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dbb
02-05-2013, 11:37 AM
Bike to Work Day will be May 17, 2013 in the DC Metro area. We expect to have a record number of pit stops including a new afternoon stop in East Falls Church. Registration will start in March 2013 at http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/

KelOnWheels
02-05-2013, 07:11 PM
Bike? All the way to work?! That's crazy talk!

consularrider
02-05-2013, 08:09 PM
Time for another Tour d'Pit Stops?

dbb
02-05-2013, 08:25 PM
I was planning on volunteering for BikeArlington in the afternoon so a morning Tour d' Pit Stops is certainly a possibility

Steve
02-14-2013, 11:02 AM
I was thinking about Bike to Work Day in terms of people trying this for the first time. Many of us think about it as a home-work ride, but for some, that's just not possible. Part of BtWD is encouraging people to ride part of their trip, like ride to the metro, or park and ride. I wonder if any of the participating counties or BIDs would consider providing free or reduced parking for people trying to participate in part (drive to a ride point). I think that Arlington owns the Ballston Mall parking garage (at least it had to go to county approval to raise rates, so I imagine they do). Ballston is a great launch point for BtWD because of its access to a number of the trails. Does anyone know if there is a way to request that the county support reduced or free parking at the mall for the day for anyone with a printed registration for BtWD?

Just a thought.

DismalScientist
02-14-2013, 11:17 AM
Good idea, but why a place like Ballston for a park and ride "facility"? There are areas with free parking located near the trails. Westover park? Bluemont park? The parking lot over I-66? The could potentially be co-located with a pit stop and could encourage such driving and riding behavior.

consularrider
02-14-2013, 11:32 AM
Good idea, but why a place like Ballston for a park and ride "facility"? There are areas with free parking located near the trails. Westover park? Bluemont park? The parking lot over I-66? The could potentially be co-located with a pit stop and could encourage such driving and riding behavior.
I really like the idea of getting more people to try multi-modal commutes for BtWD. I've had the discussion with people in my office and point out areas near me where someone could park with easy W&OD trail access. However, I believe the parking lot over I-66 is the Washington-Lee parking lot and BtWD is a school day, so I would bet it is fairly full and may require a permit (but don't quote me on that). Also, Westover Park just has five or six spaces if I remember right. In addition to the two lots at Bluemont Park, there is a good sized lot at Bon Air Park, just a stones throw from the W&OD/Custis. There is parking at Madison Manor Park, but I think it may be more restricted given its location near EFC Metro, I know some of those neighborhoods have restricted parking on weekdays.

Tim Kelley
02-14-2013, 11:36 AM
Keep the ideas coming! If it's in Arlington, BikeArlington will look into things...

TwoWheelsDC
02-14-2013, 11:52 AM
Reading about BTWD made me happy thinking about lovely May weather, but then looking at the calendar and realizing it's still only mid-Feb made me very sad.

DismalScientist
02-14-2013, 11:53 AM
Well, I was going to suggest the cul de sac on Four Mile Run Drive in front of ConsularRider's house!:rolleyes:

Steve
02-14-2013, 12:05 PM
Good idea, but why a place like Ballston for a park and ride "facility"? There are areas with free parking located near the trails. Westover park? Bluemont park? The parking lot over I-66? The could potentially be co-located with a pit stop and could encourage such driving and riding behavior.

Those are really good ideas too. I think I said Ballston just because it is right off 66, well known to most people, even those not from Arlington, near an existing pit-stop, there is a lot of parking, and I was fairly sure the county owned the lot. I also thought perhaps the county would like the idea of attracting people into a commerce center. You figure maybe people eat something or grab a drink in Ballston on the way home or something like that.

That being said, some of your ideas are really good too, I just hadn't thought about them. Like a park-and-ride pit-stop, I could see that being very effective, because that could be a long term solution for people (if its free every day, folks might realize how easily they can do it). The only bad part about parks is that there probably isn't security at the parking lot, though the Mall some may say has none either. :)

dbb
03-04-2013, 09:55 PM
Registration has opened

http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/

cephas
03-11-2013, 12:27 PM
I can't find information on the website to add a convoy, but I'd like to suggest the following route from Yorkshire Elementary School to Merrifield Mosaic District Pit Stop (15.8 miles), and continuing on to the W&OD towards DC. I envision leaving Yorkshire around 5:15 am, leaving Merrifield at 6:40, and arriving at Freedom Plaza around 8:00.

http://goo.gl/maps/x0qrc

americancyclo
03-11-2013, 12:51 PM
I can't find information on the website to add a convoy, but I'd like to suggest the following route from Yorkshire Elementary School to Merrifield Mosaic District Pit Stop (15.8 miles), and continuing on to the W&OD towards DC. I envision leaving Yorkshire around 5:15 am, leaving Merrifield at 6:40, and arriving at Freedom Plaza around 8:00.

http://goo.gl/maps/x0qrc

I think if you email WABA they'll be happy to add another convoy.

Steve
03-11-2013, 02:04 PM
I can't find information on the website to add a convoy, but I'd like to suggest the following route from Yorkshire Elementary School to Merrifield Mosaic District Pit Stop (15.8 miles), and continuing on to the W&OD towards DC. I envision leaving Yorkshire around 5:15 am, leaving Merrifield at 6:40, and arriving at Freedom Plaza around 8:00.

http://goo.gl/maps/x0qrc

Yorkshire is where my wife works, very cool. She said she sees two folks in the a.m. many days riding on Old Centerville/616, perhaps it's you?

cephas
03-12-2013, 09:30 AM
Yorkshire is where my wife works, very cool. She said she sees two folks in the a.m. many days riding on Old Centerville/616, perhaps it's you?

Not it. I've done it a couple times, but usually take the bus to WFC to bike to DC. Absent that, I take Sudley to Lee Hwy. It's too much for me to bike from M-sas to DC every day, but it can be done!

dbb
04-09-2013, 09:46 PM
2676

Here is a BTWD flyer for your use.

consularrider
04-10-2013, 11:35 AM
2676

Here is a BTWD flyer for your use.
This has been up on my cubicle for a couple of weeks, every now and then someone even asks me about it. ;) My cubicle colleague told me yesterday he was going to cycle to work on BTWD (from the Idylwood area of west Falls Church).

dasgeh
04-10-2013, 11:37 AM
Good point. It's going up on my door now.

KelOnWheels
04-10-2013, 11:59 AM
Argh! I cannot print your modern technicolor PDFs on our crappy color printer! :(

americancyclo
04-10-2013, 12:10 PM
They're a little dark in grayscale too.

dbb
04-10-2013, 12:33 PM
Argh! I cannot print your modern technicolor PDFs on our crappy color printer! :(

Let me negotiate with our scanner and see what the technology will allow me to do.

bobco85
04-10-2013, 12:52 PM
2676

Here is a BTWD flyer for your use.

Thanks! It looks great, although I'm concerned that the bus in the pic has caught some air (how fast was it going for that?)!

Steve
04-10-2013, 01:08 PM
Good point. It's going up on my door now.

Doors are very elite! :D

dbb
04-10-2013, 03:52 PM
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Try this in B&W. My scanner may still be conspiring to deny you a high quality BTWD flyer but that remains to be seen.