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    Rockville

    Swag: dog plastic bag dispenser, foldable Frisbee, portable coffee mug, notebook, pen, glasses wipe, map, reflective clip-on, can lid
    Food: Chia bars, fortune cookies, Kit's Organic bars, theoretically coffee but it wasn't ready
    Raffle: yes, but no idea what it was, as I would have had to stay there to win
    Last edited by cvcalhoun; 05-17-2015 at 12:11 AM.

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    North Bethesda – US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (across from White Flint Metro Station):

    Swag: magnetic clip, smartphone cleaner, bell, bike pin, pencil, map
    Food: coffee (finally!), donuts, bagels, raisins, smoothies, bananas
    Raffles: every 15 minutes (I won a $75 Whole Foods gift card!)
    Entertainment: DJ
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    Del Ray -
    Swag: none that I could see
    Food: peanuts, powerade, coffee, and water
    Raffles??? Hahahahahaha
    Entertainment? You mean more than just meeting new people and friendly early morning conversation?

    Suitland -
    Basically, same as above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creadinger View Post
    Del Ray -
    Swag: none that I could see
    Food: peanuts, powerade, coffee, and water
    Raffles??? Hahahahahaha
    Entertainment? You mean more than just meeting new people and friendly early morning conversation?

    Suitland -
    Basically, same as above.
    Del Ray - plus water bottles & all of last year's shirts you could carry. ("Please, take all you want") The Happy Tart cookies were warm and good.

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    Shirlington

    Swag - an instant raffle - I got the small prize and took a pair of BikeArlington socks. Large prize included helmets.
    Food - Best buns, coffee, muffins, bread and scones. Copperwood tavern lemonade and some kind of candied popcorn
    Raffles - see above
    Entertainment - dj, guy with a unicycle

    Crystal City - Swag - well the jersies of course, for some of us. CCBid giving out blinky lights, ankle straps, etc.
    Food - bagels and coffee and bananas.
    Raffles- none I saw.
    Bike repair from bikes for the world.
    Entertainment - well lots of people


    Canal Park
    Swag - Water bottles, blinky lights, and ankle straps
    Food - coffee, muffins, fruit
    Raffles - Capitol Riverfront BID doing a raffle for BID swag, not sure what that includes
    Bike repair by BicycleSpace
    Entertainment - posing for the department BTWD picture (technically not in Canal Park, at the front steps on NJ Avenue instead)


    Oh and I think both CC and CP had granola bars.

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    Crystal City had the Potbelly table too. They had a spinning wheel with different prizes. I won a free sandwich. The coupon expires on Dec. 31. They also handed out coupons for a free soda (no thanks) or a cookie with the purchase of an entree. This coupon is only good for today, which is another one of those pattern date: 5/15/15. (At 5:15 am, it was 5/15/15 5:15 am. At 1:15 pm, it will be 5/15/15 1:15 pm.)

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    Bethesda:

    Swag: towels, reflective ankle straps
    Food: apples, bagels, bread
    Service: Griffin Cycle was providing air, lube, and basic tools
    Raffles: many at a time, every 15 minutes. However, there were so many people there that chances of winning were probably less than at less populated stops
    Entertainment: recorded music
    Last edited by cvcalhoun; 05-15-2015 at 09:03 AM.

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    Friendship Heights

    Food: apples, bananas, potato chips, fortune cookies, granola bars
    Swag: portable coffee mugs
    Raffles: theoretically closed at 8:30, but was still having raffles at 8:40. While they had only 2 at a time, there were so few people that chances of winning were high. (I won 3 lbs. of coffee.)
    Services: learn how to put your bike on the bus

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    National Geographic

    Food: first coffee with real cream, oranges, granola bars
    Swag: water bottles, coupons for free circulator ride
    Raffles: even though they were supposed to go on until 10:00, the last one had ended by 9:40.

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    Skipped:

    Rockville Fallsgrove and Twinbrook, and Rock Springs Business Park (too far out of the way)
    NIH (security would have taken even longer than at Naval Medical, and it didn't have the advantage of being open early).
    Golden Triangle Farragut Square and Georgetown Waterfront (closed by the time I made it there)
    Golden Triangle L Street (Where were you guys? I got to 19th and L 15 minutes before it was supposed to have closed, and couldn't find any sign of a pit stop. The people at Farragut Square said that several others had also been unable to find them.)
    Last edited by cvcalhoun; 05-15-2015 at 09:19 AM.

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