So I'm not going to be reporting on anything Tour related until news is at least 48 hours old. I don't want to spoil anything for anyone. If you need updates now, there are probably other blogs that report such things. If you wait more than 48 hours to watch a stage, be warned. Here, btw, is what the NYT thinks are the stages to watch.
- The Dercho on Friday knocked down quite a few trees and wires and that made several trails impassable. If you had trouble getting to work because of storm, add a comment about and let's see if we can get the right people on the job.
- Capital Bikeshare is offering a contract for advertising rights for $1 million plus 50% of profits, which means they must've worked things out with Clear Channel [City Paper, or someone like it, could get a good story out of how the whole Smart Bike/Clear Channel contract worked itself out. What happened to the bikes? Did Clear Channel have to pay DC money? Or the other way around? And how did CaBi get permission to sell ads? etc...]. "The money we generate will go toward the program and help cover operating and maintenance costs and expanding the system." CaBi is, unlike other programs, using an "open bidding system offered to any company that wants to advertise through Capital Bikeshare." Every station is available for advertising except the 4 on the Mall which "cannot be used for private advertisements." And John Lisle also reports that "Capital Bikeshare is turning a profit, at about $195,000 this year, by using only federal funds to support expenditures."
- Tri360, a bike shop, will be opening at 2121 N. Westmoreland St. near the intersection of Lee Highway, I-66 and the W&OD Trail in Arlington sometime this summer.