Military Road Bike/Pedestrian Trail Study Public Meeting

The National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with DDOT, is hosting a virtual public meeting from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on May 24, 2022 to present a proposed pedestrian and bicycle trail study along Military Road within Rock Creek Park.

The project looks to provide a safe and efficient east-west pedestrian and bicycle connection through Rock Creek Park that will function for all users. The proposed connection will be between Oregon Avenue NW and 16th Street NW and will provide connections to the existing trail network within the park.

Link to the virtual meeting is HERE.

Women & Bicycles: Maintenance Workshop


We are proud to partner with expert bike mechanics and members of Women & Bicycles, Laurie Lemieux and Kate Schrock, for a workshop on bike maintenance. The conversation will be geared towards people who might be new(er) to biking and interested in learning about basic upkeep for their bike. Some of the topics we’ll be covering include going over different parts of the bike, how to adjust your brakes, and how to clean your chain and apply chain lube.

This is a hybrid event where participants can either register to participate in person (at Proteus Bicycles) or virtually via Zoom. 

In response to the on-going covid pandemic, masks are required and we are limiting the number of spots to 15 for in person participation. Laurie and Kate will not be providing hands-on maintenance to participant’s bikes. Please use the table below to register for an in-person ticket.

In person registration

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Zoom registration

The workshop will also be hosted on Zoom with closed captioning. Please click the registration link below to register for a virtual (Zoom) ticket.


Note – This event is apart of WABA’s Women & Bicycles program and is only open to those who identify as woman/trans/femme/nonbinary. If that’s not you, we have plenty of other events you should check out at waba.org/fun. Know someone who should come? Please share this event with them! If you need accommodations, have questions about access or the event, send us an email at womenandbicycles@waba.org.

Bike Anywhere Week: Ways to Carry Stuff by Bike

Join WABA for our third annual Bike to Anywhere Week by tuning in to our webinar where we’ll discuss the different ways to carry stuff on your everyday ride.  Learn how to carry things around your bike using racks, bags, trailers and more! We’ll share  some quick tips on how to use these accessories and where others might be able to find them. By the end of the webinar you’ll have all the knowledge you need in order to carry your necessary items for your commute,  your groceries from the store to your home, your kids to school or even your pets to the park! Feel free to ask your questions so you are  prepared to carry things around on your next ride.

Register!

Bike Anywhere Week: ABC Quick Check

Join the Bike Ambassadors as they walk you through how to do an ABC Quick Check on your bike. Learn how to perform some basic bike maintenance to make sure your bike is in good condition for your next ride. We’ll walk you through how to check your tire pressure, brakes, chain and a few other things. Performing an ABC Quick Check before your next ride can help make sure your bike is safe to ride.

We want you to enjoy riding and keep your bike in good condition, so join us as we share tips on what to check for and help answer other bike questions.

Register!

New Jersey Ave NW Safety Project Forum with ANC 5E and DDOT

ANC 5E commissioners are hosting this meeting with DDOT to discuss in detail proposed changes to New Jersey Ave NW between Florida Ave and N St. NW.

The plan, outlined in this notice of intent, aims to reduce crashes and unsafe driving by removing one travel lane in each direction, adding a center turn-only lane, and adding protected bike lanes against each curb. The protected bike lanes will extend the existing New Jersey Ave protected bike lanes in place south of N St, link to bike lanes on Q St and R St, and the 4th St. bikeway to the north to expand the usable network. Making this change will remove all of the rush-hour restricted parking on New Jersey Ave NW, but add about 18 full-time parking spaces spread over the half-mile. Overall, it will make a dramatic improvement in road safety for people walking, biking, and especially driving here.

If you cannot make the meeting, you can share your thoughts with DDOT, using this WABA action page (note this includes other comment opportunities). If you live in ANC 5E, take a moment to share your perspective and a quick illustrative story with your ANC commissioner by email (contact info here). Keep your message short, respectful, and rooted in fact.

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91299631309?pwd=bEI0NzhWL0RzWm4rSHlrNUFMQlVqUT09
Meeting ID: 912 9963 1309
Passcode: hZ1zQb