Attention Scooterists

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. Vespa currently has only one line of electric-powered scooters and they too are welcome in the shop. With electric scooters everywhere taking the market gradually, Vespa had decided to join the industry and in the future might plan on making designs of electric kick scooters like on 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.

The first thing you will need to do is the research at Go2Scooter , and decide what you want. You can get a kick scooter if you want a cheaper option. Kick scooters are the smallest and lightest models of scooters, usually no more than four feet long and under five pounds. Mopeds are powered by a gasoline engine but some models come with gasoline kick scooters that are also much smaller than regular mopeds. You can choose any of these scooter types as long as it has a gas engine to run.

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.

Hailing from the Mile High City, Max has also lived in Tinsel Town, the Emerald City, as well as the City of Brotherly Love. Now a District resident, he likes to write about cool photos by local photographers, the DC restaurant and bar scene, or anything else that pops into his mind.

2 thoughts on “Attention Scooterists

  1. Pingback: DC is scooter shop-less no more « district, schmistrict

  2. the arboretum? it’s not really close to that at all.

    why not just say where it really is—in brentwood, almost across the street from giant and home depot?