Well, I didn’t make it to the reception last night, but I was able to attend the Congressional Bike Caucus Ride this morning with the blessings of my boss. The ride concluded the 2008 National Bike Summit, where bike advocates across the country came together to showcase ideas, rally the troops, and press further development in national bicycle policy.
Eric Gilliland of WABA did a great job of organizing the event along with a nice group of volunteers and course marshals. This year’s course was designed to highlight the progress made on the Anacostia bike trail, which seems to be a nice little artery for cyclists to use when heading east of the city.
My boss even made it out for the ride! He and Joel rode together for a bit...
Let’s take a look at some other familiar faces at today’s ride:
Eric kicking things off with a big group photo in front of the Capitol
Bega kept things running smoothly.
Joel…well, Joel was Joel. What's a Congressional Ride without Gwadzilla?
Maurice of Dirt Rag…he’s begging for me to write an article for them…not really, but I’m going to submit something one of these days.
Yup, that's about it. We made it back before the rains. I'll be interested to see what new developments will be made in the way of bicycle advocacy in 2008. If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem! Join a bike advocacy group today!