by Prince Of Petworth December 13, 2017 at 10:45 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

“Dear PoPville,

I was walking up 14th St towards the Columbia Heights metro (around 7:55-8 am at 14th and Columbia) and saw a man on a bike yelling at a car in front of him (they were heading south on 14th). I didn’t see anything before, but I assume that the car cut him off or something. But I did see the car (black Dodge minivan with DC plates) slow down, and then purposely swerve into the lane that the biker (white male, maybe in his 50s?) was in. He didn’t hit the biker, but the biker seemed to put his left arm out in an effort to “push” the car back (it looked like the biker had his full palm on the car, so the car was very close to him). I didn’t see anything beyond that, but I still felt like this was important enough to report in case something did happen. I called the police (District 3) to see if I could report anything, and they said there was nothing I could do. Is there really nothing to help bikers corroborate any incidents that occur?”

by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2017 at 10:20 am 0

1400 Irving Street, NW (formerly Acre 121 and Commonwealth Gastro Pub)

From a press release:

“Ian and Eric Hilton are set to open their latest production, Bar Roubaix, a cycling-centric neighborhood bar and restaurant on December 8 in Columbia Heights. Located on 1400 Irving Street, N.W. Bar Roubaix will feature an eclectic menu of craft beers, European street food and pastries.

Check out the full Roubaix Menu (PDF)

courtesy Bar Roubaix

The concept of Bar Roubaix is inspired by the growing and vibrant cycling culture in the DMV. Named after the iconic city of Roubaix, terminus to one of the world’s oldest and most iconic races of professional road cycling.

The menu focuses on the cuisine you would encounter on the streets while cycling across Europe. It’s helmed by chef Rafael Nunez formerly of Busboy and Poets, and Eatonville. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 4, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

From an email:

“ANCs 2A, 2B, 2E, and 2F are pleased to announce that they have launched a new website for the upcoming town hall on the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) dockless bikeshare demonstration program. The new website can be found here.

The new website includes logistical information for the town hall, including a program agenda, and information on DDOT’s demonstration program, including responses from a pre-town hall survey that was sent to each of the five dockless bikeshare companies operating in DC (Mobike, LimeBike, Jump, Spin, and ofo). (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

My bike was stolen from our front patio Friday afternoon, with a child seat on the back. I left it outside for a total of two minutes while I brought my son inside and saw it being ridden down the block towards the Kenyon and 14th St. intersection.

We rely on it to get to and from work and daycare, and would really appreciate people keeping an eye out. It’s really noticeable – a bright red-orange Marin hybrid with a gray and blue Thule child seat on the back. lmarski(at)gmail.com”

by Prince Of Petworth November 7, 2017 at 12:25 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Just [7pm Monday night] nearly got run over on the US Capitol Grounds by a very aggressive biker who really added a cherry on top by screaming that I was a “stupid c*nt” for using the curbcut.

Walking downhill near the botanic garden about to cross the street – on what feels like a footpath but I guess doubles as a bike path which is confusing as bikes aren’t generally allowed on sidewalks downtown. Was wearing white so I could easily be seen.

Biker was coming very fast directly towards me and I was on the sidewalk. I head toward the curbcut to cross the road and when he wasn’t moving I said “hey!”

He didn’t slow down or move, nearly running me over, then screamed at me to not to use the curbcut as those are “only for bikers,” and threw in the special slur. White male, mid-40s, lots of lights on his bike and maybe a camera on his helmet. (more…)


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