: News

Filed Under:

Bike Riders Gear Up For Spring

Play associated audio

By Peter Granitz

Sonya Cednik moved from Los Angeles to Washington two months ago and says she knows the basics of bike maintenance.

Saturday she swung by the Bike House Co-Op for its first free clinic of the year. Outside of a coffee shop in Petworth, volunteer mechanics tune up people’s bikes, and offer one on one tutorials.

Cednik says tightening her brakes isn’t too difficult, but likes the assurance.

"I just didn’t have the tools," she says. "And it’s always nice to have extra advice [on] how to make it better. They were friendly and offered new brake pads if I needed."

The Washington Area Bicyclists Association is also preparing for the spring. Executive Director Eric Gilliand says he supports the D.C. Department of Transportation’s aggressive agenda for things like a new network of bike lanes downtown.

"In addition to adding facilities like doubling the mileage of bike lanes, they’re actually calling for a doubling of people actually commuting to work by bike," says Gilliand.

Gilliand says he’s pushing for the mayor’s budget to set aside money for DDOT’s plans.

NPR

MTV's Rewinding The '90s With A New Channel

The '90s are back! Pokémon has taken over the world again. A Clinton is running for president. And now, MTV is reviving '90s favorites like Beavis and Butt-head on a new channel, MTV Classic.
NPR

Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour – LIVE from Slim's Diner!

This special edition of the Politics Hour is coming to you live from Slim's Diner from Petworth in Northwest D.C.

NPR

Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.