PDA

View Full Version : Crystal City Bike Light Giveaway



Tim Kelley
10-21-2013, 02:09 PM
So first there was this: http://crystalcity.org/do/bike-light-giveaway1

Then there was this: https://twitter.com/BikeArlington/status/392319968010076160

Now there's this: https://twitter.com/ccbid/status/392351293034864640/photo/1

Enjoy!

TwoWheelsDC
10-21-2013, 02:37 PM
I got one of the Sotto tail lights that they were giving away during BTWW...I haven't actually used it yet, but it seems to be a pretty nice little package for, you know, free.

americancyclo
10-21-2013, 02:47 PM
The Sotto has been attached to my briefcase for the days i ride the rainbike to the metro. it is really blinky and bright!

Also glad that CC is color coding the white/red led lights this year. last time they were ALL red!

DismalScientist
10-21-2013, 08:20 PM
Those rear lights are nice. Unfortunately some bastard stole the free one`I got off my bike at work.

Dickie
10-22-2013, 08:58 AM
Dang it.. I'll be driving down to Tybee island on Friday and will miss the light show yet again... Somebody snag me a light! I'll buy you a beer, or a coffee, or let you have a sip from my whisky flask!

ShawnoftheDread
10-25-2013, 05:25 PM
Dang it.. I'll be driving down to Tybee island on Friday and will miss the light show yet again... Somebody snag me a light! I'll buy you a beer, or a coffee, or let you have a sip from my whisky flask!

Done!

americancyclo
10-26-2013, 01:48 PM
There were four approaching officers when I left the light giveaway around 430. Maybe some NPS and definitely some MWAA folks. Some looked angry. I hope it played out well.

cyclingfool
10-28-2013, 10:08 AM
I missed the giveaway... by the time I rolled through around 6, it was all closed up. I figured it probably would be.

Anyone know what happened with the officers that came by at 430 americancyclo mentioned above?

DismalScientist
10-28-2013, 10:13 AM
I went through at 5:45 or so and it was still going down.

hoffsquared
10-28-2013, 10:40 AM
There were four approaching officers when I left the light giveaway around 430. Maybe some NPS and definitely some MWAA folks. Some looked angry. I hope it played out well.

I went through about 4:25 and saw all the officers. They seemed ok when I got there. Each officer had a light in hand.

americancyclo
10-28-2013, 01:04 PM
I think there was a concern about selling anything on NPS land, and then I also heard that they were unhappy with the table from last year, so this year all the goodies were on a handtruck.

Glad it went on for a while and our friend at the CC BID have seemed to figure it out. Maybe next year work on a communication plan with NPS and MWAA to give them a heads-up ahead of time!

jpetty1
10-29-2013, 12:44 PM
The officers were not there long. They got a report of a suspicious man on the trail with boxes. Once they found out what we were doing they were fine. We gave them lights too. Next time I will try not to look so suspicious.

It was a great turnout for the event.
3962

rcannon100
10-29-2013, 01:30 PM
Maybe next year work on a communication plan with NPS and MWAA to give them a heads-up ahead of time!


^^^^^ This!

jpetty1
10-29-2013, 01:34 PM
^^^^^ This!

We did talk to US Park Police before the event. The officers were from MWAA, but we exchanged info and we will be sure to give them a heads up next time.

americancyclo
10-29-2013, 02:04 PM
Awesome! Thanks for doing this! I really appreciate all the outreach the CC BID has done in the past few years. We had the Freezing Saddles Awards Ceremony in Crystal City last year, maybe y'all can pile on again this year!?

PotomacCyclist
10-29-2013, 02:09 PM
The officers were not there long. They got a report of a suspicious man on the trail with boxes. Once they found out what we were doing they were fine. We gave them lights too. Next time I will try not to look so suspicious.

It was a great turnout for the event.


Maybe someone thought they saw this guy out there:

3963

jpetty1
10-23-2014, 03:30 PM
The Crystal City BID will be giving out lights again this year on Thursday, October 30th from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM at the Crystal City trail connection to the MVT. We will be giving out the normal blinky lights, large tail lights, and LED arm/leg bands for runners and walkers. We did talk to MWAA and left a message with NPS, so hopefully we do not get a visit from police officers again. Unless they need lights too! Hope to see you all out there.

cyclingfool
10-23-2014, 03:37 PM
Yay! I'm gonna have to try to leave work early that day so I can make it by in time to get a light this year! I missed last year's b/c I don't usually leave work until 5:30 or 5:45 most days.

PotomacCyclist
10-23-2014, 08:55 PM
You'll probably never be able to talk to every single relevant police force in advance in this area. Maybe this time the Pentagon Police will show up. Or DEA. Or...

PotomacCyclist
10-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Awesome! Thanks for doing this! I really appreciate all the outreach the CC BID has done in the past few years. We had the Freezing Saddles Awards Ceremony in Crystal City last year, maybe y'all can pile on again this year!?

That new establishment, Highline R&R, should be open this winter, in the former Bailey's Pub & Grille space.

jpetty1
10-27-2015, 11:18 AM
Hi everyone. We will be back at the Crystal City exit of the MVT this Thursday, October 29th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM handing out lights. We hope to see you all there, and if you can not make it be sure to stop by Bike Arlington's giveaways next week: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?9461-Time-to-Lighten-Up-Arlington!-Volunteers-wanted-for-Lights-for-Bikes-Giveaway-2015!