To: All DOI Employees in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area
From: Andrew Jackson, Deputy Assistant Secretary - Technology, Information and Business Services
Subject: Capital Bikeshare Program Pilot Membership -- Confident City Cycling Training Announcement
Earlier this fall, I announced the Department of the Interior's federal partnership with Capital Bikeshare. We made available 300 corporate level gold memberships for full-time employees in the Washington, D.C. National Capital Region on a first-come, first-serve basis; we have now issued 140 memberships. DOI's Capital Bikeshare pilot program, managed by the National Business Center, is for employees located in the Washington, D.C. National Capital Region. With funding for the program provided by the Department, Capital Bikeshare is one of the newest and greenest transportation programs in the country.
In keeping with its mission to protect America's natural resources and heritage and supply the energy to power our future, the Department of the Interior also wants to promote a safe bicycling experience for its employee's throughout the Washington region. Therefore, the Department has arranged for the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) to conduct two Confident City Cycling (CCC) classes for our new enrollees. These classes are designed to provide cyclists with the skills they need to incorporate bicycling into their daily routines, on city streets for errands, commuting, and fun. An upcoming class is scheduled on December 13, 2011 from 1:30-2:30 pm in the Main Interior's Sidney Yates Auditorium and another class is scheduled in the spring of 2012. If you are a beginning to intermediate biker, we strongly recommend your attendance. Both events are open to the general public, as well as to new Capital Bikeshare members. More details will follow in the next few weeks.
Join us as WABA covers basic bicycling information and on-bike skills such as: bicycle selection, fit, inspection, gearing, cadence, clothing, accessories, and bike handling basics like starting and stopping, riding straight, scanning and signaling. Also if you have not already done so, don't forget to sign up for your complimentary membership now, at oneINTERIOR, while memberships last:
No more waiting for the bus or train during less-frequent daytime service. No more incurring additional costs in a parking garage or losing your on-street parking when you move your vehicle. No more sitting in the traffic during the work day.
Your participation in the Capital Bikeshare Program not only supports your health and wellness, but also helps DOI achieve its sustainability goals and focus on making improvements in environmental, energy and economic performance, as required by Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance. So bike to a meeting, to lunch, or just around downtown for fitness! You will not only have a fun new way to travel, you will get exercise and reduce traffic, pollution, and your carbon footprint at the same time.
- For more Capital Bikeshare information, biking station locations, frequently asked questions, and/or to view the latest news on this exciting program, please visit www.CapitalBikeshare.com.
- For additional questions, send an email to the Department of the Interior's Capital Bikeshare Program email address at Capital_Bikeshare_Program@nbc.gov or call the National Business Center Administrative Operations Service Desk at 202-208-2222.
NOTE: The Department of the Interior strongly recommends that you wear a helmet when riding a CaBi bike. You can keep your helmet at work. If you need to purchase a helmet, the CaBi website can assist you with a listing of local bike shops in the District and nearby Virginia and Maryland.