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!

October Monthly Ride


The Details
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Meeting Time: 9:00 AM
Ride Start Time: 9:30AM 
Location: Capital Crescent Trail entrance on Water Street NW in Georgetown. 

Who should attend?
All ages and abilities welcome. LADIES ONLY!

*Beginners/intermediate*: meet at the trail entrance on Water Street for an all levels out-and-back ride on the Capital Crescent Trail, with a stop in downtown Bethesda.

*Advanced*: meet at the trail entrance on Water Street. The route is approximately 27 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. Some inclines, no steep hills. 

What to bring?
– Water
– Bike & helmet (You MUST have a helmet to participate in the ride)
– Snack
– A friend/neighbor/co-worker/sistergirl/daughter/niece/cousin
– An open mind
– Spare inner tube (for advanced ride)

What to do BEFORE the ride?
– Check your tire pressure
– Check your brakes

What happens if it rains?
For safety reasons we may cancel the bike ride if it is raining. Be sure to check facebook, twitter, or our website after 8:00 AM on the morning of the ride.

"Biking is the New Happy Hour" Night Ride [CO-ED]

Congressional Black Caucus will be in town.  Some attendees want to explore DC. Let’s show them a great time!

Since this is a night ride you MUST have a front light to participate. We strongly encourage reflective and/or light colored clothing.

Link to Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/393284967485939/

The Details
Thursday September 25, 2014
Specific Meeting Location: Bikeshare Station at 8th and H Street NW
6:30pm-7:00pm Check-in

Who should attend?
All ages and abilities welcome. This is a social ride.

What to bring?
– Water
– Bike (There is a large bikeshare station, but can’t guarantee bikes will be available)
– Helmet (You MUST have a helmet to participate in the ride)
– Front light
– ALL your friends, co-workers, neighbor
– An open mind

What to do BEFORE the ride?
– Check your tire pressure
– Check your brakes
– Check your front light

What happens if it rains?
For safety reasons we may cancel the bike ride if it is raining. Be sure to check facebook, twitter, or our website after 4:00PM the day of the ride.

September Monthly Ride


The Details
Saturday September 20, 2014
Lake Artemesia
Specific Meeting Location: West Hyattsville Metro Station
9:00-9:30am Check-in

Who should attend?
All ages and abilities welcome. LADIES ONLY!

What to bring?
– Water
– Bike & helmet (You MUST have a helmet to participate in the ride)
– A friend/neighbor/co-worker/sistergirl/daughter/niece/cousin
– An open mind

What to do BEFORE the ride?
– Check your tire pressure
– Check your brakes

What happens if it rains?
For safety reasons we may cancel the bike ride if it is raining. Be sure to check facebook, twitter, or our website after 8:00 AM on the morning of the ride.