers working with the kids using all kinds of strength training techniques and our volunteers will assist in cross training exercises that will help keep the kids motivated. The program is 12 weeks long on Monday nights starting on January 10 from 5:15- 6:30 pm. We will start the class with a warm up on the spin bikes, followed by ½ hour strength training and 20 minutes of cross training and we will finish with stretching. We are opening the class for youth ages 8- 16. The cost of the class is only $55. You don’t have to be on our Junior Team to join the classes. Although, we might recruit you!
Please register at http://tinyurl.com/TBLjunors. You can email anne@thebikelane.com with any questions.

The Bike Lane Junior Team Wakefield Ride