Saturday, November 26, 2011

Vienna Holiday Stroll Next Monday!

Hey gang! It's that time of year again, for the Vienna Holiday Stroll, on Monday, November 28th. Come on down to Church Street to see Santa and watch the Mayor light the town tree. While you're enjoying the holiday spirit, stop by your favorite stores and do some gift shopping for your loved ones and friends. We'll be here from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, with hot drinks and snacks. We've also decided to extend our specials on lights, cycle computers and car racks through Monday evening, so come on by!

More info can be found here:

Church Street Holiday Stroll – Monday NOVEMBER 28, 2011 – 6-9 pm

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Great Guilt Reduction Ride

Well, this year we were very fortunate weather-wise, and had a beautiful morning to ride. Bright sun, no appreciable wind, and while it was a bit chilly, it was nice once we got going. A small group of about a half dozen riders, which made keeping folks together simple. We'd been warned that a 5K run might cause traffic problems for us on the trail here in town, but the timing worked out such that we didn't really have any issues.

Here's a photo of us at the Herndon train station... Left to right - Tim, Alan, Bruce, Kerie, Noreen and Roy. And special thanks to the runner who took this picture for us!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend at bikes@vienna

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and whatever-you-want-to-call-this-Sunday, we're taking 20% off all lights, cyclecomputers, and car racks! We also have hot coffee from Caffe Amouri (just down the street from us) and tea and cocoa to warm you up.
 Hours this weekend:
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 10:00 - 7:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 6:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Day Ride Reminder

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.

Below is a photo from a past Guilt Reduction Ride, with all of us posing at the Herndon Depot.

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

Monday, November 07, 2011

Happy new Yuba Mundo owner!

A couple of weeks ago, we got a phone call from a fellow named Dale, looking for a Yuba Mundo "longtail" cargo bike. We've sold a few in the past, but we didn't have any of the current version in stock, so after some communication with the folks at Yuba, a bright new orange Mundo arrived for Dale.

One of the features of the Mundo is its cargo hauling capability... up to 440 pounds! And the long back end and carrier lends itself to carrying large objects... we've even heard of folks carrying kayaks, surfboards and other ungainly items on the Mundo. And there are options designed for carrying family members on the back as well. While it's more typically used as a kid-carrier, here Dale and his sister enjoy a trial run just after buying the bike.

Based on other inquiries, we decided to order a second Mundo to have available for test rides and purchase. And we've also got the Sun Atlas Cargo bike, a similar design from the same company that builds many of our recumbent bikes.  So come on in and check out your cargo options!

There are other "longtails" out there, and we've had a few through the store, most notably a Surly Big Dummy, that we ordered for a customer a couple of years ago. By all reports, he's very happy with it.

Longtails are used for everything from local errands to long distance touring. Check out more on longtails here: