Scootergate 4 by spoffy
This is it scooter fans, the weekend we’ve been waiting for. Scootergate 4 has finally arrived! The festivities kick off at 5pm at The Pug where you can register ($25 cash) if you haven’t done so already online. What do you get with your registration? A whole slew of things including a ticket to the Rock and Roll Hotel show Saturday night, a rally bag, a rally patch, a t-shirt, a bunch of coupons, a raffle ticket, and food. Hell, I’d pay $25 for the t-shirt alone! Today’s Seattle-like weather is supposed to subside as the day goes on so hopefully it will be prime weather for the late night ride of DC movie hotspots.
vespa-7 by Huro Kitty
When Vespa Washington closed its doors last fall, a big void was created in the DC scooter scene. How can a cool city like DC be without its own scooter shop? Sure, there’s Vespa of Arlington, but…it’s in Arlington. Well have no fear, scooterists! Some former staff members from Vespa Washington are starting their own shop called Modern Classics. Located at 955 V Street NE (near the arboretum), they will serve as a repair and maintenance shop for scooters old and new, with the possibility of scooter sales in the future. As the new owner of an old P200E, it’s comforting to know that when I’m up two-stroke creek, these guys can come to my rescue.
Their grand opening is this Saturday as part of Scootergate 4 where they’ll be hosting “Gymkana & Scooter Jackassery”, providing food, playing your favorite iPod playlists, and even hosting a scooter swap meet from 2-5:00pm. So far the weather is looking pretty, pretty, pretty good for this weekend, so be sure to partake in the what will go down in DC’s history as the time when Max got killed on a scooter one of the best scooter meetups EVER.