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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.

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Vasa Ride This Sunday

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‘Start of the Vasa Ride’
courtesy of ‘Craig Lebowitz’

The weather is supposed to be pretty pleasant this weekend– maybe it’s time to break out of hibernation and take a bike ride somewhere?  WABA and the Embassy of Sweden invite you to participate in the Vasa Ride, an organized bike ride on Sunday morning with 56-, 28-, or 14-mile options.  The ride commemorates the Swedish Vasasloppet, a cross-country ski race taking place this weekend in Sweden.  The ride is free and open to the public (though joining WABA or bringing a donation would be awfully nice), and at the end of your ride you’ll be rewarded with some fabulous blueberry soup at the Embassy of Sweden.  See you out there!