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Posted at 5:24 PM ET, 05/19/2005

Saturday Night's Alright (For Biking)

By washingtonpost.com

People are always looking for "something different" to do on weekend nights -- activities outside of the usual spectrum of bar or cultural events. Here's my pick of the week, which offers romantic scenery, a chance to enjoy the great outdoors and an opportunity to meet new people: the Moonlight Monument Bike Ride.

Part of "Bike Month" and "Bike to Work Week," the Saturday night tour leaves Hostelling International's Washington D.C. Hostel at 9, returning around midnight. Along the 15-mile (!!!) ride, you'll swing by the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the Capitol and other flood-lit landmarks. If you've ever been by the monuments at night, you know it's the best time to see them -- shorn of crowds and T-shirt vendors, Lincoln looks more stately, the platoon at the Korean War Memorial that much more ghostly.

There's a $10 charge for the tour, and reservations are suggested. Call 202-737-2333 to sign up. (Final tip: If you're coming from outside of D.C., take your bike on Metro -- the hostel is on 11th, three blocks north of Metro Center.)

-- Fritz

By washingtonpost.com  | May 19, 2005; 5:24 PM ET
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