BicycleSPACE bullets for April 23

A roundup of BicycleSPACE news.

  • Hot off the presses. The May issue of Washingtonian includes a guide to "Wheeling to Work" on page 50. It quotes BicycleSPACE co-founder Erik Kugler in its "What Do You Ride" section and pictures our Handsome Devil bike. Put these two together with Bike to Work Day on May 15 and you'll make quite the smartly sustainable fashion statement. (Shameless plug: remember to register for Bike to Work Day. So much awesomeness awaits!)

Weekend rides

Saturday, April 25

  • 8 am: Hills of Anacostia, departing from 700 5th St NW
  • 10 am regular ride: Nice & Easy, departing from 700 5th St NW
  • 10 am featured ride: Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival
  • Assemble at 10 am outside our upcoming shop at 440 K St NW
  • Ride departs at 10:30 am
  • Ride arrives at Kingman Island at approximately 11:30 am. Abundant valet bike parking is available, sponsored by BicycleSPACE.
  • 12-8 pm: On your own to enjoy the festival. Plan to visit the BicycleSPACE table frequently to say hi and check your raffle tickets for the chance to win a bike and more.
  • There is no charge to join our ride, but you must buy a ticket for festival admission. BicycleSPACE free ride RSVP. Festival tickets.
  • 11:30 am regular ride: Cupcake Ramble, departing from 700 5th St NW

Sunday, April 26

We are delighted to partner with the D.C. Preservation League to explore the rise of new construction that pops up over neighboring buildings. These pop-up developments are a source of spirited debate among urban planners and policymakers. We'll bicycle around the District to explore contemporary pop-ups and their forebearers, visiting some historic homes that popped up in bygone eras. We'll discuss the ways that design, size and context influence a pop-up's impact on its neighborhood. Photo: 1013 V St NW via Prince of Petworth. The event is free, but please RSVP. Bring your own bike, water and snacks.

  • There is no regular City Explorers ride on April 26. Please join us to explore urbanism on the pop-up development ride.