When the first diamond frame bicycles became popular in the 1890s they were often called "wheels" - the national cycling association was called the "League of American Wheelmen." We have moved from "wheels" to "bikes," but the bicycles have remained remarkably the same over more than 100 years - elegant in their efficiency and simplicity. And many of the issues that we think are new? They were around then too.
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Arlington VA Winter Bike to Work Day->Friday Feb. 8 (2019)
A winterized (more or less) commuter bike at Gravelly Point, near National Airport
EventBrite registration for the event Friday February 8, 7 to 9 am.
World Winter Bike to Work Day Twitter page.
Arlington County organized a Winter Bike to Work Day last year, but it was in Rosslyn, which isn't on my way to work. This one will be at Gravelly Point along the Mount Vernon Trail, right where I will be going. Yay!
1972 National Park Service photo of Gravelly Point (not in winter) and bicycles, from the Library of Congress (via Flickr).
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