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    Quote Originally Posted by PotomacCyclist View Post
    We need to have a Bike to Bike Week. Or Month.
    Yeah, if there were pit stops with coffee and snacks every morning, EVERYONE would bike to work.

    Then in the evenings we could have little sandwiches and cocktails...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelinva View Post
    Yeah, if there were pit stops with coffee and snacks every morning, EVERYONE would bike to work.

    Then in the evenings we could have little sandwiches and cocktails...
    It's not a crazy idea -- would be a small price for a very large social benefit (better health, less pollution and traffic congestion, less CO2 and climate problems, more happiness)!

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    Those food trucks could work the pit stops.
    They are not doing anything until lunch time anyways

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbelt View Post
    It's not a crazy idea -- would be a small price for a very large social benefit (better health, less pollution and traffic congestion, less CO2 and climate problems, more happiness)!
    Could be like a reverse tax. The govt provides funding for free goodies (and roadside bike repairs) since this is cheaper to the govt/taxpayer overall in terms of getting people out of their cars (and even metro).

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    And of course there is Bike to Run Day in September. (Otherwise known as the Nation's Triathlon, i.e., the sole surviving open water triathlon in D.C.)

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    As for the regular pit stops, I think it would be a nice idea to have Bike to Work Day once a month. Maybe some local businesses could be convinced to donate breakfast items in return for promotional opportunities. Some of the local Business Improvement Districts could coordinate something like this.

    It wouldn't need to be as large-scale as today's event to be effective. Maybe one day in April, May and June. Possibly September too. But I don't think a lot of the casual cyclists will commute as often in August because of the heat.

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    I made it home!!!
    The first 8 miles were great - passing all the cars on the 14th St Bridge was good fun. Stopped by the airport to have a fight with the straps on my messenger bag.

    The last mile was a 99% uphill grade. I don't know who put in all those hills while I was at work today.

    21-mile round trip today. Go me!

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