A fun bike ride for everyone!
Paul Rossmeissl was 54 when he died on June 7, 2006, from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on the Washington and Old Dominion trail, a favorite biking route. As a result of this tragedy, Paul gave the gift of life to three individuals who received his liver and both of his kidneys. Many other individuals benefited from the donation of his heart valves, bone and tissue. This bicycle ride is dedicated to his memory.
WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration open
7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Ride (rolling start)
11:30 a.m. Closing ceremony & raffle drawing
Rain or shine!
1/2 Century riders–you MUST start the ride by 7:30 a.m.
All other riders—10 and 20 milers—MUST start by 9:00 a.m.
Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.
No helmet = No ride
WHERE: Registration, ride start and finish, closing ceremony, and raffle drawing are all at the Reston Town Center on Library Street in front of Uncle Julio’s in Reston, VA. Download a pdf map of the Reston Town Center for location and parking garages. Following Paul’s Ride, riders may enjoy participating in the Great Grapes Wine and Food Festival beginning at Noon. Both Paul’s Ride and the Reston Wine Festival are rain or shine events.
ROUTE: Start at Reston Town Center on Library Street. All rides are out and back heading west along the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail. The route is paved asphalt. The ride includes 10, 20, and 1/2 Century +2 mile options.
DIRECTIONS: The ride will begin at the Reston Town Center on Library Street in front of Uncle Julio’s in Reston, Virginia. There are several parking garages at the Reston Town Center.
WHY: Memorial ride honoring Paul Rossmeissl.
Proceeds benefit the Washington Regional Transplant Community.
REGISTER: Online registration is open now at http://paulsrideforlife.org/register. When registering, be sure to select the option to register as part of the Bike Me DC! team.
VOLUNTEER: If you are interested in helping out with the ride, please send an email to [masked]. Our volunteer coordinators will contact you. Thanks!
RAFFLE: We’re holding a raffle again this year! Tickets are $5 per ticket or 10 tickets for $20. Buy your tickets on ride day, and see if you win any prizes at the closing ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The Bike Lane has generously donated a Trek bike for the raffle. The Trek 7.3 FX (retail: $699) is the perfect bike for weekend riding along the W&OD, commuting to work, or tackling the rolling terrain. It is the perfect combination of road bike speed and city bike comfort.
What to Bring:
• Helmet - Mandatory!
• Liquids - And plenty of them!
• Photo ID
• Money - Cash or credit card for food or emergency
• Bicycle Emergency Kit - (cash, mini tool, inner tube, CO2 cartridge or hand pump, etc.)
• Bike lock
• Camera - It's always nice to have pictures to remind us of the fun we have!
As always, if you have a question, please email me.
(My cell # will be emailed to you the night before the event)