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    @americancyclo - thanks for the tip. I've fixed...

    @americancyclo - thanks for the tip. I've fixed the error in the link. (there was an extra "/" at the beginning). If anyone every sees an error on the website. Feel free to shoot me an email...
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    It sounds like you got a dud. Of the six to ten...

    It sounds like you got a dud. Of the six to ten different legbands I have floating around, the WABA ones are the best. They are the most reflective (as tested in our LCI class last year) and the...
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    Bikes, Kids and Families is definitely the...

    Bikes, Kids and Families is definitely the challenge. Teaching parents how to take care of family responsibilities on bikes is one the major game changers. Kidical Mass is the start of that...
  4. National Bike Summit Homestays (March 20th - 22nd, 2012)

    Hello WABF Members,

    It's almost that time of year again! The League of American Bicyclist is hosting their annual National Bike Summit on March 20th - 22nd, 2012. Last year, we experimented with...
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    I'll be there. I tend to get pretty "thirsty"...

    I'll be there. I tend to get pretty "thirsty" after work. Hope to see some WABF representation.

    Greg
  6. (WABA Response) Yes, it is legal to ride the...

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    Yes, it is legal to ride the underpasses in DC unless otherwise posted (I don't know of such a sign prohibiting bicycling in the tunnels).

    With that said, the DC Municipal...
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    I should be there if the bicycle advocacy world...

    I should be there if the bicycle advocacy world doesn't change dramatically before then.

    Greg
  8. I'll be at the September 12th Arlington BAC...

    I'll be at the September 12th Arlington BAC meeting representing WABA. Hope to see (and meet) many of you there!

    Have a great and safe weekend!
    Greg
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    Great question! At each local meeting we'll be...

    Great question! At each local meeting we'll be discussion two things: 1) What are the local advocacy priorities? 2) What are the regional advocacy priorities?

    So, Arlington issues will be...
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    Hello all forum members! One of the joys of...

    Hello all forum members!

    One of the joys of being a moderator of the Washington Area Bicycling Forums is an email in my inbox for every single post. I don't often reply because of the numbers of...
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    Surprisingly, there are only a few libraries with...

    Surprisingly, there are only a few libraries with available space after 5pm on a weekday due to budget cuts. The libraries that are open after 5pm are quickly reserved by ANCs, knitting groups and...
  12. Thanks for giving it another shot! Just a few...

    Thanks for giving it another shot! Just a few blocks north of the "end of the trail" is another long section up near Catholic. The signs getting there are pretty small but they are there. I've...
  13. Here is more information about the Metropolitan...

    Here is more information about the Metropolitan Branch Trail - http://metbranchtrail.com/map

    In the concept plan, there is a connection between the Met Branch and the Anacostia Tributary Trail...
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    Great question and believe it or not a pretty...

    Great question and believe it or not a pretty frequently asked question in our WABA Commuting Seminars and other classes.

    There are bicycle garment bags for rear racks. I do not have personal...
  15. http://waba.org/documents/map-va_to_dc.jpg ...

    http://waba.org/documents/map-va_to_dc.jpg

    Here is another possible solution. From the Mount Vernon trail:

    Ride across the 14th Street bridge (I-395).
    Turn left at the end of the bridge and...
  16. kt543, I'd highly suggest taking a confident...

    kt543,

    I'd highly suggest taking a confident city cycling class with WABA. (in full disclosure, I work for WABA and teach these classes). They cover much of the questions that you have about...
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    Brendon, I agree that it's not totally...

    Brendon,

    I agree that it's not totally intuitive when you're actually riding. It's a good example of how bicycles aren't pedestrians or cars...we're bikes! There are signs that instruct bicycles...
  18. This is awful! I can't believe that MPD's...

    This is awful! I can't believe that MPD's construction contractors were allowed to get away with this terrible craftsmanship. It's completely useless. We (WABA) will contact MPD and get them to...
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    You're absolutely right. We've been having major...

    You're absolutely right. We've been having major issues with our web server the past few weeks with long outages. I've been working closely with our system admin and hosting service to fix the...
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    That's sweet. It's like a aftermarket light...

    That's sweet. It's like a aftermarket light set-up for a tuner car. Do you have a link to a website to buy such lights?

    Thanks,
    Greg
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    National Bike Summit Homestays

    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...
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    I'd like to say from WABA perspective, I'd prefer...

    I'd like to say from WABA perspective, I'd prefer not to have to be as involved moderating (or at least monitoring) the forums. I have other plenty of other work to do (as do the other moderators). ...
  23. As you guessed it, helmets are required by our...

    As you guessed it, helmets are required by our event insurance company. This has always been the case at WABA events and will be for the foreseeable future. All major cycling events that carry...
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    Did you call the police / get a police report? I...

    Did you call the police / get a police report? I know that it isn't the first thing on your mind after a terrible situation like this but it's worth it.

    WABA is working with Councilmember...
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    Green Wave light signalization would be the...

    Green Wave light signalization would be the obvious solution. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_wave

    Programming an optimal lighting sequence against traffic (northbound being the direction...
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