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Saturday April 16, 2016
Northeast Neighborhood Library – Community Room
330 7th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
In preparation for Bike to Work Day, BWB will be hosting a seminar on how to bike on the roads safely, followed by a bike ride on the streets of DC (because if you can survive DC, you can survive anything).
9:30am – 11:30am Safety Seminar
At the seminar you will learn the ABCs of bike safety, how to navigate an urban area, and how to be visible to motorists. We will provide you with a bike map, so you can map your route from home to work.
11:30am – 12:30PM Bike Ride
We will take a short ride around the streets of DC, so you can become comfortable riding with motorists on the road.
Who should attend?
All levels who want to be more comfortable biking on the road.
What to bring?
– Bike or use Capital Bikeshare (D St & Maryland Ave NE)
– Helmet (You MUST have a helmet to participate in the ride)
– A friend/neighbor/mother/sister/cousin/aunt/
– An open mind
THIS EVENT IS FOR WOMEN ONLY!
Join us Saturday, November 14, for a free clinic on winter and nighttime bike riding! Don’t store your bike just yet – the fall and winter seasons are great times to ride, and we’ll share the tips and tricks to keep you as safe as possible.
November 14, 2015 from 3 to 5pm
Northeast Neighborhood Library
330 7th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
downstairs meeting room
Topics will include:
- Choosing the right clothing and gear
- Riding in different weather conditions
- Navigating streets when it’s dark
- Bonus: bring your favorite gear for show-and-tell!
Come out and meet BWBDC members, and bring your favorite winter/weather/night riding gear for show-and-tell!
This clinic is free and open to Black Women Bike members and guests.
- Bikes are not necessary and will not be allowed in the library
- Bring your favorite piece of gear for show-and-tell
- This clinic is for riders of ALL levels
- Childcare not provided
Thank you for RSVPing so we know how many to expect.🙂
Please RSVP in the Facebook event page.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
BWBDC’s Annual DMV Ride (Beginner Ride + Challenge Ride)
Meeting Location: Capital Crescent Trail Head
3500 Water St NW, Washington, DC
8:30am – Registration
9:00am – Wheels roll
Our end of the season DMV Ride features a beginners ride to Bethesda, along with a challenge ride through DC, Maryland, and Virginia! We will all meet in Georgetown at the base of the Capital Crescent Trail, where the beginner group will ride the trail to downtown Bethesda and back. Challenge riders will cross over the bridge and catch the Mt. Vernon Trail through Alexandria and across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to the National Harbor in Maryland.
Here are the details for each ride:
Beginners Ride – Meet at the trail entrance on Water Street for an out-and-back ride on the Capital Crescent Trail, with a stop in downtown Bethesda. You MUST wear a helmet to participate. Bring water and snacks, and dress for the weather. This is a NO DROP ride – no one will be left behind. All levels are welcome.
Challenge Ride – Meet at the trail entrance on Water Street. The route is approximately 26 miles round trip from Georgetown to the National Harbor and back. The ride may take approximately 2.5 hours with 1-2 stops on paved trails. You should be able to keep an average pace of at least 12 mph. This is a no drop ride. Limited ride support. Some inclines, no steep hills. Bring a spare inner tube that fits your wheels, a helmet, water, snacks, and dress for the weather.
Check-in at 8:30am. Please be ready to roll, hydrated, tires pumped, helmets on, and wheels down at 9:00am. See you then!
If weather poses an issue, check the Facebook event page or BWBDC’s Twitter feed (@BWBDC).