This holiday season, the League wanted to give back to our community here in the nation’s capital. So before our office festivities on Monday, we packed our panniers, messenger bags and baskets full of necessities for Miriam’s Kitchen, a resource for the homeless in Washington, D.C.
When we got to Miriam’s Kitchen, I went into their office to let them know we were there to drop off our donation.
“Did you drive here?” the receptionist asked.
“Of course, not! We’re the League of American Bicyclists!” I replied.
When she came out, she was shocked to see how much you can transport with some friends and some bicycles!
We rode down into their garage to the storage area, and unloaded all the goodies. Biking back to the office, about 30lbs lighter, I thought: “Biking around town with friends is always fun, but it’s even better when you’re doing it for a good cause!”
Are you helping to spread holiday cheer on your bike? Tell us about it in the comments!
Katie OmbergKatie joined the League in April of 2010. For the two years prior, she worked at the Corcoran College of Art + Design as a programs coordinator. Katie has a BA in Religion from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. She enjoys biking to work.
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