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Judd
03-02-2018, 12:52 AM
Bike to Work Day Sign Up is live now. I'm planning on taking the day off of work again and going to as many stops as possible.

http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/

Judd
03-02-2018, 11:38 AM
Crystal City also has Bike To Work Week on their calendar but the registration isn't live yet: https://www.crystalcity.org/do/bike-to-work-week9

Judd
04-03-2018, 08:14 PM
Bike to Work Week Registration is now open. Sign up here: https://www.crystalcity.org/do/bike-to-work-week9

Bike to Work Week is a lot of fun. Coffee and squagels in the Crystal City Waterpark. I owe my friendship with Komorebi and LSG mostly due to BTWW two years ago. Crystal City BID usually gives out good swag everyday and REALLY good swag for people that come all 5 days.

If you come by on Friday, I'll be captaining WABA's tent at Crystal City. If you're interested in volunteering some of your morning to help me promote cycling and WABA, let me know and I can get you signed up.

dbb
04-12-2018, 11:59 AM
So I did my BTWD outreach part this morning. I was leaving the hotel in San Juan Puerto Rico at the crack o'dawn and while I'm getting my coffee for the trip to the office, I see a gent in the lobby wearing a BTWD '15 shirt. I accosted (gently) him and let him know that registration for BTWD '18 is open now. He took it well.

sjclaeys
04-12-2018, 02:51 PM
Bike to Work Week Registration is now open. Sign up here: https://www.crystalcity.org/do/bike-to-work-week9

Bike to Work Week is a lot of fun. Coffee and squagels in the Crystal City Waterpark. I owe my friendship with Komorebi and LSG mostly due to BTWW two years ago. Crystal City BID usually gives out good swag everyday and REALLY good swag for people that come all 5 days.

If you come by on Friday, I'll be captaining WABA's tent at Crystal City. If you're interested in volunteering some of your morning to help me promote cycling and WABA, let me know and I can get you signed up.

This year's jersey is a bit bright. My eyes!!!

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consularrider
04-12-2018, 02:58 PM
I'm registered

consularrider
04-12-2018, 03:00 PM
Bike to Work Week Registration is now open. Sign up here: https://www.crystalcity.org/do/bike-to-work-week9

Bike to Work Week is a lot of fun. Coffee and squagels in the Crystal City Waterpark. I owe my friendship with Komorebi and LSG mostly due to BTWW two years ago. Crystal City BID usually gives out good swag everyday and REALLY good swag for people that come all 5 days.

If you come by on Friday, I'll be captaining WABA's tent at Crystal City. If you're interested in volunteering some of your morning to help me promote cycling and WABA, let me know and I can get you signed up.

So you're not doing a Tour de Pitstops then?

bobco85
04-12-2018, 03:25 PM
I will be unable to attend BTWD 2018 in the DC area on May 18 (I like the t-shirt/text color choice), but I will be participating in Seattle's version: Bike Everywhere Day!

https://www.cascade.org/bikeeverywhereday

Instead of visiting pit stops, I will be visiting Celebration Stations (which are pretty much the same thing). I will take pics/vids and report on the swag/treats :D

(Quick note: on the Bike Everywhere Day map, there are supposedly 3 Celebration Stations showing in the middle of Lake Washington; they're either water-bike accessible only or just the key for which colors mean which (morning/evening/both).)

lordofthemark
04-12-2018, 03:32 PM
This year's jersey is a bit bright. My eyes!!!

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So like the advantage of that is that drivers will be careful, because they don't want to crash into all that stained glass?

Judd
04-12-2018, 03:36 PM
So you're not doing a Tour de Pitstops then?

Sadly, no. I think I hit 4 or 5 last year and had a really good time. It's a tough balance between participating in biking events and volunteering so that other people can participate in biking events.

I hope every stops by Crystal City to say hi and grab some WABA swag. If you're not currently a WABA member I'll be happy to sign you up at Bike To Work Day.

Judd
04-12-2018, 03:37 PM
This year's jersey is a bit bright. My eyes!!!

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It's like stained glass. I like arm warmers. It looks like the forum is well represented in the pictures too.

bobco85
04-12-2018, 04:46 PM
So like the advantage of that is that drivers will be careful, because they don't want to crash into all that stained glass?
It gives new meaning to treating one's body like a temple.

josh
04-12-2018, 04:49 PM
I like arm warmers.

Those are just the side panels though, not arm warmers I think. I do dig the design.

