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    Oh man, should have stopped by for the socks.

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    This year's event has been great, and it is always a pleasure seeing everyone out there. This morning was our biggest weekday turnout (except Fridays) since we started the program 6 years ago. We were discussing previous year's attendance this morning, and thought posting them would be fun.

    Hope to see you tomorrow.

    2016
    Monday: 109
    Tuesday: 121
    Wednesday: 155
    Thursday:
    Friday:
    All 5 Days:

    2015
    Monday: 112
    Tuesday: 137
    Wednesday: 134
    Thursday: 116
    Friday: 429
    All 5 Days: 82

    2014
    Monday: 132
    Tuesday: 135
    Wednesday: 148
    Thursday: 138
    Friday: 187
    All 5 Days: 79

    2013
    Monday: 83
    Tuesday: 101
    Wednesday:121
    Thursday: 116
    Friday: 421
    All 5 Days: 47

    2012 (Estimates)
    Monday: 15
    Tuesday: 25
    Wednesday: 75
    Thursday: 85
    Friday: 307
    All 5 Days: N/A

    2011
    Monday: 29
    Tuesday: 38
    Wednesday: 61
    Thursday: 66
    Friday: 340
    All 5 Days: 15

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpetty1 View Post

    2015
    Friday: 429

    2014
    Friday: 187
    The good news story here is that ~50% of riders will still show up even if the weather is a washout (I was not one of them...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GovernorSilver View Post
    Oh man, should have stopped by for the socks.
    Yes, indeed. The Crystal City BID knows what it's doing, handing out reasonably nice swag you'd actually use. (All too often around here I've seen jurisdictions hand out garbage like cheap cheap water bottles that make me doubt their understanding of their target audience.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    I lost my water bottle - right in the middle of the intersection, and I was not inclined to go back there and retrieve it.
    reminds me of the time my rear light popped off in the intersection of Constitution and 15th. I WAS inclined to go back to retrieve it. but I could only watch as it shattered into a million and three pieces when a car got there first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterw_diy View Post
    Yes, indeed. The Crystal City BID knows what it's doing, handing out reasonably nice swag you'd actually use.
    Agreed, it is really great stuff, especially for someone who has been cycling a while.

    Quote Originally Posted by peterw_diy View Post
    (All too often around here I've seen jurisdictions hand out garbage like cheap cheap water bottles that make me doubt their understanding of their target audience.)
    Perhaps their target audience are newbies and the cheap stuff will hold them on for a while until they start cycling regularly and need higher quality stuff. Those of us who cycle regularly, perhaps, should leave more of that for those who aren't cycling regularly. When I was in grad school and going to conferences, the cheap swag they handed out, like really cheap canvas or plastic bags (not quite a brief case, so a brief bag? Something that held your papers nicely) were great. Over time those were not what I wanted/needed anymore. I no longer take all the "free" stuff at such places anymore.
    Last edited by DrP; 05-18-2016 at 04:36 PM. Reason: forgot a word; and a typo

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    I would advise anyone that receives swag that they really don't need to donate it to Phoenix Bikes or to the immigrant day laborers at the Shirlington and Education Center (located next to start of the W&OD). Most of the latter folks are riding department store bikes and lack proper lighting and safety equipment. I've seen them waiting all day long outdoors for someone to hire them on *Christmas day*.

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    Default Cycling cap day with the Crystal City BID

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    The gang enjoying CC BID bagels and coffee and sporting their new Crystal Ride caps.

    Pretty sweet to have Crystal City providing such great support for cycling in Arlington.

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    I see all the cool kids got there before I did.

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    Damn. I miss doing Bike to Work Week.


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