In this year of exciting growth to three BicycleSPACE shops, May 15 Bike to Work Day is especially meaningful to us. We're proud to sponsor this benchmark event that shows policymakers the quantifiable demand for better bicycle infrastructure.
So, where's the party?
This being a special occasion, prominent elected and appointed officials will join you -- our everyday VIPs -- at Mt. Vernon Triangle.
We're expecting visits from:
- Hon. Tom Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor
- Hon. Tommy Wells, Director, District Department of the Environment
- Hon. David Grosso, D.C. Councilmember
- Hon. Charles Allen, D.C. Councilmember (pending confirmation)
As we grow to the largest bicycle retailer in D.C., we're adding 40 jobs to employ a total of 70+ people. We're proud to stand as a D.C.-based small business on the cusp of exponential growth and we're honored that Sec. Perez is literally standing with us. (Do you want in? Yes, we're hiring).
The Secretary will speak at approximately 8:30 a.m.
Let's amass our BicycleSPACE community spirit and show the power of our numbers during the Secretary's remarks. Please plan to stay for the Secretary's appearance to represent the best of Bike D.C. We'd be so grateful if you'd re-route yourself to come to 440 K St NW.
What's more, our neighbors at Baked & Wired would love to see and feed you. The cafe isn't open yet, but Baked & Wired will be there with sample sizes of Hippie Crack Granola for you. Le Pain Quotidien and Safeway are also generously donating breakfast for you. BicycleSPACE thanks the Mt. Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District for our fruitful partnership.
While you fuel up, you can get to know Arc'teryx, a Canadian retailer of rugged, fashionable outerwear. The company recently opened its first D.C. shop and will be at the pit stop to exhibit its high-performance apparel.
You can also find us at these pit stops:
- Edgewood (Metropolitan Branch Trail)
- Capitol Riverfront at Canal Park
- Columbia Heights (afternoon)*
*For those who just can't get enough of the fun, come to the Bike from Work pit stop in Columbia Heights from 4 to 7 p.m. We'll be there to let the good times roll, BicycleSPACE style.
Please be sure to register. Signing up really does count as meaningful data that helps improve bicycling facilities.
See you and your bike in the Bike to Work Day spotlight Friday!
Public service announcement: One of the best kept transportation secrets is a program called Guaranteed Ride Home. It serves bicyclists, transit riders and others who live car-free or car-lite. If you need to get home in an emergency, unexpected or unscheduled situation, your ride is guaranteed for free.