Jun
30

Tales and Trails: The Bonus Army at Anacostia

Sunday, June 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM — Anacostia Drive and Good Hope Rd SE

Ride Tags: DC / Free / Short Ride /

Staring off the story

Join the WABA Trail Ranger team and National Park Service for a dynamic guided history tour of Anacostia River Trail in Anacostia Park. In 1932, over 30,000 World War I veterans camped at Anacostia Park in peaceful protest for a wartime bonus that ultimately resulted in the G.I. Bill. This bike tour leads visitors through the former encampment and details their struggle as they lobbied Congress during the Great Depression.

Join the WABA Trail Ranger team, the National Park Service, and a team of ASL interpreters for a ride around Anacostia Park.

Additional Details:

We’re bringing extra water and snacks but please bring a water bottle, helmet and a working bicycle. A portion of the ride will be stopping at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens so please bring a bike lock and walking appropriate shoes. For insurance purposes, WABA requires helmets on all of our rides. We will be in the sun for most of the ride so please wear sunscreen, dress appropriately and bring plenty of water. Bring more food if you need more to keep going before lunch.

Fine Print

We will be primarily on trails and this will be a no-drop social pace ride primarily focused on history. We will be starting promptly at 10:00am to make sure we end on time – lots of history to cover! We’ll also reimburse you for your usage fees if you use Capital Bikeshare for the ride.

If you are no longer able to make it, please let me know  at ursula.sandstrom@waba.org. We want to make sure that all of our allotted spots are filled – turns out it is a popular ride!

Should there be substantial rain, the ride will be rescheduled.

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