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VESPA DONNE

Join the Vespa Women of the Vespa Committee of Washington, DC Inc.

Vespa Donne Group Ride - “The GelatoRide”

Ride Destination (Start 10:30 am)

Meeting point: La Moto, 3206 10th St, Arlington, VA

Second meeting point: The Italian StoreToby’s Homemade Ice Cream, 5849 Washington Blvd, Arlington

Stop: Dolcezza Gelato, 2905 District Ave, Fairfax

End point: Dairy Godmother and Boccato Gelato, 2310/2400 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria 

Optional last leg: Will continue to Ice Cream Jubilee, 4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington



Important Reminders::

    • 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!)

    IT'S MORE FUN TO RIDE ON THE FRONT THAN THE BACK!

    2021 Season

    Monthly Ride Schedule 


    MAY 8 SATURDAY Vespa Donne Group Ride #2021-02: Italian Store, Arlington, VA to Occoquan, VA and back


    Italian Store, Lyon Village Shopping Center, 3123 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA

    Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 8:30 AM EDT

    8:30 AM for Meet & Greet / Kickstands up at 9:00 AM
    Distance is 62 Miles round trip. Speed will be 40-45 MPH. 

    Ride Leader: Alice Kavanagh
    Sweep: TBD

    Fun ride from Arlington to Occoquan and back. Swing through and bathroom break in Occoquan. Lunch in Vienna?
    Please sign up & of course, wear your favorite mask! 
    https://vespacommittee.org/vespa-donne/Start/End Location > Italian Store, Lyon Village Shopping Center, 3123 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22201https://maps.harley-davidson.com/share/rides/XBJeuBhVwNote, there have been some modifications to the route on this map.


    IMPORTANT Please sign the waiver:
    Electronic version: https://form.jotform.com/210487396398067


    Printable version: https://drive.google.com/.../13VgTgU6PVp0DLMFtk7A.../view...
    video release form, if anyone is filming professionally (personal GoPro does not need waiver) https://form.jotform.com/210487048913155Important:
    Bring mask/bandanna, Bring water, Start with a full fuel tank, no gas stops!
    You will need to sign the Vespa Committee liability waiver at the start point. We will practice safe social distancing when riding and when we stop for anything. PLEASE BRING A MASK OR BANDANNA TO WEAR. We also recommend bringing a bottle of water.In the event of a breakdown we will pull over to make sure no-one is hurt / in trouble. If the issue creates a total stop for your scooter, please have a backup plan to call your insurance or tow company. The ride will have to continue on to the destination.We look forward to seeing everyone there!Vespa Donne Committee
    Washington, DC        Dux Femina Facti 

    Vespa Donne 2021 Riding Season Schedule (Coffee Breakfast Sponsored by La Moto Washington before each ride)


    May 8 - Italian Store Arlington to Occoquan and back (see map above)


    June 13


    July 11


    Aug 8 - Gelato Ride, a gelato-tasting tour


    Sept 12 - TBC in coordination with the Raduno*


    Oct 10 - Historic Cemeteries of Arlington 


    Nov 14 - (rain date or bonus ride if it's still warm)

    BEFORE YOU RIDE, PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CDC GUIDANCE at:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf

    Sign Up to Join this Ride by Filling Out Our Form Below. This way we know how much coffee and pastries to order.  

    Lunch will be arranged for outdoors and socially distant venues.

    OUR VESPA DONNE SUBCOMMITTEE MISSION

    VESPA DONNE - AN EXCITING SUBCOMMITTEE DEDICATED TO WOMEN WHO LOVE VESPAS AND JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN! 

    WHAT WE BELIEVE:

    “I am not afraid.  

    I was born to do this.”

    - Jeanne d'Arc

    OUR INSPIRATIONS:

    “Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.  

    The soul that knows it not, knows no release

    From little things;

    Knows not the livid loneliness of fear.

    Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear

    The sound of wings.”

    - Amelia Earhart Putnam

    TAKING THE LEAD

    From beginners to experts, the Vespa Donne (Women) will help you enjoy two wheel adventures in the Washington metro area, throughout the United States and around the world. Use the contact us web form below to join them!

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