Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Caution: Bikes ahead!

As I was casually clicking around the Web yesterday, I found a link to this:

The 2010 Bike D.C. ride. All in all it's a 19-mile tour of some of the best sights in D.C. and Arlington. According to the website:
"The 19-mile Bike DC ride starts on America's Main Street-Pennsylvania Avenue-with the U.S. Capitol as the backdrop. On the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, of course, is the White House, the first of the national treasures along the route. Others include the Marine Corps [War] Memorial, Arlington Cemetery and the Air Force Memorial.*"

The ride doesn't just go around D.C., it also goes over into Arlington and up the GW Parkway to Fort Marcy Park (just past Chain Bridge), turns around and ends up in Crystal City (click here for the route). Sounds like fun to me. And, since I just got this:**

I think I might sign up and tag along. Anyone else feel up for a ride?
The details:
Day: Sunday, May 23
Time: Start time is 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m
Location: Pennsylvania Ave. between 7th and 14th
Registration info: here
One other thing, if four or more adults sign up together, they all get a $10 discount. Anyone want to start a group?
*Otherwise known as the "Wolverine" or "Standing Rib Roast" memorial.
**No, I didn't just buy a bike, I just bought a new bike. Ever since I realized running was quickly turning my knees to dust biking has been my major form of exercise.


magnolia said...

ooh, that does sound like fun. i've really been thinking hard about getting a bike. i haven't ridden regularly since the days before helmet laws. but facing a carless summer makes me think i should take it up again. i can't walk everywhere. any pointers?

FoggyDew said...

mags - hmm, pointers? Well, don't fall in love with a particular bike and make sure to test ride a bunch of bikes. As for test rides, don't just take it around the block, make sure it's a couple of miles. It's the only way you'll get a feel for the bike.

Pauline said...

I finally got my bike back from my parents storage last weekend. Shows how often I get off my lazy butt to cycle eh? LOL

I should get out there!