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Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative

Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative The Vélocity Bicycle Co-op is a non-profit, volunteer-run, & community-based organization. Interested in learning more?

Our mission is to grow and empower a more inclusive bicycling community through affordability and education. We provide an educational do-it-yourself workshop and offer community outreach programs, training, rides, and events to enable all levels of cyclists in building, maintaining, and embracing the fun of bicycles. We're always looking for eager volunteers, particularly those who are interested

Our mission is to grow and empower a more inclusive bicycling community through affordability and education. We provide an educational do-it-yourself workshop and offer community outreach programs, training, rides, and events to enable all levels of cyclists in building, maintaining, and embracing the fun of bicycles. We're always looking for eager volunteers, particularly those who are interested

Operating as usual

Support Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative this Giving Tuesday!  Donations of any size are accepted.  We are refurbishing kids...
11/29/2022

Support Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative this Giving Tuesday! Donations of any size are accepted. We are refurbishing kids bike this holiday season and donations will help purchase new chains, tires, and tubes for the bikes.

We greatly appreciate your generosity this holiday season!

Giving Tuesday is this Tuesday, November 29th.  We want to highlight our past and upcoming programs that your donations ...
11/27/2022

Giving Tuesday is this Tuesday, November 29th. We want to highlight our past and upcoming programs that your donations have and will support!

We continue to provide refurbished bicycles to the refugee families from Ukraine and Afghanistan in addition to our scholarship recipients. And this holiday season, we are partnering with Immanuel Church-on-the-hill by providing kid bikes for their annual toy drive in coordination with Alexandria Social Services.

Your donation for Giving Tuesday will go toward fixing bikes for these programs and providing the joy of 'New Bike Day!' to joyful kids, grateful families, and resilient individuals.

Please consider donating this Giving Tuesday on November 29th! We appreciate donations of all amounts.

Thank you!

Support Vélocity this  and receive 10% off in-store  purchases. Saturday hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 🙂
11/25/2022

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

Photos from Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative's post
11/11/2022

Photos from Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative's post

The start of the tweed ride
11/06/2022

The start of the tweed ride

We just finished and gave a new scholarship bike to Masoud. He’s come a long way with his family as an Afghan refugee. W...
11/04/2022

We just finished and gave a new scholarship bike to Masoud. He’s come a long way with his family as an Afghan refugee. We wish him all the luck

We have lots of bikes and other cool stuff for sale at our warehouse sale this Saturday 10/15 from 9am-1pm. Hope to see ...
10/12/2022

We have lots of bikes and other cool stuff for sale at our warehouse sale this Saturday 10/15 from 9am-1pm. Hope to see you there!

09/24/2022

Mesdames et Messieurs, réservez la date, svp.

07/21/2022

Want to join this character for a bike ride next week?

As many of you know, this is Henry Dunbar, and he'll be leading a fun and relaxed social ride for adults next Thursday, July 28. To join the ride, all you have to do is meet Henry at 6pm at Gateway Park on the lower end by Lynn St. The plan is to do an easy 5-mile ride that will wrap up with drinks and good company at the Continental Beer Garden.

All are welcome to join this fun, sunny social ride!

Photos from Dandies and Quaintrelles's post
07/20/2022

Photos from Dandies and Quaintrelles's post

07/17/2022

Due to recent cases of COVID and to keep our staff safe, we will no longer be allowing customers in the shop and limiting repairs to ones that can be finished within 24hrs. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will keep you updated when this policy changes.

Photos from Dandies and Quaintrelles's post
07/04/2022

Photos from Dandies and Quaintrelles's post

In honor of 4th of July, we will be closed Sat July 2nd and Sun July 3rd.  We'll be back to regular hours starting July ...
07/01/2022

In honor of 4th of July, we will be closed Sat July 2nd and Sun July 3rd. We'll be back to regular hours starting July 5th

It's happening again this Saturday from 9am-1pm at our warehouse (1502 Mt. Vernon Ave)! Here's a few samples of a few Tr...
05/18/2022

It's happening again this Saturday from 9am-1pm at our warehouse (1502 Mt. Vernon Ave)! Here's a few samples of a few Trek donations that will be for sale. Hope to see you there!

