Photo by C JRCook
K writes over the weekend:
“I am LITERALLY looking as my stolen bike for sale on OfferUp. Police say they’ll respond within 48hrs. Any suggestions?”
Some initial responses: Read More
Ceci n’est pas un vélo, so please don’t break our window.
It’s an illusion!
1339 H Street, NE
Very nice. Thanks to a reader for sending from in front of The Pie Shop: Read More
Photo by Eric P.
From the Mayor’s Office:
“On Sunday, September 20, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), and its six partner jurisdictions will celebrate 10 years of Capital Bikeshare, which provides affordable, convenient, and sustainable mobility to riders in the Washington metropolitan region. Riders have taken more than 27 million trips over Capital Bikeshare’s 10-year history and to celebrate the milestone, the program is offering one free classic bike ride to all users on September 20. Read More
A reader reports:
“Thought I would share some recent bicycle thefts I’ve witnessed over the past 2 weeks. Both instances occurred on N street nw (in front of Espita). First on 8/31 @ 5:03pm and the second on 9/9 at 9:07am. Both times they used an angle grider to cut locks. I have heard the angle grinder on other days, but didn’t think much of it, but I am sure the same was happening. Police were called on both occasions, but seems there is not much that can be done.
Just a warning to be aware if parking a bike in this area.”
Photo by mychacos
Saturday I was walking my dog down Rock Creek through the tunnel. There are signs to dismount your bike through the tunnel on both sides. Two guys were going full speed on the narrow sidewalk. When one of them passed me, I told him he’s supposed to get off his bike. The next guy stopped and let me pass and I told him the same. The first guy then got off his bike, threw it to the ground, and started walking toward me aggressively as though he was going to physically assault me. His friend had to hold him back. I wish I had taken a picture of the guy. I can’t believe anyone would get so angry that they would respond physically to someone pointing out the rules. It’s really dangerous for people to ride their bikes through that tunnel when it’s busy with people and responding with aggression is not appropriate.”
via google maps
“First District Patrol units have arrested a male subject in regards to a Bicycle Theft case in the 700 Block G Street SE.
A complainant reported her bike stolen on Saturday, August 22th. On the following Sunday morning, the complainant encountered a male subject riding the stolen bike and waived down a passing patrol unit. When police attempted to contact the subject, he immediately fled. Read More
Photo by Mr.TinDC
I’m hoping to crowdsource a question about buying a bike. I’ve been thinking about it for a while and would like to move forward. I’m a bike newbie and definitely not high-maintenance. All I want is something I can ride around DC safely. I’m looking in the $300 tops range but I’ve heard that might be idealistic? Are there any discount bike stores in the District you know of? I would do Craiglist but with Ms. Rona out and about I’m nervous to take that route (no pun intended).”
Photo by Joanna Hiatt Kim
Yesterday I took a spill on my bike while riding on H street (those streetcar tracks can really get you) and was really scared and in pain. So many kind people immediately rushed to check on me, help me up, and get my bike out of the street. I was so touched by the immediate kindness and generosity of strangers in my time of need. Read More
From an email:
“Our office represents a bicyclist who was critically injured in a hit-and-run bicycle crash on Friday, July 10, 2020 at about 12:15pm near the intersection of New Hampshire Ave and Quincy St, NW. As a result of the crash, he was knocked unconscious, broke his collarbone, and underwent surgery at Howard University Hospital.
Now that he is out of the hospital and recovering at home, we are trying to identify any witnesses who might have more information about the crash or driver. Would you be willing to post the attached flyer? We are hoping some of your readers might come forward with some information.”