Transportation

Bikes, faith and fun at the Chariots of Fire Biker Blessing

June 10, 2014

BY DAN HART — On a beautiful spring Saturday in Hyattsville, the Crossover Church on Baltimore Avenue held its eighth annual Chariots of Fire Biker Blessing. The May 17 event attracted dozens of motorcyclists from the D.C. metro area as well as several families. “We are opening this up to the [read more]

More shops, condos likely for Metro area

April 15, 2014

BY SUSIE CURRIE — In March, Hyattsville’s two Metro stations moved a little closer to redevelopment. On March 27, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) directors approved a plan to fast-track proposals to develop its parcels around four Metro stations, including West [read more]

Bike Maryland comes to Hyattsville

November 18, 2013

BY CLARICE SILBER — Residents and local officials came together for Bike Maryland’s community and business workshop at the Hyattsville Branch Library on Oct. 29. Bike Maryland is a nonprofit that promotes bicycling and safety for riders. The workshop provided a forum to discuss ways to make [read more]

Trolley Trail will connect Hyattsville, Riverdale Park

November 17, 2013

BY SUSAN HINES — Despite the sudden chill in the air, the mood at the October 23 groundbreaking for the long awaited Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail was one of warmth and mutual triumph.  Converting a former streetcar right-of-way that extends from the District to Laurel into a paved [read more]

Riding hard: Hundreds raced in fifth annual Hyattsville Cyclocross

October 16, 2013

BY MIKE PERSLEY — Arrow Bicycle volunteer Ted Monoson bought his first bike while he was in college in western New York around 1992. One day, he walked into a “not so reputable” bike shop, where customer service meant something very different than what he’s seen at Arrow.  “Those guys [read more]

My Two Cents: We don’t want to miss this bus

September 10, 2013

April Downs BY APRIL DOWNS — Have you noticed that red “Fear the Turtle” bus coming through Hyattsville during the last year or so? It’s the University of Maryland’s Shuttle-UM number 113.  I first saw it come by my house on 42nd Avenue and briefly wondered where if I could ride it even [read more]

Empty nester takes flight

July 8, 2013

Under normal circumstances, a year-long parasailing and snorkeling adventure in the Philippines with the love of your life might be a trip of a lifetime. For Hyattsville resident Hugh McElrath, 62, it opened the door to another trip that was equally memorable. He and his wife, Sallie, returned in [read more]
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