Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bike to Work Day is Tomorrow

Bike to Work Day! Friday May 20, 2011. This is every day for a lot of us. Capital Bikeshare has done a lot to make biking to work a more common occurrence here in DC. But even without the bike sharing program, causal cycling is on the rise in District and the city has been on a 10 year venture to improve bike infrastructure; both by innovating and borrowing ideas + best practices along the way.

Bike to Work Day is not a event exclusive to DC. It's national, taking place all this week. Regionally, Maryland and Virginia (suburbs of DC, at least) are taking part.

All the info you need is here, on WABA's Bike to Work Day page. For those wanting to join a convoy from Mount Pleasant to Freedom Plaza, the info is here (PDF). Basically, just meet at Lamont Park by 7:30AM. At that time the convoy will depart. You'll take Columbia Rd and 18th St through Adams Morgan, then T St to 17th, to the White House, and finally down 15th St to Freedom Plaza. For everyone else, there are 25+ convoys. Of course you can ride on your own, too. Ride safe! Have a great day!