You must use this link to register for the ride: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-bike-book-club-tickets-63999249478
What we're reading: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
When: August 24,[masked]:30 am –12:00 pm
Where: Start: Crystal City Metro Station* (Blue/ Yellow lines). Arlington, VA. End: Shirlington Library
Cost: Bike ride is free.
Need to know:
You MUST wear a helmet for all BikeArlington rides. And please bring a bike lock.
We’ll be starting at *Crystal City Metro Station. There is a Capital Bikeshare Station on 18th St & S Bell St.
We will meet near the elevators of *Crystal City Metro Station. I have a white bike with red flowers on the basket.
We will ride from there to Shirlington Library. We will be riding on both trails and streets.
You are encouraged to get your book, e-book, or audible CD from the library. You may also purchase it or listen to it on a service such as Audible.com
Contact: Renée Moore, Bicycle Program Manager
Do you have a bunch of books that you keep promising yourself you will read one day? Or maybe you have a goal to read one book a month and you just realized it’s June and you haven’t read a book since last June? Well, let’s fix that issue!
BikeArlington in partnership with the Arlington County Library is hosting a monthly Bike Book Club. It’s the perfect event for you if you 1. Love to read 2. Enjoy bicycling, 3. Want to ride your bike with friendly people at a leisurely pace and/or 4. Want to read more books.
We will meet at locations close to a Capital Bikeshare station in case you don't have a bike then ride to one of the county’s libraries to discuss that month’s book. Here are the books for the next six months. Titles are subject to change based upon availability.
August: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
September: Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
October: White Trash by Nancy Isenberg
November: Detroit: An Autopsy by Charlie LeBuff
December: Chocolate City: A history of race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital by Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove
January: State of Affairs by Esther Perel- Aurora Hills Library
The books will be chosen in advance for the 1st six months after that we can discuss what we want to read so we can make sure the titles we want are available.
Beginner riders are encouraged and welcomed to join. This is a never- leave- anyone- behind ride of fewer than 5 miles and it’s mostly flat. And even if you don’t have a bike, we can get a Capital Bikeshare bicycle for you.
Registration is free and required for this event.
Getting to the Event
We’ll meet at *Crystal City Metro Station Arlington, VA 22209. Bikeshare stations are at nearby on Use Care Free Near Me to see all of your transportation options.
Special thanks to Arlington County Library for partnering with us on this event!
* starting locations will change depending upon the library we visit.