Bike on Car-Free Streets this Saturday!

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This Saturday is Bike DC, an annual opportunity to bike around the District and Arlington on car-free roads.  If you’ve always wanted to bike around the city but you’re a little nervous about having to bike in traffic, this is your chance to try it out!  There are two routes to choose from: the 25-mile Capital Ride that connects Capitol Hill, the Zoo, and the GW Parkway; and the 10-mile Family Ride that connects the National Mall with Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon.  Both rides start on the Mall and end in Crystal City, where there will be a Finish Line Festival with entertainment and activities. And since you’ll probably be hungry after that bike ride, various Crystal City businesses are offering lunch specials to Bike DC participants.  Registration is $35 for the Capital Ride and $25 for the Family Ride, and proceeds benefit the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and the American Heart Association.

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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