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The Coffeeneuring Challenge 2016: Always Be Coffeeneuring

Bikes and coffee are two of my favorite things. With plentiful bike trails and an endless market for hipster coffee, Washington, DC, is great for both. I was coffeeneuring before coffeeneuring – there’s nothing I like better than wandering the city and then stopping for mid-afternoon java. Now in its sixth year, the Coffeeneuring Challenge is where you bike…




Coffeeneuring #1: There Ought to be an App

Washington, DC, has an endless appetite for coffee. While there are tons of coffee shops downtown, it’s not always easy to get a seat in one. And the more photogenic the shop, the more crowded it is. For if there’s one thing that millennials like more than coffee, it’s pictures of themselves drinking coffee. Case…




Like Bikes and Coffee? Join the Coffeeneuring Challenge!

Coffeeneuring has returned! For those not familiar with this bike activity, it’s a challenge to ride your bike to seven different coffee shops over seven weeks. The Coffeeneuring Challenge runs from October 7 – November 10. Coffeeneuring is something that I look forward to every year. As a lover of bikes and coffee, my motto is: Always…




DC to Leesburg by Bike and Metro: A Multimodal Adventure

Last weekend, I rode to Reston, taking a 50-mile bike ride from DC into the outer suburbs of the nation’s capital. I wanted to ride the WO&D Trail again but wanted to skip over the parts of the trail that I had already done. I would use Metro for that purpose, since you can take…




The Coffeeneuring Challenge: Always Be Coffeeneuring

The Coffeeneuring Challenge is where you ride your bike to 7 different local coffee shops from Saturday October 4 through Sunday, November 16. Only the weekends and holidays count. You have to ride at least two miles. And you have to record your adventure. I coffeeneured even before it was a thing. There’s nothing I like…




2014: The Year of Everyday Biking

2014 was the year that I discovered everyday biking. Biking is by far the best way to get around a city like Washington. It’s faster than the Metro and you don’t have to worry about getting a parking ticket. Despite this, I primarily biked on the weekends. It was a leisure activity. I enjoyed taking…




Coffeeneuring: Lessons Learned

I like biking. I love coffee. I also enjoy writing and photography. I’ve been doing coffeeneuring for years without even realizing it. The Coffeeneuring Challenge (where you bike to seven different coffee shops over seven weeks) adds  structure and purpose to my cyclo-wanderings around Washington in search of java. I had big plans this year. I…




Coffeeneuring 7: Sex and the City and Cappuccino

Coffeeneuring 7: Illy Date: November 16, 2014 Distance: 6 miles It was chilly on the last day of coffeeneuring (where you bike to seven different coffee shops over seven weeks). Coffeeneuring is always a learning experience for me. You learn things about yourself – like how I don’t have the patience for hipster coffee. And…




Coffeeneuring #6: Popsicles and Political Power

Coffeeneuring 6: Pleasant Pops Date: November 9, 2014 Distance: 15 miles Until the recent return of the polar vortex, Indian Summer was in full effect in Washington, DC. The delightful mild autumn days were ideal for coffeeneuring (where you bike to seven different coffee shops over seven weeks). It was the kind of weather where…




Coffeeneuring #5: A Tale of Two Cycletracks

Coffeeneuring 5: Starbucks Date: November 3, 2014 Distance: Ten miles Why do you go to Starbucks? You go because you know exactly what you’ll get. From the logo on the cups to the layout of the bathroom, a Starbucks in San Diego is just like a Starbucks in New York. You can travel across the…