Bad news for bikers: SmartBike expansion stymied

When the District Department of Transportation announced in March that SmartBike (the ride-sharing program that began last August) was set to expand to Georgetown this summer, we were pretty pumped.  Turns out the future of Georgetown bike-sharing isn’t… Read More

DPS has defense program, bike registration on its radar

In Voice News today, Crime Prevention Coordinator Joseph Smith revealed the launch date for the long-awaited RAD program, next September. He also mentioned a bike registration program, which launched this past Monday. Below are more details on each…. Read More

Free bike lights in Adams Morgan this afternoon

The Ed Board recently gave props to DPS for subsidizing the cost of bike locks, which is awesome. But what’s better than a cheap way to keep your bike safe? A free way to keep yourself safe while… Read More

How to avoid having your bike stolen

In the Voice this past week, the Editorial Board recommended that cyclists buy a u-lock to keep their bikes safe from theft. Simple enough, right? An item in the GW crime log reminds us of one piece of… Read More

Bikers don’t like crashes; I don’t like scratches

The riverfront pathway in Georgetown is a great place for bikers – unless you are a pedestrian. The other day I had planned on taking a leisurely walk along the Potomac from Georgetown University to the Kennedy Center…. Read More

5 shared bikes that look better than Smartbike DC

No matter how you feel about Smartbike DC, the bike sharing program that launched today, it’s hard to argue that the bikes look good. The big rear wheel cover, the mundane star logo, and the red metal make… Read More

Smartbike DC hits the streets today; a great deal if you can find one

At last, DC’s SmartBike bikesharing program is launching today, and our tired legs and lungs couldn’t be happier. Still, it’s already running into problems–the availability map reveals six of the ten locations already have all their bikes checked… Read More

DC gets smart on bikes–but what about Georgetown?

The District’s Department of Transportation has partnered with Clear Channel Outdoor to bring Smart Bike, North America’s first bike sharing program, to DC. Starting next month, program members will be able to borrow bicycles from ten locations around… Read More

Bicycle Ponderings: what to wear when you ride

So you just got a sweet bike. One of those hip road bikes, you know? The ones with the downward-curving handlebars and the skinny wheels, to go with your skinny jeans. You’ve got that messenger bag that sits… Read More