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Busboys and Poets

Growing Pains: Ride Through DC’s Gentrification Story

Summer Cycling Series

Aug 20, 2017 • 9:30 am

In partnership with DC Jews on Bikes.

It’s no secret that DC is growing at a rapid pace. But is the city changing for the better? How do new restaurants, bars, and apartment complexes change the nature of a community? And more importantly, what can we do to make sure that new growth benefits all residents equally?

Learn about the history of the Shaw neighborhood and the H Street and U Street corridors on a bike ride that explores multiple perspectives on the city’s development, followed by a conversation with Derek Hyra, author of Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City at the 5th & K Street location of local restaurant Busboys and Poets. Brunch will be provided. 

Don’t have a bike? Bikes can be rented from several nearby Capital Bikeshare stations located at:

5th Street and Massachusetts Ave., NW (Station 31265)

8th and H Street, NW (Station 31228)

5th and K Street, NW (Station 31600)

Guests are welcome to meet us after the ride at 11:00 am for the conversation at Busboys and Poets, located at 14th and V Street, one block away from the U Street Metro Station (Green Yellow Line) and directly along the 52/53/54 bus line.

This program was made possible by a generous grant from New Belgium Brewing Company.

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