I'll be in the Wash. DC area for the Natl. Bike Summit again this year for the 4th year hopefully with the founder of the Ride of Silence, Chris Phelan, assuming everything comes together. The 2 of us would love to stay with someone who's a supporter/ volunteer for the Wash. DC Ride of Silence event which has happened now for several years if not more. We hope to get together with other RoS volunteers, supporters while there for the Summit. We'd be happy with couches and even happier if we could borrow bikes to ride in the mornings or evenings after the Summit sessions and possibly even into the Summit itself if within 10 mi. or so. We'll be arriving the evening of Mon. Mar. 19th and leaving the evening of Fri. the 22nd. Thanks for letting me know.
I'm driving to the Bike Summit and would like to find a place to park my car. I have housing near the Summitt hotel but there is limited parking that's not free. If you have space on your street or in your drive to leave a car Monday and pick it up on Friday, I'd be interested. I'll provide a jar of my home made salsa as compensation and reciprical arrangements if you do RAGBRAI (the ride across Iowa).
Posting for the general public, in case anyone else is in the same boat --
Originally Posted by bobo
There's free unlimited street parking in our neighborhood in Arlington, and the bike ride to DC is a beautiful downhill through Arlington National Cemetery, putting you on the Memorial Bridge. There are restrictions on times, but generally you can bike through Fort Myer (have to show picture ID, like a driver's license, and they write down your info, unless you work for the govt) from 5am - 9pm and you can bike down through the cemetery while it's open (8am - 6pm). All other times you can still get there by bike, you'll just be going around -- googlemaps can help you with exact directions.
Here's a map, hope it makes sense. The start and end are in the neighborhood with the free parking -- just look for parking signs.
You can also park in the neighborhood N of US 50 -- most of the parking south of 10th Street is free. From there it's a 10-15 minute walk to the Metro at Clarendon or Courthouse.
Send me a message if you need more info.
Hey, just to reiterate; I couldn't get in contact with some people upthread and actually have a better deal available.
I can house *two* people in a guest bedroom and/or a couch at my apartment in a high-rise, full-service building -- great for two attendees who are traveling together. It's in a quiet neighborhood, 0.3km to Metro, supermarket, and bikeshare; 1-2km to Capitol, and 3km to the Bike Summit. I'll have class each night of the Summit, so I won't have much free time then.
PLEASE get in touch by private message here, or use this spam-proof form to email me: http://westnorth.com/about/
I am an advocate traveling to the summit, arriving by Megabus Mar 19 and staying through Friday - leaving Friday pm. I'm male, 54yo, non-smoking, raw vegan but just looking for a place to stay near Metro or the event hotel - anything is appreciated. Member of LAB, ABW, Director of Positive Spin, Morgantown WV. Please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 304-276-0213 if you can help me out.
Still looking for a homestay, and starting to get a little panicky. Haven't seen a post on this forum since my last one, is this thing on?
I don't have the room for you, but have you tried the Couchsurfing or Warmshowers websites just in case?
The Wm Penn Quaker Hostel has room for me tonite and tomorrow, but is full Thursday. Hope to find something by then.