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VéloCity Bicycle Cooperative Receives Grant For Carpenter’s Shelter Partnership

VéloCity is very excited to announce that we have been awarded a $1,600 grant from Westminster Presbyterian Church to fund our bicycle scholarship partnership with Carpenter’s Shelter.

This program will provide a bicycle and maintenance classes free of charge to shelter residents selected by Carpenter’s Staff.

We’re very excited about this endeavor and to be able to get more deserving people on bikes.

To support the bicycle scholarship program, sign up to volunteer or make a financial contribution.

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VéloCity T-Shirts Now Available On-line

VéloCity Bicycle Cooperative t-shirts are now available on-line through our Teespring storefront!

Teespring is a platform that allows groups to print apparel with no up-front costs. Once a few orders come in, they print and VéloCity gets the profits.

All funds raised through t-shirt sales will support our mobile capabilities and bicycle maintenance clinics in area neighborhoods.

There’s a wide variety of styles and colors to choose from. Grab a shirt and support the co-op!

https://teespring.com/stores/velocitycoop

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Volunteer Spotlight: Tyler Walcavich

How long have you lived in the area?

I moved to Northern Virginia in August 2010, and I’ve been in Alexandria for 3 yrs.

When did you start volunteering at VéloCity?

March 2016.  

What made you want to become a Véloteer?

I wanted to be more active in my community, while learning bicycle mechanics.

What keeps you volunteering in general and why do you like volunteering at VéloCity?

I like the interaction between the community. I also keep developing my talents as a mechanic.  

How do you usually use your bicycle? (leisure, transportation, fitness, etc.)

I typically use my bike for leisure, and transportation for chores etc…  

Describe the most enjoyable time you’ve had while on a bike? 

I would say the best times on my bike are going through the streets of DC, and discovering a new hidden landmark. Group bike rides are also a top favorite of mine.