Papillon's Monuments at Night Ride Redux

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Papillon Cycles

2805 Columbia Pike

Arlington, VA 22204

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*Redux* means again. So, *again*, the 2nd Papillon Monuments at Night Ride of the year. The Capital City is uniquely beautiful at night, and what better way to tour all that illuminated marble than by bike? Our route does use a section of Columbia Pike (We now have a way to sidestep most of the Pike, safely) down to the Pentagon, then to Lady Bird Johnson Park, Pentagon-side parking lot, where we continue an enroute meetup location for those coming from elsewhere, then across the river. Jefferson Memorial, FDR (4th Term to 1st), MLK, the District's WW I Memorial, Lincoln, Vietnam, WW II, and more (we have been known to take the ride to the Capitol), then back.

This is the traditional route with its Washington Boulevard Trail update- https://www.google.com/maps/dir/2805+Columbia+Pike,+Arlington,+VA+22204/National+World+War+II+Memorial,+Independence+Avenue+Southwest,+Washington,+DC/@38.8676277,-77.0806552,16z/data=!4m49!4m48!1m40!1m1!1s0x89b7b6ba4607b191:0x15476ea5e8188583!2m2!1d-77.0869544!2d38.8625782!3m4!1m2!1d-77.0398333!2d38.87993!3s0x89b7b70ea312152b:0x3ece6a15e207a273!3m4!1m2!1d-77.0408837!2d38.8811934!3s0x89b7b70931030229:0xddd60f00137820f!3m4!1m2!1d-77.043406!2d38.8876449!3s0x89b7b7a794960bdd:0x1f6fe1ead172206b!3m4!1m2!1d-77.0458358!2d38.8880806!3s0x89b7b7a86aa65695:0xf903b7dac08e09d1!3m4!1m2!1d-77.0470523!2d38.8902831!3s0x89b7b7a8ef1a6125:0x480ae395197b5bba!3m4!1m2!1d-77.0445108!2d38.8904939!3s0x89b7b7a618727733:0xc09badd75928f8fb!3m4!1m2!1d-77.0421948!2d38.8904274!3s0x89b7b7a68bca85c7:0x4151e0fd93442670!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7b7a6dc5b07e1:0x84c9b114aee12b36!2m2!1d-77.040556!2d38.889443!3e1?hl=en Which we can extend eastward if everyone is so inspired (and we have in the past)! Approximately 14 miles or so round trip. Food and libations await (perhaps at Lost Dog Cafe across the street) when we return.

THIS IS A NIGHT RIDE. We recommend front and rear lighting to carry you for 2 1/2 hours in total darkness. And helmets, of course. An easy pace- we are not racing, and we will even gleefully welcome cargo bikes. Why not?. We leave no one behind.

Because this is the autumnal equinox, we will meet at Papillon Cycles at 7:00pm. We plan to roll out at 7:15-ish, about the time of sunset.

Be here. Aloha.

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