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« Friday May 20, 2011 »
Fri
Start: 7:30 am
End: 9:30 am

Program:
Anton Arensky: String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op. 35 Johannes Brahms: String Sextet in B flat Major Op. 18 Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20

Start: 12:00 am
End: 12:00 am

Bike to Work Day—Who’s In?

Posted on May 13th, 2011 - 12:00 PM

By Aaron Ferster

I’ve been working—and commuting—in Washington, DC since 1996 when I moved to the area from the Bronx for a job writing interpretive signs at the National Zoo.

My wife and I lived just behind the back entrance to the park. It was a five-minute ride to work, but 15-minutes home because of the big hill standing between my office and our apartment. If the traffic light at the bottom of our street was green, I could make it in without a single pedal stroke.

At that time, the notion of partaking in official “Bike to Work Day” festivities seemed almost comical. “It would take me longer to get to the event than it would to actually ride to work,” I bragged. Then a colleague told me about the t-shirts and free coffee.

I’ve been hooked ever since.