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Bike to Work this Friday, May 17!

May is the perfect month to ride a bike – it’s National Bike Month, and in Washington DC, Bike to Work Day is on Friday, May 17. The National Bike Challenge kicked off on May 1, with the goal of uniting 50,000 people to bike 10 million miles throughout America. Regardless of the reason, swapping … Continue reading

Roll into Spring with Capital Bikeshare

I love the first of March.  March means that it’s warm enough and sunny enough to grab my bike out of storage and start riding my bike to work.  I get giddy with anticipation of my first ride in – it’s still a bit cold on the start  but I’m warm all over by the … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions

I am addicted to resolutions.  I make a new goal each month, and promptly abandon them for a new and “improved’ resolution the next month.  Over the course of last year, I resolved to be more adventurous, to drive less, to lose weight, to give up all plastic items, to start composting, to spend less, … Continue reading

Break Your Automobile Addiction!

Today’s post is written by our guest blogger, Nick Bravos of goDCgo.  goDCgo is an initiative of the District Department of Transportation that is designed to help reduce congestion and improve air quality in our nation’s capital through the promotion of sustainable transportation modes. In addition to encouraging the use of trains, buses, bikes and … Continue reading

Make September a Car-Free Month!

Great News!  The Energy Information Administration recently reported that Americans are using less gas on a monthly basis than ever in recent history (since 2007 in fact!)  Though we are still consuming 124,000 barrels of oil a day, we are in fact far below the 8.5 million barrels of oil we consumed each day in … Continue reading

Celebrate Bike to Work Week!

More than half of 1 percent of American workers commute by bicycle. That may seem like a small number, but it is growing fast and the potential is huge. A survey completed by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics in 2000 found that 41.3 million Americans use a bicycle for transportation, and every year more commuters … Continue reading

I would bike to work, but…

1.  I don’t have a bike. Luckily for those that live in the DC Metro area, Capital Bikeshare has over 1,200 bicycles available at 140 various stations around Washington DC!  Bikes are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the first 30 minutes of any ride is free. For those that want … Continue reading

My fear of Biking Part 2: The first bike ride!

This past weekend, I took advantage of the beautiful weather and went for a bike ride with fellow blogger Alison.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’m terrified of biking into the city, but am determined to get over this fear. In short – It was wonderful.  Scary at times, but wonderful.  And I managed to stay … Continue reading

My Fear of Biking Part 1.

Here’s a oxymoron for you: I work for a national biking organization that promotes biking as the main mode of transportation, yet I am terrified of biking to work.  Absolutely terrified of riding a bike in traffic. Or down my hill, for that matter.  I  mean, hurtling down a hill at high speeds is terrifying … Continue reading

An Ode to Bicycles

“I think [the bicycle] has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. The moment she takes her seat she knows she can’t get into harm unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” … Continue reading