Well, today was a full and fun day for bikes@vienna, although it was a bit hectic. The morning started early with our attendance at the National Alliance for Mental Illness walk at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Despite steady rain and the abrupt drop in temperature, many people came out to walk in support of this good cause, and we were there with a table to show our support. NAMI is dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy for people with mental illness as well as their families. I urge you to check out their web site to learn more. It's a very good cause and worthy of support.
Later in the day, Tim went down to Prince William Forest Park to teach a session of our Basic Maintenance and Repair class for the Annual Gathering of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club. Longtime customer Susan S. suggested the event, and we're glad we were a part of it. Tim met some great folks, and reconnected with a few customers, and people seemed really engaged with the class. It's always a pleasure to see "ah ha" moments when teaching a class like this, as people discover how brakes and derailleurs do what they do, and learn how to fix the dreaded flat tire. And unlike Vienna today, the park was having a glorious, sunny fall day, which made the outdoor class a delight.
A few more photos here