Saturday morning at 10 am the Phoenix Bikes crew and anyone else interested will take a ride memorializing Kennan Garvey, an Arlington cyclist who died unexpectedly in 2008 of a heart attack. His wife Libby Garvey (an Arlington School Board member) set up a fund in his name to support Phoenix Bikes, and developed the idea for this ride.
County Board members Chris Zimmerman and Walter Tejada will be leading the ride around the Arlington Loop. At noon the Phoenix Bikes kids will lead a convoy to join the Met Branch trail opener.
Here is info on the ride:
You are invited to join the youth, volunteers and staff of Phoenix Bikes for the first annual Kennan Garvey Community Bike Ride!On Saturday, June 5, 2010, join us for a bike ride starting from the Phoenix Bikes bike shop at 10am.

There will be two ride options:

A 15.7 mile loop, all within Arlington, showcasing some of the many wonderful bike paths that Arlington has to offer! Including Four Mile Run, Mt. Vernon Trail, Custis Trail, and the W&OD Railroad trail, this loop around Arlington is a great ride that will start and end at Phoenix Bikes. This ride will be led by cyclists and Arlington County Board Members Walter Tejada and Chris Zimmerman! Route map is available here.

Team Phoenix youth, accompanied by Phoenix Bikes staff members Edoardo and Jesse, will be leading a WABA-sponsored convoy to the Meet The Met celebration of a newly completed section of the Metro Branch Trail system in DC! This will be an out/back ride, and will be both longer in total mileage and duration. Plus, once we arrive at the celebration, we will have a chance to hang out and participate in all the wonderful events going on at the Meet The Met celebration! Route maps are available here, and if you are interested in this ride, please sign up here!

All rides will be leaving by 10am, so please plan to arrive by 9:30am. The Phoenix Bikes shop will be open so that you can top off your tires, lube your chain and get ready (we’ll also have water for your water bottles and donuts for your bellies!).

This ride is free and open to anyone, though helmets are required!

I’m going to do my best to make it.