Since the route is so easy and largely consists of trails, bike lanes and quiet residential streets, this is a GREAT ride for novice cyclists, parents new to cycling with their children, kids, and anyone who wants to practice their street riding skills in a friendly (and slow-moving!) group.
The H Street Festival is one of my favorite street festivals in DC, featuring lots of great food, entertainment for all ages, and booths from fun organizations and vendors, including two of our favorite bike shops, BicycleSPACE and The Daily Rider. You can check out the Washington Post's recommendations on festival highlights here; a list of the performances on the Family Stage is here (scroll down).
As a suggested trip to the National Zoo also saw a late-election surge in last week's poll, we'll be taking a trip there next month. Maybe with an animal-themed costume contest? We'll see!
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012
Destination: H Street NE Festival, H Street NE from 8th St to 12th St
- 11:15am, Turkey Thicket Rec Center (East side of the building, near the parking lot and basketball courts)
- 11:30am, R Street NE @ Met Branch Trail
- 11:45am, J.O. Wilson Elementary School, 6th & K NE
- 12:00noon, arrive at H Street Festival
Total Distance: 3.5 miles, starting from Turkey Thicket
Difficulty: Easy! Bike trail, bike lanes, and residential streets.
Route: Click here for a route map.
Hope to see you there!
E-mail Megan Odett, organizer, at KidicalMassDC@gmail.com with questions.