“Dear PoPville,

I was on my way to work with morning when this speeding SUV veered into the bike lane on Columbus Circle by Union Station, coming within a foot of sending me to the ER. I went up to the car at the stoplight and politely asked the driver to please be mindful of cyclists, at which point the driver, an older gentleman in his late 50s, screamed through the window “I DON’T CARE! I SHOULD HAVE HIT YOU!”

So seeing as though I likely have no legal recourse, public shaming is all that’s left.”

Photo of 14th and Q Street, NW by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

From The Bike Rack in partnership with Peregrine Espresso:

“Tuesday: Commuter Coffee

We’re having a special Tuesday edition of Commuter Coffee this month. We couldn’t miss this weather! Bike down 14th St (at Q) on Tuesday, April 11 from 7:30 am until approximately 9:30 am for a free cup of Joe on us.”

bike house

“Dear PoPville,

It’s finally spring, which in DC means cherry blossoms, Nationals baseball, and the return of Bike House clinics.

The Bike House reopens on April 1st at noon.

Whether you rode your bike all winter or stored it away, ride over to Annie’s Ace Hardware to get it tuned up and ready to roll. We’ll pair you with an experienced mechanic to help you do anything from simple projects like fixing a flat or cleaning and lubing your chain to more complicated fixes.

Clinics run from noon to 3 p.m. every Saturday at 1240 Upshur St. NW. The Bike House is all volunteer and relies on donations to cover the costs of our clinics.”


From New Belgium Brewing:

“Grab your tickets and start planning for the Washington Tour de Fat on July 22, 2017. Expect to experience the unexpected. We’re bringing the party with Vintage Trouble and the Tour de Fat ensemble cast of performers. Ready your eyes and ears for a mix of musicians, circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians, comedians, and mind-blowing provocateurs. Costumes are highly encouraged (and a mindset to party is mandatory). Proceeds from the Washington Tour de Fat benefit Washington Area Bicycle Association, Black Women Bike DC, Phoenix Bikes, and Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling, so be sure to grab your tix today.

Jul 22, 2017, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
355 Water Street SE”


Thanks to JoAnna for passing on from Craigslist:

“Lucky Linus Dutchi 1 – $420

A beautiful Linus for spring! This bike is like if your childhood beach cruiser grew up, studied abroad, and now works at a cool nonprofit. It’s a size Medium (45.5cm/18” – 700C wheel), super lightweight, feels like riding in a Cadillac (perfect for a beginner!). (more…)

contes bike shop
1331 4th Street , SE

Another way to burn off all that fast casual coming too! Thanks to a reader for sending from the Arris building. Conte’s website says:

“We are excited to announce that Conte’s Bike Shop will be opening a store in Washington, D.C.! Just like the other Conte’s locations, this location in the Yards will offer bicycles and accessories from prominent brands such as Giant, Liv, Cannondale, BMC and more. Our D.C. location will also stock electric bikes from Stromer, Cannondale, and Giant.”

16th & Newton NW

A reader reports:

“Earlier today – saw the aftermath of crash at 16th and Newton. I haven’t seen anything on the news about this – hope the biker is ok! The ambulance drove away slowly – good sign or bad sign? and (preempting possible PoPville comments!):

Didn’t see license plate therefore can’t tell if it was a MD driver. There is a bike helmet in the road so presumably the biker was wearing a helmet (not shown in photo because I cropped the people out)”