DC Government Gives OK for Giant Food BikeDC; Starting Point Moved to RFK

Sep 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Giant Food

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Giant Food BikeDC ride will take
 place as scheduled on September 23 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Representatives from
 the DC government met with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association on
 Wednesday to discuss changes to the bike route in response to manpower
 shortages at the National Park service and metropolitan police. The Park
 service and police will be assisting with traffic control along the bike
     As a result of the meeting, the starting point for the ride has been
 changed from 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue to RFK stadium in NE
 Washington, DC. The bike route will be closed to traffic in areas around
 Anacostia Park, the National Mall and Constitution Avenue. The bike tour will
 end at RFK stadium.
     Parking is available in parking lot 8 on the south side of RFK stadium.
 Walk-on registrations and participant check-ins will take place in parking lot
 8A. Walk-on registration is available between 6 and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday,
 September 23.
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