Bike and Walk to the Mill
At Second Saturdays at the Mill on July 13, celebrate the best of active transportation and healthy food choices by walking or biking. You’ll receive a punch card to keep track of your biking and walking trips to the Mill’s “Second Saturdays” and enter a season-long raffle. Plus on July 13, enjoy Neighborhood BINGO, a backwards bike, and other kid-friendly biking and walking activities.
All Summer Long
All summer long, Second Saturdays at the Mill wants to reward you for taking active, healthy trips. Each second Saturday when you bike or walk, bring your card to the CPRO booth to get it punched. At the end of the season, we’ll distribute giveaways to thank you for making healthy transportation choices. The more weeks that you bike or walk, the more chances you’ll have to get rewards.
Get your punch card on July 13 only!
WalkArlington is trying something new for our August walk.
Learn how to access the urban environment and find fresh answers to personal or work-related questions with Street Wisdom: a powerful, three-hour guided experience that uses the streets as an invisible university. This inspirational tool has been adopted by corporations, coaches and social groups across the globe – with profound results.
What is it? At the center of Street Wisdom lies the idea that every moment is extraordinary and every street is full of inspiration – that there’s no such thing as an ordinary street, just ordinary thinking. Few of us give ourselves time or permission to really focus on the signs and signals that we normally ignore, rich stimulus that can help us learn something new.
Street Wisdom takes place in three parts. First, your street guide (WalkArlington) helps you tune up your senses so you can pick up far richer information from the environment that you would normally. Then you’re off on a journey by yourself – your street quest – where you ask a question and see what answers present themselves. You don’t have to go far but it’s amazing what you can learn. In the final 60 minute session everyone gathers together to share what happened and, more often than not, wonder at how magical an ordinary street can become when you’re really aware of those hidden messages, chance meetings and unexpected discoveries.
In just three hours of walking and wandering, participants have resolved problems that have dogged them for years, found new business ideas, changed careers, discovered new directions, and learned how to deal differently with life and love.
Invented by creative maestro David Pearl in 2013 and developed with the help of business beatnik and fellow author Chris Baréz-Brown, Street Wisdom has rapidly grown into a global movement. Our mission is to make every street in every city a free source of inspiration for everyone, every single day.
Who is it for? It is relevant for anyone struggling with the day-to-day personal stuff, tackling a challenge in the workplace, figuring out what’s next, or seeking a creative breakthrough. Once experienced, it can be easily replicated on a personal basis, or taken into the workplace and used to inspire teams and colleagues.
What do you bring? An open mind, good walking shoes and clothes for all weather. A question you’d like answered: not too big (‘What is the meaning of life?’), not too small (‘What shall I have for lunch?’) but somewhere in the middle – a burning issue to which you’d like fresh answers.
Please watch the short video below and reserve your place so we can keep you updated – if you are unable to come at the last minute, you must contact WalkArlington so we may give someone else the chance to take part.
Space is very limited and registration for the event is required. The event is free for people of all ages and abilities.
The event location is served by transit, walking, biking, Capital Bikeshare, and car-share. Use Car Free Near Me to check out your transportation options.
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 held every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to join any meeting.
Join the NOVA Running Club for its annual 5K race at Bluemont Park! A fast out-and-back course on the W&OD trail in Arlington, this is a great opportunity for a low-key weeknight race. Come shake off the heat and support the club and your fellow Northern Virginia community runners. Limited field size keeps this race very relaxed (and not crowded on the trail).
In addition to the 5K run, WalkArlington is hosting a 2 Mile Walk event. The Walk will start at 6:30pm right after the 5K race starts. NOVA Running Club is also hosting a Kids Fun Run that starts at 6:15pm.
Registration is available via RunSignUp.
- WHERE: Bluemont Park, 329 North Manchester Street, Arlington, VA 22203
- DATE: Tuesday August 20, 2019 – 6:00PM
- ENTRY FEE: $25.00 for Run, $10.00 for Walk, $5.00 Kids’ Fun Run
- COURSE: Out and back on the W&OD bike trail, slightly uphill outbound, slightly downhill back
- AWARDS: Top three male and female overall and overall Age Group Awards. Additional Masters Awards, give-aways and a swag bag with discounts to local and online establishments!
- QUESTIONS or for more information: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- REGISTRATION: https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Arlington/NOVARunningClub5K
Online registration until 11:59pm on August 19, 2019. Race day registration also available.
Bluemont Park is served by ART buses, WMATA buses, and multi-use trails. There is limited parking at the park but there is plentiful neighborhood parking. Overflow parking is available in the neighborhoods.
Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) is excited to announce the third annual Our Shared Street Pop-Up event. Our Shared Street is a block party where you can get to know your neighbors and local transportation options. There are also tons of great giveaways happening and fun activities.
The event will be held at the parking lot at the intersection of S Four Mile Run Drive and Columbia Pike. Our location is a short walk east of the Arlington Mill Community Center.
Partners & Friends
ATP has partnered with a few other County commuter programs like Car-Free Diet/Dieta Cero-Auto, Capital Bikeshare, BikeArlington, and WalkArlington to bring you the best of Arlington’s transportation options to one location.
Check out all partners and friends attending Our Shared Street Pop-Up at OurSharedStreet.com
If your business would like to sponsor or partner with us for the event, contact us at email@example.com.