Tuesday, September 18, 2012

'Gimmie 5' Facilities Committee Community Ride

Met Branch Trail at S Street Pocket Park
The Facilities Committee and its chair Jeanie Osburn would like to invite you join District Department of Transportation staff member Heather Deutsch on a bike tour of Ward 5.

The "Gimme 5!" ride will travel to some of Ward 5's well-known and best-kept-secret sites.  This ride is in partnership with Cultural Tourism - a nonprofit organization helping DC residents and visitors discover, experience and celebrate the city’s art, culture, and heritage.

The ride is Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 1PM - 4PM beginning and ending at the NoMa-Gallaudet U (New York Ave) Metrorail Station (Near the 2nd and Florida Avenue entrance).

The ride will travel along the Metropolitan Branch Trail, stop in for a tour of Chocolate City Brewing Company, cruise through "Little Rome" (Washington Trinity University, St. Paul's College, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Catholic University, the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America), via Fort Totten, then on to the National Arboretum, and passing Gallaudet University on the return.

The ride is rated "moderate" and has some rollers and one climb (at Fort Totten - Bates Road NE). 

Helmets are required, locks are recommended.

For more information regarding DC Cultural Tourism's Biking Town / Walking Town Tours, please visit their  website.

Thanks and we hope to see you September 29.