How to Ride the Streets of DC Safely

April General Meeting

Saturday April 16, 2016

9:30am-12:30pm

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)

– Water
– A friend/neighbor/mother/sister/cousin/aunt/
– An open mind

THIS EVENT IS FOR WOMEN ONLY!

Clinic: How to Bike Through Winter and Night

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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.

Details:
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.

Please note:


  • 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.

BWBDC’s Annual DMV Ride (Beginner Ride + Challenge Ride)

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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.

Parking – For either ride, we highly encourage you to use Metro (Foggy Bottom Station) or find parking further away and bike to the trail head. Please allow time to park, prepare your bike, and meet at the trail head. There is limited, metered parking available on Water Street.
For driving directions, enter 3500 Water St NW into your GPS/maps program and follow K Street NW *underneath* the Whitehurst Freeway until it turns into Water St. The trail head is at the end of Water St NW.

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).

BWBDC September Monthly Ride (All Levels) at Hains Point

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Join us Saturday, September 19 for Black Women Bike DC’s monthly ride around Hains Point in Washington, DC! This route is a loop with no hills on paved roads with minimal traffic. Riders will split into two groups: beginner and intermediate/advanced.

Details:
All-Levels Ride at Hains Point
Meeting Location: East Potomac Pool/Golf Course entrance
972 Ohio Drive Southwest, Washington, DC 20024
Check-in Time: 9:00 AM

Please note:
– This is a NO DROP ride – no one will be left behind
– You must have a HELMET to ride with BWBDC
– Bring your own WATER and please, please hydrate well before the ride
– ALL LEVELS are welcome
– Ladies only!

Several Capital Bikeshare stations are in close proximity. Check the Capital Bikeshare map online for station locations and bike availability

Check-in at 9:00am. Please be ready to roll, hydrated, tires pumped, helmets on, and wheels down at 9:30am. See you then!

If weather poses an issue, check the Facebook event page or BWBDC’s Twitter feed (@BWBDC).