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Welcome New VéloCity Board Member Bayley Vanderpoel

Bayley Vanderpoel, a former VéloCity Volunteer Coordinator and 2015 Recipient of the Washington Area Bicycle Association’s Cycling for All Award, has been elected the newest member of the VéloCity Bicycle Cooperative Board.

In the three years that Bayley has been with VéloCity, the volunteer base has grown exponentially and its programs have expanded. Bayley hopes to advocate for the volunteers and volunteer programs in his new role.

“I’m really looking forward to this opportunity to work with the board and contribute however I can to advancing VéloCity’s mission. Can’t wait!” Bayley said.

Join us in celebrating the addition of Bayley Vanderpoel to our Board!

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VéloCity Bicycle Cooperative Adopts New Safe Space Policy

At the March 24, 2016 Volunteer Meeting, the Véloteers adopted the following Safe Space Policy:
  1. We enter with a commitment to mutual respect, mutual aid, anti-oppression advocacy, conflict resolution, anti-violence, and community building.
  2. We respect everyone’s names, preferred gender pronouns, expressed identities and experiences.
  3. We support the empowerment of each person and group.
  4. We commit to making spaces as accessible as possible; physically, socially, and personally.
  5. We are peaceful and honest.
  6. We respect each others bodies and spaces.
  7. We commit to hearing each other and creating opportunities for all voices to be heard.
  8. We accept a shared responsibility to hold ourselves and one another accountable for these agreements’ intent.
  9. We encourage open minds and open hearts.
  10. We promote inclusive learning spaces and questions in the spirit of personal growth.
“VéloCity has always been about inclusiveness,” said Volunteer Co-Coordinator Kyle Goodwill. “Adopting this Safe Space Policy gives us a chance to reinforce this shared value, and make it visible in the shop at all times.”
This policy mirrors the Safer Space Agreement made at bike!bike! 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.
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bike!bike! Southeast 2017 at VéloCity Bicycle Cooperative

VéloCity has been selected to host bike!bike! Southeast in 2017!

We’re excited to welcome co-ops, collectives, and community bike shops from around the region to Alexandria, Virginia next spring! Our volunteers spent the past weekend at Rag & Bones Bicycle Co-op in Richmond, Virginia. We’re honored that the group chose our co-op for 2017.

The date will be announced closer to the time of the event.

For more information about bike!bike!, check out their website: http://www.bikebike.org

For an unofficial shared resource of community bike shops around the country and around the globe, visit the Bike Collectives Network page: http://www.bikecollectives.org/