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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.

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VéloCity Summer Fundraiser at Port City Brewing Company – June 11

We’re teaming up with Port City Brewing Company for a summer fundraiser on Monday, July 11 from 4:00-9:00pm. We’ll have a raffle and 10% of the proceeds from beer sales will go to VéloCity!

All money raised will go towards expanding VéloCity’s mobile outreach capacity, allowing us to serve more people at The Bike House East of the River Clinics in Anacostia and to jumpstart a similar program in Chirilagua.

We’ll have Gold Sprints stationary bike racing provided by District Sprints and Old Blue BBQ will be on hand selling tasty, tasty barbecue!

The raffle drawing will happen around 8pm and will feature Nationals tickets, bike stuff, and other prizes from local businesses!

This is a must-attend event. Can’t wait to see you there!

RSVP on Facebook or Meetup

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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?

February.  

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.