Greetings, fellow Met Branch Trail users--
I am a Bloomingdale resident and mom of Alex (15 months); you may have seen us playing in our front yard near 1st & Randolph Streets NW or walking our dog Linus around the neighborhood.
This spring, I helped bring Kidical Mass , the national movement to promote family bicycling, to DC. After two successful rides in Capitol Hill, we're branching out! For our June ride this Saturday, we'll be riding en masse from Turkey Thicket Playground to the Mt. Rainier Bicycle Co-op and then on to the Prince George's Pool in Mt. Rainier, where we've scheduled a pool party from 12 - 4!
Since I'll be biking up from Bloomingdale myself, I wanted to extend an invitation to Bloomingdale, Eckington, and Edgewood families to ride with me up the Met Branch Trail as a biketrain to the Brookland meetup. You can meet us in front of the Big Bear Cafe in Bloomingdale or at the R Street NE entrance to the trail, where we'll take a minute to discuss the latest proposals for improving bike access to the trail on R Street. A bit further up the trail, we'll meet up with Stephen Miller of Rails to Trails Conservancy, who were instrumental in getting the trail built. Rails to Trails is generously donating bottled water for this Saturday's ride.
Kidical Mass is a great opportunity to meet other cycling families and practice safe cycling skills for parents and children alike. You don't even have to participate in the main ride in order to join the Met Branch biketrain! Full details on the ride, including times, locations, and PG Pool admission information, are available on the Kidical Mass DC website at KidicalMassDC.blogspot.com. Feel free to email me at this address or at KidicalMassDC@gmail.com if you have any questions.
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
(+Tony, Alex and Linus the Wonderpuppy)
PS: Because they are awesome, Rails to Trails is also helping to organize the following Met Branch Trail events:
*** MBT Safety Open House on June 22
More info: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/metbranchtrail/message/397
*** Black Women Bike ride and clinic on June 25
More info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=226868380658025
You should come!