While in Washington last year, I snapped a photo that led to a little fun on my blog, so this year I was also on the hunt for a sign. Alas, the pickings were slim. I did, however, notice Capital Bikeshare stations around town, including one right outside my hotel, the Crystal Gateway Marriott. I snagged a three-day pass, and pedaled all over the place early in the mornings for a workout and a little in the evening to and from restaurants. Pretty neat system, and sure beats the alternatives for both cost and convenience.
My morning rides were on the Mount Vernon Trail, a nice path that was teeming with hardcore cyclists, many of whom were commuting to the Pentagon. My 40 lb. rent-a-bike was a bit out of place, but I had no trouble working up a sweat on that behemoth. Yesterday, I headed south on the trail, and noticed...a sign!
Turns out I could have discovered the route pretty quickly. You can find about anything these days with Google or Bing.