We ride a lot. We also run, kayak, hike and walk around our neighborhoods here in Northern Virginia. Giving back to the community we live in is a big part of being on this team so Gripped Racing decided it was time to adopt a section of road and maintain it through the Adopt A Highway program.
After having a tough season battling through health issues, Alex Rapavi never wavered on his participation with the team. If he couldn’t race, he found other ways to contribute. Adopting a highway was a great idea and nearly everyone on the team chipped in to help.
This past weekend we banded together and walked both sides of Military Road from Lorcom Lane down to Old Glebe and even down the steep, dangerous hill to Chain Bridge. We swept, cleared and cleaned every inch.
We took it one step further and checked the streams that cross under this road to be sure road-side trash wasn’t making its way downstream into the Potomac.
Considering there is no shoulder on the hill down to Chain Bridge the danger factor was at a 10 but we still got every step of the road and ditch cleaned.
We left no stone unturned and filled over a dozen large trash bags. A special thank you to both Lindsay VW for our team car which followed the group as a support vehicle as well as for providing the motivation to finish hard and recover with 60 Minute IPA.