Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Bike to Work Day/Friday, May 19

25093 poster, originally uploaded by bikes@vienna.

It is time to act. Bike to Work Day is less than two months away. Now is the time to register. Now is the time to organize your friends and co-workers. Now is the time to begin riding.

Spring is coming to Northern Virginia. Soon the blossoms will create zones of sweet smells which stratify and embrace you as you woosh down a hill. The sounds of birds and frogs will compete for your attention with the traffic. Riding will make you feel alive.

bikes@vienna is proud to be one of the many sponsors of Bike to Work Day. We believe bicycling can help to fight the "oil addiction" that plays a role in so many of the issues of our time. Our statement for 2006 is:

"We are fighting "oil addiction" with human powered transportation. Join the fight.....park your car and ride your bike".

Now is the time to begin.

Monday, March 20, 2006

W&OD Trail Patrol Seeks New Members

We have been asked to provide publicity for this information about the W&OD Trail Patrol. This group provides a valuable service to trail users and we are pleased to help in their recruitment efforts.

The W&OD Trail runs through the communities of Arlington, Falls Church, Vienna, Reston, Herndon, Sterling, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, and Purcellville. The Trail Patrol is seeking new members to be on-scene ambassadors of safety, courtesy, information, and goodwill. All adult trail users--cyclists, walker, runners, skaters, carriage pushers, dog walkers, horse riders, or wheel chair users--are eligible to apply. The first orientation session of the year will be held on April 25 at the Vienna Community Center starting at 7 p.m. Future sessions are planned for other trail communities. For further information and signup please contact John Boone at 703-437-4158 or jmboone@adelphia.net

Sunday, March 19, 2006

An EZ-1 Sale for Spring $520

EZ-1Sale, originally uploaded by bikes@vienna.

We are ready for Spring. We have 10 of these EZ-1s in both red (5) and blue (5). These are the terrific starter recumbents from Sun Cycle which were designed by Garner Martin. They have 21 speeds, the comfy seats, and a new bike warranty.........what more could you ask? And at $520 what a price!

Come take a test ride.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Java: New to bikes@vienna

Java, originally uploaded by bikes@vienna.

This chocolate lab puppy has joined the staff at bikes@vienna. She is eight weeks old and her name is Java. Thus far the training is going well. She has trained us when she wants to eat, when she needs to go outside, and when to let her nap. She is a chewer. Hold her for very long and you smell like a puppy.

I expect that productivity has dropped by more than 10% in the store. We can't walk passed her without pausing to pet her. People go into this baby doll voice to say things to her. There are dog playthings spread around the bike display area. She seems to be happy in her new world and the humans at bikes@ vienna seem to be enjoying her presence. Stop in and visit Java.