Friday, December 23, 2016

A new demo trike to try from HP Velotechnik!

We've got an exciting new demo trike from HP Velotechnik now.  Part of their Scorpion family, this is a Scorpion Plus 20, with 20" wheels all around.  Designed with a high seating position for ease of getting on and off the seat, and a full suspension to smooth the ride.

To top it all off, this one has the new STEPS electric assist system from Shimano.  A crank based system, it has a sophisticated control system, that in this case is married to Shimano's Alfine 8 speed internally geared hub, offering the option of automatic shifting for a truly care free ride.  Come on in and check it out.

More info on the trike -  HP Velotechnik Scorpion Plus

And STEPS - Shimano STEPS System

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Make Black Friday a GREEN Friday this year!

Once again, we're going to be CLOSED on Black Friday (11/25/16).  Since none of us here are really fond of braving the crowds on Black Friday at other stores, we're doing to try something different... we're going for a bike ride!

Many of you probably recall our famous Guilt Reduction Rides, which used to be held on Thanksgiving Day.  We took a hiatus from those the last few years, and now we're hoping you can join us on Friday instead.  Think about it... a bike ride in the fresh air, or sitting in traffic, fighting your way to some big box store sale?

We'll leave from the shop at 10:00am, so please try to get here a bit ahead of that.  Our destination is the train station in downtown Herndon.  We'll have coffee and tea and perhaps some treats back at the shop.

Since we're a drop off point for donated food for the folks at the Committee Helping Others, we encourage everyone to bring some canned goods to help out those less fortunate!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloween Parade Tomorrow!!!! October 26, 2016

Don't forget... Wednesday, October 26th is the big night... the 70th Annual Vienna Halloween Parade!  Meet us at the shop between 6 and 6:30 so we can all ride to our start point at 7pm!  Then afterwards, come on back to the shop for food and drink.  Among other things we will have pasties from Pure Pasty. If you don't know what a pasty is, imagine a hand held pie full of delicious meat and/or veggies! We'll have Traditional Beef, Chicken Masala, Pork & Apple, and Southwest Veggie pasties, as well as Pumpkin Pie pasties and Eccles Cakes for dessert!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Vienna Halloween Parade - WednesdayOctober 26th!

It's that time of year again! Come and join us as we ride in the Town of Vienna Halloween Parade! We meet at the shop at 6:30, so we can make our way to our starting position by 7:00. If you've ridden with us before, you know it's a lot of fun. If you haven't tried it, you should. After the ride come on back to the shop for some food and beverages... Mini Pasties from Pure Pasty, various snacks, and a variety of things to drink.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Changing hours!

Autumn is coming, and with its approach, we are changing our hours. We will now be CLOSED on both Mondays AND Tuesdays. The rest of our hours remain unchanged and can be found here and on our website.

Sunday: 10 - 6
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 10 - 7
Thursday: 10 - 7
Friday: 10 - 7
Saturday: 10 - 6

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

CLOSED Monday and Tuesday, July 11th and 12th!

PLEASE NOTE! Due to the final stages of the work on the parking lot, we will be CLOSED on Tuesday, July 12th. That means we will be closed both Monday and Tuesday of next week. We will re-open for our regular hours on Wednesday. The good news is that the project is nearing completion!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Ride a recumbent in the Fairfax Independence Day Parade!

Massey Building Complex
10680 Main Street, Fairfax, VA

Just look for all the trikes! Or follow the directions below.

Or meet at Bikes@Vienna at 7:30 am to ride as a group to the start.

All recumbent cyclists are encouraged to join us on Monday July 4th 2016 at 8:45 am for our fifth participation in the Fairfax City Independence Day Parade, the largest in Northern VA.

Do you know a vet with a trike? Ask him or her to join us!

Do you know a vet without a trike who would like to join us? Let us know - we might be able to find a loaner for them.

Costumes are not necessary but welcomed; 4th-of-July-themed bike decorations are expected. We usually have extra flags and red-white-blue crepe paper to share.

