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Training Wheels
Comments () | Published May 28, 2010
Bike DC has had its starts and stops. The city went into panic mode following September 11, 2001, and the event was beset by bad weather the next two years. Its then-organizer, the Washington Bike Association, pulled the plug in 2004 to cut its losses. Bike DC came to life again in 2008 when Rick Bauman, a former Democratic politician in Oregon, stepped in to shoulder the costs.

“There’s a growing group of bike advocates to influence the elected leadership,” said Bauman, “and there are more bike events. All these things will build upon each other. It’s a great trajectory we’re on.” Now, perhaps, the biking community can honestly say it’s taken off its training wheels and moved into full gear.

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