13 Colonies Ride

Pennsylvania Ave. SE

I kept looking at the weather forecast for Saturday. Rain. Definitely rain. Ugh. I rode last year’s 50 States ride in the pouring rain, and I was not thrilled to be doing it again this year. I opted to do the shorter ride, called the 13 Colonies, so that I could minimize my time in the rain.
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Urban Explorations: the 50 States Ride (minus 9)

One block away from the White House.


Ever since I had moved to DC and started biking, I wanted to try the WABA 50 States Ride. I figured it would be a good way to get to know the city. Two years ago, I was too intimidated by riding in an unfamiliar city to try it. Last year, I had to work that weekend. This year, I almost didn’t do it because I had already signed up for another ride (that post here), and wasn’t sure I would have the strength to do both. But I was worried that I would run out of opportunities to do the 50 States, so I decided to sign up.
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