Monday, April 15, 2013

BAC Facilities Committee (BAC FAC) - April 20

Please join the Bicycle Advisory Council's Facilities Committee (BAC-FAC) on a ride or 'rolling meeting', Saturday April 20, 2013, The first ride of the season will explore access into and out of the area around the new Costco Warehouse Club store located at 2441 Market Street NE.

The ride will begin at 1:30pm, and start at the Union Station bike station, near First Street NE and Massachusetts Avenue NE. The ride will end at the NoMa-Gallaudet Metrorail Station. As always, we strongly recommend that you bring a helmet and reserve the right not to allow you on this ride without one. Please plan to arrive about 15 minutes before the ride begins, we will leave promptly at 1:30pm.

Below is a tentative route map:

View BAC FAC Ride #1 2013 (Costco) in a larger map

This BAC-FAC ride highlights a void in the District's current bicycle network. Access to the Costco area, also called Fort Lincoln, by biking or walking is difficult for many reasons. The Anacostia River, New York Avenue and Amtrak's Northeast Corridor tracks create a physical and psychological barrier. South Dakota Avenue, a major north - south arterial road that leads to the Costco, does not adequately support the needs of bicyclists.

The ride will also examine bicycle access near Gallaudet University and the communities of greater northeast Washington including Trinidad, Icy City, Arboretum, Gateway, and Langdon Park. The ride will also view bicycle access to the Metropolitan Branch Trail at Rhode Island Avenue NE.

Please contact Jeanie Osburn ( if you have questions about the ride.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you.