Newsletter: permission slip
It’s sweating season. It came late this year but it’s here. WABA has tips for riding in the heat, which I recommend. But the thing I think bears saying out loud, because so much social pressure pushes in the opposite direction, is: sweat is ok! Sweat is good, even. It’s biological air conditioning, don’t let anyone make you feel bad about taking advantage of it.
So, if you want to, print this email as your permission slip: you can sweat at the grocery store, sweat at the bar, sweat at work! It’s better burning fossil fuels so you don’t have to.
Things to do this week
- Saturday: Ride over some bridges with Hill Family Biking
- Monday: Food Rescue by Bike
- Wednesday: Montgomery County Bicycling Advocates Happy Hour
- Wednesday: Join the Braddock Road Multimodal Improvements Public Meeting
- Thursday: Check out this DDOT Public Meeting about Arboretum Bridge & Trail
- Next Tuesday: Join DDOT to discuss the Bus Priority Project on 14th St NW
- Deadline on Wednesday: Support Parking Reimagined in Fairfax
- Deadline on Friday: Comment on the Draft Langston Boulevard Area Plan
- Ongoing: Support Duke Street for ALL Alexandrians
- Ongoing: Provide Feedback on Franconia Road and Commerce Street Corridor
- Ongoing: Weigh in on DDOT’s Plans for Bladensburg Rd NE
- Ongoing: Weigh in on what transportation should look like in Georgetown
- Ongoing: Support protected bike lanes on Mt Olivet Rd NE
- Ongoing: Support this community petition for bike lanes on Good Hope Rd
- Ongoing: Don’t let the MoCo Council take away the Little Falls Linear Park
A fun route idea for the weekend
Hop on the Millenium Trail just north of the Twinbrook Metro, cross over I-270, then head south on Seven Locks road for a bit to pick up the Cabin John Trail—for some bumpy, flowy off-road riding. I usually have to do a little bit of bike-pushing on some of the rockier bits, but your mileage may vary. When you get to the southern end of the trail, hop back on to Seven Locks Road and zoom down the hill to MacArthur Blvd. Do the Macarthur-CCT connector dance to get yourself on the Capital Crescent Trail and back to the Metro in Bethesda.
Have a great weekend.