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Second annual Tour de Hunter Mill returns to Reston tomorrow

The second annual event returns to Reston and Vienna tomorrow (via Walter Alcorn)

The annual Tour de Hunter Mill bicycle ride returns tomorrow (Saturday), taking riders through scenic routes in Reston and the Town of Vienna.

Introduced last spring by Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn, the event is scheduled to take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Riders will start at the Vienna Town Green and continue throughout the district.

Cyclists have the option of choosing one of two routes: a longer 18-mile route that ventures to Reston Town Center and a 5-mile family route that stays around Vienna.

In a self-admitted “cheesy” video, Alcorn’s staff used a sock puppet YouTube video to market the event — noting that Alcorn was out of town when the video was made.

“The ride showcases Unity in our Community, as together we discover or revisit the many hidden treasures, cultural and environmental resources in the Hunter Mill District,” Alcorn’s office said in a news release. “We have volunteers working to ensure you have a safe and fun ride and will have more details coming soon on the family and long routes.”

The registration fee is $30 per rider and includes event socks and a $5 donation for the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB), a volunteer-run organization that advocates for safe and fun bicycling for all in the county.

The event will take place — rain or shine — with the former being in the forecast for most of the day.

In addition to FABB, sponsors include Reston Community Center, Public Art Reston, Reston Association and the Tysons Partnership.

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