We know you need energy for our commute to work, which is why we’re happy to have MOM's Organic Market as a vendor at ou...
05/17/2022

We know you need energy for our commute to work, which is why we’re happy to have MOM's Organic Market as a vendor at our BTWD event. They’ve graciously donated Bananas and snack bars. Hope you can come up and don’t forget to register https://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/alexandria-del-ray
MOM's Organic Market MOM's Organic Market - Alexandria

Interested in safer streets for your commute to work?  Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee & Alexandria...
05/17/2022

Interested in safer streets for your commute to work? Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee & Alexandria Families for Safe Streets will be at our BTWD event with info and how you can get involved. Don’t forget to register https://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/alexandria-del-ray Alexandria’s Families for Safe Streets Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

What’s more important than water on Bike to Work Day?!  Well that’s why we’re happy to have Virginia American Water supp...
05/16/2022

What’s more important than water on Bike to Work Day?! Well that’s why we’re happy to have Virginia American Water supplying free water and water bottles for all attendees. Don’t forget to register! https://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/alexandria-del-ray Virginia American Water

Mike Pattisal, Velocity board member and acting  shop manager, with the new representative for Velocity, Sean Sullivan, ...
05/11/2022

Mike Pattisal, Velocity board member and acting shop manager, with the new representative for Velocity, Sean Sullivan, from Kryptonite. Not only does Velocity sell Kryptonite locks and lights, but this generous company donates lights and locks to the Velocity Bike Scholarship awardees. Typically the Velocity Bike Scholarship winners are residents of Alexandria's shelters, rehab centers and half-way houses. Recently, several scholarship bikes were awarded to Afghan refugees so they can have transportation to and from work.

We're just two week's away from BTWD 2022. Don't forget to register for our Del Ray pitstop!  We got some great vendors ...
05/06/2022

We're just two week's away from BTWD 2022. Don't forget to register for our Del Ray pitstop! We got some great vendors lined up. Bike to Work Day MOM's Organic Market Virginia American Water Vegetable and Butcher Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Only a few more hours left, your $5 or more donation could go to more scholarship bikes.In ‘21, we gave out:31 adult bik...
04/27/2022

Only a few more hours left, your $5 or more donation could go to more scholarship bikes.
In ‘21, we gave out:
31 adult bikes (residents of shelters)
24 bikes to children from Kabul
27 bikes to kids in affordable housing
4 bikes to Guest House for women just out of prison)
www.spring2action.org/organizations/velocity-bicycle-cooperative

Almost a month away. Don't forget to register for our Del Ray pit stop!
04/19/2022

Almost a month away. Don't forget to register for our Del Ray pit stop!

We're back to being open on Sundays from noon-4pm!
04/09/2022

We're back to being open on Sundays from noon-4pm!

We're ready for you!
03/27/2022

We're ready for you!

Sunday's sale is ON! It's colder than we hoped but we cannot delay the sale any longer. Hope to see everyone there!🚴⛅️💨
03/25/2022

Sunday's sale is ON! It's colder than we hoped but we cannot delay the sale any longer. Hope to see everyone there!🚴⛅️💨

During Sunday’s warehouse sale, we’ll have a lot more for sale than just bicycles.  We will be selling just about everyt...
03/22/2022

During Sunday’s warehouse sale, we’ll have a lot more for sale than just bicycles. We will be selling just about everything you see in our warehouse, such as wheels, bicycle racks, trainers, frames, handlebars…etc Hope to see you on Sunday from 9am-1pm at our warehouse (1502 Mount Vernon Avenue)

We want you to join us this Sunday, March 13 for our Spring As-Is Sale from 9AM-1PM. And don’t forget: the first 100 peo...
03/08/2022

We want you to join us this Sunday, March 13 for our Spring As-Is Sale from 9AM-1PM. And don’t forget: the first 100 people get a free espresso and we aren’t kitten around 🙃

Hello from the East Coast’s largest indoor bicycle swap meet and consumer bike expo
02/13/2022

Hello from the East Coast’s largest indoor bicycle swap meet and consumer bike expo

We have exciting new volunteer opportunities! We are looking for inspired individuals who want to be part of the local b...
01/30/2022

We have exciting new volunteer opportunities! We are looking for inspired individuals who want to be part of the local bicycling community and help us continue to cultivate an inclusive bicycle community.

We have exciting new volunteer opportunities! We are looking for inspired individuals who want to be part of the local b...
01/30/2022

We have exciting new volunteer opportunities! We are looking for inspired individuals who want to be part of the local bicycling community and help us continue to cultivate an inclusive bicycle community.

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. 

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2111 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA
22301

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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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.

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.
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.
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

“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.
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