As I read this, I thought, “Well…perhaps there is…”
Having not taken trips to DC (unlike my wife, complains her parents ‘dragged’ her through Smithsonian museums over several summers) I’ll have to admit I don’t know the minute details of the DOT or White House but I’m wondering if there are bike racks at either site. If not, it might be more secure to mount/lock Pete’s bike to an SUV (particularly an SUV belonging to security personnel) than to just lock it to itself and leave it outside the front (or back) door. Alternatively, I’d think it somewhat useful to mount the bike to an security detail’s SUV for the “what if he can’t or doesn’t want to pedal back when he’s done in there?” contingency. Okay, just hop in the SUV that’s got your bike and we’ll drive you wherever you want or need to go.
Practice shingen at all times: See the world not as you wish it to be, judge it not as good or bad; observe all things with compassion.