WASHINGTON, D.C., NOVEMBER 12, 2014 – The Washington Area Bicyclist Association, in partnership with REI, will host the Future Trails Celebration on Saturday, November 15 in NoMa. The free, family-friendly party will be held at the grassy lot at First and Pierce Streets, NE from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The celebration will feature activities from REI, including free bike repairs and an interactive signature camp set-up for testing out bike touring and camping gear. There will be a raffle with prizes including a spot in REI’s C&O Canal Overnight Cycling Tour, valued at $350.
Free food and activities include:
- Cookies from Captain Cookie & the Milkman food truck
- Coffee from the Java Cruiser “café-on-wheels”
- Face painting by Arte by Charlotte
- Bicycle themed photo-booth
- Bike rentals
- Carnival games
Attendees will have the chance to learn about the history of the Metropolitan Branch Trail through group trail tours led by WABA’s Trail Ranger Coordinator. Tours will last 35 minutes and span 2-3 miles.
The Future Trails Celebration is an opportunity to celebrate progress and recognize the work still left to do. At the celebration, WABA will release the concept plan for the Arlington Boulevard Trail outlining a vision for the next regional bike trail project in Northern Virginia.
WABA Future Trails Celebration:
Saturday, November 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Rain or shine)
1105 First Street, NE (Corner of First and Pierce Streets, NE)
NoMa/Gallaudet U Metro (Red Line)
Representatives from the NoMa BID will be on site and at the NoMa — Gallaudet U Metro exit to help direct people to the event. Other community groups in attendance will include Rails-to-Trails and the Anacostia Watershed Society. Special thanks to Tishman Speyer for allowing use of their site at First and Pierce Streets, NE.
About The Washington Area Bicyclist Association:
WABA is a 501(c)(3) member-supported organization that seeks to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation. WABA advocates for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment and educates children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood nestled among Union Station, the U.S. Capitol, Shaw, and the H Street, NE corridor in Washington, D.C. Over the last several years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35-block area within the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 16 million square feet of additional office, residential, hotel, and retail space. NoMa is home to more than 3,900 new apartments, and more than 40,000 people work in NoMa each day. With unparalleled transportation access via Amtrak, VRE, MARC, two Red Line Metro stops, and vehicular access to Interstate 395, visitors, workers and residents can easily travel throughout the region as well as to New York or anywhere on the East Coast. NoMa has some of the best bicycle amenities in the city, including an on-street bike repair station, four free public air pumps, the Union Station Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and DC’s first completely protected cycle track along First Street, NE. For more information about NoMa, visit nomabid.wpengine.com.
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