Bike Events Coming Up

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A couple events for anyone interested in bicycling in DC to keep in mind.  First, Arlington County needs volunteers to count bikes and pedestrians on May 7th and May 9th.  Volunteers will count cyclists and pedestrians on particular routes, and the data they collect will go to inform planners and officials about the need for additional facilities.  If you’re interested in the project and can donate your time in a two-hour shift, contact for more information.

Secondly, Bike to Work Week is right around the corner (May 11-15)!  In honor of that, the Swiss Embassy is hosting a May 13th forum on biking with DC’s Tommy Wells, the mayor of Zurich, and bike-friendly Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), to name a few.  The free event will include a bicycling exhibit, remarks from the expert panel, and a reception in the Ambassador’s residence.  And if you ride your bike there, you’ll receive a special gift!  Find more information and RSVP on the Swiss Embassy’s website.

Shannon grew up in the greater DC area/Maryland suburbs, went to Virginia for college and grad school (go Hoos!), and settled in DC in 2006. She’s an urban planner who loves transit (why yes, that is her dressed as a Metro pylon for Halloween), cities, and all things DC. Email her at Shannon (at)!

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