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.