March 17, 2020: Our team has been closely monitoring the public health recommendations about COVID-19 and has decided to cancel this event. Your wellbeing is important to us, and practicing social distancing is the best way to prevent the spread of the virus at this time. Follow us @WalkArlington on social media to stay updated on the rescheduled date for this event and for information about future events, walking tips, and more.
Join WalkArlington and Walk Virginia for a stroll through the neighborhood of Bluemont, featuring parks, trails, and a thriving retail core.
About this Event
National Walking Week is April 1-7, and what better way to celebrate than with a relaxing Saturday-morning stroll in Bluemont, recently named the best place to live in Arlington by Niche.com. WalkArlington and Walk Virginia are teaming up to lead this three-mile, guided ramble that will take us through Bluemont’s unrivaled network of trails and parks, not to mention its thriving retail core, which is home to small shops and several restaurants. We’ll finish at Lacey Woods Park, a favorite neighborhood spot that has places to sit, an open field, a basketball court, and a great playground. Bring your lunch or a snack if you want to enjoy an optional picnic in the park with us afterwards.
This event is free, but registration is required. Bring a lunch or snack if you want to picnic with us afterwards at Lacey Woods Park. Safeway Grocery is located approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the park if you want to purchase something to eat.
This event will take place, rain or shine.
Getting to the Event
This event will take place in Bluemont, a neighborhood in Arlington that is served by Metrorail and Metrobus, ART bus, multi-use trails, car-sharing, and Capital Bikeshare. The walk will start at the Capital Bikeshare Station on the corner of Wilson Blvd. and North George Mason Drive. Use Car Free Near Me to check out your transportation options.
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Walk Virginia (aka Virginia Volkssport Association) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3, inclusive recreation program and an advocate for fitness for all generations and abilities. Every October, it hosts the world-class US FreedomWalk Festival, which draws athletes of all ages and abilities from around the world and the United States for three days of non-competitive, social walks and a bike event throughout Arlington and Washington, D.C.
This event is cohosted by WalkArlington and Walk Virginia.
Update: this meeting has been postponed to a later date, to be determined.
April 28, 2020 will be a special joint meeting of the PAC, BAC, and Parks and Rec Commission.
The PAC advises the County Board and the County Manager on the implementation of the pedestrian element of the Master Transportation Plan and other matters the committee deems important to advocate for the needs of pedestrians in Arlington.
The committee is made up of volunteers who keep the County focused on making Arlington a better place to walk — from the high-rise canyons of Rosslyn, Ballston and Crystal City to the leafy residential areas of north, south, and west Arlington.
Meetings are typically held every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to join any meeting.
Mark your calendar! BikeArlington and WalkArlington are joining Arlington County Public Schools on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 to celebrate the annual Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day and encourage students to use active transportation to get to school. We’ll be at this year’s focus school.
This international event is designed to encourage students to bike, walk, or roll to school while teaching about the health and environmental benefits of active transportation. Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day is also an opportunity to raise awareness about safe routes to schools and the importance of bicycle and pedestrian safety in neighborhoods and around our schools.
APS schools and students are encouraged to walk the walk all year long by adopting weekly walking and biking promotions like “Walking Wednesdays” and “Foot Fridays,” supporting formation of Walking School Buses, Bike Trains and other creative commutes, and sharing important pedestrian and bike safety information for all ages.
For more information about Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day, visit Arlington Public School’s Safe Routes to School Program.