A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that the space at 2204 14th St., NW would become a bike rental spot. On Monday, I had the opportunity to speak with the owner, Stephen Harrell, who was able to fill in a number of details.
This location will actually be the first of three. He hopes to open the 14th Street location in the next week or two. The second DC location will be at 2033 P Street, NW. The third one will be located in Old Town, Alexandria. The P Street and Old Town locations should open in the next 2 months or so.
In addition to a rental spot the store will also service bicycles and sell them as well. On his Facebook page Harrell says:
“DC Bicycle Stations will provide high-line rentals, service and sales of accessories. Please stop by to rent one of many bicycles to enjoy the beautiful city of Washington, DC.
And by the way, if you need to have a romantic date we are able to cater a lunch bag and a blanket for you and your date.”
The second part of his message is pretty interesting. He explained to me that there will be a concierge service that can drop off and pick up rentals as well as provide other services upon request. Cost for the rentals is $65 per day and these bikes are rather high end retailing for around $1000.
Sounds pretty cool. The Bicycle Stations Web site is currently under construction.