Image courtesy of Felkerino
(You can skip this first paragraph if you know what #fridaycoffeeclub is.)
DC bike personalities MG/@gypsybug and Felkerino/ @dailyrandonneur (both of whom have been mentioned here previously) are not only part of the
elite cycling insane local bike culture, they are people that like a good cup of coffee. And so #fridaycoffeeclub was born. It is a come as you are, preferably via 2-wheels, informal Friday morning coffee meet up that gets around via word of tweet to the #bikedc community. Since I like coffee and bikes and have to be awake when this happens, I think it is fabulous.
Unfortunately, I have a commitment every weekday morning that nearly always prevents me from attending coffee club. I was there once, as evidenced in the photo above, but that has been it so far. Figuring I was not the only one that would have a conflict, I organized #wednesdaybeer for #bikedc (twitter does not pick it up in a search so no link for you). We had a nice group come out to Cafe Mozart recently on a Wednesday and all I had to do was send a few tweets. Cafe Mozart also seems like a good place to meet up. They have a simple beer selection with good happy hour prices, basic mixed drinks, and a broad range of food options. We had people come and go and were there for about 3 hours.
Some people that wanted to be there could not be though, so that is where this post comes in. I have informally committed to organizing 2 more #fridaycoffeeclub meet ups not on Friday and not in the morning during the month of March. I can promise you that I will send a few tweets and that I will not make all of you that are interested happy because that is just the way things work sometimes and I am fairly certain I once gave up “pleasing everyone” for Lent (prior to giving up Lent and subsequently Catholicism for Lent). I will not even promise to be at both events, but I will see what I can do. I am planning on it now, but my work schedule gets quirky sometimes. Who knows, maybe this thing will take off and I will make a Facebook page and we can get special incentives to go places like the food bloggers do.
I tried to do this as a survey but ran out of patience, so we will do this via comments instead. I am going to propose two meetups. You tell me whether you can make one or the other. If you are interested and cannot make either one, please tell me when/ where you would like to meet up. You can also tell me if you have another location entirely in mind. And please read the comments. See what other people are saying and if one of their suggestions works for you too!
Meetup 1- Tuesday March 6th, 5:30 PM, Cafe Mozart
Meetup 2- Monday March 19th, 5:30 PM, Cafe Mozart
Ok, let’s hear what you have to say!