Bike D.C. Saturday With 37 Miles Of Car-Free Riding | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Bike D.C. Saturday With 37 Miles Of Car-Free Riding

Play associated audio

WASHINGTON (AP) A total of 37 miles of biking with no car traffic is planned on the routes created for this year's Bike D.C.

The routes are available from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in the District, parts of Virginia and on the George Washington Parkway. A 12-mile family route is planned along with a more challenging 25-mile route.

Streets will be closed during those hours so visitors and citizens can see the Capitol, monuments, military memorials and other famous sights in D.C.

Bike D.C. participants can take their bikes on Metrorail but only four bikes are allowed in each train car. All riders must wear helmets and children under 15 are free this year.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

Weekend Musher Finds Dogs Keep Her Hanging On

Julia Bayly of Fort Kent, Maine, works as a reporter at the Bangor Daily News. Her passion outside of work is dog sledding. It's the latest installment in our hobby series "Alter Egos."
NPR

When Zero Doesn't Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food

One in 10 packaged foods still contains trans fats, according to a new study. The problematic oils give foods a rich taste and texture and extend shelf life, but have been linked to heart disease.
NPR

Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty

Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.
NPR

New Amazon Series Pilots Fall Short Of A TV Revolution

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks Amazon's new batch of five series pilots, asking why none of them seem break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.