AFHokie
04-12-2018, 04:58 PM
It give new meaning to treating one's body like a temple.Welcome to "Our Lady of CC Water Park"

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Judd
04-12-2018, 05:08 PM
Those are just the side panels though, not arm warmers I think. I dig the design though.

Doh! You're right. I like that the design is a lot different from the past two jerseys.

Emm
04-18-2018, 12:38 PM
Just a heads up Crystal City is still looking for Mon and Tues volunteers for Bike to Work Week. I'm volunteering both days, but as of this moment, I'm the only Monday volunteer :(

Here is what Cassie told me about what volunteers do:
This year, we're excited that the Stand will be providing most of the food, so we mostly need volunteers to help check riders in and give them their voucher to redeem for food at the Stand and make sure the bananas and granola bars are stocked on the snack table.

Check in is from 7-9am each day, so it would be great to have folks who can come around 6:45am to help set up (and check in any early birds).

If you can volunteer, send a note to Cassie Hurley @ churley@crystalcity.org. I'd really appreciate the company on Monday morning!

Arlingtonrider
04-18-2018, 01:42 PM
I just offered to help out both days. Hope to see you there!

KWL
04-18-2018, 03:37 PM
Just a heads up Crystal City is still looking for Mon and Tues volunteers for Bike to Work Week. .....If you can volunteer, send a note to Cassie Hurley @ churley@crystalcity.org. I'd really appreciate the company on Monday morning!Email sent. I just realized I have a bunch of free time on my hands. :)

KWL
04-18-2018, 07:39 PM
Looks like I'm on the crew for Wednesday.

CBGanimal
04-19-2018, 09:08 AM
Just a heads up Crystal City is still looking for Mon and Tues volunteers for Bike to Work Week. I'm volunteering both days, but as of this moment, I'm the only Monday volunteer :(

Here is what Cassie told me about what volunteers do:
This year, we're excited that the Stand will be providing most of the food, so we mostly need volunteers to help check riders in and give them their voucher to redeem for food at the Stand and make sure the bananas and granola bars are stocked on the snack table.

Check in is from 7-9am each day, so it would be great to have folks who can come around 6:45am to help set up (and check in any early birds).

If you can volunteer, send a note to Cassie Hurley @ churley@crystalcity.org. I'd really appreciate the company on Monday morning!

I register for Tues-Thurs...see you then


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Arlingtonrider
04-24-2018, 10:05 PM
I'll be volunteering with Emm in Crystal City on Monday and then at the Shirlington pitstop on Friday. Please stop by and say hi at both places!

consularrider
04-25-2018, 02:35 AM
I'll be volunteering with Emm in Crystal City on Monday and then at the Shirlington pitstop on Friday. Please stop by and say hi at both places!

Will do!

rcannon100
04-25-2018, 08:26 AM
Will do!

You best be making an appearance at the coolest pit stop there is!!!! We’ll have..... we’ll have.... well we might have bubbles.

smb9600
04-25-2018, 11:40 AM
Do you have a planned route? I volunteered last year, but heard amazing stories of swag I missed out on, so am planning on trying to hit as many stops as possible this year instead! :)

Sunyata
04-26-2018, 07:31 AM
You best be making an appearance at the coolest pit stop there is!!!! We’ll have..... we’ll have.... well we might have bubbles.

Oh yes... There WILL be bubbles. And a big green bus. AND a little green bus. And most importantly: ME! :D :cool:

josh
04-26-2018, 09:05 AM
Do you have a planned route? I volunteered last year, but heard amazing stories of swag I missed out on, so am planning on trying to hit as many stops as possible this year instead! :)

Don't know where your final destination is, but I'm starting from Arlington and my tentative plan is as follows (taking the opening times into account, and headed to Reston):
Arlington -- Ballston (don't know where exactly w/o Freshbikes) @ 6:30
Rosslyn -- Gateway Park
Crystal City
Shirlington
Bikenetic/Falls Church
Vienna
Reston
Herndon

Tempted to try and work a DC one into there, but not sure how easy that would be. Won't be getting into work early either way.

Henry
04-26-2018, 10:50 AM
Don't know where your final destination is, but I'm starting from Arlington and my tentative plan is as follows (taking the opening times into account, and headed to Reston):
Arlington -- Ballston (don't know where exactly w/o Freshbikes) @ 6:30


Same spot. Just now it's Spokes, not FB.

smb9600
04-27-2018, 09:26 AM
Nice! I'm off that day - so I definitely would like to get at least one DC and Maryland stop in!

Steve O
04-27-2018, 11:30 AM
I will once again be volunteering at Ballston.

And I will have my t-shirt collection, complete from 2002, on display. Be sure to check it out.

