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
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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 in learning bicycle maintenance to further our mission. Interested in learning more? Either email [email protected] or checkout our meetup site volunteer events at https://www.meetup.com/velocitycoop/

Mission: Our mission is to grow and empower an inclusive biking community through education and affordability.

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...

Biking during COVID-19
04/04/2020
Biking during COVID-19

Biking during COVID-19

Should you ride? If you need to, what precautions should you take?

04/02/2020

We held out as long as we could, but have decided it is best to temporarily close our shop until it’s safe to re-open.

We will be evaluating if there are services we can offer safely, so please keep an eye out for updates.

Thanks to our loving community for continuing to support us and we'll see you on the other side of this.

We are completing repairs already in the shop and can complete emergency repairs. Please call the shop at 703-549-1108 to arrange an emergency repair or pick-up

Sad news
03/30/2020

Sad news

Please be aware that the Bike to Work Day event has been cancelled for 2020. We look forward to a bright future and towards next year’s Bike to Work Day event, when we celebrate its 20th anniversary in the Washington, DC metropolitan region.

Please be safe.

We have reduced services, but we're still open!  See attached for more details
03/30/2020

We have reduced services, but we're still open! See attached for more details

Effective Tomorrow/Wednesday March 18th
03/17/2020

Effective Tomorrow/Wednesday March 18th

Not quite as packed as last week, but a solid showing for a January volunteer night!
01/29/2020

Not quite as packed as last week, but a solid showing for a January volunteer night!

Rolling into the new year!  See you in 2020!
12/31/2019

Rolling into the new year! See you in 2020!

Today marks the end of our Holiday Kids Bike Drive. We fixed up 53 donated bikes and passed them along to the Black Fire...
12/07/2019

Today marks the end of our Holiday Kids Bike Drive. We fixed up 53 donated bikes and passed them along to the Black Fire Service Professionals of Alexandria to pass along to their new owners!

Thanks to everyone who helped out, either by donating a bike, fixing one up, or loading up all 53 of them Friday. You all made the holidays a little bit better for some deserving kids. Also want to thank Patrick Evans for all the good work he does with the kids!

11/28/2019
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Velocity is thankful for the tremendous support from our community. Without our tireless volunteers and generous donors, we’d just be an idea.

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11/26/2019

We will be opening today @Noon. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The last few photos from our #cranksgivingnova adventures. Shot on a #Holga throughout the day. Thanks again to @cranksg...
11/25/2019

The last few photos from our #cranksgivingnova adventures. Shot on a #Holga throughout the day. Thanks again to @cranksgivingnova for putting the event on!

3/5 of our team is in the way. We’ll meet the other 2/5 at Ireland’s Four Courts. @cranksgivingnova #cranksgivingnova
11/23/2019

3/5 of our team is in the way. We’ll meet the other 2/5 at Ireland’s Four Courts. @cranksgivingnova #cranksgivingnova

Remember our pile of kids bikes from a few weeks ago? We are rapidly making progress on fixing them up for our Holiday K...
11/22/2019

Remember our pile of kids bikes from a few weeks ago? We are rapidly making progress on fixing them up for our Holiday Kids Bike Drive. We had a full house last night, adding 6 more finished bikes to our total, giving us 42 right now. We’re hoping to finish more than 60 this year and are well on our way!
Interested in helping out? Check out our Meetup for upcoming volunteer nights: https://www.meetup.com/velocitycoop/

Vélocity Bicycle Coop 2019 Tweed Ride Support Team in action at the start, mid-course, and at the finish! #velocitybicyc...
11/12/2019

Vélocity Bicycle Coop 2019 Tweed Ride Support Team in action at the start, mid-course, and at the finish! #velocitybicyclecoop

11/12/2019
Vélocity supports 2019 Tweed Ride

Even after packing up the Vélocity mobile rider support station and falling in well behind the main group of riders on course, our own Joe Davison found just rewards and some tweedy comeraderie in pacing an awesome Penny Farthing! #velocitybicyclecoop

Lots of bikes heading out the door! We’re open until 1 PM, come check out the sale!
10/19/2019

Lots of bikes heading out the door! We’re open until 1 PM, come check out the sale!

We are ready for our Warehouse Sale! Come to the back of 1502 Mt. Vernon Ave and find your next or first bike starting a...
10/19/2019

We are ready for our Warehouse Sale! Come to the back of 1502 Mt. Vernon Ave and find your next or first bike starting at 9AM. Need a stationary trainer, we’ve got a lot of those and we will make you a deal! Need a car rack or bike tray, we’ve got those too (some may need parts).

Road bikes not your thing? We have lots of mountain, hybrid, cruiser, and town bikes. Both the Breezers have internal hu...
10/17/2019

Road bikes not your thing? We have lots of mountain, hybrid, cruiser, and town bikes. Both the Breezers have internal hubs, the black one has dynamo lights as well.

