Bike Week in the Nation's Capital!

March 5, 2002
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC-This week, the Bipartisan Congressional Bike Caucus celebrates a full week of bicycle advocacy activities in association with the League of American Bicyclists' Second National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. The following is a list of Congressional Bike Caucus events being held in conjunction with the National Bike Summit. Members of the press are invited to attend all events.

Tomorrow: 8-9 AM, Wednesday, March 6th, Congressman Earl Blumenauer speaks at the National Bike Summit's Open Plenary, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

Thursday: Bike Reception, March 7th, 5:30-7:30 PM, Rayburn Gold Room (2168). Join bicycle advocates, bicycle industry leaders, and bicycle policy makers from around the country at a fun and lively reception.

Friday: Bike Ride, March 8th, 2:00 PM, Meet at Garfield Circle (West Side of Capitol by reflecting pool), the ride will tour our nation's historic monuments with a brief stop at a press event celebrating the transfer of TEA-21 funds for the construction of the Metropolitan Branch Trail at the New York Avenue Metro Station. Bikes are available for the ride. Contact Freya Thoreson in Congressman Blumenauer's office at 202-225-4811 to RSVP for a bike.

About the Congressional Bike Caucus: Congressman Earl Blumenauer created the House Bike Caucus in 1996 as an informal, bipartisan group whose primary goal was to provide a place for Members of Congress and their staffs to have fun while promoting cycling. The mission statement of the caucus is to provide Congressional leadership to complement the efforts of the millions of cyclists working for safer roads, more bikeways, convenient bike parking and increased recognition of the importance of cycling to our communities.

For more information on Congressman Blumenauer's work on bicycle issues, please visit his web site at