Hannah Beamen, a Falls Church resident and 2013 graduate of George Mason High School, organized a Resistance Ride along the proposed route of the natural gas pipeline through Virginia to protest the proposal. Another Falls Church resident and 2014 graduate of Mason, Maria DeHart, is participating in the demonstration.
Beamen, DeHart and other members of chapters of the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition from colleges across the state of Virginia embarked on their 10-day, 332-mile bike ride from Churchville, Va. on May 9 to raise awareness of the proposed route and the many areas the 50-yard wide path of the pipeline will impact.
The group arrived in Norfolk on Tuesday, May 19. Along the way, the cyclists participated in a Critical Mass event in Richmond. For more information, visit acpresistanceride.wordpress.com.