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Ride marks end of 2008 National Bike Summit

Posted by on March 7th, 2008 at 10:58 am

This story is part of my ongoing coverage of the 2008 National Bike Summit. See the rest of my coverage here.


Watch slideshow below.
(Photos © J. Maus)

The eighth annual National Bike Summit came to a close today with the traditional bike ride around the Capitol.

100+ riders were guided along by staff from the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) and were treated to a handlebars-eye view of bicycling conditions on the city streets, residential boulevards, and multi-use paths in and around Capitol Hill.

We carried our bikes over broken bikeways, dueled and dodged several big trucks, rambled through posh, tree-lined Capitol Hill neighborhoods, pedaled high above the Anacostia River mere feet from freeway traffic, enjoyed a smooth spin along the riverfront and ended at the pool in front of the Capitol building.

Faces in the crowd included Dirt Rag Magazine founder Maurice Tierney, IMBA’s executive director Mike Van Abel, League of American Bicyclists president Andy Clarke, Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership director/juggernaut Deb Hubsmith, and several folks from the Oregon contingent.

See more faces and places from the ride in the photo gallery or watch the slideshow below (30 images):

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  • Kronda March 7, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Jonathan, your coverage of this summit has been outstanding. Thanks so much for all your hard work!

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  • gwadzilla March 7, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    great finally meeting you in a none electronic world

    great coverage
    great photos
    and more importantly
    great contribution to the cycling culture

    some photos on my blog of you on the other side of the camera

    I have a feeling it is going to be a good year

    glad you had a good time in Washington DC
    the place I call home


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  • Andy B from Jersey March 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Yeah! Great coverage. You were my source for what was going on in DC this week.

    Hopefully I\’ll make it down next year. It only an easy train ride away with Bromton in tow.

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