* POSTPONED *
GWC Members, friends, and guests,
We are going to postpone the December Social Bike Ride until the new year.
This event is going to be fantastic and spring temperatures (and a vaccine!) will hold better conditions for the ride and social engagement.
We wish you the best of health and happiness for the holidays and new year!
December Social Ride
Have you wanted to join a GWC bike ride, but have been intimidated by the planned mileage or frightened by the prospect of so much spandex and lycra clothing? Do you want to join, but don’t have a bike? Are you more of a social rider? Worry no more, this month’s ride is for you!
Join us for all three stops or just meet us at a stop. All stops have outdoor seating. All stops are near a Capitol Bikeshare station so you can take a CaBi bike! Each stop features a different beverage: cidery, brewery, and a distillery! All DC small businesses.
* Many thanks to Leslie Hill for setting this tremendous itinerary!*
The ride will leave from Philz, a coffee shop in the Navy Yard development (1331 4th St SE). Nearest Capitol Bikeshare: 3rd & Tingey St SE.
Parking: Park on the street in the Navy Yard development, in the paid parking garage at Harris Teeter, or on the WNY and ride over to the start.
By Metro: Navy Yard Metro (Green Line).
Come early to grab coffee and use the head before we roll!
Start time: 1030
Start to Stop #1 (3.1 miles, approx. 21 minutes): Anxo Cidery & Pintxos Bar, 300 Florida Ave NW
- Basque bar & eatery for artisan cider, bite-sized fare, seafood & steaks in rustic-chic setting.
Stop #1 (arrive ~1100, depart 1145)
Nearest Capitol Bikeshare: New Jersey Ave & R St NW
Stop #1- #2 (1.7 miles, approx. 12 minutes): Red Bear Brewing Co., 209 M St NE
- Industrial spot offering brewed on-site beers as well as local cider & other spirits, plus pub grub.
Stop #2 (arrive ~1200, depart 1245)
Nearest Capitol Bikeshare: 3rd & M St NE
Stop #2-#3 (1.5 miles, approx. 10 minutes): One Eight Distilling Co., 1135 Okie St NE
- Set in a redbrick warehouse, this gin, vodka & whiskey maker boasts a tasting room with copper vats.
Stop #3 (arrive ~1300 depart 1345)
Nearest Capitol Bikeshare: New York Ave & Hecht Ave NE
Stop #3 to start location (3.3 miles, approx. 21 minutes)
If you ride, please bring a lock. We’ve selected locations where we can generally see the bikes, but we’ll need to lock up.
We’ve confirmed that each location has outdoor seating and maintains compliance with DC’s COVID requirements.
Please try to register to RSVP by 16 Dec so that we can confirm that each location has sufficient space for our groups. We might have to make adjustments in stop locations if we have a higher than expected response.
Please note in the comments section whether you plan to join at a particular location or want to come along for the entire ride.Contact Kate Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.