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    National Mall & Memorial Parks

    District of Columbia

Park Named bike friendly business

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Date: February 23, 2011

National Mall and Memorial Parks has been awarded Silver Status as a Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists!

National Mall and Memorial Parks is the first park in the National Park Service to be awarded this designation!

 

Did You Know?

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President Wilson saw Lt. George Boyle off on the first U.S. air mail flight, which left from a field behind the present-day FDR Memorial. After going the wrong way for over 20 miles, Boyle crashed his Curtiss Jenny in a Maryland farm field. On his second attempt, Boyle crashed again. Though Boyle survived, he was not permitted a third attempt.