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Scenes from the Summit: Day One

Posted by on March 21st, 2012 at 4:45 am

Here’s a little photo essay from my first day here at the National Bike Summit…

With spring temps in the high 70s, biking is in bloom here on the streets of D.C.:

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Scenes from DC


Women responded in a big way to the first annual National Women Cycling Forum. A line stretched down the hall to get in and nearly all the seats were full inside:

National Women Cycling Forum-2


No revolution ever happened without a button:

National Women Cycling Forum-1


The Tim Johnson Ride on Washington rolled down Pennsylvania Ave, one of D.C.’s most historic streets, en route to a celebration at the Capitol Reflecting Pool (And yes, this is taken from a taxi. Sorry! It was either that or miss seeing this altogether):

Tim Johnson Ride on Washington-1


I could see this ride becoming a major annual event (I think I’ll plan on joining in next year):

Tim Johnson Ride on Washington-7


Have I mentioned that the weather here has been splendid?

Tim Johnson Ride on Washington-17


Using the Capital Bikeshare system has been a real treat. It works just as advertised:

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Chris Distefano, the communications director at Rapha (notice the trousers) here to represent Oregon bike business, also tried bike share for the first time (and liked it):

Capital Bikeshare-4


BTA Advocacy Director Gerik Kransky getting some business done outside the Grand Hyatt (Summit headquarters):

Summit Scenes


It’s a record crowd here at the Summit, with over 800 people from 49 states (darn you Alaska!) in attendance:

biggest crowd ever at Summit-2


Stay tuned! There’s a full day of action on tap…

— BikePortland’s coverage of the 2012 National Bike Summit is brought to you Planet Bike.

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What do you expect from the “rogue” state?

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But it is the state with the highest mode split for walking and biking….