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Bike to Work Day this Friday! And so much more!

This Friday (May 20th) is Bike to Work Day!

Do you bike to work sometimes? Never, but you’d like to start? Haven’t even thought about it before? Well this Friday is the day to pull out your bike, pump up your tires, and give biking to work a try. There will be pit stops all over the greater metropolitan area with t-shirts and goodies, and the smiling faces of volunteers excited to cheer you on. Particularly if you regularly ride the Red Line, which will be undergoing significant work (with single tracking and shutdowns) as part of WMATA’s SafeTrack this fall, Friday is a great day to give that bike route a try in the hopes of finding another way to travel downtown from our awesome neighborhood.

Though much of this month has been a wash-out, it looks like Friday will, miraculously, be dry and warm!

Sign up for Bike to Work Day (the ‘headcount’ is important!) and check out all of the resources (including bike convoys led by experienced bike commuters, riding buddy matching, pit stop locations) at http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org

(If you will be driving on Friday, though, please watch out for cyclists!)

But that’s not all! This is DC’s REALLY BIG BIKE WEEKEND!

On Saturday the super fun, family friendly TOUR DE FAT takes place Saturday at Yards Park, and the DC BIKE RIDE takes place Sunday (note – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE DC BIKE RIDE).

I hope to see you out on two wheels sometimes soon! And if you see me out and about in the neighborhood on a BIG turquoise bike, often with a couple of kids riding on the back, give me a wave – I’d love to say hi!

Your neighbor on the 1400 block of Juniper St,

Elizabeth Brooks Lyttleton
Washington Area Bicyclist Association Board Member
League of American Cyclists Certified Instructor
eblyttleton
202 344 5389

PS: I am a cycling instructor. I have experience teaching both children and adults, everything from individual learn to ride classes to group ‘safe city cycling’ instruction. Please contact me if you are frustrated trying to teach your child to ride, want to work with an instructor so you feel more confident riding in the city, or anything in between! I would love to organize some one on one or group classes in the neighborhood.

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