Fall is a great time to ride a bike.What’s that? You don’t own a bike? Conveniently, Vélocity is having a bicycle sale a...
10/17/2019

Fall is a great time to ride a bike.

What’s that? You don’t own a bike? Conveniently, Vélocity is having a bicycle sale at our warehouse (1502 Mt. Vernon Ave, behind Al’s Steakhouse) this Saturday from 9 AM - 1 PM.

We have 22 ready-to-ride bicycles, and way too many that need just a little work. We’ll have these 3 ready-to-ride road bikes available. The red Schwinn is a 56 cm and light, the green Raleigh is a 55 cm (or thereabouts), and the blue Univega is a 48 cm.

10/05/2019
Timeline Photos
10/05/2019

Timeline Photos

At the first stop! Ellen Burke Library on Seminary Rd.
10/05/2019

At the first stop! Ellen Burke Library on Seminary Rd.

10/05/2019
Some pre-ride shots from #TourdAlexandria with @alexlibraryva  @ Beatley Central Library
10/05/2019

Some pre-ride shots from #TourdAlexandria with @alexlibraryva @ Beatley Central Library

On our way to support Tour d’Alexandria with @alexlibraryva this morning. Such a beautiful morning for bike ride!
10/05/2019

On our way to support Tour d’Alexandria with @alexlibraryva this morning. Such a beautiful morning for bike ride!

Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative
09/20/2019

Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative

Back where we started and awaiting results!
09/14/2019

Back where we started and awaiting results!

We’ve arrived and are awaiting instructions. #DRTArlington2019
09/14/2019

We’ve arrived and are awaiting instructions. #DRTArlington2019

Another evening in the glamorous life of a bicycle cooperative. We spent our regular volunteer evening sorting parts we ...
09/13/2019

Another evening in the glamorous life of a bicycle cooperative. We spent our regular volunteer evening sorting parts we received from @bicyclespace this week. Véloteers are already planning some fun builds with these parts, maybe you’ll find one for sale in October when we have our next warehouse sale?

Come see us today, because we'll be closed tomorrow!
09/01/2019

Come see us today, because we'll be closed tomorrow!

Let’s get safe streets on seminary road.  Please sign this petition.  It’ll take you less then 1 minute.  Thanks! 🙏
08/17/2019
Jesse Strauss on Twitter

Let’s get safe streets on seminary road. Please sign this petition. It’ll take you less then 1 minute. Thanks! 🙏

“Anna started this petition for students who want to see change on Alexandria's streets @TCWTitans @TCWMinnieHoward @SSSASsaints #sharetheroad #studentleaders https://t.co/wm4HzGKSG6”

Vélocity socks spotted in the wild! @bigwheelbikes in Old Town.
08/03/2019

Vélocity socks spotted in the wild! @bigwheelbikes in Old Town.

Searching for some shade @4mrmarket this morning. Stop by for a quick bike tune-up. Look for the big orange flag!
07/28/2019

Searching for some shade @4mrmarket this morning. Stop by for a quick bike tune-up. Look for the big orange flag!

Vélocity’s Bike Scholarship Program rewards participants with a bike, helmet, lock, and the knowledge needed to maintain...
07/12/2019

Vélocity’s Bike Scholarship Program rewards participants with a bike, helmet, lock, and the knowledge needed to maintain the bike to individuals in need. We try to have a new participant through the program every 4–6 weeks. With Metro service disruptions, limited service during certain times of the day, or long commute times, having a bike makes it possible for scholarship recipients to commute to and from jobs and run errands on their schedule. It’s also possible to take a bike on Metro and busses, providing even more flexibility and options. Learn more about our scholarship program here: https://velocitycoop.org/earn-a-bicycle-scholarship-programs/

A lot of tired Véloteers this morning at the Farmers Market. We’ve had a busy morning fixing bikes and eating cherries!
06/23/2019

A lot of tired Véloteers this morning at the Farmers Market. We’ve had a busy morning fixing bikes and eating cherries!

We got to work on our first e-bike @4mrmarket this morning! We’re here until 1, come on down if your bike is making a fu...
06/23/2019

We got to work on our first e-bike @4mrmarket this morning! We’re here until 1, come on down if your bike is making a funny noise and you want some help diagnosing it.

Our Summer Warehouse Sale was a huge success. We got a lot of people on bikes (55 sold at the sale!) and we made a lot o...
06/17/2019

Our Summer Warehouse Sale was a huge success. We got a lot of people on bikes (55 sold at the sale!) and we made a lot of space in the Warehouse for Véloteers to fix up more bikes. Thank you to everyone who came out to the sale and helped support your community bike shop. #space #BikeDC #RecycleACycle #TimeToRide

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 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(703) 549-1108

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Comments

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.