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Bike Swap by Gearin' Up Bicycles | Facebook


If you’re anything like us, you’ve been collecting stuff all summer and now you’ve got a room/apartment/house filled with extra bike stuff you don’t want or need. Luckily, Gearin’ Up Bicycles is hosting an end-of-summer swap meet just for you and all your stuff on Saturday, August 31st! Bring all your stuff, a little cash for a donation and your best haggling skills to Bardo Brewery at 11AM and get your swap on. A $3 donation is suggested at the door. 

Contact us if you are interested in selling your stuff. 

Gearin’ Up Bicycles is a non-profit dedicated to creating opportunities for youth and young adults in underserved communities while encouraging cycling as a healthy and practical mean of transportation. 

Here’s what you need to know:

What: Bike Swap Meet
When: Saturday, August 31, 11AM-3PM
Where: Bardo Brewery at 1200 Bladensburg Rd NE
Who: You, your stuff, and Gearin’ Up Bicycles
Why: Help support us so we can help kids. And get your swap on.

More information on the organization and the event is available atwww.GearinUpBicycles.org and on Facebook.

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And then there was that time the Obamas rode bikes as a family

via Huffington Post, 8/16/2013

Barack Obama Vacation: President And Family Ride Bikes In Martha’s Vineyard

The family that bikes together, stays together… right?

On the third-to-last day of their vacation, the first family donned helmets and took to the bicycle trails, going for a morning ride Friday through Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in West Tisbury, Mass.

…Presidential vacations are no excuse for weak security. The Obamas were trailed by bike-riding Secret Service agents, according to the pool report, and several motorcade vehicles.

Click here for the full article.

Bike Share, Check. Helmet? Not Always | TIME.com

Wednesday Bike News:

According to this article published today, researchers at Georgetown University found that Bikeshare riders are less likely to wear helmets than other riders. 7 out of 10 compared to 3 out of 10 went without protection.

Be sure to ride safe out there, DC! 

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