Saturday, June 25 at 08:00 AM 2022through June 26, 2022TBD
If you love camping and biking this might be the greatest event since the serving of sliced bread! We will be going on a Bikepacking Trip of epic proportions. We will be Bikepacking Montgomery County. Here is very detailed information about the route. The route will cover 125 miles of mostly unpaved trail and involve camping out in Little Bennet State Park in Maryland. This is a difficulty rating of 4/10 and is mostly flat. We will stay together. There will be no need to rush. The campground is only an hour from DC so we will have a car on standby if we need stuff dropped off or if anything comes up. Also, on the second day if necessary participants can grab the last stop on the Red line and this will shave 34 miles off of the trip. Here is a nice resource for Bikepacking 101. We will have a virtual or in person planning meeting for this event early June. I will keep you posted.
Please sign up for this event only if you are a 100% committed due to challenging logistics. This event is capped at 15 people. If you are want to go but don't have the right gear or bike please email me and we can figure it out. We will be sharing a lot of the same gear like tents, stove, etc.
Here is a tentative itinerary (Subject to change):
Saturday, June 25th (Approx. 60 miles): [There will be car w/bike rack on standby at all times in case we need assistance]
8am: Depart from Georgetown
8am-2pm: Lots of stops for snacks, photos, nature viewing, and lunch.
2pm-4pm: Arrive at Little Bennett State Park Campground
4pm-Evening: Explore Park, Chill, Play Games, Eat Dinner
Sunday, June 26th (Approx. 60 miles): [There will be car w/bike rack on standby at all times in case we need assistance]
9am-2pm: Lots of stops for snacks, photos, nature viewing, and lunch. (If necessary participants can bike to Shady Grove Metro stop which will shave off 34 miles)
3pm-5pm-Arrive in DC.
Grab celebratory drinks!!!
Wednesday, July 06 at 06:00 PM Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building
Let's check out the Happy Hour and Dance Party at the Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building to celebrate the closing of the FUTURES Exhibit. This event is FREE! The Happy Hour goes from 5-7pm and the Dance Party is from 7-11pm. From the website:
"On July 6, we’ll open the doors to FUTURES one last time for an epic bash worthy of the next millennia. We’d love it if you joined us to celebrate the endless possibilities of tomorrow".
Please RSVP here so I can coordinate with you once we get closer to the actual event data and DON'T FORGET to register on the Eventbrite website for free.
More from the website:
FUTURES Happy Hour: 5 to 7 PM
As we transition into the evening, the entire building will come alive with special performances from Washington, D.C.-based artists set within unique spaces throughout exhibition. From illusionists to spoken word poets to brass bands, these performers push the limits of creative expression and welcome visitors to experience FUTURES one last time in a new, immersive way.
The Future of Dance Party: 7 to 11 PM
The grand finale, an indoor/outdoor neon-soaked dance party, begins at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear their most vibrant neon-best outfits inspired by FUTURES and dance the Wednesday away with DJ mOma. Special guests include ballerina, TED fellow, and award-winning robotics engineer Catie Cuan, June’s Futurist-in-Residence, and her dancing robots, debuting a new choreographed performance to inspire audiences to move their bodies in new and transformative ways. The entire exhibition will be open late—one final chance to test, try, delight, debate the innovations and ideas on view. An out-of-this-world the balloon drop ends the night to send everyone off into the world renewed and ready for what’s next. Future-inspired cocktails and beverages will be available thanks to the expert mixologists.
Thursday, July 07 at 05:30 PM Capital Area Food Bank
Volunteer with like-minded RPCVs at the Capital Area Food Bank.
When: Thursday, July 7th 5:30-8pm
What: Sorting and packing food
Where: Capital Area Food Bank
1. Vaccines are required by the food bank.
2. RSVP with us and register here the July 7th date. Spots go fast!
See you then!
Saturday, July 09 at 03:30 PM Georgetown Heritage
Come join us for Georgetown’s new C&O Canal 1-hour boat tour. Please RSVP here and make sure to RSVP on the Canal Boat Website for the 4pm tour. The cost is $21.50 total. Please meet at C&O Canal Lock at 330pm, thirty minutes prior to departure. Please look for the white Peace Corps flag and/or contact the organizer. After the tour we will go to a Bar nearby for drinks.