08 February 2009

Greetings from the Capital

washington dc cyclistsCycle Chic and transportation cycling is alive and well in America's capital, though the fashion here in Washington seems to be more sporty. I'm seeing a lot more hybrids and just a tiny fraction of the singlespeeds I see in Boston. Washington style in general seems to be more Jeep and Brooks Brothers to Boston's Subaru and college gear. As far as the bikes go, I suspect the beautiful weather removes the pressing need for winter singlespeed 'beaters'. The very first thing we noticed about Washington was how beautiful and spacious and CLEAN the city is.

We've found some stylish ladies cycling around. Stay tuned for more images...
washington DC cyclist

3 comments:

Dottie said...

Didn't DC start a bike sharing program similar to Velib? Have you seen anything like that yet?

Charlotte said...

Dottie, They have, and I have some photos. I will say that they don't seem to have the enthusiasm like Paris. I'm not riding one because the subscription fee is for a year for $40, plus the small rental. I'm only here for a few days so I bristle at paying that. Hopefully they'll allow shorter registrations, or my pet project, an All-American registration where I can pay a larger fee in Boston and have my subscription work for every service in America.

Menotomy Vintage Bicycles said...

My daughter goes to school in DC. She says she has the only English 3-speed on the campus.
Most other cycles are hybrids with a few cruisers sprinkled in.