Registration for 50 States and 13 Colonies Ride Now Open

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‘Independence Ave – Mirror Flare in Traffic – 8-4-09′
courtesy of ‘mosley.brian’

Sign up now for the September 25th 50 States and 13 Colonies Ride, sponsored by WABA.  You’ve got two options here: a 15-mile ride that links the state avenues of the original 13 colonies, or a more challenging 60-mile ride that links the state avenues of all fifty states (described as “brutal” and “insane”, according to WABA).  Both rides are supported with a start/finish area and three pit stops stocked with food, water, and a bike mechanic, but the roads are otherwise open to traffic.  Registration is $10 for WABA members and $15 for non-members, and you’ve got the option to add on a burrito lunch.

Whether you’re a cyclist or not, checking out all fifty state avenues is a pretty cool way to experience the District.  And while you’re at it, make the trip to Puerto Rico Avenue in Northeast and Columbia Road in Northwest to round out the bunch.

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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