SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2022
of Washington DC Inc.
Celebrating the Nexus of
Scooter and Italian Cultures
SUPPORT OUR VESPA CULTURE AND MISSION
Photo Credit: Kevin Jiannotti
Vespa Donne Group Ride - “The GelatoRide”
Ride Destination (Start 10:30 am)
Meeting point: La Moto, 3206 10th St, Arlington, VA
Stop: Dolcezza Gelato, 2905 District Ave, Fairfax
Optional last leg: Will continue to Ice Cream Jubilee, 4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
- Bring mask/bandanna
- Start with a full fuel tank, no gas stops!
- Bring water
- Lunch at The Italian Store, 5849 Washington Blvd., plus multiple gelato/ice cream options
- Read waiver (attached), I will have a copy for you to sign
Ride Agenda (Start 10:30 am)
10:30 am:: Start point for those doing the GW Parkway portion: La Moto at 3206 10th St, Arlington, VA. Quick meet & greet, then kickstands up at 10:45 am
10:45 am - 11:30:: Ride north on GW Parkway, and back down into Arlington
11:30 am - 12:30 pm:: Early lunch at The Italian Store for those who want something besides ice cream, this also has our first ice cream opportunity, at Toby’s Homemade Ice Cream. 5849 Washington Blvd, Arlington (parking lot beside The Italian Store). Those who don’t want to do the GW Parkway portion, can join us here.
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm:: 2d gelato opportunity: Dolcezza Gelato at 2905 District Ave, Fairfax
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm:: 3d & 4th gelato options: 2310 Mt. Vernon/2400 Mt. Vernon for Dairy Godmother and Boccato Gelato
3:45 pm:: For those who want more, final stop at Ice Cream Jubilee, 4238 Wilson Blvd (but parking is a challenge!)
Signup to join this ride by filling out our form below. Indicate in the COMMENTS which ride you are joining. This way we know how much coffee and pastry to order for breakfast. Lunch will be done under special protocol this season, outside and socially distant. By submitting this registration, you agree to sign our waiver of liability form before starting this ride.
Our Cultural Origins
The Vespa Committee Washington DC started in 2018 as a program committee of the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center, and has experienced tremendous growth since its launch. We are a unique cultural organization that celebrates the creation of the Vespa, recognizes its introduction at the time of Italy's liberation from fascism at the end of World War II, when it instantly became and remains a symbol of liberty throughout the world. The Vespa Committee of Washington DC goes forward into the future to educate others about our culture and its nexus between both Italian culture, art, design and the general breath of scooter culture. The Vespa Committee of Washington DC does not discriminate in any way. ALL SCOOTERS ARE WELCOME. All people too. We are recognized as the Washington DC affiliate of the Vespa Club of America. As a cooperative cultural organization, we hope to collaborate with scooterists, artists, musicians, and all lovers of Italian culture throughout the United States and the world.
Casa Italiana, our founding organization. Click this image to learn more about them.
VESPA COMMITTEE OF WASHINGTON, DC INC. AMA CHARTER # 4172624
THE VESPA COMMITTEE OF Washington DC INC. IS ALSO A MEMBER OF ANI: THE ALLIANCE OF NONPROFITS FOR INSURANCE
YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS!
Make a general donation in any amount to support our foundation's mission to promote, preserve and care for programs and cultural activities at the nexus of Italian and Vespa cultures, to present the best of these cultures to the larger society through our support for Italian culinary art, film, music, education, history, art and design, institutions that support these areas, as well as mechanical arts and science and safety education, to maintain these remarkably efficient, elegant and artistic machines -
The Vespa, an iconic Italian symbol of liberty, and the best way to reach Italian culture.
The Vespa Committee of Washington DC Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 foundation as designated by the Internal Revenue Service, and your gift is fully tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Con la tua donazione, brilleremo come le stelle sopra questo cielo.
With your donation, we will shine like the stars above this sky.
Quattro o tre marche ma sempre due tempi per unico grande amore!
Four or three gears but always in two stages for one great love!