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

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

08/31/2020

Looking to put your social media content creation or digital media skills to use supporting a local non-profit? We're looking for individuals to volunteer their time to assist us with updating our digital media (e.g. posters & signs) as well as someone to assist with creating content for our social media sites. If you're interested please email us at [email protected]

Whatta Sale! We re-homed some bikes today! Thank you everyone and enjoy your rides!
08/30/2020

Whatta Sale! We re-homed some bikes today! Thank you everyone and enjoy your rides!

Just like the picture says, we will be closed July 4–6, reopening on July 7th with our current hours of 10-4.We’re also ...
06/30/2020

Just like the picture says, we will be closed July 4–6, reopening on July 7th with our current hours of 10-4.

We’re also giving our hard working shop manager/mechanic Russell Friday and Saturday off. So this Friday, July 3rd, we will be offering limited services: user parts sales, bike sales, accepting donations, and some basic services like flat repairs.

We should be open 10-4, but since this will be volunteers covering the shop we may need to shorten the hours we’re open depending on when people are available.

We hope you all have a great weekend, get a chance to ride your bike(s), and stay healthy and safe.

Proud to support this great business by giving them our old tubes
06/26/2020
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Proud to support this great business by giving them our old tubes

BicycleTrash is a brand of upcycled products, turning used parts collected from bicycle repair shops into new durable goods and accessories. Items are handma...

06/23/2020

With NoVA in Phase 2, we wanted to provide an update on how Vélocity services are changing and what we are able to offer to ensure the health and safety of our staff and customers.
We're are offering bicycle repairs by our professional mechanics, can accept donations, and have refurbished bicycles and accessories for sale. No appointment is needed, but we do get busy so please be patient. Customers will be seen by a first come first serve basis, and you can always drop your bike off and pick it up later.
Please wear a mask when talking to our staff or volunteers outside. Customers aren’t allowed in the shop yet.
We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Please call Velocity’s shop at 703-549-1108 or email is at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Thank you for your support and cooperation!

We were fortunate to receive a generous donation from the Simmons Family Foundation for bike scholarships forAlexandria'...
05/14/2020

We were fortunate to receive a generous donation from the Simmons Family Foundation for bike scholarships for
Alexandria's economically challenged citizens as well as Covid-19 related expenses. In addition, the Simmons family kindly donated N95 face masks for the two staff members and shop regular shop volunteers. Thanks again Simmons Family Foundation!

This is Christian Myers. John Patterson and myself had a vision that this shop would blossom into something great which ...
05/01/2020

This is Christian Myers. John Patterson and myself had a vision that this shop would blossom into something great which it has. Without the volunteers and our community we would not exist. I want to personally thank all of you for our 10 year anniversary! I look forward to 10 more years! It’s amazing what the shop has done over this time. The hearts and families we’ve touched. Thank you again. From my heart to yours!

04/19/2020

Coronavirus Notice Update!!

We have reviewed our safety protocols and are now able to complete bicycle repairs, accept donations, and sell rehabbed bicycles by appointment only.

We will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Call Velocity’s shop at 703-549-1108 to schedule a repair or purchase.

For customer and our safety, we are continuing to limit customers to one person at a time in the shop

Thank you for your cooperation!

Velocity has not been the same since he's stepped out of the shop to get better.  Anything you can do to help would be a...
04/18/2020
The Zebra Press - GOOD News in Alexandria, VA

Velocity has not been the same since he's stepped out of the shop to get better. Anything you can do to help would be appreciated.

“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

Please consider making a contribution to Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative in this year's Spring2ACTion! https://velocitycoop...
04/14/2020
Spring2Action: Please consider a contribution to Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative – Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative

Please consider making a contribution to Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative in this year's Spring2ACTion! https://velocitycoop.org/spring2action-please-consider-a-contribution-to-velocity-bicycle-cooperative/

Spring2Action: Please consider a contribution to Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative Posted on April 14, 2020April 14, 2020 by Tom Selsley Category:Recent Posts, Uncategorized Vélocity Co-op is once again partnering with #Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s Giving Day, 15 April 2020. Click Here to Donate Wedne...

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
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Telephone

(703) 549-1108

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Comments

Thanks so much to Bayley Vanderpoel for helping me fix up my and my son's bikes! And right in our neighborhood, too!
So can I just drop off this bike? It needs a lot of work, and I just don't have the time or motivation to get there. Or does anyone in the community want it? Free to a good home!
G day , I am from australia and have recently bought a bunch of OFO bikes. so now I am looking for the security tools to undo the cranks ( 5 sided security bit) and the wheels 5 sided nut. Is there any chance you still have some tools or if not know where to buy them from. Really apreciate you atkin​​g the time. I have a sam bike hire business in aust and am trying to reuse some of the ofo bikes, some are good and some have issues so need some tools. ww.boomerangbikes.com.au. Happy to pay for your time, shipping etc.
Velocity is the best bike shop I know. They've managed to combine doing good work with doing good works for the community. Bike on guys!
These guys totally Rock and I would definitely refer everyone that needs anything bike related to go to them, they're just in general good people and good people provide good business. They showed me some love today and help the sister out and that's what it's all about thank you very much!
I like to send Shout out to Paul. He fixed my brakes Saturday at the DC Bike Ride. He is the best. Thank you very much! I truly appreciate your help.🚴🏽‍♀️🚴🏽‍♀️🚴🏽‍♀️😃
Hello all. Anyone in the DMV come on out starting Sunday: 3D Community Bike Rides: Calling all Bicycle Enthusiasts! Due to the enormous popularity of the community bicycle rides, 3D has a list of bicycle rides coming up. They will begin at 10am and will start and finish at 3D located at 1620 V Street, Northwest. The routes will vary. This is a rain or shine event. If you plan to participate please bring a helmet with you. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sunday, May 20 Sunday July 22 Sunday September 16 Sunday November 11 For more information contact: 3D Outreach Coordinator Marco Santiago [email protected]
On November 7, 2017 Velocity celebrates our year achievements. Acknowledging all of those who step up and achieve record numbers. Velocity is proud of helping the community and putting more people on Bicycles.