by Tim Regan October 27, 2016 at 4:40 pm 0

Bike riders in old-timey tweed outfits are scheduled to once again cruise down District streets next weekend as part of the annual “D.C. Tweed Ride.”

The “vintage-inspired” ride will launch from  a “secret location” next Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1-4 p.m., according to its organizers.

D.C. Tweed Ride usually takes cyclists through some of the District’s scenic parks and thoroughfares. Along the way, riders will stop for breaks, snacks and probably also to pose daintily.

After the ride, the group will end up at Roofers Union (2446 18th St. NW) for a “jazz-age jam” party.

“The party will be going strong from 5:30 to 9 p.m., and will feature the legendary Dandy Wellington and His Band, the Fidgety Feet Dancers, food, drinks, and the most stylish dandies and dames on this side of the Atlantic,” an Eventbrite page for the ride reads.

More from D.C. Tweed Ride:

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by Borderstan.com April 22, 2016 at 7:20 am 0

(Updated at 12:43 p.m.) Someone behind the wheel of a car collided with and critically injured a man on a bicycle near the Cardozo Education Campus early this morning, according to D.C. Police.

Police were dispatched to the scene of a crash involving a car and a cyclist on the 1300 block of Florida Ave. NW at 3:13 a.m.

The 1300 block of Florida Ave. NW was closed to traffic in both directions for hours while authorities investigate the incident. Authorities reopened the stretch of road around 12:40 p.m.

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by Tim Regan April 18, 2016 at 11:00 am 3 Comments

Bike Blessing photo via Church of the Ascension and Saint AgnesA downtown church will try to heal the “awkwardness” between cyclists and local religious folk by hosting an inaugural bike-blessing event next month.

Cyclists are instructed to gather on the lawn at the Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes (1217 Massachusetts Ave. NW) for the ceremony, which is slated for Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m.

The plan, says Father Dominique Peridans is to bring local cyclists and residents together for a “bridge-building gathering.”

“We’ll gather on the front lawn of the church . . . there’ll be a short, ten fifteen minute blessing for the whole crowd gathered,” Peridans said. “It’ll be a time for people to interact.”

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by Tim Regan July 30, 2015 at 10:55 am 0

bike robbersA boy was arrested today in connection with a group robbery that occurred in Shaw earlier this month, say D.C. Police.

Police say that on July 11 around 10:30 p.m., 15-20 suspects ambushed three men and one boy near the exit of the Shaw Skate Park on the 1100 block of R Street NW.

The robbers surrounded three of the victims and repeatedly struck them until they surrendered their property, police told Borderstan on July 16.

A video connected to the robbery and released by police earlier this month shows a man forcefully beaten on the ground as he clenches onto a bicycle.

Police have charged the boy with robbery force and violence in connection with the crime.

The investigation is ongoing, say police.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $5,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a robbery force and violence committed in the District of Columbia.

Image via MPD

by Tim Regan July 21, 2015 at 4:45 pm 0

Bike Rack DC

A Logan Circle bike shop will make sure local cyclists are caffeinated tomorrow morning.

Bike Rack DC, located at 1412 Q Street NW, will hand out free hot and iced coffee at the corner of 14th and Q from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Though pedestrians are free to stop by and chat, only cyclists can get a free cup of coffee, said a Bike Rack employee by phone today.

Photo via Facebook.com/BikeRackDC

by Jared Holt July 14, 2015 at 9:55 am 0

1400 Columbia Rd

(Updated at 10:00 a.m.) A cyclist was struck by a car in Columbia Heights this morning, tweeted D.C. Fire and EMS at 9:40 a.m.

The victim was evaluated on the scene and was not transported to the hospital, said D.C. Fire and EMS spokesperson Oscar Mendez.

A later tweet said the cyclist refused treatment.

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