BikeArlington Presents: BikeSwell
Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
BikeArlington, in partnership with the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee, presents the "bike-umentary" of the year: BikeSwell - Smart Movement in Arlington, Virginia. This film features local bike advocacy rock stars and highlights the triumphs and tribulations of making Arlington a premiere bicycle friendly community. The feature presentation will be followed by a panel discussion so you can learn more from some of the people involved in Arlington's "Smart Movement":
- Chris Eatough (Panel Moderator) - BikeArlington Program Manager
- Jason Berry - Director, Gripped Films
- Mark Blacknell - President of the Board, Washington Area Bicyclist Association
- Gillian Burgess - Founder, KidicalMass Arlington
- Edgar Gil Rico - League Certified Instructor, Hispanic Marketing Specialist
- Jakob Wolf-Barnett - Chair, Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee
Tickets are free, but we strongly suggest donating at least $5 to the non-profit organization, Phoenix Bikes. Phoenix Bikes rebuilds and refurbishes old bikes, and supports youth by providing a safe and educational environment for them to volunteer and learn.
Doors open 7:00pm.
Movie starts 7:30pm.
Panel discussion/Q&As begins at 8pm.
Doors close 9pm.
There will be prizes raffled off after the film, donated by BikeArlington, the League of American Bicyclists, WABA and New Belgium Brewery. But wait, there's more! Phoenix Bikes has generously donated a bike that will be raffled off as the Grand Prize. Every attendee will receive one raffle ticket. Additional tickets are available for purchase ($2) with all proceeds going to Phoenix Bikes.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
ID's will be checked at the door, all minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
By bike (or foot): there are bike lanes on S. Walter Reed (north of Columbia Pike) and Bike Boulevards on 6th St S (if riding on Columbia Pike isn't your jam). There are quiet, low traffic streets parallel to Columbia Pike as well - 7th, 8th and 9th St S. There will be extra BIKE PARKING located on S Garfield St (side street off of Columbia Pike). If the rack is full, there are other racks located across the street in front of Lost Dog Cafe.
By metro: the closest metro station is Clarendon, but Ballston and Virginia Square are also very close. The theater is about 2 miles from the metro. From here you could either walk it, bike it, cab it, or Capital Bikeshare!
By Capital Bikeshare: there are 4 stations within half a mile from the theater located on Columbia Pike and Walter Reed, S. Courthouse Rd, S Oakland St and at the Walter Reed Community Center at Walter Reed and 16th St.
By car: Go to the Drafhouse website for directions by car (and parking information).
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
No, you can't use your ticket for another event at the Drafthouse.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you don't need your ticket but we need the name you used to RSVP for the event.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
That's ok, you can give your ticket to someone else just as long as they have the name that was used to RSVP for the event.
When & Where
BikeArlington & Arlington's Bicycle Advisory Committee
BikeArlington is a program of Arlington County Commuter Services, within the Department of Environmental Services. BikeArlington is an effort to build on an existing partnership between Arlington citizens, businesses and County staff to encourage more people to bike more often.
Arlington's Bicycle Advisory Committee, with roots in the community, helps focus continuing attention and resources on the role of bicycles and bicycling for transportation, health, and the enjoyment of parks and other public facilities in Arlington County, a national leader in urban planning and livable community design.