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Old 11-02-09, 10:20 AM
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Ronald Reagan building (DC) bike parking?

I've got a 2-day conference at the Reagan building downtown... does anyone know if there is bike parking available here?
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The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center ReSOLVEs to be “green” by:
  • Encouraging our employees to carpool, walk, bike, or use mass transit—and we can facilitate the use of mass transit for our clients and their guests.
They damn sight better with a "green" hype like that!
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I work in the RRB and have ridden here for nearly 7 years. Yes, there is parking, once you get access to the parking garage (either with a badge or valid ID), you can lock to any number of racks on different levels, I'm on B1. The EPA maintains a secure bike room within the garage, however, you'd need an access code and that would mean being an employee and getting on a long waiting list. Just so you know, I've locked my bike to the public racks and have never had a problem with tampering or vandalism-it is a public but guarded garage. You can bring a lock or, maybe I could share mine, I leave it attached to the rack 24/7. Let me know.
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I'll bring my lock from the office - i work by the capitol.

you think I'll be OK bringing a change of clothes and changing in a bathroom?
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Old 11-02-09, 12:30 PM
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I work across the street from the RR building. I have parking inside my building which is for employees only. However, on days when I take the Metro and get off at Federal Triangle, I notice that there are two large covered racks which are available for public parking although they are part of the EPA. I see pretty nice bikes parked there too. I think the EPA guards look these racks over and there are probably security cameras. The racks are right outside the last escalator out of the Federal Triangle Metro station, there is only way to get out of the station on the escalators too.
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bdcheung; you will have no problem changing in the bathrooms, I do it every day. There is a locker room but I'm not sure if it's available to the public (it's part of the EPA's bike facility), I'll check for you. I wouldn't worry too much about your ride, I've seen Sevens, Lightspeeds, etc, some expensive bikes locked to the rack, without problems. In addition, no one has messed with my lowely CrossCheck since I've been riding in, remember, it is a secure garage with guards and cameras. Bike security hasn't been an issue.
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Great, thanks for all the responses guys!
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