Ed. Note: If anyone happens to spot the bike you can email me at [email protected] and I’ll pass on to OP.

“Dear PoPville,

As I was riding my bike home tonight, I hear an accident behind me on the corner of Upshur NW and Kansas Ave NW right in front of the Petworth Library. I head over to see if the drivers were ok and call 911. In the rush to make sure the drivers were ok, I did not lock my bike up but leaned it against the railing of the library.

As I am on the phone with 911, two detectives from Third District walk up and tell me they’ve called in the accident. As they tell me this, other bystanders start yelling at me that my bike is being stolen. I turn around and it’s gone. I tell the two detectives that my bike was just stolen as I was talking to them and the response I get was “sorry that’s for 4D, we’re 3D. You’ll need to file a report with 4D” and walked away from me back to their car. Read More

Thanks to Mark Sussman for sharing info about a memorial for the bicyclist killed on Friday: “Please meet at the corner NW of Mass & NJ Ave at 6pm on THURSDAY for @jimpagels Ghost Bike Memorial #bikedc. Please wear white.”

From Facebook:

“Memorial & Bike Ride for Jim Pagels
Massachussets & New Jersey Ave NW

Please join us to remember Jim Pagels, a passionate urbanist and safe streets advocate, to become DC’s latest victim of traffic violence on April 10. Read More

From MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality resulting from a traffic crash that occurred on Friday, April 9, 2021, at the intersection of 2nd Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 7:30 pm, a bicyclist and a 2012 Kia Sorrento were traveling westbound on Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Concurrently, the operator of a 2020 Honda Civic was traveling west in the same block. The Honda struck the rear of the Kia and the bicyclist simultaneously. The Kia then entered into the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and 2nd Street, NW, striking a 2013 Ford Van the was traveling north on 2nd Street, NW. The Honda then struck a 2015 Dodge Durango, that was traveling north in the same block before coming to final rest. Read More


Photo by Eric P.

“Dear PoPville,

I recently bought a new car and I’m looking to install a hitch (I already purchased it and have it in my possession) so I can then attach my bike rack. I am not handy in any way, so I need to get it professionally installed. I’m having a hard time finding anywhere in and around the DMV that offers this service, so I’m wondering if anyone with experience has any suggestions? Including the price for labor would be very helpful as well.”

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From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and National Park Service (NPS) announced today that construction for the rehabilitation of the Rock Creek Park Trail and new pedestrian bridge is scheduled to begin on March 31, 2021.

“We are thrilled to finally start construction on this project which is the result of decades long collaboration with our partners and community stakeholders,” said DDOT Interim Director Everett Lott. “The planned repairs and upgrades like the addition of a pedestrian bridge will make this very popular DC destination much more enjoyable for all who use it.”

DDOT and NPS will rehabilitate and construct more than 3.7 miles of the paved, multi-use trail spanning Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4 from M Street NW in Georgetown to Broad Branch Road NW. Read More

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via Google maps

“Dear PoPville,

This is a long shot, but last Monday, 3/15, I was hit by a bicyclist between 3:30 and 3:45 pm while crossing K St. towards the Farragut North Metro Station at the corner of Connecticut Ave. and K St. At the time, I failed to exchange info with the cyclist, but I later found out I broke my elbow and my finger, which required minor surgery. If she sees this, I’d appreciate if she could please reach out.

Please email me at [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch with OP.


3210 Grace Street, NW next to the Georgetown Butcher

The liquor license placard says:

“The Establishment will be a cycling clubhouse and cafe selling bike accessories and clothing. An on-site bike shop will provide clubhouse member services and custom builds. The cafe will serve an all-day food menu accompanied by coffee, tea, wine, and cocktails. Read More

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