Mount Vernon

7th Annual Tour de Mt. Vernon Draws Community Cyclists

Riders readying to go at the 2021 Tour de Mount Vernon.

Alexandria, VA – The 7th Annual Tour de Mount Vernon Community Bike Ride, dedicated to Dave Evans, will take place on Saturday, October 22, at 8:30 am, starting and ending at the Workhouse Arts Center.

The Tour de Mount Vernon brings cyclists on a fun ride through the southern and central portions of the Mount Vernon District, including a scenic route through Fort Belvoir. The route consists of paved roads and trails and has several challenging sections. Ride monitors and Fairfax County Police help with directions and keep everyone safe.

Avid cyclist Mount Vernon Supervisor Dan Storck.

This year, two rides are offered: a long route (38 miles) and a short one (19 miles). The rides will showcase the many hidden treasures and cultural and environmental resources the Mount Vernon District offers.

The fee is $30 per rider. The event is rain or shine. See policies on the website below. Registration includes Tour de Mount Vernon Socks and a $5 donation to Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling. Register at

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Marlene Miller

Marlene Miller has lived in, and written about, Mount Vernon for decades. She raised her family here, her two children graduating from area public schools. After retiring from over 16 years of publishing her own newspaper, The Zebra has tempted her back to community journalism

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