“DC Bike Party’s Rock n’ Roll Ride is coming soon! On January 8th, the party ride which averages between 500-700 participants each month, will ride through Washington, DC with celebrating the birthdays of rock legends David Bowie and Elvis Presley with a Rock n’ Roll themed ride. Riders are encouraged to add songs to the DC Bike Party collaborative playlist to hear their favorite tracks through our mobile jukebox, Sound Bike DC.
The group, departing from Dupont Circle, will set out to complete an approximately 7-mile ride, visiting some of the city’s major landmarks and attractions with a pit stop at Malcom X Park before ending with a celebration at Black Whiskey on 14th Street. DC Bike Party participants will be treated to a free live show by local favorites, The Megaphone Barons!
A map of the complete route will be available at DCBikeParty.com 24 hours before the ride. Riders are welcome to join or depart the group at any point—many riders use Capital Bikeshare.
Everyone is welcome to attend or participate. RSVP on Facebook using this link. Specifics below:
WHAT: DC Bike Party’s Rock n’ Roll Ride: Bowie vs. Elvis
WHERE: Departs from the middle of Dupont Circle
WHEN: Wednesday, January 8th
Meet at 7:30 P.M.; Depart promptly at 8:00″
I came home early Sunday morning (2am) to find the bicycle in the attached picture laying in the middle of the alley behind my house on the 500 block of Irving NW. Someone had taken one of my paver blocks to try and break the lock off the front wheel, but they were clearly scared off or gave up before succeeding. I kept the bike in my basement for the night, and turned it over to the police at the 3D substation on Park Rd yesterday afternoon. The police are holding it now in impound.
Sometime between Midnight and 5am this morning, two bikes were stolen from my backyard in Eckington, on the Unit Block of R St NE. I know, bikes get stolen every day in this city, and are hard to track, but the two bikes that were stolen are pretty hard to miss. I’ve attached a photo (thanks to PeopleforBikes.org for the great shot!!) Here are the specs:
1)Cream Xtracycle Radish long tail bike, with a Bobike front mounted baby seat/windshield, two large pannier bags, padded rear platform (note: Hoopty ‘rack’ in picture not currently attached), Obama bumper sticker on rear fender, lots of orange reflective ‘flower’ stickers, and an orange reflective mustache on the windshield.
2) White 24″ Opus Rambler with blue writing. Several “I biked to school at Yu Ying PCS today!” stickers. One black box bag on rear rack.
We are doing all the things we are supposed to do (filing a police report, setting craigslist alerts for DC, Baltimore and Philly, contacting all local bike shops, etc), but because these bikes are unique and tend to garner attention, there is a good chance that folks might see them out and about.
We are devastated. These bikes are our primary transportation when it is over 40 degrees outside. If you see them, please contact me as soon as possible! eblyttleton(at)gmail(dot)com or by phone (202-344-5389)”
Phoenix Bikes will host its third sale of the year at the Big Bear Cafe, 1700 First St., NW, in Washington, DC (at the triangle of First, R, and Florida), Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10am-2pm. We will have about six brand new Civia Twin City 7-speed commuter bikes, plus more than 20 other bikes in a variety of styles and sizes including road, mountain, hybrid, cruisers and single-speeds. Also joining us again will be Bikes for the World, which will also be selling refurbished bikes. Locks and lights will also be available.”
Ed. Note: You can see all events here and you can schedule your own event listing here and you can edit your events here.
There is a lot of police activity and tv presence in front of Kapnos on 14th and W street [around 8:30pm]. Just spoke with a cop who said it was a hit-and-run. Guy hit a bicyclist, took off, resulting in a police chase. The driver was under the influence.”
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced it will begin installing a protected bike lane (also known as a cycle track) on M Street NW starting on or about Monday, November 25, weather permitting.
The cycle track, with a buffer of parked cars and flexible posts, will span over a mile on the north side of M Street NW between 14th and 28th Streets and will serve as the westbound compliment to the eastbound cycle track on L Street NW. On the 1500 block of M Street NW, the lane will be installed as a “traditional” bike lane. Green paint will also be used for much of the block to increase the visibility of the lane.
Ed. Note: Last night a van parked in the L Street cycle track, check out the interesting debate that followed here.