|Name:||Lord Fairfax Charity Motorcycle Ride|
|Description:||Lord Nicholas Fairfax, a descendant of the namesake of Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax and a current member of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords, will return to Northern Virginia this month to lead a charity motorcycle ride, planned as an extension of Fairfax County’s 275th Anniversary.|
|Venue:||Northern Neck Proprietary (also known as Fairfax Land Grant)|
|Address:||Spans the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers from the Chesapeake Bay to the Fairfax Stone in West Virginia.|
|Dates:||Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12:00 AM - Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 12:00 AM|
Lord Nicholas Fairfax, a descendant of the namesake of Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax and a current member of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords, will return to Northern Virginia this month to lead a charity motorcycle ride, planned as an extension of Fairfax County’s 275th Anniversary. The general public is invited to join him via motorcycle or car from September 22 – 25, 2018 for this unique and monumental experience.
The Lord Fairfax Charity Ride will benefit four local charities and will offer multiple ride routes spanning one to four days, with the latter circumnavigating the approximate 5.3 million acres of the original Northern Neck Proprietary (also known as Fairfax Land Grant). This vast land, which has been associated with the Fairfax family since the late 1600s, spans between the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers from the Chesapeake Bay to the Fairfax Stone in West Virginia.
Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to join Lord Fairfax and his honored guests on the ride, departing from Patriot Harley-Davidson in the City of Fairfax on September 22 at 8 a.m. to the Fairfax Stone. Upon arrival at the Stone, there will be a brief ceremony featuring remarks from local politicians and a re-enactment group highlighting colonial-era surveying methods. Multi-day riders will continue onward for camping opportunities, sightseeing, and the full circumnavigation of the Fairfax Land Grant. Non-motorcyclists are also invited to follow along or drive directly to any of the planned stops. Registration is available online at www.lordfairfaxride.org and costs $25.
“I was so pleased to have been a part of last year’s celebration of Fairfax County’s 275th Anniversary and the idea of a charity ride around the original land grant struck me as a great opportunity to support this brilliant county,” said Nicholas Fairfax, an avid motorcyclist. “In addition to the fun we will have on this ride, I’d urge strong support for the deserving charities we are helping.”
The Ride will benefit four local charities: Bethlehem Baptist Church Community Support Program, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver, Fairfax-Mason Research Fund at George Mason University, and The Lamb Center. To donate and to learn more about each charity partner, please visit www.lordfairfaxride.org.
“We are delighted to welcome Lord Fairfax back to Fairfax County for this exciting motorcycle ride that benefits four area charities,” said Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. “We are also thrilled to join together with the City of Fairfax and the other great localities in Virginia and West Virginia that make up the original land grant for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
For more information or to register for the Lord Fairfax Charity Ride and to make a donation to the charity partners, please visit www.lordfairfaxride.org. Join the conversation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lordfairfaxride). Hashtag: #lordfairfaxride