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On Tuesday, December 21, join your fellow sustainable transportation enthusiasts, Greater Greater Washington contributors, WABA staff including their Bike Ambassador, and DDOT officials including Gabe Klein for a holiday bike ride and happy hour.

We’ll be meeting at the Reeves Center, on the corner of 14th and U, at 5 pm to get started. From there, we’ll bike to Dupont Circle, downtown for the Downtown BID Holiday Market, and then back up to 14th and U (via the 15th Street bike lane, of course!)

The ride will end at Marvin, 2007 14th Street, NW between U and V, for a holiday happy hour. If you can’t join the ride, feel free to go right to Marvin after 7 pm to join in the festivities.

For bike riders, feel free to deck out your bike or your person with lights, wreaths, ribbons or other festive trimmings. Candles are not recommended. And don’t forget to dress warmly!

Gabe Klein will be wearing a Santa suit, and we’ll make some caroling stops along the way. Also, DDOT will be collecting winter coats, socks, gloves, hats and other winter clothing for a clothing drive at Reeves. Please arrive early to drop off items so the drive organizers have a chance to collect everything and get it back inside before the ride.

Please obey all traffic laws. If a stoplight means the group gets split up, you’ll easily be able to catch up quickly or at the holiday market or Marvin.

Don’t have a bike? You can grab a CaBi bike at the Reeves Center station and renew your 30 minutes by depositing and re-checking it along the way.

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David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle.