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!