Sunday, January 02, 2011

Georgetown adventure: Bike & run shops + Mexican lunch

Despite wet weather (but warm temps in the 50's) we journeyed from Bethesda to Dupont Circle via train, then took a leisurely 1.4 mile walk to the southwest, to the wonderful shops and eateries in Georgetown.

Georgetown is a highly desired (and highly expensive) neighborhood in Washington, DC.  As part of our exploration, we visited a few fun and unique stops along the way.

I couldn't pass up a bag of Marathon Coffee (photo above) from the Georgetown Running Company (check them out at  This is a trendy yet "in the know" place to hang out, with an ample supply of Brooks products...always #1 in my mind.  The coffee project was created to honor the shop's fastest runner, Wilson Komen, who posted 27th at the 2010 New York City Marathon.  Neat promotion, neat establishment, all with the Georgetown "retro" feel.

Two bike shops sit almost side-by-side in Georgetown. Revolution Cycles ( and Bicycle Pro Shop ( Both had their own themes; Bicycle Pro Shop had Giant, Cannondale and Specialized, while Revolution was more boutique and carried Trek and Felt.  Both came with knowledgeable, friendly staff that were informative, including questions regarding the shock pump I plan to buy to regulate the Rock Shox Tora 318's on my 29er.

Walking and gawking at athletic equipment works up a major hunger, so we capped the day at Alero, a fun and reasonably priced Mexican establishment not far from the Dupont Circle train stop.  You can peruse the place at  I had my favorite, huevos rancheros, off the brunch menu for under $9.

All master competitors should stop in Georgetown if they're in the area.  Give these great businesses a try, you won't be disappointed.


  1. Loved walking there when I worked in the District. There is a great running trail across the river, technical and beautiful.

  2. Love huevos rancheros.