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KWL
04-27-2018, 05:19 PM
I will once again be volunteering at Ballston.

And I will have my t-shirt collection, complete from 2002, on display. Be sure to check it out.I'll look through all the bubbles for you and your shirts.

AFHokie
05-05-2018, 09:37 AM
Bike to Work Week Registration is now open. Sign up here: https://www.crystalcity.org/do/bike-to-work-week9

Bike to Work Week is a lot of fun. Coffee and squagels in the Crystal City Waterpark. I owe my friendship with Komorebi and LSG mostly due to BTWW two years ago. Crystal City BID usually gives out good swag everyday and REALLY good swag for people that come all 5 days.

If you come by on Friday, I'll be captaining WABA's tent at Crystal City. If you're interested in volunteering some of your morning to help me promote cycling and WABA, let me know and I can get you signed up.

Do any of the folks who are volunteering for Bike to Work Week know if anyone will be at the CC waterpark by 6:15-6:30ish for set up? I've coordinated with work that I'll arrive late that week, but I'm usually already at my office when the stop opens at 7:00. Wondering if I could check in a little early

CBGanimal
05-05-2018, 03:06 PM
Do any of the folks who are volunteering for Bike to Work Week know if anyone will be at the CC waterpark by 6:15-6:30ish for set up? I've coordinated with work that I'll arrive late that week, but I'm usually already at my office when the stop opens at 7:00. Wondering if I could check in a little early

They told me to be there 15 early to help set up...Tuesday-Thursday...


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Erin Potter
05-07-2018, 04:06 PM
Happy almost Bike to Work Day/Week!

BikeArlington could use a few more volunteers for the Ballston and Columbia Pike pit stops. Please shoot me an email (erin.potter@bikearlington.com) if you're able to help out at those locations anytime from 6:00 am - 9:20 am.
Thanks in advance!

handlebarsdc
05-10-2018, 02:36 PM
On a slight tangent - Ahead of BTWD, DC Dept of Transformation and others are planning a human-protected bike lane on 14th St NW in front of the Trader Joe's on Thursday, May 17 @ 7:30 am. I hope you'll be able to come out and support it --> https://www.facebook.com/events/153828995462769/.

This will be followed after a full, productive work day with happy hour at Bar Roubaix in Columbia Heights --> https://www.facebook.com/events/458436844589856/.

If you have questions, please tweet me (@handlebarsdc) bc I stink at actually checking the forum :D

Serdar
05-14-2018, 10:58 PM
This year's jersey is a bit bright. My eyes!!!

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Hi. Does anyone know if jerseys will be available at the Crystal City Water Park on Tuesday morning?

Brandon
05-17-2018, 10:33 AM
So this is my first BTWD. I want to try and hit as many pit stops as I can tomorrow morning. I bike from Vienna to right around L'Enfant plaza. Right now my list is:
Vienna (where I registered)
Fall Church (Little Falls road), is it worth making a slight detour to hit the East Falls Church metro station stop?
Ballston (never been there/made that turn off custis so that detour will be interesting)
Rosslyn
Crystal City (gotta go for the 5/5 completion this week)
District Wharf
L'Enfant Plaza (is this worth it?)
USDA (is this worth it?)
Depending on timing, I may try and hit G-town waterfront too.

bobco85
05-17-2018, 12:47 PM
I'm excited for everyone who are going to do the multi-stop route! I did that the last few years, and I would advise that anyone looking to do a tour-de-pit stops make sure to compensate 10-15 minutes for each pit stop (more if you see someone you know) when figuring out the timing. Also, it's easier for those heading towards/into DC because some of the pit stops farther out open/close earlier in the morning.

For inspiration, here's my BTWD ride from last year where I started in Alexandria and did Del Ray, Shirlington, Crystal City, Georgetown Waterfront Park, Rosslyn, Ballston, went to work, and New District Brewing Co (afternoon):

https://youtu.be/B4ZRB4CyITY

I'll let y'all know how Bike Everywhere Day 2018 goes here in Seattle. Happy biking!

Steve O
05-17-2018, 12:52 PM
Visit the Ballston pit stop if you would like to see this collection of t-shirts - complete from 2002.
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mello yello
05-17-2018, 02:11 PM
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PSA: for cheap helmet covers shower caps are with the hair dye at any grocery / CVS / box store. It's probably going to be wet tomorrow.

jrenaut
05-17-2018, 04:30 PM
Note that they moved the Freedom Plaza stop indoors.

From the email they sent: "the Freedom Plaza pit stop will be relocated across the street to the lobby of the National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, across from the on-site DC Circulator bus."

