US Airways - March 2013 - 35


A Capital

By april White

Want to see DC up close?
Try it on two wheels.
illustration by nathalie dion, photo courtesy of capital bikeshare


“You wanna race?”
A bicycle pulls up next to mine at a red light
in the hip neighborhood of Adams Morgan in
Washington, DC.
My challenger has a decade, maybe two, on
me, but he’s dressed in colorful Lycra and hightech road shoes, and he’s perched on an aerodynamic road bike. I’m dressed, well, like exactly
what I am: a tourist, in sensible, but not racewinning, flats. And I’m riding a 45-pound, threespeed bike with the words “Capital Bikeshare”
on the frame.
Do I want to race? No — and not just because
I’m certain to lose.


Time to

I’ve traveled this route before — from the
White House out Connecticut Avenue toward the
National Zoo — but I’m just now discovering this
pretty, residential stretch of Adams Morgan. Like
most people, I’ve always taken the Metro’s Red
Line instead, traveling underneath much of the
So, as the cyclist speeds off, I ride slowly and
take in the sights.
I pedal through Adams Morgan to Woodley
Park, crossing the elegant Taft Bridge over Rock
Creek gorge. I cruise
through Foggy Bottom and West End to
the restaurants of
Georgetown, which

i’ve traveled this
route before,
but i have a new
perspective now
that i’m on a bike.

march 2013


Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - March 2013

US Airways - March 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Musical Pilgrimages
Hub Crawl: Denver Airport
Wine & Dine: Chef's Tables
Wine & Dine: Artisan Cheeses
Great Escapes: Cypress Inn
Adventure: Washington, DC by Bike
Great Escapes: The Gathering in Ireland
Adventure: Puerto Rico Golf
Charlotte EDC
Great Escapes: Barcelo Hotels and Resorts
Gear Up: The Smart Kitchen
Travel Feature: The Rome Less Traveled
US Airways Feature: Order Up!
Great Tastes: Phoenix Dining
From Philly, With Love
Route of Discovery: San Luis Obispo, California
Atlantic 10 Conference
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - March 2013