Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Great Sendoff Party!

I'd like to thank everyone who turned out last night to bid farewell to John. We had lots of people, and a really great time. Well, as great as it can be to say goodbye to a dear friend. We will all miss John, Ces and Java terribly, but wish them well in their next adventure.

Photos to come. Watch this space!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Time to wish John farewell!

Hey folks! Don't forget... Monday night, November 29th, from 6 - 9, during the Vienna Holiday Stroll, we're saying goodbye to John Brunow, our "founding father". Please join us!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Guilt Reduction Ride Cancelled

Woke to a steady, cold drizzle, so we won't be riding this morning. Take the extra time to enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Guilt Reduction Ride

It's that time of year again! Time for our annual Guilt Reduction Ride on Thanksgiving Day. Come and join us for a casual ride out to Herndon and back. We'll leave the shop about 9:00 am, so we can be back by 11:00, for those of you that have to prepare for dinner.

We'll have hot beverages ready before the ride, starting about 8:30. Please bring some canned goods or other non-perishable food for the CHO Food Drive. Reduce those feelings of guilt by burning off some calories and contributing to a good cause.

Here's a photo from a past Guilt Reduction Ride, with all of us posing at the Herndon Depot.

Send an email to tim@bikesatvienna.com if you think you'll be joining us, just so we have some idea of how many folks to expect.

New Sunday Hours!

Hey gang!

Starting Sunday, December 5th, our Sunday hours are changing. We will open at noon, and close at 5:00pm, beginning that day.

Mark your calendars!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Time to say farewell...

It's hard to imagine bikes@vienna without John Brunow, who started this shop over 12 years ago, but that day is approaching quickly. John and his wife Ces decided earlier this year to head back to Iowa to be closer to family. They expect to depart sometime after Thanksgiving, so time is growing short to bid them farewell. We're making plans to give them both a sendoff during the Vienna Holiday Stroll on Monday, November 29th, 6 to 9 pm., so please come by the shop during that time to wish them well. John and Ces will both be sorely missed, both here at the shop and in the greater community, so let's show them our appreciation by turning out for this.

The shop will carry on, with me, Tim Fricker, head mechanic, taking over ownership of the business as John leaves. I look forward to continuing and building on the many positive relationships we've had with our customers and the community over the years.

Oh, and yes, Java is Iowa-bound as well. The shop won't be the same without her, either. I tried to negotiate that, but no such luck.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Catrike Special Offer!

The folks at Catrike have just announced their 10th Anniversary "Snow Cat" Offer! In short, all Catrikes and Catbikes in White, Blue, or Candy Blue are $200 off regular price! This offer is good until the end of 2010.


Friday, November 05, 2010

More from Brompton

And today there's a poll on their Facebook page... vote for your favorite 2011 Brompton color!

2011 Brompton Color Poll

Any guesses which one Tim voted for?

(And apparently the new pink is called Hot Pink.)

News from Brompton

We just received word from Brompton that the last week they will be building "2010" models before switching over to "2011" is the week of December 6th. What's that mean to you? Well, if you've had a hankering for a bike in Flamingo Pink, Purple Haze, or Baby Pink, you'd better get your order in NOW, because those colors are going away for 2011. New colors will be Sage Green, Claret (wine), and a brighter pink, the name of which escapes me right now.

Prices will also be changing for 2011, but we don't yet know the specifics.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Class this Sunday!

That's right folks! It's time once again for our Basic Maintenance and Repair class, this coming Sunday at 7pm. Call 703-938-8900 or email tim@bikesatvienna.com to reserve your space.

The fee is $45 and includes a simple tool kit for you to take home. The class covers how to fix a flat tire and how to perform a basic gear and brake tuneup.

Sign up now!