Friday, April 11, 2014

EVENT: Surviving the Streets on a Bike

Saturday April 26, 2014
9:30am - 12:30pm
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments 
Training Center
777 N. Capitol Street NE

In preparation for Bike to Work Day, BWB will be hosting a seminar on how to bike on the roads safely, followed by a bike ride on the streets of DC (because if you can survive DC, you can survive anything).

9:30am - 11:30am Safety Seminar 
At the seminar you will learn the ABCs of bike safety, how to navigate an urban area, and how to be visible to motorists. We will provide you with a bike map, so you can map your route from home to work.

11:30am - 12:30PM Bike Ride 
We will take a short ride around the streets of DC, so you can become comfortable riding with motorists on the road.

Who should attend?
All levels who want to be more comfortable biking on the road.

What to bring? 
- Photo ID (You will need it to get into the building)
- Bike
- Helmet (You MUST have a helmet to participate in the ride)
- A friend/neighbor/sistergirl
- An open mind

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ADVOCACY Opportunity: Do you ride in Northeast DC?

The District Department of Transportation will host a final public meeting for the Florida Avenue Multimodal Transportation Study.

April 2, 2014, 7pm - 9pm 
Two Rivers Charter School 
1234 4th Street NE

 Please attend if you can! Black Women Bike supports protected bike lanes (e.g. cycle tracks) as the optimal design to promote bicycle safety, where possible. 

According to the recent DCist article, "DDOT Project Manager Gabe Onyeador says the three alternatives that will be presented will include bike lanes, a cycletrack and wider sidewalks."

More information
DCist article: 
DDOT project site:

Sunday, February 23, 2014

BWBDC 2014 Planning Meeting

Do you have ideas for rides or events? Interested in serving on the executive committee? Want to become more involved and connect with more members?

Help set Black Women Bike DC's course for the year at our 2014 planning meeting!

Saturday, March 8
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Northeast Library
330 7th St NE
Washington, DC 20002 

closest metro is Union Station (Red)

Please note bikes will not be allowed inside the library. Your RSVP is appreciated.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

September is full of rides and bike events in the DC area - many of which the BWB leaders are participating in - so we are not scheduling a September monthly ride. Instead, hit the trails, link up with other members, and check out these local rides and events:

-- Try a new trail! Some of our favorite local trails include the Mount Vernon Trail, Anacostia Trail System, Indian Head Rail Trail, Paint Branch, Northeast and Northwest Branch Trails, and Hains Point.

-- 9/18: Fix-a-Flat Workshop presented by WABA's Women & Bicycles program with Phoenix Bicycles.

-- 9/21: 50 States and 13 Colonies Ride organized by WABA (both are sold out, but a number of BWB members are signed up). 

Want to participate as a volunteer? Click here for more information.

-- 9/21: 3rd Annual Natasha Pettigrew Memorial Ride, 7am. The ride leaves from PG County Community College (Largo). Email for details.

-- 9/28: Crystal City Diamond Derby in Arlington. This is a unique race, bike party, fashion, food, and fun event for riders of all levels.

-- 9/29: Tour du Port in Baltimore organized by Bike Maryland.

AND save the date for our "How to Ride Your Bike through Winter and Night" clinic Saturday, October 3. More details to come.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

BWBDC August All-Levels Ride: Metropolitan Branch Trail


Join us Saturday, August 17 at 9:45 am for an all-levels group ride of the Metropolitan Branch Trail ending at the Edgewood (DC) National Night Out celebration.

Meeting location: The front of DC Prep Edgewood Campus, 707 Edgewood St NE

Brookland-Catholic U (Red Line) is the closest metro station and Capital Bikeshare bikes are available  If you exit the station on the elevator side, cross the "Welcome to Brookland" bridge and make the first left onto 8th Street NE. Follow 8th to where it turns/ends. You'll be at the entrance to the off street portion of the Met Branch which is at the bottom of the small hill near the meeting point.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bike Buying Clinic

Capitol Hill Bikes has generously offered to host a free Bike Buying Clinic for members of Black Women Bike DC!

Whether you're looking to purchase a bike or just want to learn more about different styles and brands, join us Saturday, August 3 at 1pm and bring a friend!

Capitol Hill Bikes (719 8th St SE, Washington, DC
) is located just south of the Eastern Market metro station (Blue/Orange). Street parking is available.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July All Levels Ride: Capital Crescent Trail

Join us Saturday, July 20 for our all levels ride of the Capital Crescent Trail leaving from Georgetown to Bethesda, Maryland and back.

This route is a straight out and back (as opposed to a loop) on paved trails with few hills, so we will return to the trail entrance at Georgetown. For intermediate and advanced riders interested in a longer/faster ride, we can direct you to Hains Point via the Rock Creek Trail to get in more mileage.

Please note:
- This is a NO DROP ride - no one will be left behind
- You must have a HELMET to ride with BWBDC
- Bring your own WATER and please, please hydrate well BEFORE the ride
- ALL LEVELS are welcome
- There are Capital Bikeshare stations nearby (no excuses!)

Meet up points:
1. Water Street just before the trail entrance. (Take K Street under the Whitehurst Freeway, past the movie theater, until it runs out. Enter"Key Bridge Boathouse, 3500 Water St NW" for GPS/maps.) Street/metered parking is available.

2. Capital Bikeshare station near Foggy Bottom Metro at 22nd & I St NW. Meet at 9:30am so we can ride over and meet the main group. (There are two other Bikeshare stations within a couple blocks in case they are out of bikes).

Please be ready to roll, hydrated, tires pumped, helmets on, and wheels down at 10am. See you then!

If weather poses an issue, call the BWBDC voice mail at 202-810-4BWB (4292) and listen for the message.

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