We are in Division 6, Position 606. Hopefully we are ahead of the elephants (if you've ridden with us in the past, you'll know why this is a good thing; otherwise, use your imagination). The links below the parade information and where the Division 6 Position 6 meeting place is.

Link to Directions to Fairfax City.

Link to Parade Meeting Location Division 6.

Link to Staging Areas.

Link to Rules and Regs.

Link to official parade website.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Basic Maintenance & Repair Class, Sunday, April 3rd!

Learn the basics of keeping your bike running smoothly and safely. Topics covered in this basic maintenance class include pre-ride safety check, flat repair and avoidance, cleaning and lubing, and minor gear and brake adjustments. No need to bring your bike; we demonstrate on one of ours. The class costs $45, which includes a $25 tool kit. RSVP on our Meetups page, call us at 703-938-8900, or visit our shop to sign up.

Get your bike ready for Spring!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Metrorail CLOSED Wednesday, March 16th!

Metrorail closed Wednesday 

In an unprecedented move, the Metrorail system is going to be completely shut down, from midnight on March 15th until the morning of Thursday the 17th!  Apparently this is due to an urgent need for safety inspections of parts of the electrical system.

A good day to ride your bike to work... the weather forecast looks good, although there is a chance of rain.  If your own bike isn't an option, Capital Bikeshare is offering FREE 24 hour memberships tomorrow:

Word didn't go out until 4:35pm on Tuesday, which doesn't give a lot of warning for folks.  If there's anything we can do to help you with your commute, let us know.  We'll be open from 10am until 7pm, ready to fix your bike, and we'll have hot coffee for you too!

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Chocolate Chat - Bicycle Touring! - March 13, 2016

Have you ever thought about trying bicycle touring? Packing up your bike and heading out on the open road or the trail for a couple of days, a week, or a whole summer? Why not come and listen to folks who have done it? That's our next Chocolate Chat, on Sunday, March 13th at 10:00am. We'll cover supported and independent touring, and discuss how to prepare, pack, and enjoy your bicycle adventure, from an overnight trip on the C&O to a coast-to-coast epic!  You'll get to hear from four or more people with many years and miles of touring experience between them. We'll provide coffee, hot tea, and cocoa for a cold day.  Come and learn and share your own experiences too!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

“Wishing For Spring” Service Specials!

We all know Spring is coming... sooner or later.  Why not take advantage of these special offers on service packages and avoid the inevitable Spring rush? As an added bonus, we can offer faster turnaround time at this point, due to the fact we just have fewer bikes coming in!

These specials only apply when you bring your bike in before March 15th... after March 15th we move to our regular 2016 service prices.

2 - Wheel Standard Tune Up (brake & gear adjust, wheel true, bearing adjustments as needed, wipe down and inspect frame, safety check and test ride:  NOW $65 ($95 after March 15th)

2 - Wheel Standard Plus Tune Up  (remove drivetrain for cleaning, brake & gear adjust, wheel true, bearing adjustments as needed, wipe down and inspect frame, safety check and test ride:  NOW $95 ($125 after March 15th)

3 - Wheel Standard Tune Up (brake & gear adjust, wheel true, bearing adjustments as needed, wipe down and inspect frame, safety check and test ride:  NOW $75 ($105 after March 15th)

3 - Wheel Standard Plus Tune Up  (remove drivetrain for cleaning, brake & gear adjust, wheel true, bearing adjustments as needed, wipe down and inspect frame, safety check and test ride:  NOW $105 ($135 after March 15th)

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Well, the lot hasn't been plowed yet today, and from what we hear the road crews are out in force today and folks are asked to stay off the roads if possible to let them do their job. Tim will be at the shop today, so if you need something, give a call before coming. Be safe out there!

Thursday, January 07, 2016

CLOSED for Inventory 1/11 - 1/14

PLEASE NOTE: We will be CLOSED for inventory from Monday, January 11th through Thursday, January 14th. We will return to our regular hours on Friday the 15th.