Newsletter: Flowers, Signups, Tacos
In honor of the official Peak Cherry Blossom announcement, here are the best flowers you can see from your bike:
- Redbud and dogwood season along the C&O towpath (April-ish)
- Chicory along the Met Branch Trail in Eckington (I know, I know, it’s invasive. But it’s such a lovely blue!)
- Wisteria season in the front yards of Capitol Hill.
- A blanket of bluets in Mason Neck State Park (pictured above)
- Azalea Mountain at the National Arboretum
- The Lotus and Lily Festival at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
- The massive, lone cherry tree in Barnard Hill Park
- The sunflower field at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area
- The cherry blossoms at Hains Point
Things to Do:
- Sunday, March 5th: Join WABA, Greater Greater Washington and livability and transportation advocates for a casual office hours meetup to talk about campaigns and projects in Virginia.
- Monday, March 7th: Weigh in on proposed protected bike lanes near the future Piney Branch Purple Line station.
- Wednesday, March 8th: VPRA is hosting a popup to share details & solicit input from the local community on the Long Bridge Project.
- Join the Trail Rangers for our monthly Trail Cleanups:
- Join the DC Bike Ambassadors for their last few light giveaways of the season.
- Our April education season is open. Got a friend who wants a confidence boost biking in the city? A family member who wants to learn to ride? Send ’em to waba.org/classes.
- Wednesday, March 15th: Join Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for a townhall about the Zoo Loop Trail (which currently closes at 5pm).
- Tell everyone you know with school-aged kids about Bike Camp!
- Know anyone who would enjoy a full-time job riding bikes and talking to people?
- Sign up for Bike to Work Day.
- Sign up for the Bike How You Like ride.
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- The Trail Rangers completed a big trail cleanup on Hayes Street—check it out next time you ride through.
- Culture & Engagement Manager Jonathan Stafford hosted a chat about the intersection of Black History and Transportation.
- The DC Council held its annual budget oversight hearing for the District Department of Transportation. Lots of great testimony from advocates across the city. You can read our testimony here.
A Fun Route Idea for the Weekend:
The nice people at District Bridges have put together a Tour de Taco. Now, you could approach this like a sane person and eat tacos a few extra days over the allotted two weeks. You could do that, but why would you, when you could spend all day biking around the city eating too many tacos?
Programming note: no newsletter next week.
Have a great weekend!