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    Default Chinese New Year ride -- Sunday, Jan. 30

    Chinese New Year is coming up on February 1, so I'm planning a themed ride on Sunday, January 30.

    We'll start at 801 Wharf St. SW, where I'll have some treats from Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate to share. Meet at 3:00 p.m., roll at 3:15 p.m. We'll end at the Kennedy Center's REACH Winter Lanterns display. In between, we'll stop at three sites associated with AAPI history, including one home that was the site of a notorious triple murder that ended up changing the U.S. criminal justice system.

    Exact route still TBD, but expect about 10 miles of city riding. No drop, casual pace. What to bring: head light, tail light, bike lock, warm clothes, and bike shoes you feel comfortable walking in at The REACH.

    This ride is open to all BAFS participants and friends who are vaccinated against COVID. If you are not yet fully vaccinated, stay tuned for future rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by komorebi View Post
    Chinese New Year is coming up on February 1, so I'm planning a themed ride on Sunday, January 30.

    We'll start at 801 Wharf St. SW, where I'll have some treats from Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate to share. Meet at 3:00 p.m., roll at 3:15 p.m. We'll end at the Kennedy Center's REACH Winter Lanterns display. In between, we'll stop at three sites associated with AAPI history, including one home that was the site of a notorious triple murder that ended up changing the U.S. criminal justice system.

    Exact route still TBD, but expect about 10 miles of city riding. No drop, casual pace. What to bring: head light, tail light, bike lock, warm clothes, and bike shoes you feel comfortable walking in at The REACH.

    This ride is open to all BAFS participants and friends who are vaccinated against COVID. If you are not yet fully vaccinated, stay tuned for future rides.
    Thanks. Looking forward to it. Hoping for better weather....

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    An update: the route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38337354. But I'm keeping an eye on the forecast. If we end up getting measurable snow on Friday night/Saturday morning, I'll postpone the ride until the following Sunday, February 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by komorebi View Post
    An update: the route is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38337354. But I'm keeping an eye on the forecast. If we end up getting measurable snow on Friday night/Saturday morning, I'll postpone the ride until the following Sunday, February 6.
    Whats the status of this ride? Very interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumipumi View Post
    Whats the status of this ride? Very interested
    I am interested too.

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    The DC streets generally look OK based on the traffic cameras, so we're still a go! Just be prepared for possible rerouting if needed (I'll try to scout out the route before the 3:00 p.m. meetup time). Also, be sure to give your fellow riders extra room to maneuver and brake, and let them know of hazards ahead. Thanks.

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    I will be there in spirit but cant make it




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    I am considering Interloping if I can get a full recharge on my heated glove liners after riding to dislodge @Serdar on the BAFS2022 leaderboard


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    Thanks to Komorebi for a great ride and to Reji for sweeping. It was pretty cold, but fun as well as educational.

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    Thank you to everyone who came out! It was great riding with you all. If you want more information about our stops, here are some links:
    1. Japanese-American Memorial to Patriotism: https://www.nps.gov/places/japanese-...rld-war-ii.htm, https://www.njamemorial.org/new-page-1
    2. Chinatown and Friendship Arch: https://boundarystones.weta.org/2020...%99s-chinatown, https://boundarystones.weta.org/2021...rchway-came-be
    3. Old Korean Legation: https://oldkoreanlegation.org/en/about/welcome/
    4. 2023 Kalorama Rd. NW: https://boundarystones.weta.org/2020...shocked-nation


    And the lanterns at the REACH are definitely worth checking out:

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