Board of Supervisors - Mount Vernon District Alert:
Tour de Mount Vernon is now open to young riders for the first time! We're excited to welcome kids on this adventure, promising excitement and scenic beauty as we ride on the closed George Washington Memorial Parkway. Rain or shine, the event goes on.
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Location: Mount Vernon Estate, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Fee is $15 per rider
6:00 a.m.: George Washington Memorial Parkway closes to vehicle traffic.
7:00 a.m.: Check-in opens (look for the kids ride table)
8:15 a.m.: Start
9:15 a.m.: Ride complete. All riders are required to get off the GWMP and return to the estate.
9:30 a.m.: The event concludes, children will receive takeaway bags.
9:30 a.m.: George Washington Memorial Parkway reopens
Parking will be at the P6 lot on the map found here.
We've designed the event to cater to children of varying skill levels. Parents are responsible for their child and determining their skill level. All children must wear helmets throughout the entire ride.
Red Category: Perfect for less skilled children, this group can enjoy going around the roundabout in front of the Estate as many times as they wish from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Yellow Category: Intermediate-level riders will embark on a 1.4-mile journey to Riverside Park and return to the estate by 9:15 a.m. (total of 2.8 miles).
Green Category: For our more advanced young riders, they can explore a 2.6-mile route to River Farm Drive and back (total of 5.2 miles).
All children must return to the estate by 9:15 AM as the George Washington Parkway will reopen to the public by 9:30 AM.
After the Ride:
As the race concludes, all children will receive a takeaway bag and a tasty snack to celebrate their accomplishment.
Registration is Required:
To ensure a seamless experience, registration is mandatory for all participants.
For the safety and well-being of our young riders, each child must be accompanied by an adult during the entirety of the event. One adult may accompany up to five children. This ensures a secure and enjoyable experience for all participants.