Mayor Vincent C. Gray posed in a bicycle cab with a wax statue of President Abraham Lincoln from Madame Tussaud's museum, part of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s “Bike to Work Day” event on Freedom Plaza.
Gray told hundreds of bicyclists, including Council members Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) and Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), that he wanted the District to be the world’s most bicycle-friendly city.
Freedom Plaza served as a pit stop for bicycle commuters, who re-fueled with free water and fruit.
Gray said in an interview that he attended the annual event three times when he was council chairman and wanted to continue the tradition as mayor. Though Gray, an athlete whose focus is baseball, didn’t bike to work, he supported those who did.