Friday, March 11, 2011

Adventure Cycle Event and Toxic Tour - how we can help

Dear Jim and team,

What a great honor having you out to speak with our club and to bring your community together with ours.  I like the Adventure Cycle crowd they're cool.  We should do more events together.  You had some great volunteers and all the Potomac Pedalers Touring Club members that were also AC members were all lit up.

I'm not sure if there are any loose ends but we may want to send a Thank You note to Rhodeside Grill - which si a great place to have an event - A/V equipment, downstairs reserved, a dozen monitors and nice staff.

And Jim, enjoy the rest of your time here in DC making things happen with the League of American Bicyclists Summit this week on Capitol Hill with Ray LaHood U.S. Secretary of Transportation - thanks for your important work.

Upcoming Toxic Tour on April 17th - Earth Day 2011 celebrated is a way to make your Heath, Environment and Social Consciousness show forth brightly.


Greg – you beat me to it – really nice event and the venue was perfect and the enthusiasm afterward was wonderful – thanks so much for setting up. I think in the interest of timeliness (and really relevance, since PPTC is based here), it would make sense if you or Rich wanted to do the thank you note to Rhodeside. Did you find they made their minimum? Please let me/us know on that if there is anything to cover.

Anyways, thanks and now over to Capitol Hill.

Adventure Cycle - Executive Director

St Columba's Tree Planting March 9th, 2011

 From the organizer:

Many thanks to all of you for your encouragement and support for our tree planting with Casey Trees on Wednesday March 9th. It was a very successful event. Casey Trees was just wonderful, lots of volunteers helped with shovels and good cheer, our families rallied to help and our schoolchildren were fabulous.

A few more trees (some fruit trees were delayed in shipping) will be planted on Friday.  We will then have added 3 Paw Paw trees, 2 River Birch, a Bald Cypress, 2 American Hornbeam (Musclewood), a Liberty Apple, an Enterprise Apple, an Elm 'Allee' and a White Swamp Oak to DC's tree canopy and our grounds.  Each of our (St. Columba's) seven classes will have a class tree, leaving 5 others up for adoption.  Of which Buildings & Grounds will likely adopt one and the Environment Committee has adopted the two Paw Paws by the parking lot, so only two-to-three trees are still wistfully waiting. Congrats  on a job well done!

Monday, March 7, 2011

I saw a woman looking distressed about something with a Bike Helmet on and possibly afraid of the Rot Weiler tied up by her parked bike.  So I kindly asked and she said - "no, I'm just looking to interview someone about the Tenley area." Conveniently I replied, my twitter name is @Tenleytowngreg - maybe I can help. So Amanda a freelance writer for Urban Turf began the conversation that brought us from old Sears residence across the street to the plethora of Business Associations that help an area flourish - coincidentally I have my hand in starting the Tenley Business Association. BTW For a local community experience visit and connect to your community online.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Washington DC PowerShift 11 Eco/ToxicTour

Pulling tons of partners together for PowerShift 2011 Cycling Tour of environmental points of interest in the dead of Earth Week April 17th. 

Our original PowerShift '09 EcoTour involved 3 Power Plants and a CSX Coal Train Crash Site.

We will look for volunteers to register, guide and work on logistics - sign up at the Washington DC Bicycle Meetup Group site.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Let go jump in the Potomac in the dead of Winter.

 "For me it wasn't that bad," said environmental activist Greg Drury. "Everybody else was freaking out." My Quote in WashPost

On January 22nd myself and 11 other cyclist set out from the BikeShare location at 17th Street. See the Meetup
While a ride on a cold day like this is enough for most for us it was only the start to the real jumping off point.

Because our ultimate desintion was to reach the banks of the Potomac River for the Polor Bear Plunge.

On Saturday, January 22nd, upwards of 200 people will be going into the Potomac River at National Harbor calling for action on the climate crisis. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF LAST YEAR’S PLUNGE, GET MORE INFO AND SIGN UP at http://keepwintercold...
In connection with the polar bear plunge, we are organizing a Bike Tour to represent DC's push for cleaner transportation and energy.
From 9 to 11 AM, the approximately 15 mile no-drop ride will tour past locations that exemplify the ways that DC is getting to work fighting climate change!
Stops may include:
  • Starting at Capital Bikeshare Station: 17th St NW & L St NW Farragut North metro, goDCgo's new Capital Bikeshare stations (5 bikes available to new riders free of charge)
  • the White House, (ride down Pennsylvania Ave Bike Lanes - White House to Capitol - middle of street)
  • past the U.S. Capitol and wind turbines at the Botanical Garden,
  • White House Power Plant,
  • past the Silver LEED certified National Ball Park,
  • the MLK Blvd past Blue Plaines Water Treatment Plant,
  • Woodrow Wilson Bike Lane back and forth to Polar Bear Plunge
  • 137 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745
 BTW it was really cold and it worth it and we have more pictures on our Meetup page for you to look at and enjoy.

Friday, September 10, 2010