So, you’re going on a bike ride…and you need to navigate using a paper cue sheet. But how are you going to attach that sucker to your bike so you can glance at it easily?
Here’s a low-tech solution that just might help.
Start by gathering your materials (if you come to a WABA Signature Ride, we’ll have these available along with your cue sheet!). You’ll need:
1. Thread the zip tie through the binder clip.
2. Fasten the zip tie around your handlebar stem to secure the binder clip to the bike. (The stem is the vertical bar underneath your handlebars!)
3. Clip the cue sheet into the binder clip!(You’ll have to take it on and off to turn the page.)
4. If it’s raining: use the plastic bag to keep the cue sheet dry.
5. To remove after your ride: cut the zip tie off the handlebar stem with scissors. You can also leave it on for your next ride! Either way, don’t throw away the bag or binder clip—use them for something else, too.
Join the DC Bike Ambassadors Thursday, April 15th at 6pm, as they walk you through how to fix a flat on your bike! Has your bike been sitting because of a punctured inner tube or are you looking to replace an old inner tube or tire? It’s time to get your bike up and running again. We will show you the tools you need and step-by-step on how to get your bike back on the road.
Need accommodations, have questions about access, or have questions about the event? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep in mind if we do chat about bike advice that what works for you may not work for everyone, and unsolicited advice can feel unwelcoming and condescending. Please come in the spirit of solidarity and communal problem solving.
Brew yourself a cup of coffee or tea and come hang out on the internet with us for a bit.
Conversation is open—we often chat about weekend plans to be outside but also take questions about getting into biking, what trails are being expanded, and topics not connected to bicyclists (donuts are good!).
We’ll use Zoom for the meet up. You can RSVP here.
For 2021, we are moving back to a monthly model – join us every second Friday of the month!
Hosted by a WABA staffer, this is a great chance to ask any bicycling questions! Join us anytime between 8am and 9am. And you are totally welcome to join voice or text chat only without video.
in early 2021, WABA hosted a Bikeable, Walkable Streets workshop for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners. We explored some effective options for making streets more inclusive, how DC’s Department of Transportation moves forward street safety and redesign projects, how to participate in that process some tactics to get a good idea moving.
In the second half, a panel of past and current commissioners shared their experience and tips on workshopping ideas, building consensus among residents and stakeholders, and getting safe streets projects done.
Salim Adofo – Commissioner 8C07
Monique Diop – Commissioner 8D04
Randy Downs – Former Commissioner 2B05
Erin Palmer – Commissioner 4B02
Questions? Email email@example.com. Click here to download the slides.
Curious to learn more about trails in the region? The Capital Trails Coalition has fantastic comprehensive maps for a bigger picture context of the options and Google Maps is usually a decent option for specific directions. But here is more about some of our favorite trails:
Captions were done post-event by a professional service. We know the screen recording didn’t center our slides so here’s the full text:
Trails are great! Oxon Run Trail, Capital Crescent Trail, WB&A Trail, Cross County Trail – our region is full of lots of options. There are a few trail basics to know;
Go Slow Enough That Everyone Is Safe. Some trails have official speed limits, often 15 mph, but regardless, you are responsible for riding responsibly. Be extra careful around hard-to-see corners, under slippery conditions and when trails are crowded with other trail users, especially kids and pets that might have more unpredictable movement. Go slow enough that you can safely react to expected and unexpected hazards.
Ride Right, Pass Left. Trails are kinda like roads, but better! Help everyone out by having consistent “vehicle” travel patterns. When you are passing someone, call your pass with voice or bell in advance of passing. But never assume they will hear you, they might be hard-of-hearing and/or distracted – give everyone plenty of space when passing!
Share the Space. Trails are great for walking, rollerskating, bicycling and more! Most trails are multi-use and should have clear signs if bike riding is prohibited. If you are in a group, leave width so that others can go around you. If you stop, try and pull off the trail to keep the active travel lanes open. Bright lights may be necessary for unlit trails at night, but tilt your light towards the trail pavement to make sure oncoming trail users can still see.