American Tejay Van Garderen wore the King of the Mountain's polka-dot jersey in the Tour de France on Sunday. I couldn't find any information on whether or not an American had ever done that before, so I'm going to say he's the first and wait for someone to correct me. He was also Saturday's Most Combative rider. That was exciting. Not like coming back from a 2-1 deficit in extra time, down one player to win in a shootout, but exciting.
- Black Women Bike DC is trying to combat the stereotype that only white men bike. From 3 members, the group has grown to more than 60. The whole article is very good and worth reading.
- Here's a charrette powerpoint for Columbia Pike. As is so often the case, it's basically useless without the commentary. The bike section starts on slide 28. Slide 24 and 25, while not bike related, are pretty cool.
- VDOT reportedly offered the old W&OD trail Beltway Bridge to Arlington County. "Although staff at the county identified a possibly beneficial location for the bridge, it was determined that by the time it was taken down, all that would be left would be a couple of long, steel supports that would be very difficult to move anyway. So they declined." That's too bad.
- Video of a route from Lake Artemesia to Greenbelt via Branchville Ave.
- Tour du Port registration is open.