This post was an April Fool's Day post
Are you ready for bike to the polls day? The District of Columbia Board of Elections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invites you to join over 10,000 area voters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to get to your polling place. Attend one of 143 pit stops throughout D.C, each of which will feature multiple parties, free bike parking and a chance to exercise your constitutional rights. Free stickers available at pit stops to the all participants who register and vote.
Shane Farthing of WABA hopes this is the biggest Bike to the Polls day yet. "This is actually not a WABA sponsored event. Who gave you my personal number? Do you realize it's 3:00am?" he said in a recent "interview".
“Cyclists need to preserve their own safety first, but they need to follow the law, too,” Farthing said. So no voting if you're under 18 or still registered in another state. Helmets are not needed for voting, but are highly encouraged. More than 7,000 Washingtonians bike to the polls each year, and that number is on the rise as the idea of suffraging on two wheels instead of four becomes increasingly popular.
Same day registration is being accepted and the event runs from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Take a picture of your bike at your polling place and post it to twitter with the hashtag #biketothepollsday and you could win a valuable prize from goDCgo. "There are no prizes," says Kristin Howard of goDCgo, "and there is no contest. Stop calling me."