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Washington, D.C., May 23, 2011 – NoMa is rapidly becoming DC’s most bike-friendly neighborhood, evidenced by the 170 cyclists who stopped at the NoMa pit stop for Bike to Work Day Friday. The annual Bike to Work Day event encourages commuters to try cycling as a viable transportation option, and more than 11,000 riders converged on 49 pit stops throughout the District.

Following on the heels of this popular event, NoMa BID announces Biketastic, a series of events and initiatives throughout the summer. Starting Tuesday, May 24, is Bike Spa:

Other Biketastic initiatives and facilities:

The NoMa BID organizes and attracts more than 100 free events each year.

About NoMa

NoMa is a vibrant, connected neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last five years, private developers have invested more than $3 billion in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. In 2010, more than 6,000 people moved into NoMa to live or work; and eight new retailers opened for business. NoMa has 15 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in DC, with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Met Branch Trail, and six Capital Bikeshare stations. For more information about NoMa, visit and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID; or Facebook at


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