Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative

Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative The Vélocity Bicycle Co-op is a non-profit, volunteer-run, & community-based organization. We Offer:

• Youth Programs with various departments of the City of Alexandria and other community organizations, providing training, customer service hours, and Earn-A-Bike projects

• Community Outreach Programs to serve community organizations, neighborhoods, and individuals with training and transportation solutions

• Training Classes in basic and advanced bike maintenance

• Open Shop Hours for do-it-yourself bike repair, supported with tools, stands, new and used bicycle parts, and facilitated by experienced volunteers

• Bicycle Refurbishing and Recycling to receive and refurbish donated bicycles and make them available to the community

• Bike Rides and Events to promote eco-friendly transportation, learning, and fun

Operating as usual

In a year like no other, Vélocity has continued to work with a network of community members and volunteers to further ou...
12/31/2021
Another Spoke-tacular Year!

In a year like no other, Vélocity has continued to work with a network of community members and volunteers to further our efforts to introduce and keep bicycles in people’s lives. As a result, this has been a year of progress fueled by collaboration. Here’s a few our greatest accomplishments from this year:

- Refurbished 512 bicycles
- Served 3,300 customers
- Performed 256 tune-ups
- Donated 186 bicycles to individuals and community-based organizations

Continue reading our newsletter to learn more about the people, foundations, and events that made this year possible during this year of rebuilding!

Since May 2010, we have had the privilege of listening to customers’ stories, providing education, and ensuring affordable bicycle services. We had a phenomenal year and recognize it would not have been possible without our staff and volunteers—thank you. 

Happy Holidays!
12/22/2021

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Support Vélocity this #SmallBusinessSaturday and receive 10% off in-store  purchases. Saturday hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...
11/26/2021

Support Vélocity this #SmallBusinessSaturday and receive 10% off in-store purchases. Saturday hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 🙂

Support Vélocity this #SmallBusinessSaturday and receive 10% off in-store purchases. Saturday hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 🙂

We're closed on Thursday, November 25th! We'll resume normal operating hours on Friday. Have a safe and fun holiday.
11/24/2021

We're closed on Thursday, November 25th! We'll resume normal operating hours on Friday. Have a safe and fun holiday.

We're closed on Thursday, November 25th! We'll resume normal operating hours on Friday. Have a safe and fun holiday.

A peek into our warehouse: pets, cyclists, and our ever-changing inventory. Don't forget to swing by our warehouse As-Is...
11/17/2021

A peek into our warehouse: pets, cyclists, and our ever-changing inventory. Don't forget to swing by our warehouse As-Is Sale on Dec 5th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 🚲🍂

Our Volunteers have been working hard to get bikes to our main shop in Alexandria. We appreciate you 💖🚲 Remember: our Wi...
11/11/2021

Our Volunteers have been working hard to get bikes to our main shop in Alexandria. We appreciate you 💖🚲 Remember: our Winter As-Is Bike Sale is on Dec 5 @ our warehouse.

Our Volunteers have been working hard to get bikes to our main shop in Alexandria. We appreciate you 💖🚲 Remember: our Winter As-Is Bike Sale is on Dec 5 @ our warehouse.

Bright fall mornings are some of our favorite moments with our bikes 🥰 Our winter as-is bike sale (on Dec 5, from 9 a.m....
11/09/2021

Bright fall mornings are some of our favorite moments with our bikes 🥰 Our winter as-is bike sale (on Dec 5, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. @ our warehouse) will have all sorts of gear and bikes so you can squeeze in a few last minute rides. #fallcycling

Bright fall mornings are some of our favorite moments with our bikes 🥰 Our winter as-is bike sale (on Dec 5, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. @ our warehouse) will have all sorts of gear and bikes so you can squeeze in a few last minute rides. #fallcycling

Come and visit us at our Winter Warehouse As-is Bicycle Sale, Sunday, December 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Our ware...
11/07/2021

Come and visit us at our Winter Warehouse As-is Bicycle Sale, Sunday, December 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Our warehouse is located behind 1502 Mount Vernon Avenue (behind Al’s
Steakhouse. Make sure to spot the Velocity flag).
In accordance with local public health guidelines, we encourage you to bring your mask and remain
6 feet away from others.

Come and visit us at our Winter Warehouse As-is Bicycle Sale, Sunday, December 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Our warehouse is located behind 1502 Mount Vernon Avenue (behind Al’s
Steakhouse. Make sure to spot the Velocity flag).
In accordance with local public health guidelines, we encourage you to bring your mask and remain
6 feet away from others.

Don't let your bike look like this this winter 🙀 Visit us  for bike maintenance, gear, or parts. Don't forget our new sh...
11/04/2021

Don't let your bike look like this this winter 🙀 Visit us for bike maintenance, gear, or parts. Don't forget our new shop hours are: Mon- Closed. Tu-Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm, with extended hours until 6 pm on Wednesdays. And we are now open on Sundays from 12 pm - 4 pm. #catswhobike #bikeshopCAT #bikeshopsareessential #bikerepairshop

Don't let your bike look like this this winter 🙀 Visit us for bike maintenance, gear, or parts. Don't forget our new shop hours are: Mon- Closed. Tu-Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm, with extended hours until 6 pm on Wednesdays. And we are now open on Sundays from 12 pm - 4 pm. #catswhobike #bikeshopCAT #bikeshopsareessential #bikerepairshop

📢 Please share this post with your pals! Vélocity t-shirt design competition is open! What we're looking for: whatever c...
11/04/2021

📢 Please share this post with your pals!

Vélocity t-shirt design competition is open! What we're looking for: whatever comes to mind when you think of our shop 🎨 We're accepting submissions from all skill levels.
🔧
Email us at [email protected] or send us a direct message via Instagram or Facebook to learn more. We're looking forward to seeing all of your awesome creativity.

#creativeopportunity #graphicdesignvolunteer #creativevolunteer #volunteeropportunity #bikeshop #supportlocal #freelancegig #freelancevolunteer #freelancer #volunteer

📢 Please share this post with your pals!

Vélocity t-shirt design competition is open! What we're looking for: whatever comes to mind when you think of our shop 🎨 We're accepting submissions from all skill levels.
🔧
Email us at [email protected] or send us a direct message via Instagram or Facebook to learn more. We're looking forward to seeing all of your awesome creativity.

#creativeopportunity #graphicdesignvolunteer #creativevolunteer #volunteeropportunity #bikeshop #supportlocal #freelancegig #freelancevolunteer #freelancer #volunteer

Squirreling away bikes for the winter 🤔? As the weather gets cooler, you can stay involved with us by stopping by for bi...
11/02/2021

Squirreling away bikes for the winter 🤔? As the weather gets cooler, you can stay involved with us by stopping by for bike maintenance or dropping off any cycling-related items. Don't forget, we're open until 6 pm on Wednesdays and from 12 pm - 4 pm on Sundays!

Squirreling away bikes for the winter 🤔? As the weather gets cooler, you can stay involved with us by stopping by for bike maintenance or dropping off any cycling-related items. Don't forget, we're open until 6 pm on Wednesdays and from 12 pm - 4 pm on Sundays!

Vélocity has opened its t-shirt design competition.  What we're looking for: whatever comes to mind when you think of ou...
10/29/2021

Vélocity has opened its t-shirt design competition. What we're looking for: whatever comes to mind when you think of our shop! We're accepting submissions from all skill levels. We're a bike co-op and as handy as we are, we could still use a creative hand 😅🔧Email us at [email protected] to learn more. We're looking forward to seeing your work.

Vélocity has opened its t-shirt design competition. What we're looking for: whatever comes to mind when you think of our shop! We're accepting submissions from all skill levels. We're a bike co-op and as handy as we are, we could still use a creative hand 😅🔧Email us at [email protected] to learn more. We're looking forward to seeing your work.

Bikes, bikes, and more bikes! Come on down and check 'em out.  We're open until 4:00 p.m.
07/17/2021

Bikes, bikes, and more bikes! Come on down and check 'em out. We're open until 4:00 p.m.

Bikes, bikes, and more bikes! Come on down and check 'em out. We're open until 4:00 p.m.

Fully stocked on this beautiful Saturday!
06/05/2021

Fully stocked on this beautiful Saturday!

Fully stocked on this beautiful Saturday!

05/15/2021

Celebrate Bike Tune-Up Day and join us for a FREE Webinar: How-To: ABC Quick Check, Monday, ay 17th at 12pm. Learn how to perform basic bike maintenance to make sure your bike is in great condition for your next ride! Register today: https://waba.org/blog/2021/05/how-to-abc-quick-check-2/

@bicyclefilmfestival DC #2 is back, virtually, May 14 - 31. Hosted by @streets.calling.bc.dc BFFWashington DC #2 is pres...
05/12/2021

@bicyclefilmfestival DC #2 is back, virtually, May 14 - 31. Hosted by @streets.calling.bc.dc BFF
Washington DC #2 is presenting a new international program of short films with a diverse curation of
filmmaking styles: narratives, documentaries, award-winning filmmakers, and emerging directors all
share equal billing. A portion of all ticket sales goes to support Streets Calling Bike Club DC. Get tickets
@bicyclefilmfestival

@bicyclefilmfestival DC #2 is back, virtually, May 14 - 31. Hosted by @streets.calling.bc.dc BFF
Washington DC #2 is presenting a new international program of short films with a diverse curation of
filmmaking styles: narratives, documentaries, award-winning filmmakers, and emerging directors all
share equal billing. A portion of all ticket sales goes to support Streets Calling Bike Club DC. Get tickets
@bicyclefilmfestival

Even though there's no mobile events, we're still putting our bicycle trailer to good use!  We move any donations that c...
05/09/2021

Even though there's no mobile events, we're still putting our bicycle trailer to good use! We move any donations that cannot fit at the shop to the warehouse. Thanks again for all your generous donations!

It is a sprint to the Spring2ACTion finish at midnight! Please help Velocity Bike Coop finish Spring2ACTion in a strong ...
04/29/2021

It is a sprint to the Spring2ACTion finish at midnight! Please help Velocity Bike Coop finish Spring2ACTion in a strong position to make a difference for those who couldn't otherwise afford a bike or bike repairs and more.

Every $5 of more donation means a lot.

https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/velocity-bicycle-cooperative

It is a sprint to the Spring2ACTion finish at midnight! Please help Velocity Bike Coop finish Spring2ACTion in a strong position to make a difference for those who couldn't otherwise afford a bike or bike repairs and more.

Every $5 of more donation means a lot.

https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/velocity-bicycle-cooperative

There are SIX hours left of Spring2ACTion. It is not too late to give to Velocity! Every $5 donation or more helps us of...
04/28/2021

There are SIX hours left of Spring2ACTion. It is not too late to give to Velocity! Every $5 donation or more helps us offer bike scholarships, do bike repair work in economically challenged areas and provide kids bike repairs and sometimes bikes to children in affordable housing or foster care.
https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/velocity-bicycle-cooperative

There are SIX hours left of Spring2ACTion. It is not too late to give to Velocity! Every $5 donation or more helps us offer bike scholarships, do bike repair work in economically challenged areas and provide kids bike repairs and sometimes bikes to children in affordable housing or foster care.
https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/velocity-bicycle-cooperative

Just a little over 9 hours left to give to Velocity Bicycle Coop during Spring2ACTion. Your gift means that we can conti...
04/28/2021
Support Velocity Bicycle Cooperative in #Spring2ACTion! | Spring2ACTion

Just a little over 9 hours left to give to Velocity Bicycle Coop during Spring2ACTion. Your gift means that we can continue to award at least one bike scholarship each month to deserving adults who need a good, solid means of free transportation to work and doctor appointments. Awardees get a nice reconditioned bike, light, lock and helmet. Giving levels start at $5.

https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/velocity-bicycle-cooperative

I’m ready to support Velocity Bicycle Cooperative on April 28, 2021 during Spring2ACTion. Learn more about Velocity Bicycle Cooperative and all the other organizations participating in #Spring2ACTion.

BPAC to host two Smart Cycling classes
03/29/2021
BPAC to host two Smart Cycling classes

BPAC to host two Smart Cycling classes

Want to feel more safe and confident riding your bike in various traffic conditions, terrain, and climates? Live or work in northern Virginia? BPAC is hosting two FREE Smart Cycling classes, design…

Velocity will still be hosting a pitstop for BTWD2021. Registration is open!
03/02/2021

Velocity will still be hosting a pitstop for BTWD2021. Registration is open!

Bike to Work Day in the Washington, DC region for the May 21, 2021 event is now open for registration! 😃 https://biketoworkmetrodc.org #BTWD2021

Here’s our year end newsletter. In a year where we had to change a lot of how we function, we want to thank everyone who...
12/31/2020
Its been a unique year...

Here’s our year end newsletter. In a year where we had to change a lot of how we function, we want to thank everyone who supported the co-op through patronage, volunteering, and donations.

Hey Everyone, Just a Heads Up:Velocity Will be closed on December 24-26 and on January 1. Thank you all for your support...
12/23/2020

Hey Everyone, Just a Heads Up:
Velocity Will be closed on December 24-26 and on January 1.

Thank you all for your support this year and we hope to see you in the shop very soon! 😁

#bike #biketowork #velocitybikes #AllIWantForChristmasIsANewBike

Hey team! This year's Giving Tuesday is set in a time of great need. Though we have been more fortunate than some, Veloc...
12/01/2020

Hey team!

This year's Giving Tuesday is set in a time of great need. Though we have been more fortunate than some, Velocity ultimately thrives because of the support of enthusiastic members of the community like yourselves. We would appreciate your support this year. Every bit helps us work towards helping build a safer more inclusive biking community.

Pedal On! 🚴

#GivingTuesday

Hello everyone!Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday--an opportunity for the global community to give back to charitable causes. Th...
11/30/2020
Donating Money to Vélocity Coop – Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative

Hello everyone!

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday--an opportunity for the global community to give back to charitable causes. This year, Velocity could really use your support to help our community as it goes to work and travels home safely!

To learn more about us and what donations go to support, please click (https://velocitycoop.org/volunteer/donate-money/). We appreciate your support!

#GivingTuesday #GivingTuesdayDC

Donating Money to Vélocity Coop We rely on the generosity of our community to continue to offer our programs. Your cash and monetary donations cover the cost of new parts, lights, locks, and helmets for bike giveaways, scholarship bikes, and earn-a-bicycle programs. They also help cover the cost of...

Hey Bikers! With Giving Tuesday less than one week away, we want to remind everyone why, this year, the need is more imp...
11/25/2020

Hey Bikers!

With Giving Tuesday less than one week away, we want to remind everyone why, this year, the need is more important than ever!

As a registered 501(c)3 that broadens inclusivity in biking and refurbishes bikes for the community, Velocity helps people broaden their mobility options for work, health, and leisure.

And this year, with pre-existing limitations on transit affordability and the health crisis, many frontline workers struggle to commute safely and affordably to work. Your donation would go towards need-based bike scholarships that allow people to reduce exposure to themselves and family.

Please learn more about us online and consider donating this year

Thank you!

#GivingTuesday #GivingTuesdayDC

Here’s some Mountain Bike Monday pictures for you feed 🏔 🚴 Tag us @velocitycoop in your latest and greatest MTB pics! We...
10/20/2020

Here’s some Mountain Bike Monday pictures for you feed 🏔 🚴 Tag us @velocitycoop in your latest and greatest MTB pics! We love to see how you ride!

#mountainbike #mtb #biking #bikingadventures #velocity #photography

Vélocity is 10 years old! 🎉 🥳 From October 10 till October 20 we're celebrating our 10th birthday and would love for you...
10/10/2020

Vélocity is 10 years old! 🎉 🥳

From October 10 till October 20 we're celebrating our 10th birthday and would love for you to celebrate (virtually) with us!

Tag us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) and share a bike related activity that relates to the number 10.

Have an old 10-speed you bought at one of our Warehouse Sales? Send us a picture!

Have a nice 10 mile loop you want to share? Send us some photos from the route or the Strava trip!

Happen to know 9 other people and can take a socially distanced picture of your mini-peloton? Send it our way!

Get creative! We want to see all the ways YOU celebrate 10!

Want to give us a present for our birthday? You can donate $10 to support our bike scholarship program, kids bike drive, or replace old tools in the shop here https://velocitycoop.org/volunteer/donate-money/

Thank you all for an amazing 10 years of success, growth, community, memories, and bicycles! Here's to 10 years and many many more 🍸
* Team Velocity

Address

2111 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA
22301

from Braddock Street Metro: follow Braddock Rd. to Mt Vernon Ave., turn right onto Mt. Vernon Ave. Follow Mt. Vernon Avenue to 2111. We are across the street from 7-11.

General information

We welcome all tax-deductible bicycle, bike parts, bike-related, tools, and cash donations. The VéloCity Bicycle Co-op is part of viaVélo Ltd, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(703) 549-1108

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ICYMI--this is a terrific story about the Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative in Alexandria. These guys are changing lives over there--because people donated a bike, they refurbished a bike--a kid got to camp, a person could go to their job. READ MORE BELOW.
Just as the giving season begins, Marty DeVine reminds us that giving is good every day of the year. Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative
Did you know that we have our very own Bicycle Co-op here in Del Ray? Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative is a community based and volunteer run cooperative that is a one stop shop for everything bicycle related that you might need. They offer bicycle and parts recycling, do-it-yourself bike repair, full service bike maintenance, and so much more; and you are always greeted by a friendly, knowledgeable face when you walk through their doors. #DelRayVA #DelRayAlexandria #visitdelray #delrayalx #alexandriava #thenewoldtown #alexandriavirginia #alexandriarealestate #novarealestate #northernvirginia #militaryspouserealtor
I discovered your coop this afternoon. Thank you Steve for your hospitality and the opportunity to learn about your shop. Keep up the great work.
Thanks so much to Bayley Vanderpoel for helping me fix up my and my son's bikes! And right in our neighborhood, too!
Congrats to Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative on 10 YEARS! So grateful for all that you do for the community. #VisitDelRay #shoplocal #shopsmall #heartofdelray
It's Alexandria's Giving Day, and we're spotlighting some of our favorite nonprofits. Now in its 10th year, Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative works to grow and empower a more inclusive biking community through affordability, education, and embracing the fun of riding -- especially in light of the recent need for socially responsible and safe transport options during COVID-19. Click below to donate. #VisitDelRay #heartofdelay #Spring2ACTion #spreadkindness #buildcommunity #allinthistogether
GUYS! You’re generosity is truly inspiring. We’re announcing FOUR randomly drawn nonprofits with at least 25 donors to earn an extra $500! The winners are: Small ($100K) - Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative Medium ($100K-$500K) - Local Motion Project Large ($500K-$1M) - Together We Bake Extra Large ($1M+) - Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture Thank you to Focus Data Solutions and John Marshall Bank for sponsoring these prizes! spring2action.org/prizes #Spring2ACTion #GiveAtHome #WeAreAlexandria
“The other week I went in for a PET-CT scan to see about taking out my port from my previous bout with cancer, a routine procedure, and they told me, “Unfortunately we’ve found new cancerous bodies in your neck and shoulder,” Christian Myers told The Zebra. Full story by Steve Gustafson below. Visit Del Ray, Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative
We would like to thank Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative for donating nine bikes to kids from our program! Vélocity is a non‐profit, community­‐based, volunteer-­run organization. They educate, encourage, and empower an inclusive cycling community through learning. Make sure to stop by their shop on Mount Vernon Avenue!
Please join us between 11 a.m. to 1 pm on November 2, for a Bike Rodeo at Alexandria’s First Traffic Garden at Mount Jefferson Park (301 Hume Avenue) The City of Alexandria and BPAC will be hosting a Bike Rodeo for youth to celebrate the opening of the City’s first traffic garden. Bike rodeos are fun-filled events where youth practice riding safely, learn new skills and have fun; Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative and Phoenix Bikes will also provide free bike safety checks! More details in the Alexandria eNews announcement below. Thanks, Jim Durham Chair, Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). BPAC is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that promotes walking and biking. From: Alexandria eNews City to Host Bike Rodeo at Alexandria’s First Traffic Garden on November 2 Calling all kids! On Saturday, November 2, the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee will host a bike rodeo to celebrate the opening of the City’s first traffic garden. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mount Jefferson Park (301 Hume Avenue). Traffic gardens are miniature towns made up of small-sized streets where children can engage in active learning about roadways and traffic safety. Children practice walking, bicycling, and “driving” along roadways and through intersections and crossings, all in an environment free of motor vehicles. Last March, the City hosted a community workshop where children were invited to design their own traffic garden. After careful review, City staff combined the work of three neighborhood girls as inspiration for the final design. Special thanks to Lucy, Maisie, and Alli for their design expertise! At the opening event, kids will be led through a bicycle rodeo course and practice key skills, such as starting and stopping, turning, and using hand signals. Bicycle checks and helmet checks will be provided, and residents can speak with City staff about other exciting Vision Zero initiatives that are underway. This event is suitable for children ages 4-11. Grownups are also welcome! For more information, contact Christine Mayeur at [email protected]. To learn more about the City’s Vision Zero Program, visit alexandriava.gov/VisionZero. To request reasonable disability accommodation, contact [email protected] or call 703.746.4084, Virginia Relay 711. You are subscribed to the free Alexandria eNews service. Replies to this message will not be received. For correspondence, please use the contact information in the body of the message. To change your subscription choices or unsubscribe from an individual subscription topic, click here to login. To stop receiving all emails from Alexandria eNews, click here to completely unsubscribe. Join us
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