Next week we are going to have my two favorite celebrations of bicycle power in Washington DC:
First up, we have Car Free Day on Monday, September 22, where people from around the world celebrate a day free from the shackles of the automobile. Around here, we have many options to be Car Free DC, and I choose the bicycle.
Next, you can choose to join me in taking over the city next Saturday, September 27th, with the return of Bike DC – a noncompetitive, community bike ride through 17 car-free miles of Washington, DC. Organized by WABA, it’s an amazing experience – entire city streets filled with bicycles. This year both Pennsylvania Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue will be bike-only. But be careful how enthusiastic you get – Bike DC was how I became a triathlete.
Either way I dare say you should join me in a pedal-powered city of cycling!