The Bike Estate - October 17, 2016

While the Bike Estate focuses on the developer's plans for bicyclists in their new buildings, bike stuff happens all over town all the time. Here are a few things happening at a bike lane near you:

  • The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) will hold its annual Cider Ride Saturday, November 5. The event offers two distances for your riding pleasure - the 47 mile Honeycrisp route or the 23 mile McIntosh route. The Cider Ride starts in DC’s Edgewood neighborhood in Northeast and end at the Dew Drop Inn where riders can enjoy a post-ride celebration, which presumably includes Cider. Prices range from $35 for individual early bird registration for the right only to $60 for a family with one adult and three children and a year membership to WABA. (WABA)
  • Boundary Stone isn't just a bar it's how the District was made. The 4th Annual Boundary Stone Bike Ride is Saturday, October 22. While the entire ride is at least 60 miles around the District and Arlington but feel free to ride less according to the organizers. The first 50 registrants receive a swag bag, and ALL participants get a free beer ticket. The after-party begins at 7pm, with a band, beer specials on DC Brau Brewing Company. The ride is Free. (BadWolf)
2013 Tweed Ride
Image: BikeSpecific
  • Communities with the greatest investment in supporting active lifestyles yield residents who do significantly better in key aspects of well-being. According to a recent Gallup survey of 48 communities, residents in the five highest-ranked active living communities have, on average, significantly lower obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and rates of depression than do residents of communities with comparatively little active living infrastructure. The DC region scored fifth highest in their overall support for active living behind Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York ranked higher, respectively, partly due to reportedly better exercise habits and lower levels of smoking. (Gallup)