- The Corcoran will have a pop-up bike clinic on June 23 from 11am to 3pm.
- "The pinnacle of Tour de Fat is the ceremonious car-for-bike swap. At each of the 15 Tour de Fat stops, one person will become the center of the show as he or she gets up on stage, hands over their car keys, and pledges to live one year car-free. Tour de Fat is now seeking volunteers in Washington, DC to accept the swapper challenge. Each car-for-bike swapper will choose a local bike shop to help turn a $2,250 budget into an ultimate car-replacement commuter bike. Vehicles for Charity will auction the cars, with proceeds benefiting local cycling organizations." Click here to find out how to apply.
- I missed reporting on this. There was a meeting this past week on the Parkside bike/pedestrian bridge. This project will replace a bridge over DC-295 and tunnel under the railroad tracks with one more direct bridge. "Currently under design, the bridge will be 400-feet-long with three spans, arches at each end, a metal roof, and a 10-foot-wide concrete deck. Sides of the bridge will be enclosed with fencing to prevent the throwing of objects onto the roadway or tracks below."
- "The board and members will meet in Elm Street Park in Bethesda at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 11th for the Annual Meeting of the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail. All CCCT supporters are invited, and food and beverage will be provided."
- I'm with this letter writer on the headphones, but rearview mirrors have never worked for me.
- Explore Ocean City by bicycle.
- More on the Pettigrew verdict: Littleford testified in court she was driving down southbound Route 202 from a friend’s home after a cabaret when something struck her Cadillac Escalade. “Why wouldn’t she stop if she knew?” Vallario said. “[She had] no impairment, no drinking, no problems.” “I pulled over to stop,” Littleford said. “I looked outside my vehicle. I didn’t feel anything.”
- I think I've ridden far enough today....
- The recent story of the bike that was recovered after 43 years led NPR to link to this story, which reminds me of this advertisement. [My ad/jingle writing best friend from college asked me recently to quickly name the best ad I'd ever seen, and I blurted out this one.]