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Thread: President's Day Ride - Monday, February 18th - George Washington Themed

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    Default President's Day Ride - Monday, February 18th - George Washington Themed

    The Presidents Day Ride is back! This year's ride is all about our nation's first President, George Washington (redacted is a long discussion about whether John Hanson was the really the first President under the Articles of Confederation). This year's ride is being co-hosted by my good friends the Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail.

    Why's the Washington Monument multi-colored? Why is the Custis Trail called the Custis Trail and what does it have to do with GW? Explore the border of a 1200 acre plot owned by GW that you've biked past 100 times. See the Washington family pew which has been used by at least 6 Presidents and one British Prime Minister. See the best view

    Meet
    9:30 am at Velo Cafe (730 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024)
    Rollout at 10

    Sites
    We will visit the following sites related to George Washington:
    Washington Monument
    Custis Trail
    George Washington Survey Marker
    Christ Church in Alexandria - We'll go inside
    The George Washington Masonic National Memorial - We'll go inside

    Route
    The route will be approximately 20 miles starting in SW DC and ending in Alexandria
    Approximate route: https://goo.gl/maps/xps2ZohQyhB2

    Bathrooms
    Bathrooms will be available at or near each stop, except for a brief stop on the Custis.

    Pace
    No drop. Average of about 13 mph with a sweep.

    Bring
    Bike Lock
    Small donation to Christ Church as a thank you to the volunteer docents
    $15 for admission to The George Washington Masonic National Memorial
    Snacks to prevent you from getting hangry

    After Party
    For those that want to grab late lunch/early dinner afterwards, we will find a mutually agreeable location in Alexandria.

    Sign Up
    There's an Eventbrite for this event so I can let the folks at Christ Church and the Masonic Memorial know how many folks are about to invade their facility and I can contact folks if there's any changes to the plan.
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preside...16599?ref=estw

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    We are just one week away from the super awesome George Washington themed Presidents Day Bike Ride.

    Don’t forget that I’m asking folks to RSVP on Eventbrite this year so that I can give Christ Church a heads up on how many people they can expect to show up at one time. The church has a wonderful group of volunteer docents who are going to show us George Washington’s church pew and tell us some other neat stuff.

    It will also allow me to communicate directly with you should plans change due to weather or an unforeseen event.

    RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preside...ebapi&ref=eios

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    The City of Alexandria has installed flags along King Street in honor of Judd’s President Day Ride.

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    Great job, Judd, putting together a fun group ride while also raising our presidential history knowledge!!
    I love that I also got into a new area I’d never biked to (DC Wharf / Velo Cafe)!

    Below: Our knowledgeable tour guide Judd explaining to us that the early members of a Washington Society, having bought some land for a memorial, discovered “building memorials is expensive tish!”; we were assembled atop the f.k.a. Shooter’s Hill before going into the G.W. Masonic Memorial for diagonal elevator rides and copious Washingtonalia.
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    Well I missed the ride but enjoyed the after party. And I must say, Judd is looking quite trim these days (and I understand without riding 280 miles/week)

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