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Erin Potter
10-27-2014, 01:53 PM
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The days are getting shorter, and it won’t be long (won’t be long) til winter comes…

So it’s time for BikeArlington’s annual Lights for Bikes Giveaway, and we can’t do it without you!

On Monday, 11/3, we’ll be set up at the Bikeometer in Rosslyn (https://goo.gl/maps/u53NE), near the intersection of Lynn St, Lee Highway and the Custis. We’ll be there from 5pm until 7pm or so. Volunteers can help us pass out lights and reflective goodies and flag down folks from across the street, too.

On Thursday, 11/6 we'll head to the intersection of Columbia Pike and the W&OD Trail (https://goo.gl/maps/KsYq8) from 5pm to 7. We'll be on the north side of the intersection, passing out more reflective goodies and lights.

It’s always a fun event, and folks from the forum really make it great, so we’re looking forward to seeing you guys next week. Leave a post below if you’re able to stop by so we know how many folks to expect. And be sure to wave hi if ya see us!

dbb
10-27-2014, 02:06 PM
I'm in for Monday.

Megabeth
10-27-2014, 02:45 PM
You know what's awesome about it being on Monday...that means you can come up to the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting in Courthouse after handing out lights!

Court House Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. 3rd floor
7:00pm - 9:00pm

All are welcome!

TwoWheelsDC
10-27-2014, 02:50 PM
I can help out on Thursday. Thursday is a day off for me, and I have a bike trailer, so I can help with any setup/teardown work as well.

ShawnoftheDread
10-27-2014, 06:22 PM
I'm in for Monday.

Starduster
10-27-2014, 06:33 PM
A *maybe* for Thursday at the Pike. If I can, great...

ShawnoftheDread
10-28-2014, 09:20 AM
I'm in for Monday.

Sorry, I forgot about teacher conferences. I'll try for Thursday instead.

Dirt
10-31-2014, 06:53 AM
I won't be able to take part next week. I'm working both evenings.

If you haven't volunteered with BikeArlington before, this is a GREAT way to help out! It is fun and makes a HUGE difference to the community.

Thanks Tim and Erin for making this happen.

Pete

DanB
10-31-2014, 09:35 AM
Sorry I won't be able to help out, but I will try and push back my commute so I can swing by and say 'hi'!

Mikey
10-31-2014, 10:13 AM
I plan to be at the IOD on Monday, but probably only for less than an hour.

KayakCyndi
10-31-2014, 12:34 PM
I'm in for the later shift on Monday from 6 to 7ish.

Dickie
11-01-2014, 09:26 AM
I'm trying to jet work earlier on Monday to make the later shift as well. Hopefully I'll be there by 6:00.

Vicegrip
11-01-2014, 02:26 PM
In for Monday.

wheels&wings
11-01-2014, 08:37 PM
I'll try and get there by 5:30 on Monday.

DanB
11-03-2014, 07:56 PM
Let me be the first to say, "Thank you!" for those passing out blinky lights, reflectives and good cheer.

It was good to meet a few of you from the forum there, including dbb, OneEight and Henry. (Henry, I still don't know how many posts it takes to lose the pesky 'Junior Member' under my name. Apparently 38 posts is not enough! :p)

Erin Potter
11-05-2014, 02:19 PM
Hey all!
Just wanted to let you know that we are rescheduling the Lights for Bikes that was scheduled for Thursday, November 6th at Columbia Pike and the W&OD Trail due to rain and its unfortunate effects on bike numbers and volunteer morale.

We will be rescheduling to the following Thursday, November 13 from 5pm-7pm at Columbia Pike and the W&OD Trail.

There was an amazing show of forum volunteers Monday, so thank you all. Let me know if we'll see you next Thursday, too!

Vicegrip
11-05-2014, 05:46 PM
In that case I am in for Thursday.

Starduster
11-05-2014, 07:59 PM
Copy that. Will be there for at least some of it!

Dickie
11-06-2014, 07:48 AM
After Monday's give-away I took a handful of lights and leg bands with me to give away on my evening rides. Tuesday night I stopped for anyone that was walking/running/riding in my direction without some sort of reflective item or light. I handed out 10 sets of lights and leg bands to all kinds of folks. I simply told them that I was volunteering for BA and we wanted everyone to be safe on the trails at night. The response was awesome, plus it got me to slow down and talk to folks which was a bonus. It's easy to forget that those people we pass everyday and just like you and me (minus the ridiculous accent). It made my night and I plan to do it again with my remaining stash..... I think everyone should try this, it's a great community builder!

GB
11-06-2014, 05:59 PM
I've been secretly hoping someone is going to bring BA lights to FMCC II tomorrow.

I thought I'd up my chances by sharing that hope with others.

Vicegrip
11-06-2014, 07:51 PM
After Monday's give-away I took a handful of lights and leg bands with me to give away on my evening rides. Tuesday night I stopped for anyone that was walking/running/riding in my direction without some sort of reflective item or light. I handed out 10 sets of lights and leg bands to all kinds of folks. I simply told them that I was volunteering for BA and we wanted everyone to be safe on the trails at night. The response was awesome, plus it got me to slow down and talk to folks which was a bonus. It's easy to forget that those people we pass everyday and just like you and me (minus the ridiculous accent). It made my night and I plan to do it again with my remaining stash..... I think everyone should try this, it's a great community builder!Have you noticed how some folks take a few seconds to comprehend that you are simply giving them a free light with no strings? They start out with a "?!" but end up with a "!"

I had someone ask me what was wrong with the light. :) My answer was it was in my backpack and not lighting the way for a fellow trail user but other than that it was new.

Arlingtonrider
11-06-2014, 08:54 PM
I'm now 100% certain I'll be able to help out at the Columbia Pike light event tomorrow. Will be there around 5 p.m.

napes
11-12-2014, 07:22 PM
I'll try to be there at Columbia Pike and the W&OD Trail, Thursday, November 13, although I may not be there the full shift from 5pm-7pm.

rcannon100
11-12-2014, 07:57 PM
Gonna try to show up with The Kid

ShawnoftheDread
11-12-2014, 07:58 PM
I can stop by to help for a bit tomorrow.

consularrider
11-13-2014, 08:01 AM
Oh, good, I thought I had missed all the light volunteer opportunities again for this year!

Tim Kelley
11-13-2014, 08:01 AM
Thanks everyone--please stop by for as little or long as you can!

Vicegrip
11-13-2014, 02:17 PM
Thanks everyone--please stop by for as little or long as you can!

I might have to beg off if the weather is wet. I have the kiddos tonight and we were all planing to ride down and work but they don't have cold wet riding gear. Weather report does not sound to good.

rcannon100
11-13-2014, 05:46 PM
"We Are the BA Blinky Light Borg Collective.
Resistance is Futile.
You will be assimiLIGHTED"

7011

TwoWheelsDC
11-13-2014, 06:35 PM
Admittedly, the crowd thinned when the rain started.

7013

Starduster
11-13-2014, 06:54 PM
Tried, but work wouldn't let me, sorry... Were you able to reach & teach many ninjas?

How many were W&OD commuters and how many were local Columbia Pike travelers?

rcannon100
11-13-2014, 07:10 PM
Admittedly, the crowd thinned when the rain started.



Yeah, the BA crowd called it a night and went home for dinner.