Meet the Met—Party on the Met Branch Trail
WHEN: Saturday, June 5th, 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
WHERE: Meet the Met will take place on and along the trail from Franklin St., NE to New York Ave. Metro station. The main activity center will be 700 Rhode Island Ave., NE, Washington, DC (Parking lot at Rhode Island Ave. Shopping Center, in front of DC's largest public mural)
Quick and easy:
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We need your help! Sign up for a volunteer shift during Meet the Met.
Free, all-ages, all-abilities rides to Meet the Met from across the D.C. region! Find your ride and register today.
Washington Mystics Ride & Game: Join the free ride from the Met Branch Trail to the Verizon Center—and stay for the game by getting your tickets here!
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Walk or bike to Meet the Met! Check out the map for event location directions from the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station.
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Ward 5 Councilmember
Harry "Tommy" Thomas, Jr.
It's Open—Help Us Celebrate!
Celebrate National Trails Day and the opening of the Met Branch Trail in Northeast DC with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and Kaiser Permanente, along with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Washington Mystics and more! Bring your family and friends for a free, action-packed day exploring DC's newest trail. Walk, run, skip, bike, skate or stroll on over for fun activities and cool giveaways.
Fun for all ages:
What is the Met Branch Trail?
The Met Branch Trail (MBT) is an eight-mile trail running from Union Station in Washington, D.C., to Silver Spring in Maryland. The newest section of off-road trail is now complete from Franklin Street, NE to New York Avenue, NE and open to D.C. residents and visitors! The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) manages the MBT. Maps of the trail and additional information can be accessed at metbranchtrail.com.
RTC and the MBT
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has been engaging communities along the Met Branch Trail (MBT) during trail development in Northeast D.C. since 2006. Over the past year, RTC:
In 2010, RTC will work with local partners to support regular trail clean-ups, community tree plantings, a youth garden, mural paintings and much more!
Learn more about RTC's work on the Met Branch Trail, and sign up to receive regular updates and learn more about how you can be involved.
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