It was outside on Boat to Work Day. They were giving out t-shirts in the Circulator. I guess they wimped out this year.

DanB
05-18-2018, 11:35 AM
Happy Bike Totally Wet Day! Looking forward to my 17 mile ride home in "heavy rain (https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=38.90368648264615&lon=-77.03081791911086&site=all&smap=1#.Wv7wkYoh3cu)".

But to prove that every cloud has a silver lining: I don't have to worry about sun screen and my chain isn't squeaking. :cool:

The swag was great, too. I hit four pit stops on the way from the Pentagon transit center to downtown. I got two pairs of bike socks at the Rosslyn pit stop: the obligatory 3rd annual pair of Rosslyn socks and, thanks to drawing a red ticket :D, a fluorescent yellow pair that matches my jacket. Well, almost, I just need some mud stains on the socks. The light-up arm bands are great, too. Hopefully, they create a force-field of safety as I bike/boat down Annandale Rd this pm.

Thanks to all the organizers/volunteers!

dasgeh
05-18-2018, 11:54 AM
WAMU had a story this morning for Bike to Work Day about advocacy efforts around the region. I'm on it talking about Arlington (and funny bikes). https://wamu.org/story/18/05/18/bike-work-week-people-protect-bike-lane-d-c-streets/

mstone
05-18-2018, 12:23 PM
it's like the training wheels version of boat to work day out there

Judd
05-18-2018, 01:43 PM
WAMU had a story this morning for Bike to Work Day about advocacy efforts around the region. I'm on it talking about Arlington (and funny bikes). https://wamu.org/story/18/05/18/bike-work-week-people-protect-bike-lane-d-c-streets/

I was part of the People Protected Bike Lane. Out there from 7:30-8:30. At least 30 cyclists came through despite the moderate rain.

A few pics:
https://twitter.com/LumberjackCycle/status/997078885270523905
https://twitter.com/LumberjackCycle/status/997099571816927233

accordioneur
05-18-2018, 02:39 PM
it's like the training wheels version of boat to work day out there

For today's riding I gave up on rain gear and wore a neoprene top and socks borrowed from my kayaking kit.

rcannon100
05-18-2018, 04:33 PM
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mello yello
05-18-2018, 05:20 PM
There was all sorts of good swag at Anacostia, ART @ Benning Rd, Bladensburg, Port Towns / Edmonston, and Tacoma Park / Sligo creek.

Anacostia and Bladensburg moved indoors, and it was a little hard to see the Anacostia stop from their usual / published stop. Bladensburg looked like an empty tent except for the park ranger waving people to come inside. Everyone else looked wet!

Really not too bad on the rain intensity today. It will be worse on the way home - at least it's bike TO work day, and I can put the bike on the car to come home!

Vicegrip
05-18-2018, 07:20 PM
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Not so good not seeing the BTWD T shirts.....

rcannon100
05-18-2018, 09:41 PM
The fun bunch! Good seeing good folks.

Not so good not seeing the BTWD T shirts.....

Did you not get one? They should be at the shop. Phoenix also has a stash of them. And I would assume BA has some.

bobco85
05-30-2018, 01:23 PM
While Bike to Work Day was occurring for most of the country, the state of Washington was celebrating Bike Everywhere Day. Same concept, except it is meant to celebrate more than just bike commuting trips by including errands, taking kids to/from school, and recreationally riding around town.

Just like I did for previous BTWD's, I planned a route to visit multiple celebration stations (same thing as pit stops) before arriving at work (I fulfilled the "Bike to Work" portion of BTWD). I was happily surprised to see that my building management company held its own celebration station in our parking garage right next to our bike cage and bike lockers. They also had mechanics on-site for folks later that morning.

Here's my video of riding around parts of Tukwila before entering Seattle and heading downtown:

https://youtu.be/oDwUrEc8lXE

KWL
05-30-2018, 03:46 PM
Nice. I'm glad you did not become a truck hood ornament.

bobco85
05-30-2018, 05:11 PM
Nice. I'm glad you did not become a truck hood ornament.
Yeah, that happened at a corner of Safeco Field. Traffic was blocking the box, so as I was making my way through on a walk signal (you couldn't see it or much else due to the truck), another truck came up to make a right turn and stopped when she saw me in the crosswalk. That bit of footage was being played at 300% speed, so it looked worse than it really was. Seattle has its fair share of box blocker intersections, and people don't seem to understand how much blocking the box can really screw up the flow of traffic (but, but, but it's the bike lanes that are causing congestion, of course /s).