Scenes from the Summit: Day One

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.:


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:

Capital Bikeshare-2

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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Chris I
Chris I
11 years ago

What do you expect from the “rogue” state?

Paul Manson
Paul Manson
11 years ago

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