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WASHINGTON, US – The president elect Barack Obama (photo) is known as a passionate biker. Today some 2 million spectators will attend his inauguration and to stimulate them to come by bike, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), will provide free

Free Bicycle Parking At Obamas Inauguration

WASHINGTON, US – The president elect Barack Obama (photo) is known as a passionate biker. Today some 2 million spectators will attend his inauguration and to stimulate them to come by bike, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), will provide free valet bike parking services at two locations.

These bike valets are being made possible through the support by America Bikes, Dero Bike Rack Company and the District Department of Transportation.

America Bikes is a coalition of national bike advocacy organizations based in Washington, DC. This organization is working on incorporating the needs of cyclists into the forthcoming economic stimulus package as well as the future reauthorization of the federal transportation bill.

Dero, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of commercial bike parking, will be supplying the bike racks used to hold bikes in the valets.

Cycling may be the ideal way to get around on the day of the Inauguration, according to WABA executive director Eric Gilliland. “Many roads will be closed to vehicular traffic, access to bridges into the city will be restricted, and Metro will be packed. If you have a bike, we encourage you to ride it that day and we hope to make it as easy as possible for you to do so,” Gilliland said.

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