Two from the historical record for this week. It's Bike to Work Week after all.
First, this is the oldest record I could find of a bike race in DC (though surely not the first bike race). It's from Feb 22, 1879.
Clearly Krauskopf was doping, no?
And then here's a 1994 article that is about a subject familiar to anyone following the Purple Line/Georgetown Branch Trail stories lately. "Arlington Seeks to Reclaim Land on Bicycle Trail; Encroachments Spark Disputes Over Extended Use of Property"
I haven't paid for highbeam membership, so all I have is the lead-in, and I have no idea how this was resolved. I assume it was done the Arlington Way, aka, sumo wrestling.
There are roses and stones and statues in Donna and Gerardo Rivero's Mediterranean villa-style garden in Arlington, and there is a garage.
And winding beside the garage there is a paved and wildflower-trimmed lane, part of Arlington County's 85-mile-and-growing bicycle and walking trail system. Some people think the garage shouldn't be there because a corner of it is on county property and they want it torn down. And the Riveros are angry about that.