Bike & Walk Fairfax

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

703-877-5600
TTY 711

4050 Legato Road, Suite 400

Chris Wells,
Program Manager

Bike & Walk to Worship Week

Community Events
8/13/2018 12:00 am to 8/19/2018 12:00 am

Bike & Walk to Worship Week

This August 13th – 19th, the Fairfax County Bicycle and Pedestrian team will be celebrating the County’s first Bike and Walk to Worship Week, and your congregation is invited to participate!

This unique event is primarily driven at the congregational level, meaning you and your leadership team can create the celebration that best suits your members who bike or walk. For example: you could organize a group ride to morning prayers, include a “blessing of the bikes” in worship services, host a prayer walk in your area or provide refreshments to those who bike or walk to an event at your place of worship. The Fairfax County Bicycle and Pedestrian team will support your efforts by providing a toolkit document, branding for your event, and advice on bike routes and safety. Fairfax County Transportation will promote your participation in Bike and Walk to Worship Week on social media (search "Fairfax County Transportation" on Facebook and "like" us!)

Bike and Walk to Worship Week is a great program for committees whose mission is:

  • Environmental: bicycling and walking has a positive impact on the environment, and can help relieve overcrowded parking lots!
  • Health and wellness: healthy members lead to strong congregations.
  • Fellowship and family-building: This is an activity that families can do together, building memories and increased purpose to worship.

If you are interested in championing biking and walking for your congregation in this way, please email bikefairfax@fairfaxcounty.gov to participate.