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Despite the best efforts of commuter-loving city planners, Washington remains a bike-friendly city. Aside from the simple acts of navigating D.C.’s wide streets and easy hills, it’s also possible to show up at a bar on a bike without looking like a complete dork. And if some Virginians, cabbies, and other meanies haven’t quite gotten the message, maybe the D.C. Bicycle Courier Association’s monthly “Solidarity Ride” will help spread the word. Don’t worry about being left in the dust by speeding couriers: The hourlong jaunt obeys all traffic laws and has several regrouping points along the way. The theme of tonight’s tour is D.C.’s most bicycle-friendly buildings, and you can discuss them at length during the post-ride happy hour at 18th Street’s Asylum bar. The ride takes off at 6 p.m. from Dupont Circle, Massachusetts & Connecticut Aves. NW. Free. (202) 333-1150. (Michael Schaffer)