I ride my bike from my apartment to the Woodley Park metro pretty regularly. I lock it up and then take the metro to work. For the past month, my bike has either been damaged there or somehow abused. Here is a listing.
-Someone tried to steal my bike, couldn’t do it, so they undid my chain and then broke my bike bell.
-They tried to steal my bike again, couldn’t do it, so they stole my bike pedals (for some reason).
-My helmet was stolen.
-A LED light was stolen.
I know locking your bike anywhere in the city is “at your own risk” but I feel that that particular area is being targeted. Everyone who locks a bike up there should do so with extreme caution and never leave anything on it that you care about.”