“I found a Schwinn Mountain bike in Petworth, around about a block from the metro discarded in an alley. I left it for awhile thinking maybe someone just stopped for a bit but it was moved to the sidewalk and placed upside down. Pretty sure it was stolen or maybe taken for a joy ride. The tires are flat and I didn’t see if it rode well (gears working, etc) but the frame is in good condition.”
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“Right as I was coming down from the RI Ave pedestrian bridge a few mins ago, a car hopped the curb from Forman Mills and sped north on the MBT at about 40 MPH. Obviously lots of cyclists and runners out this time of day, so I hope nobody got hurt!”
We woke on Saturday morning to find a very nice Bianchi bicycle left on our front porch in capitol hill. It was neither ours nor our neighbors, and best we can guess is that it was stolen and dropped off when the thief did not want it anymore. That, or left by someone at our house by mistake in the middle of the night??
Either way, I tried to do the right thing and reported it to the police. The officer who came to take the report took the bicycle to the M Street SE precinct. He did say, though, that if the owner did not call that particular precinct looking for the bike, he/she would probably never find it because there is no database of bikes that the police have or find. So, if anyone knows of someone looking for a missing Bianchi bicycle, please check with the M St. SE police station.”
Ed. Note: Not a comprehensive database but MPD posts some found/stolen bike photos from MPD’s Evidence Control Division that need to be claimed in 90 days before considered “abandoned”. You can see the current group of bikes being held here.
I wanted to make sure that you knew that there was a mugging today on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail this [Monday] afternoon. I was coming to the end of a bike ride with some friends and their two young kids, when pedestrians on the trail warned us of an accident ahead before the bridge that goes over the railroad tracks on the east side of the river into Anacostia Park. A man was down on the ground. He apparently had been knocked off his bike and mugged. His helmet appeared to have fallen off, and his head was bleeding profusely, according to the others on the scene. (more…)
“Capital Bikeshare today celebrates the installation of its 400th station. This milestone comes as the system approaches the 6th anniversary of the region’s bike sharing system September 20.
The installation team from Motivate International, operator of Capital Bikeshare, installed a 15-dock station at the intersection of Division Avenue and Foote Street, NE, in Ward 7 in the District — marking the 400th publicly accessible station to be added to the Capital Bikeshare system. (more…)