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gregbilling
01-12-2011, 01:02 PM
Hello Washington Area Bike Forum Members,

The League of American Bicyclist is hosting their annual National Bike Summit on March 8th - 10th, 2011. Bicycle advocates from around the country come to Washington, DC to advocate for national bicycle policy and funding. The League is expecting about 1,000 participants to attend. Sending advocates to DC is an expensive and financially challenging for many small non-profit advocacy groups. To help keep costs down, local bicyclists have open their homes to visiting attends in the past and it would be great to continue this long tradition.

We will use this thread to send both potential hosts and attendees looking for housing. Please do not feel pressured to open your home or accept a guest that makes your uncomfortable. This is a "choose you're own adventure". Connect with each other here and if it seems like a good fit then exchange information via a private message. There are attendees that stay with the same local bicyclists year after year creating a lasting relationship. Other attendees just need help this one time and an extra sofa is more than enough. Hopefully, we (DC) can be helpful host!

More Information about the Summit: http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikeadvocacy/summit.php

Thanks All,
Greg Billing

Al Brody
01-25-2011, 12:21 PM
My wife, Tamara, and I will be driving from Colorado Springs to attend my 7th National Bike Summit. We will meet Allen Beauchamp who is flying out. The three of us are looking for a RAGBRAI type homestay. Anything from a spot in the hallway to place our sleeping bags will do. We will attend the LAB Annual meeting on March 8th and will be riding recumbent bikes in the Congressional Caucus Ride on Friday. We need lodging for the nights of 7-9 March.
Thanks
Al Brody
LCI #1313
Adventure Cycling Association Life Member
Co-Chair Bike Colorado Springs

Pbedard1
02-01-2011, 07:01 PM
I too am looking for a homestay option. I am a 49-yr old, married, avid cyclist (do I even need to say that?), bringing sleeping bag, and happy with just a little floor space. I love pets, so if you have some, and they do not mind company, pls contact me. Also, I make THE best oatmeal cookies in the world, and am not afraid to bring some, as bribery for the distinct honour of staying insomeone's DC home for the Bike Summit days. Attaching a pic of me & my hubby, but he is staying home, and it is just me in need of a homestay option.

Paula Bedard
LCI # 2898
Goffstown, NH
Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire

mohrbike
02-07-2011, 04:41 PM
My wife, Tamara, and I will be driving from Colorado Springs to attend my 7th National Bike Summit. We will meet Allen Beauchamp who is flying out. The three of us are looking for a RAGBRAI type homestay. Anything from a spot in the hallway to place our sleeping bags will do. We will attend the LAB Annual meeting on March 8th and will be riding recumbent bikes in the Congressional Caucus Ride on Friday. We need lodging for the nights of 7-9 March.
Thanks
Al Brody
LCI #1313
Adventure Cycling Association Life Member
Co-Chair Bike Colorado Springs

Hi
I live 3 miles outside of DC and can host a couple at our house. Right now the basement is available. Our backyard is against the park where I ride to work. Let me know if you're interested.
Steve
240-705-4269

mohrbike
02-07-2011, 04:43 PM
I too am looking for a homestay option. I am a 49-yr old, married, avid cyclist (do I even need to say that?), bringing sleeping bag, and happy with just a little floor space. I love pets, so if you have some, and they do not mind company, pls contact me. Also, I make THE best oatmeal cookies in the world, and am not afraid to bring some, as bribery for the distinct honour of staying insomeone's DC home for the Bike Summit days. Attaching a pic of me & my hubby, but he is staying home, and it is just me in need of a homestay option.

Paula Bedard
LCI # 2898
Goffstown, NH
Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire

I am 3 miles outside of DC in Maryland. I can offer a place in the basement or possibly upstairs. My wife and I have a 3 BR house right on the park. I ride to work down the parkway. Let me know if you are interested.

Thanks,
Steve
240-705-4269

leisagrant
02-07-2011, 06:47 PM
I live in north DC, easy access to metro and safe cycling routes into DC and elsewhere. I have a considerable amount of floor space for "campers" plus plenty of parking if you need, on and off street. Email: leisagrant <at> gmail <dot> com or call.

Leisa
(303) 717-1076

Bob Oppliger
02-07-2011, 07:15 PM
I will be driving to the LAB Bike Summit from Iowa and would enjoy a home stay. I'm single, 65 and will bring someof my home-made salsa and jam in exchange for a bed, or floor space. Contact me at boboppliger@msn.com or call 319-338-4011.

Thanks,

Bob

John Pomeranz
02-08-2011, 12:31 PM
My wife and I would be happy to host up to two cat-friendly, non-smoking people at our house in Arlington, located just a couple of blocks from the junction of the Four Mile Run and Bluemont Junction trails (i.e. about a 9 or so mile ride down the Custis Trail to D.C. and the conference hotel), about two miles from either Ballston or East Falls Church metro stations, and accessible by Metrobus or car. We can offer air beds, sheets, towels, and food, not to mention indoor bike storage, pump, and basic bike maintenance tools.

Contact me offlist at john@bungalow.org if you're interested.

John Pomeranz

Mark Rainey
02-12-2011, 08:45 PM
Will be in town for Natl Bike Summit - Need assistance
I'm planning on being in DC for the National Bike Summit, March 8-10. I'll be arriving on Monday afternoon and leaving Friday morning. Amtrak requires that my bike be in a box. I'd like to find a place to store the box for the week. I would have to have access to it Friday morning to be able to pack my bike. The closer to the Amtrak station the better. Any suggestions?

baiskeli
02-22-2011, 03:20 PM
Mark,

There's a BikeStation at Union Station, they might store it or give you advice.

bikestation.com/washingtondc/

NickHein
02-23-2011, 09:17 AM
Good morning,
I will be attending the LAB Bike Summit and am looking for a homestay near the event center - pref < 5mi. I plan to arrive Mon nite or Tues AM and stay through Friday. I'm travelling alone (car-free) am a non-smoker, vegetarian and will play guitar in exchange for your hospitality. Saw several offers above but didn't know whether to contact if they've been filled. Please contact me by phone if you can help me out at 304-276-0213 anytime 7am-11pm.
Thank you,
Nick

Mark Rainey
02-25-2011, 12:23 PM
Mark,

There's a BikeStation at Union Station, they might store it or give you advice.

bikestation.com/washingtondc/

Thanks, I'll check that out.

Main Cyclist
02-28-2011, 11:59 AM
Simple accommodations needed while attending my first summit. I am a married woman driving with a group from Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Staying 8th, 9th, and 10th.
Thank you,
Maureen Townsend
LCI# 1113
Berwick Maine
rmmm4@comcast.net

GeneLCI1193
03-09-2012, 10:05 PM
Although I've been to a few Summits, I'm new to this forum. I'm looking have a place to stay for the 2012 Bike Summit, either someone's generosity or to split lodging. I'll be arriving Tuesday morning and leaving Friday afternoon. I'm Metro proficient.

NickHein
03-11-2012, 08:56 PM
Good evening,
I posted a few weeks ago, but haven't received any responses. Is there anyone who might be able to offer a homestay for the Summit? I will be arriving the night before the summit and staying through Friday. I'm a non-smoker, non-drinker, vegetarian looking for simple accommodations.
Please contact me by phone at 304-276-0213 or 304-906-1206 (talk or text) if you can help me out.
Thank you.
Nick