It's not "President's Day" it's "George Washington's Birthday." We aren't honoring John Tyler and Richard Nixon.
- There's going to be a public meeting at Payne Elementary School on Thursday night about turning the Southeast Freeway into Southeast Boulevard and about the new Barney Circle. They will certainly be talking about the new trail that will be built alongside the boulevard.
- The MBT 5K is scheduled for May.
- Changes at Ft. Myer dealing with access go into effect today. "The Wright Gate, located at the intersection of North Meade Street and Marshall Drive, will now close to visitors from 6 to 11 p.m. each day. During those hours, only those holding Department of Defense identification will be able to use that gate." This is in response to budget issues that arise from no longer allowing private security guards to man the gates. Hatfield Gate and Henderson Hall Gate will remain open, so cyclists may be able to go around the south side of the cemetery and fort if they are coming home late.
- Frederick, MD has apporved creation of a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. "The committee is a more permanent version of the ad hoc committee created in 2010, which helped Frederick earn the bronze-level designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community last year from the League of American Bicyclists."
- A British couple who were biking around the world and blogging about it were killed in a crash in Thailand. They were hit by a pickup truck in a province east of Bangkok, Thai police said Monday. "Thai Police Lt. Col. Supachai Luangsukcharoen said Monday that investigators found their bodies, their bicycles and their belongings scattered along a roadside, along with a pickup truck that crashed between some trees. Supachai said the truck driver, 25-year-old Worapong Sangkhawat, was seriously injured in the crash. He told police his truck hit the cyclists as he was reaching down to pick up a cap from the vehicle’s floor, Supachai said.The driver has been released on bail and faces charges of causing death by dangerous driving, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail."