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We Love Our Community – Thank You!

Thank you to our community for the incredible support that you showed us last night at Port City Brewing Company! We packed the house, drank great beer, and raffled off prizes from Haute Dogs & FriesHoly Cow – Del Ray, Old Blue BBQ, and more.Between the beer sales, raffle tickets, and direct donations we covered our goals and will be expanding our mobile capabilities as we hoped!

If you didn’t make it last night – never fear, you can still donate on-line to support what we’re doing.

We also want to mention another chance to support our community. As you may have heard, a Del Ray institution, Al’s Steakhouse, recently suffered a fire on their grand re-opening day. To aid Al’s Steakhouse and the Breeding family, the Del Ray business community is coming together for a fundraiser at Holy Cow Del Ray this Thursday. RSVP on Facebook.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your support. Hope to see you on Thursday!

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.

Volunteer Spotlight: Snehee Khandeshi

How long have you lived in the area?

I’ve lived in DC for three (nonconsecutive) years. I recently moved back to the city after living in Richmond, VA.

When did you start volunteering at VéloCity?


What made you want to become a Véloteer?

I had great experiences at the bike co-op in Richmond and I wanted to find something similar in the area. I was hoping to learn about bike maintenance, meet people, and ideally, contribute to the community.

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

Volunteer night at velocity is a great space to get comfortable fixing bikes. I enjoy my ride to the shop on the Mount Vernon trail and the post-volunteer night hang-out with the other Véloteers.  

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

I commute, go on leisurely rides, go on fast rides, go across multiple states, and go to the grocery store, all on my bike.  

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

The thing I enjoy most about biking is that it transforms my everyday experiences. During my morning commute, I go just the right speed to appreciate the scenery. Biking turns simple tasks, like going to the store, into an adventure of racing lights and dodging car doors. For me, a long bike home is the perfect night cap to an evening out.