If my wife hadn't decided to have twins, I'd be on my way to RAGBRAI right now.
- Buried in this post about how to keep your bike from being stolen and how to get back when it is, is a pretty great story. A guy had his bike stolen and registered it on the National Stolen Bike registry. Four years later it fell into the hands of the DC MPD in Ward 7. They ran it and contacted him. How great is that? That's the first I've heard of anyone getting their bike back that way.
- Clarendon Metro Station to get covered bike parking similar to what you'll find in Shirlington. "Cyclists, and those using the station for bike parking, should note that during construction the bike racks and bike storage lockers will be moved around as necessary to facilitate construction. Bikes will not be permitted within the construction zone."
- Richard Layman points to a design model for the GW Parkway/Mt Vernon Trail crossing.
- The NY Times has a story about camera-wearing cyclists and how they're helping catch drivers in hit and run crashes. The signature story is the one from here in DC involving Evan Wilder and John Diehl. "The District of Columbia’s office of the attorney general charged the motorist, John W. Diehl, with leaving the scene of an accident. Federal prosecutors, who handle felony cases in the district, are also looking into the case....Mr. Diehl has pleaded not guilty, said a spokesman for the attorney general."
- From a study of DC area commuters. "Compared to individuals without any bicycle facilities at work, commuters with cyclist showers, clothes lockers, and bike parking at work are associated with a 4.86 greater likelihood to commute by bicycle. Individuals with bike parking, but no showers and lockers at the workplace, are associated with 1.78 times greater odds to cycle to work than those without trip-end facilities."
- "The Potomac Pedalers Touring Club is a cycling club for residents of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Founded in 1966, the club offers group rides for cyclists of all ages and ability levels. It’s one of the largest cycling clubs in the nation, with 3,500 members in 2010, according to raceacrossamerica.org."