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Le Tour de Lee 2005

Le Tour de Lee had its sixth annual running on October 30 2005. First organized by Lee District Supervisor Dana Kauffman and the late Robert Heittman in 1999, the Personal Pronouns have been proud to assist every year in the design of the event. Working with Lee District staffer Linda Waller, the 2005 event featured a new route through Lee District that showed off the bike lanes on Beulah Street and Telegraph Road. A copy of the Route Guide in Adobe PDF format is here.

The Tour de Lee is a family fun ride of up to 32 miles that accommodates bicyclists of all abilities. It is led and escorted by the Fairfax County Police Bicycle Patrol. It is held on the last Sunday of October, which is often the weekend of the US Marine Corps Marathon. We are proud that as in past years, over 200 of our neighbors chose us!

Thanks to all that submitted photographs for this story. Here is Mike Salmon's story from the November 3 2005 Springfield Connection: Out for a Ride.

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The Personal Pronouns themselves form the core staff of the Tour.

Safety checks are provided by the staff of Bikes @ Vienna.

Ride leadership is provided by the Fairfax County Bicycle Team. Ride Captain is Officer Steve Richards (r). His son Lucas is riding, too.

Mike Salmon of the Springfield Connection interviews Lee District Supervisor Dava Kauffman.

Riders assemble and prepare to start.

The Pronoun's Chief Grammarian and Ride Leader Officer Richards consult on the route.

Whoppie! The Sixth Annual Tour de Lee Heads Out!

The Petelon reaches the new extension of Van Dorn Street. Over two hundred riders this year!

The hill at Kingstowne Parkway causes the Petelon to begin streaching out.

Fairfax County's Bicycle Police supervise the riders on Beulah Street. Note the bike lanes. These were the first in Fairfax County.

The police also sponsored a bike rodeo. This exercise teaches kids what their stopping distance really is.

Another rodeo drill teaches manuverability at slow speeds.

Supervisor Kauffman's son Eathan and his Boy Scout friends enjoy the Tour. See you again for Number Seven in 2006!

See another Bicycle Story from 2005: The Grunt Brothers Ride Again!

To the Grunt Brothers/Bike Virginia 2005 story!