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Biking around Town is written by Josh Nadas (@dcliterate), a daily bike commuter & avid rider who lives in Mount Pleasant. Josh previously wrote about tips for buying a bike on craigslist.

What’s better after a bike ride in August besides Ice Cream? Okay, fine – beer is really nice – but sometimes you just want ice cream. Let’s ride to Old Town Alexandria to check out two different ice cream shops, so you can pick your favorite. On the one side of the street is Pop’s, and on the other side is the Scoop Grill and Ice Cream. When I went, I had Pop’s – so I can’t say definitively which is better, nor am I qualified to do so. I’ll leave that to you in the comments section. Here’s one route that works well to get to Old Town.

I started behind the Jefferson Memorial. That spot is the confluence of several bike trails, as well as a couple of significant roadways. The route that I have highlighted is about six miles long, and is a pretty easy ride. This section of the Mount Vernon Trail can have a lot of traffic, so be courteous to your fellow trail users, announce when you are passing, and you should have a really nice ride. (more…)

02/15/12 4:30pm


Photo via Nadeau

From a press release:

Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul, an importer of stylish handmade furnishings, is pleased to announce the opening of its first Alexandria location near the heart of Washington DC’s national mall and downtown district. The 6,100-square-foot showroom holds a wide selection of hardwood pieces that have been hand-painted, carved and stained by local craftsmen in India and Indonesia. Nadeau’s unique looks have kept loyal customers coming back to its 16 other retail locations for almost 20 years.

We will also be hosting a grand opening celebration, open to the public, on Saturday, February 18 between 10am and 6pm! Stop by any time for some wine and cheese, browse our unique furniture and meet the store manager, Daniel Cavanaugh. Regular store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, noon to 5pm. We look forward to meeting you.

5710 A & B, General Washington Dr, Alexandria, VA 22312

Anyone ever hear of Nadeau before?