Washington, D.C., May 16, 2013 – Leave your car keys at home, and cycle to work on Friday, May 17 with more than 10,000 other cyclists region-wide. For the third year, the NoMa Business Improvement District will sponsor a pit stop in NoMa in the plaza at 1200 First Street, NE, outside the CVS.
The NoMa pit stop will run from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and feature breakfast fare, free NoMa giveaways, and more. A brief program will be held at 8:30 a.m. with remarks from NoMa BID President Robin-Eve Jasper and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Executive Director Chuck Bean.
- The bike gurus at BicycleSpace, Gearin’ Up Bicycles, and People for Bikes to give you the full scoop about your bike’s potential at our pit stop.
- Rajan Sedalia, a local DC artist recognized by Newsweek, painting bicycles on his spinning easel. Rajan’s work is currently displayed in the Tynan Coffee & Tea on First Street, NE.
- The team from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, which is instrumental in orchestrating Bike to Work Day for the entire region, out in full force at the NoMa pit stop, as their offices are in the neighborhood.
- Complimentary bike rentals all day on May 17, brought to you by Bike & Roll DC in honor of Bike to Work Day.
- Tynan Coffee & Tea providing free tea and coffee for the event.
For more information, visit the Bike to Work Day website.
The NoMa Business Improvement District organizes and manages more than 50 free events a year. Bike to Work Day (May 17) kick off an event season that includes:
- 13 weeks of outdoor OUTLAW HERO-themed films for NoMa Summer Screen, hosted by Toll Brothers Apartment Living;
- 4 kid-centric movies for Family Film Night, which offers free food, games and movies for kids at Sursum Corda, in the plaza at First and L Streets, NW
- 13 free concerts for Rhythm in NoMa – including five evening concerts in a new location: the Union Kitchen Lot at Third and L Streets, NE
- The second annual July 4 Neighborhood Party, on July 4, 5-8 p.m. on the Loree Grand Field
- Additional neighborhood events are listed at nomabid.wpengine.com/events, including info about the DC Bocce NoMa league, which plays games spring/summer/fall in the Bocce Courts behind 1200 First Street, NE.
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last seven years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35-block areas in the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. NoMa is now home to 45,000 daytime workers, with 4.5 million SF leased in the last 4.5 years. More than 3,900 apartments have been recently completed or are under construction. NoMa has 13 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in D.C., with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and access to nine Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The NoMa BID organizes more than 50 free community events each year to connect friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, visit nomabid.wpengine.com and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nomabid.
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