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Neat Neighborhood Find: The Bike Rack

by Prince Of Petworth May 6, 2008 at 11:00 am 9 Comments

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I once posted a picture of this place a long time ago but this past weekend was the first time I actually went inside to check it out. The Bike Rack is located at 1412 Q Street just off 14th Street. It always strikes me like it was a rowhome converted into a business, which I think looks super cool. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to chat with one of the owners, Wayne. The location has actually hosted a number of businesses over the years. Wayne told me that it was a plumbing supply store and most recently a doggie day care before becoming the Bike Rack. The Bike Rack will be in its current location for a year on May 12th. If you’re looking for a bike the store features models from entry level and commuter bikes to very high end. The store also does repairs and can tweak or update your current bike. Entry level and commuter bikes are priced from $350 on up. Wayne told me that sales have been brisk on commuter bikes recently since gasoline prices have gone up and up. I think the store’s a great addition to the neighborhood. Congrats on the one year anniversary and hope you have many more! More photos inside after the jump.

Lots of bikes of course.

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Repairs done in house.

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Other clothing and gear also available.

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The Bike Rack’s Kite won the battle of the kites in the Smithsonian kite festival.

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