- A new "trail", the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, was inaugurated today. It doesn't include any new pavement or anything - just signs and education material. Still, I bike past this point every time I bike commute "But not far from the intersection with Eastern Avenue — near the Popeyes Chicken attached to the Shell gas station — is the spot where Commodore Joshua Barney placed his guns in a last-ditch effort to save the capital during the Battle of Bladensburg on Aug. 24, 1814." and I had no idea.
- The new Park Service policy about mountain bikes on trails will not unleash bikes on every trail.