1412 Q Street, NW via The Bike Rack
Scuttlebutt confirmed!! From Conte’s Bike Shop:
“We are proud to announce the opening of our 14th location off 14th Street NW in Washington, DC. The shop will likely look familiar to many in the #BikeDC world, and for good reason: for the past 13 years, this space housed our friends @bikerackdc. The Logan Circle community of cyclists is among the most vibrant, active, and passionate we’ve ever encountered, and we are excited to get to know you and your bikes as we get settled in our new home.
We hope you’ll come by and say hello in the coming days, we’d love to introduce ourselves – although we would imagine you will recognize many of the faces you’ll see.” Read More
Ed. Note: This sign is from Rollin Cycles, which is down the block on 14th and is excellent, and still very much open.
1412 Q Street, NW via The Bike Rack
What the hell is happening?!?! Ugh. Thanks to Jeff and Sarah for the heads up. The Bike Rack posts on their Facebook:
“After 13 amazing years Bike Rack is shutting it’s doors today.
Thank you everyone that has stepped foot in our store. Thank you everyone that has come on any of our rides. Thank you every single customer we have ever had. And thank you to all of our employees past end present for making the Bike Rack what it is. Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC
Hi! My sad commuter bicycle really needs a tune up. I tried to replace the brakes myself over a year ago … got frustrated, gave up, and haven’t touched it since.
Do any fellow popville readers have any suggestions or favorite shops in DC?”
Ed. Note: With the recent closure of District Hardware and Bike as well as the The Bike Rack’s Brookland location and BicycleSpace in Adams Morgan and on K Street this will be a good thread for future reference/queries. Personally I have had great service at Conte’s Bike Shop at 3410 Wisconsin Ave, NW.
Photo by Dean M
Time to tackle our annual, Where will you/did you buy a Christmas tree this year?
730 Maine Ave, SW via Facebook
Ed. Note: Back in 2017 District Hardware and Bike moved from Foggy Bottom to The Wharf.
Thanks to all who messaged us the sad news. From District Hardware and Bike | The Velo Cafe:
“To our friends, family and neighbors,
With heavy hearts it saddens us to inform you all that as of this Sunday, December 1st at 5pm, District Hardware and Bike will be permanently closed for business. For 50 years we’ve operated District Hardware and Bike as an independent, family owned small business, and have done our best to bring a unique, neighborhood-focused concept to fruition. Unfortunately, things haven’t worked out the way we thought or planned, and we are unable to continue operating. Read More
“Over the course of the last week, several robberies have occurred on the Metropolitan Branch Trail. As a result of diligent investigative work, conducted by the Fifth District Detective’s Unit, several suspects were developed.
On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, members of the Fifth District’s Crime Suppression Team conducted operations in the area of the Metropolitan Branch Trail, in an effort to locate and apprehend the suspects involved in this string of recent robberies along the trail. Read More
From DC Bike Party:
“It’s chilly outside but DCBP is keeping it spicy Wed 13th 730 wheels up, 8pm sharp
We’re celebrating pumpkin spice with a ride end TBA. Wear a fav sweater/rock some orange +we’ll have some DCBP shirts! We’ll be raising $$ 4 So Others May Eat & DC Central Kitchen”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Rudi Riet
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the District is mobilizing 26 new Parking Enforcement Officers (PEO) to enhance bike lane safety in support of the city’s Vision Zero DC initiative. The Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin assigning new PEOS to beats beginning today, November 12. Read More
Photo by Martha Spieker
Thanks to Martha for the warning on Sunday:
What the hell is wrong with people? https://t.co/23MBnsUJum
— PoPville (@PoPville) November 10, 2019
Alas a reader rightly pointed out it is very likely somebody with mental health issues.