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Street Closures Planned for Sunday’s Bike DC Ride

by ARLnow.com May 20, 2011 at 3:33 pm 4,338 9 Comments

Today may be Bike to Work Day, but Sunday might be an even better day to go car-free.

A number of road closures are planned for the annual Bike DC ride through the District and Arlington. The route, which starts at the Capitol, will take cyclists across the Roosevelt Bridge, up the GW Parkway and down to the Air Force Memorial, before returning to the District.

As a result, the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from about 7:00 to 11:00 a.m.

  • Roosevelt Bridge westbound
  • GW Parkway northbound from Memorial Bridge to Chain Bridge
  • Route 110 southbound from Rosslyn to Crystal City
  • Route 50 eastbound from GW Parkway to Lynn Street/Meade Street
  • Meade Street from Marshall Drive to Rosslyn
  • Marshall Drive between Meade Street and Route 110
  • Washington Boulevard eastbound from Memorial Bridge to Columbia Pike
  • Columbia Pike westbound from the Pentagon to the Air Force Memorial

In addition to those road closures, Sunday will also see the closure of a number of streets in the Ballston area due to the annual Taste of Arlington food festival.

  • Novanglus

    “Route 50 eastbound from GW Parkway to Lynn Street/Meade Street”

    That should either say:
    – Route 50 eastbound from Lynn Street/Meade Street to GW Parkway
    – Route 50 WESTbound from GW Parkway to Lynn Street/Meade Street

    If it’s Eastbound, are they sure it’s westbound span of the TR bridge that’s closing? Or are they closing the eastbound span and making it available for westbound riders?

  • AtheistWiseguy

    Bike to Church Day! (assuming all the churchgoers are still with us)

  • Homey D. Clown

    Will the buses be running as normal eastbound on Columbia Pike?

  • TGEoA

    A man just had a heart attack on this ride.

    • TGEoA

      Good news. At the end of the ride someone told me the man was sitting up in the ambulance and talking.

      +1 to the woman who ran across the median and notified the park police.

      -1 to the ride monitor who looked at me like I was crazy when I told them an ambulance was needed.

      • Kathleen

        Wow, I’m glad to hear that guy’s okay – I did not think it was going to end well. My boyfriend witnessed the crash; he bobbled a bit and then went down hard on his head. When we looped around and came back someone was doing CPR on him; very scary.

        Thanks for the update.

        • MB

          I was right there, too, and was just as convinced it was not going to end well. I can’t give enough credit to the two women (and perhaps others that I missed) who were incredibly competent and dedicated to administering CPR. But for their actions, that would have been it for him. The crowd cheer when he sat up on the stretcher was a wonderful thing to have been a part of.

  • nelliebly

    So, basically, just stay home today.

  • Set the Controls

    Christ, that looks crowded. I hate eating standing up.


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