Friday, May 08, 2015

Join us for the first of our "Second Saturday" ride series -Saturday, May 9th!

Ride To Discovery along the W&OD Trail:

Bikes @ Vienna to Falls Church

  • What African-American astronomer surveyed the original boundaries of the District of Columbia in 1791?
  • Where along the W&OD Trail can you find two of the boundary stones? 
  • Where is the first house in Falls Church to have indoor plumbing?

  • What Falls Church resident was an inducted into the Black Athletes Hall of Fame along with Jesse Owens, Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, and Mohammed Ali? 
  • Why did he and his wife put their lives on the line in 1915 in the struggle for civil rights? 

Find the answers on the next Bikes at Vienna “Ride to Discovery” along the W&OD! 

Saturday, May 9, 2015
9:00 AM

The ride is about 16 miles round-trip, mostly on the W&OD Trail, with occasional excursions on city streets to visit sites of historic significance. 

Please arrive a little early so you have time to read and sign the liability waiver and get your bike ready to go promptly at 9:00. 

NOTE!  In case of rain, we will NOT ride.


Ride to Discovery with Bikes at Vienna!

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Ride to Discovery: Bikes @ Vienna to Meadowlark Gardens!

Saturday, June 13, 2015
9:00 AM
Bikes @ Vienna 

Join Bikes @ Vienna staff on June 13 for a casual, fun ride from our shop to beautiful Meadowlark Gardens!  The ride is about 8 miles round trip, all on bike trails, plus we'll spend about a half-hour strolling (on foot) through Meadowlark's unique Korean Bell Garden.  The bike ride is free, but Meadowlark Gardens charges $5 general admission, $2.50 for ages 55+.  We will park our bikes at the Meadowlark's visitor center, so we recommend you bring a bike lock.

This is Bikes @ Vienna's second "Second Saturday" group ride of this season.  We plan to offer a ride on the second Saturday of each month through September, departing from the shop at 9:00 AM.  Cyclists of all abilities are welcome.  Part of bikes @ Vienna's unique "Ride to Discovery" series, each ride features at least one point of historical or cultural interest.

Note:  No-go in case of rain.

                                      Ride to Discovery with Bikes @ Vienna!


                                                   
   

Friday, May 01, 2015

Join us for the first of our "Second Saturday" ride series - May 9th!


Ride To Discovery along the W&OD Trail:

Bikes @ Vienna to Falls Church

  • What African-American astronomer surveyed the original boundaries of the District of Columbia in 1791?
  • Where along the W&OD Trail can you find two of the boundary stones? 
  • Where is the first house in Falls Church to have indoor plumbing?

  • What Falls Church resident was an inducted into the Black Athletes Hall of Fame along with Jesse Owens, Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, and Mohammed Ali? 
  • Why did he and his wife put their lives on the line in 1915 in the struggle for civil rights? 

Find the answers on the next Bikes at Vienna “Ride to Discovery” along the W&OD! 

Saturday, May 9, 2015
9:00 AM

The ride is about 16 miles round-trip, mostly on the W&OD Trail, with occasional excursions on city streets to visit sites of historic significance. 

Please arrive a little early so you have time to read and sign the liability waiver and get your bike ready to go promptly at 9:00. 

NOTE!  In case of rain, we will NOT ride.


Ride to Discovery with Bikes at Vienna!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Brompton Black Edition Bikes are Here!

We've gotten in a selection of special Brompton Black Edition bikes! Seen here, full black, lime green and berry crush. We also have one in lagoon blue.
Only 5,000 bikes were made for this special edition, and we only have FIVE left at this time! Come on in before they are gone!

See the promotional video for the Brompton Black Edition here:

https://vimeo.com/121011955

Friday, April 03, 2015

Interesting folding bike!

One of our customers brought in a really unusual folding bike the other day.  Made in Holland, apparently sold under the Columbia name here in the USA, in the late 60s.  Really interesting bike, with some unusual construction features.  Really sharp looking, and in remarkably good shape.  And pretty fun to ride too!  Take a look at the detail photos to see a real time capsule bike.

Interesting location for the Sturmey-Archer trigger shifter. 
One of the prettiest chain guards we've seen.

The tail light is very neatly blended into the fender.

Classy looking bell. The chrome on the bike is in remarkable shape all around.

Neat headlight.

Really interesting handlebar and fork configuration.

Remember these old school odometers? The little striker wheel gets hit by a nubbin on a spoke as the wheel goes around.

Another view of the fork.

Magneet was apparently the manufacturer. The square tube frame is unusual.

The back side of the chain guard, and the lower part of the frame, showing unusual construction.

Columbia... since 1877 one of the great old names in American cycling.  But for this bike, they turned to Holland.

Very interesting folding pedal.

The classic Sturmey-Archer 3 speed hub dates the bike to 1966.

Friday, March 27, 2015

CLOSED Easter Sunday!

PLEASE NOTE! We will be CLOSED Sunday, April 5th, for the Easter holiday. We will re-open on our regular schedule Wednesday the 8th. Enjoy the day!


Friday, March 13, 2015

New Trike in the Shop!

TerraTrike Traveler, ready to ride.
Here's some exciting news... The new TerraTrike Traveler folding trike has arrived!  Priced at a very competitive $1999 for the 24-speed "Base" model, it folds up nice and small for travel.  Similar in design to their popular Rambler model, it's a very comfortable and nice-riding trike.  Come on in and check it out!

TerraTrike Traveler, folded.
For more info, visit the TerraTrike website:

Terratrike Traveler