The mornings are turning crisp, the leaves are tinted golden, and you can almost taste the cinnamon and pumpkin flavored pastries on display at your favorite coffee shop. As sweater weather begins and we transition from summer to autumn, Old Town Alexandria embraces more than just the change in weather. With charming brick homes framed by auburn and amber colored trees, the city itself seems like it was designed for the season.
This weekend, thousands of commuters across the globe will choose to take alternate forms of transportation to get where they need to go for World Car Free Day. While World Car Free Day is technically this Sunday, September 22nd, Commuter Connections is challenging DC metro area residents and commuters to participate from Saturday, September 21st through Monday, September 23rd.
There is no doubt that Alexandrians love dogs. A quick stroll down the sidewalks of Old Town, and you’ll see shops, artisans, and restaurant owners have left an assortment of water bowls and biscuit jars outside their doorsteps, welcoming dogs to take a break, and sometimes even to come inside.
Thousands of DC commuters are gearing up to pedal to work this Friday, May 17th, in honor of Bike to Work Day. This free annual event encourages the business community to come together in support of a healthy, fun, and environmentally friendly way to get to work. With over 100 pit stops, local events, and even pop up bike lanes, Bike to Work Day (BTWD) offers first time cyclists a fun and supportive alternate way to travel to and from the office.
One of the area's most popular cycling events is just around the corner! Join cycling enthusiasts and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) for the annual Cider Ride on Saturday, November 3. Sign up today, if you haven't already, as spaces fill up quickly.
Biking is one of the most accessible exercise and outdoor recreation choices for individuals, couples and families in the DC area. With more than a dozen bike trails in the region to explore and countless bike lanes being added to county and city streets, it’s easy to enjoy a long ride, quick outing or even a commute to work.