Mar-Apr 2017 FABB Newsletter.

FABB Springfest Social Ride—Join FABB for a ride from Reston and Centreville to Sully Historic Site on Saturday, April 29rd. For the Reston ride we'll meet at Wiehle-Reston East station and ride 10 miles to Sully Historic Site where Springfest is being held. There are a couple of options for lunch, then we head back to reston. Meet at 9:15 a.m. for a quick demo of Capital Bikeshare, a tour of the secure bike room, then we leave at 9:30.

The Centreville ride will start at the same time and will leave from the Stringfellow Park & Ride lot.

These will be slow-paced group rides for all levels of riders. For more info and to register for the Reston ride visit the Reston Eventbrite free registration page or the Centreville Eventbrite registration page.

FABB Monthly Meeting May 17—Join FABB for our monthly meeting at the Mosaic District Community room on Wed, May 17, 7:30pm-9:00pm. See the FABB Event Calendar for details on meeting location. We will have a special presentation on the I-66 Outside the Beltway parallel trail from VDOT. For more information contact Jeff Anderson at

Bike to Work Day Friday May 19Registration is open for Metro DC's biggest bike event, Bike to Work Day on Friday May 19. There are 13 Fairfax events. FABB hopes to have volunteers at each of those events, handing out bike maps, giving new riders commuting advice, and giving riders a chance to sign up for the FABB newsletter. If you can help FABB at one of the events, let us know.

I-66 Outside the Beltway EIS Released —Bike facilities are included in current plans for the I-66 Multimodal project outside the Beltway, across the rebuilt bridges over I-66 and a new parallel trail that would be an extension of the Custis Trail located inside the Beltway. See the proposed parallel trail map. VDOT recently released the latest Environmental Assessment document (Tier 2 Revised EA, Jan 2016).

See the FABB I-66 Info Page for supporting documents.

Bicycle Master Plan—In 2014 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted their first-ever Bicycle Master Plan. A major goal of FABB is to ensure the plan is funded and implemented. See the Plan documents:

Biking to the Silver Line Stations

We've created a page of information about bicycling to the new Silver Line stations. The page includes possible bike routes to the Wiehle and Tysons stations, information about bike facilities at each of the stations, and info about using bikes on Metro. See also WMATA's Silver Line Metro site for other info about the stations.

Bike Room at Wiehle Station

Memberships for the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station bike room are now being accepted. To receive an info packet, write to the county bicycle program. See the FABB blog entry with more details about joining.

Funding for bike projects approved by Fairfax County Board of SupervisorsIn January 2014 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved approximately $40 million in funding for bike projects over six years as part of a major 6-year transportation funding package. The bike funding is approximately $7 million/year. This is a significant increase in funding from previous years although only a small portion (3%) of the nearly $1.3 billion in total transportation funding. There was also significant funding for bike projects that will be included in many of the road projects that were part of the package. Most of the Bicycle/Pedestrian projects are sidewalks that could be used by some cyclists. See the list of approved projects (May 15, 2014). Earlier list of projects that includes District name (Jan 2014).

The major bike-related projects included on the list, many of which are multi-use trails, are: Old Keene Mill Road Bike Shoulders ($9 million), Route 236 Corridor Improvements (bike lanes, wide curb lanes, bike shoulders, $7.5 million), Scotts Run Stream Valley Trail ($3 million), Cinderbed Road Bikeway ($4 million), Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail) ($6.5 million), Mason Neck Trail ($5 million), and improvements to Holmes Run Stream Valley Trail ($1.5 million).

There is also around $50 million for: ped/bike improvements to the Reston and Herndon Silver Line stations ($43 million); and Additional Countywide ped/bike projects ($7 million). See the FABB blog entry for details.

Fairfax Safe Routes to School page

A major goal of FABB is to encourage more kids to bike to school. We're working with a grass roots Safe Routes to School network to reach that goal. We recently developed a FABB web page devoted to summarizing information about Safe Routes to School in Fairfax.

FABB Events Calendar lists all upcoming events, meetings, and other bicycle-related activities in the area.

FABB is now a RoadID affiliate. If you click on the RoadID icon on the left, 10% of any RoadID products you purchase within 60 days will be donated to FABB. RoadID provides personal identification gear such as dog tags (FIXX ID), Wrist ID, and others.

Bicycle Incident Report Form—WABA's form for reporting incidents of aggressive, passing too close, harassment, and other such interactions with motorists. In the past Fairfax County Police collected this information using their Aggressive Driver form. Due to budget cuts, that form is no longer available. Cyclists can use this form instead. You can also use the WABA Mobile App to report crashes.

Guide for Reviewing Public Road Design and Bicycling Accommodations for Virginia Bicycling Advocates—Virginia bicycling advocates have a new resource to help them review and comment on public road projects. The new guide, prepared by FABB in consultation with the Virginia (VDOT) and Fairfax County departments of transportation, outlines ways bicycling proponents can get involved in the process of designing, approving, building, and retrofitting roads to ensure that bicycling accommodations are integrated into the plans where needed. Although geared for Virginia, many of the ideas contained in the report could be applied to other locations as well. Guide web page. Download a High res version (18MB) or a smaller Low res version (6MB). View the online version of the Guide.

Bicycle Parking Policy—Fairfax County has issued Bicycle Parking Guidelines. The guidelines include “specific standards for the County to use as part of the land development process”. The new standards will either be a Board Policy, an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance, or incorporated into the Public Facilities Manual. FABB has advocated for these guidelines since 2007. See Supervisor Smyth's Board Matter from the November 19, 2007 meeting, page 20, no. 40.



  • County Bicycle Master Plan
  • Prioritized list of bicycle projects connecting major residential, employment, and commercial centers
  • Bicycle parking
  • Cross county bike routes
  • Bicycle Safety and Police Outreach
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • VDOT Bicycle Advisory Committee

A brief history

The roots of FABB go to spring 2005 when about 10 bicycle enthusiasts got together to talk about ways to advance cycling in Fairfax County. The group met during 2005 and eventually decided to be affiliated with WABA. Since 2006 we've contacted cyclists at various bicycle events, handing out copies of the FABB brochure, and signing up cyclists for our bi-monthly newsletters. We continue to advocate for better bicycling conditions in Fairfax.

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Who we are

We are a group of concerned cyclists who want to make bicycling an integral part of the transportation network of Fairfax County, VA.

FABB Social Rides—FABB sponsors social rides throughout Fairfax. Check our Events calendar for info on future rides. See the FABB Social Rides page for cue sheets and info about past rides.
Report an agressive driver—See the FABB guide to reporting an aggressive driver.

FABB is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations to FABB are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our tax id number is 81-0704062. If you would like a copy of FABB's 990 form, please email

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Reston, VA 20195