Sunday, March 1st, will bring us DC’s third VASA Ride. They had 200 riders in 2007, and around 300 in 2008. Would love to see that increase substantially this year. And with snow and cold predicted for Sunday, who could possibly want to stay home?
Oh, right – what’s the VASA Ride? It’s a mass ride (of varying lengths) sponsored by the Embassy of Sweden to celebrate the Vasaloppet, a Swedish ski race. Last year we rode from the Embassy up MacArthur Boulevard to Cabin John and back. It’s not a race – just a fun group ride. The best part? The free hot blueberry soup served by the Embassy at the end. If you’re in the DC area, I hope you’ll check it out. More info, including start times and (optional) registration here.