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Join GGW, Gabe Klein and others next Tuesday for a holiday bike ride and happy hour

On Tuesday, December 21, join your fellow sustainable transportation enthusiasts, Greater Greater Washington contributors, WABA staff including their Bike Ambassador, and DDOT officials including Gabe Klein for a holiday bike ride and happy hour.

Photo by megabeth on Flickr.

We'll be meeting at the Reeves Center, on the corner of 14th and U, at 5 pm to get started. From there, we'll bike to Dupont Circle, downtown for the Downtown BID Holiday Market, and then back up to 14th and U (via the 15th Street bike lane, of course!)

The ride will end at Marvin, 2007 14th Street, NW between U and V, for a holiday happy hour. If you can't join the ride, feel free to go right to Marvin after 7 pm to join in the festivities.

For bike riders, feel free to deck out your bike or your person with lights, wreaths, ribbons or other festive trimmings. Candles are not recommended. And don't forget to dress warmly!

Gabe Klein will be wearing a Santa suit, and we'll make some caroling stops along the way. Also, DDOT will be collecting winter coats, socks, gloves, hats and other winter clothing for a clothing drive at Reeves. Please arrive early to drop off items so the drive organizers have a chance to collect everything and get it back inside before the ride.

Please obey all traffic laws. If a stoplight means the group gets split up, you'll easily be able to catch up quickly or at the holiday market or Marvin.

Don't have a bike? You can grab a CaBi bike at the Reeves Center station and renew your 30 minutes by depositing and re-checking it along the way.

David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He now lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. 


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sounds like fun. probably have to miss the ride since i don't get out of work that early, but i can make the bar!

by Geoffrey Hatchard on Dec 14, 2010 3:48 pm • linkreport

Sounds awesome, but like Geoff, I'd have to leave work early to get there, so I won't be able to join for the ride.

by Rob on Dec 14, 2010 4:03 pm • linkreport

How do you manage to always cross schedule this? I was clear until 3 hrs ago when plans were made for the 11 Bell's Stout event at Meridian Pint.

by John on Dec 14, 2010 4:16 pm • linkreport

Also will be at work, but hope to stop by later at Marvin. Great idea. Stay warm!

by Steven Glazerman on Dec 14, 2010 5:07 pm • linkreport

Drinking should always come before the bike riding.

by aaa on Dec 14, 2010 7:24 pm • linkreport

Oh yeah, let's bike down the neighborhoods that gentrifiers love to bike through! DC is so fun when you got money!

by John on Dec 14, 2010 9:52 pm • linkreport

@ john You're aware how much more affordable this region becomes when owning two cars per household is no longer considered a requirement. Aren't you?

by Read Scott Martin on Dec 14, 2010 10:44 pm • linkreport

Yeah, but those Logan Circle bicycle tollbooths sure are pricey....

by andrew on Dec 15, 2010 12:19 am • linkreport

Can you all please stop biting on Gabe Klein's posterior?! Give it a rest- let him slither on into the night, with his anti-car self...

by KevinM on Dec 15, 2010 7:29 am • linkreport

We really need to be able to sign in to an account. There are two "Johns" on this thread, the first one (me) and the the other one. Given the second's post, the first would rather not share the same exact appearance.

by John on Dec 15, 2010 10:59 am • linkreport


You should try "oboe", I've found hardly anyone uses that moniker.

by oboe on Dec 15, 2010 11:02 am • linkreport

I just want to point out that I will Pardon no one While they Redesign and Reconstruct their Site. Get it together

by David C on Dec 17, 2010 1:15 am • linkreport

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