Sunday, April 26, 2009

CLOSED Sunday, May 3

We're riding the New York Five Boro next Sunday. By we, I mean Tim, Al, Robert, Ces, and I. Yup, most of the workforce. So the store will be closed on Sunday and we'll shut down about 3 PM on Saturday so we can drive to Staten Island to spend the night.

What is the New York Five Boro Ride. It's 30,000 people riding 42 miles through the heart of Manhattan, touching on all five New York Boroughs, and doing a big finish over the Verrazano Narrows Bridge with its classic view of the New York skyline.

Ces and I have done this ride a couple of times. It is heady stuff to be riding in New York City where a cyclist can only ride about this one day a year. Riding on the FDR and crossing on the Verrazanno Narrows Bridge are examples of being places that cyclists done normally get to ride.

I hope we do not create an inconvenience for you. This kind of experience is why we work so hard so we can have a day like this one.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Information about Cycling Improvements to Gallows Road

We received this message today about improvements being planned for Gallows Road

As part of Fairfax County’s Comprehensive Bicycle Initiative, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin modifying the pavement markings on Gallows Road in summer 2009 to better accommodate bicycles. The Fairfax County Department of Transportation and VDOT will host a meeting for residents to learn more about this project at Joyce Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolftrap Road, on April 14, 2009, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

A combination of striped, on-road bike lanes and wide curb lanes will be added this summer when the segment between Stenhouse Place (near the I-66 overpass) and Idylwood Road will be repaved. A second segment will extend these lanes north to Old Courthouse Road in 2010.

Fairfax County has identified Gallows Road as a critical link in its bicycle network. The proposed improvements will enhance bicycle access between Tyson’s Corner, the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) trail, and Dunn Loring/Merrifield Metro Station. These lanes will ultimately be extended south to the Springfield area.

For more information about this project or to learn more about bicycling in Fairfax County, visit

For questions about this news item, contact Ellen Kamilakis in the Department of Transportation at 703-877-5606, TTY 711.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Rick and Maggie with the new Trice

This message was received this morning from Rick, who picked up his Trice T last Monday.

I just thought you would like to see a picture of my dog Maggie and I on My new Trice T. I absolutely love the Trice. It is perfect for me. Maggie is a little unsure of her trailer, but she will be fine once she gets used to it. My wife and I took the "maiden voyage" this past Sunday on the Northern Central Trail. Thanks again for outstanding service on ordering and setting up the trike. I will wholeheartedly recommend your shop for anyone interested in a recumbent. I am trying to talk my wife Sue into getting a Trice. If you happen to come across a used one let me know.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

E-Waste recycling at ViVa! Vienna!

E-Waste flyer
Originally uploaded by bikes@vienna
Last year was the first E-Waste recycling effort held in conjunction with ViVa! Vienna! It was a big success. So many of us have old computers and monitors sitting around. This year I am going to get rid of several computers, but I need to get started early because other things get in the way.

So I'm posting this flyer about the E-Waste recycling early in hopes that you too can take advantage of this program. Navy Federal Credit Union sponsors this E-Waste effort and is a primary sponsor of ViVa! along with the Town of Vienna and the Rotary Club of Vienna.