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    Default Presidential history ride in Alexandria, 7/4

    Which Alexandria neighborhood was home to not one but two future U.S. presidents? Which president nearly got into a fistfight while visiting Alexandria? Where was one of President Lincoln's closest friends killed? Come find out on this July 4 presidential history ride.

    When: Thursday, July 4, at 9:00 a.m.
    Where: Meet at Market Square, at the corner of King St and Fairfax St. The route is about 12 miles, with a mix of trails and streets and some hills: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30301125.
    Who: This no-drop ride is organized by Alexandria's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (and yours truly!) and is open to everyone.

    Details and registration at http://bit.ly/July4ride. Registration is encouraged, but you are also welcome to join the ride on the day of.

    We'll probably grab tacos at District Taco after the ride. All are welcome to attend.

    *For those of you who participated in my July 4 presidential history ride last year, this year's ride has all-new stops.
    Last edited by komorebi; 06-29-2019 at 10:13 PM. Reason: Typo in title. I blame the post-waterways ride margarita

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    There is a typo in the thread title. Yes you can fix it, click on Edit post, then immediately click Advanced, and from there you can change the title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n18 View Post
    There is a typo in the thread title. Yes you can fix it, click on Edit post, then immediately click Advanced, and from there you can change the title.
    Fixed! And thanks for the tip. I saw the typo in the title after I posted, but I had assumed there was no way for me to fix it.

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    Sorry. In a different forum with the same software, what I suggested works, but not in this forum.

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    komorebi,
    Thank you for all your research and leading the ride. We had fun, enjoyed talking with many people and learned some interesting things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesnick View Post
    komorebi,
    Thank you for all your research and leading the ride. We had fun, enjoyed talking with many people and learned some interesting things.
    Thanks, bikesnick! It was great seeing you and so many other forum friends on the ride. I was amazed at the number of people who came out despite the heat and humidity, and impressed by how chill everyone was during the breaks when we were waiting to regroup. Thanks to everyone for their patience, and special thanks to Emm, CBGanimal, and caseykane50 for marshaling and keeping us all safe. Here's Emm in action:



    More photos on Flickr.

    I also enjoyed the two random friendly encounters we had on the ride:
    • As we were biking north on Commonwealth Avenue past Cora Kelly School, an Alexandria PD cruiser was coming the other way. The officer got on his PA system and said, "Good morning, and have a great ride."
    • As we were gathering in front of T.C. Williams High School, a man living in a house across the street came out on his porch and invited us to come over if we needed a pit stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by komorebi View Post
    I also enjoyed the two random friendly encounters we had on the ride:
    Also, while we were regrouping at Tennesee Ave and Old Dominion Blvd, a woman walking her dog told us the house on N Overlook Dr was used as a hospital during the Civil War and some other interesting facts about the church.

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    How wonderful. Sorry I missed it. (I stayed in all day enjoying the AC)

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