Bike Summit: Congressional Bike Ride (for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords)
The National Bike Summit, organized by the League of American Bicyclists, culminated Friday morning with a Congressional Bike Ride. This year’s ride was held in support of Rep. Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords and was the largest in LAB history. At the beginning of the ride, Executive Director Andy Clarke held a moment of silence for all the victims of the Tuscon shootings and riders wore flags, pins and bracelets in their honor.
The 10-mile course featured the latest in what the D.C. area can boast in primo cycling facilities including the fabulous, physically separated bike lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue NW and 15th Street NW. The ride also breezed past many DC Capitol Bikeshare stations. We chatted with participants about “Gabby”, the Bike Summit, and their experience over the week.