502 23rd Street, NW
From an email:
“The electric vehicle making the biggest impact on people’s mobility and the environment is the electric bike. The world’s 280 million electric bikes (compared to just 20 million electric cars) are cutting global oil demand by about one million barrels a day — four times more than electric cars are displacing. As smaller, lighter vehicles than cars, the production of electric bikes also consumes far fewer resources and produces much less carbon. The lithium needed for one electric Hummer can power 400 electric bikes!
While the Biden Administration and automakers are now pushing towards electric cars, DC is leapfrogging their efforts by offering electric bike rebates to citizens, building out the proper infrastructure, and creating an environment where people don’t need to spend >$10,000 a year on a car (or 2nd car).
This is where King Electric comes into play, who just opened their new Experience Center in Foggy Bottom at 502 23RD ST NW.
While the positive environmental impacts are a major benefit of using electric bikes for transportation, King sees them as the best way to get around DC due to their fun, affordability, and being a cheat code to avoid traffic. Their goal is to be DC’s one stop shop for all things electric bikes and cargo bikes. Most brands are online only and traditional bike shops usually only carry one or two models to choose from. King’s Experience Center allows you to see, touch, feel AND test ride all kinds of electric bikes to find the best fit for you.
Started by veterans of the DC micromobility industry, King has been selling electric bikes and scooters since 2021 via e-commerce, and has served over 3,000 customers. With their new DC Experience Center, they’re creating an environment that removes all the barriers to electric bike ownership. They offer test rides, short and long term rentals, new and used inventory, and on-site maintenance. Additionally, they have financing, insurance, and trade-in options to give additional peace of mind.
Their official Grand Opening is open to the public this coming Thursday, February 15th where they’ll have food, drinks and plenty of bikes to take for a test ride.
More information and RSVP is available here.”
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Dreaming of small-town charm with big-city convenience? Look no further than 7156 Main St in Clifton, Virginia! Nestled just 30 miles from the heart of Washington D.C., this picturesque property offers the best of both worlds.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to find tranquility in this quaint, historic town. With its tree-lined streets and friendly community atmosphere, Clifton is the perfect place to call home. Yet, with its close proximity to the nation’s capital, you’ll never be far from the excitement and opportunities of urban living.
Imagine weekends exploring local shops, dining at charming cafes, and enjoying outdoor adventures in nearby parks. Then, commute to D.C. for work or play, soaking in all the culture, entertainment, and career opportunities the city has to offer.
Want to get a head start on your spring cleaning? Use Well-Paid Maids, the DC area’s only certified living-wage home cleaning service. Well-Paid Maids pays all of its staff at least $24 per hour and provides a full benefits package including:
• Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
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The 2024 DC Environmental Film Festival begins Thursday, March 21, at 7pm with the US Premiere screening of ANTARCTICA CALLING from Academy Award-winning director Luc Jacquet.
The Festival will continue through Saturday, March 30, offering dozens of screenings at venues