Thursday, September 28, 2017

Ride with us in the Vienna Halloween Parade October 25th!

It's that time of year again! Come and join us as we ride in the Town of Vienna Halloween Parade! We meet at the shop at 6:30, so we can make our way to our starting position by 7:00. If you've ridden with us before, you know it's a lot of fun. If you haven't tried it, you should.

After the ride come on back to the shop for some food and beverages... Mini Pasties from Pure Pasty, various snacks, and a variety of things to drink.

Friday, September 22, 2017

DIRCK HARRIS 1951 - 2017


On August 31st Dirck Harris, a customer and good friend of ours passed away. He was an avid cyclist, a member and president of the W&OD Trail Patrol. A frequent visitor at the shop, we always enjoyed his sense of humor and genuine kindness. A talented photographer with a true love of the natural world, he often answered our “what the heck is that?” questions about flora and fauna. Dirck will be sorely missed by all of us here at the shop. A good man, gone far too soon. His passing was due to mesothelioma, the result of serving in boiler rooms in the Navy many years ago. Donations may be made in his name at the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, and we welcome all of you to contribute. To that end, on Saturday, September 23rd, 10% of all proceeds at the shop will be donated to this fund. To donate directly, go to: http://www.curemeso.org/tributewall

To read more about Dirck, please see:

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Changing hours for Autumn!

It's that time of year again.  Kids are back in school, or will be soon, summer is winding down, Labor Day is upon us.  So it's time to change our store hours.  As of September 3rd, our hours will be:

Sunday:  10am - 6pm
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 10am - 7pm
Thursday: 10am - 7pm

Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday:  10am - 6pm


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Brompton Demo Tour is coming to Vienna July 9th!

Back by popular demand!  Brompton is bringing a batch of Brompton Folding Bike demonstrators that you can take OVERNIGHT!  That's right... take a Brompton home with you, and see how it fits into your life for a day.  You can pick up a bike between 1pm and 4pm on Sunday July 9th, and return it between 5pm and 7pm on Monday July 10th  Take it to work, or shopping, or on errands... or just ride it for fun! This was a hugely popular event last year, so act now to make sure you have the chance to try one... you MUST sign up in advance here:

https://www.brompton.com/Events/Posts/2017/Demo-US-Vienna


Friday, June 16, 2017

Fourth of July Parade Ride for Recumbents

The Fairfax Recumbent Riders group has been accepted to ride in this year's parade. 
All recumbent cyclists are encouraged to join us on Tuesday July 4th 2017 at 8:45am for our sixth participation in the Fairfax City Independence Day Parade, the largest in Northern VA.  Or you can meet us at the shop at 7:30am to ride down to Fairfax for the parade.
Do you know a veteran with a trike? Ask him to join us! 
Do you know a vet without a trike who would like to join us? Let us know - we might be able to find a loaner for him.
Don't own a recumbent yourself? Contact us - there's a good chance we'll be able to provide a loaner for you.
Costumes are not necessary but welcomed; 4th-of-July-themed bike decorations are expected. We usually have extra flags and red-white-blue crepe paper to share.
Hopefully we are ahead of the elephants (if you've ridden with us in the past, you'll know why this is a good thing; otherwise, use your imagination). 
Official info from the City of Fairfax here:

http://www.fairfaxva.gov/about-us/special-events/independence-day-celebration/schedule-of-events

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Brompton Maintenance Class - Monday, June 5th - 7:00pm!

That's right, the long-awaited, much-anticipated class focused on the care and maintenance of the Brompton returns to bikes@vienna! Learn how to fix a flat tire and perform basic adjustments on this terrific little bike. This will also be a great opportunity to meet other Brompton owners and share tips and information with each other.  Cost for the class is $45, and you will also have your choice of a Portland Design Works 3Wrencho combo tire lever/axle wrench or a coupon for $20 off the Brompton Toolkit, or a free copy of David Henshaw's The Brompton Bicycle.

We will start promptly at 7:00pm and should be finished around 9:00pm.

Friday, December 23, 2016

A new demo trike to try from HP Velotechnik!

We've got an exciting new demo trike from HP Velotechnik now.  Part of their Scorpion family, this is a Scorpion Plus 20, with 20" wheels all around.  Designed with a high seating position for ease of getting on and off the seat, and a full suspension to smooth the ride.

To top it all off, this one has the new STEPS electric assist system from Shimano.  A crank based system, it has a sophisticated control system, that in this case is married to Shimano's Alfine 8 speed internally geared hub, offering the option of automatic shifting for a truly care free ride.  Come on in and check it out.

More info on the trike -  HP Velotechnik Scorpion Plus

And STEPS - Shimano STEPS System