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:


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:


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

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Make Black Friday a GREEN Friday this year!

Once again, we're going to be CLOSED on Black Friday (11/25/16).  Since none of us here are really fond of braving the crowds on Black Friday at other stores, we're doing to try something different... we're going for a bike ride!

Many of you probably recall our famous Guilt Reduction Rides, which used to be held on Thanksgiving Day.  We took a hiatus from those the last few years, and now we're hoping you can join us on Friday instead.  Think about it... a bike ride in the fresh air, or sitting in traffic, fighting your way to some big box store sale?

We'll leave from the shop at 10:00am, so please try to get here a bit ahead of that.  Our destination is the train station in downtown Herndon.  We'll have coffee and tea and perhaps some treats back at the shop.

Since we're a drop off point for donated food for the folks at the Committee Helping Others, we encourage everyone to bring some canned goods to help out those less fortunate!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloween Parade Tomorrow!!!! October 26, 2016

Don't forget... Wednesday, October 26th is the big night... the 70th Annual Vienna Halloween Parade!  Meet us at the shop between 6 and 6:30 so we can all ride to our start point at 7pm!  Then afterwards, come on back to the shop for food and drink.  Among other things we will have pasties from Pure Pasty. If you don't know what a pasty is, imagine a hand held pie full of delicious meat and/or veggies! We'll have Traditional Beef, Chicken Masala, Pork & Apple, and Southwest Veggie pasties, as well as Pumpkin Pie pasties and Eccles Cakes for dessert!