Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative is expanding efforts to build a strong biking community by opening a second location at 2647 North Pershing Drive, in the Lyon Park neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, the same location where the Old Bike Shop operated for more than 10 years.
Vélocity is a non-profit cycling shop, run by volunteers. Since 2009, Velocity has empowered kids, beginners, and cycle enthusiasts in acquiring, building, and maintaining bicycles. Vélocity fosters a diverse cycling community, offers cycling education, and provides free bicycles and related equipment to those in need (in 2022, Vélocity refurbished 459 bikes and got 64 bikes to kids and scholarship recipients).
Joe Davison, Board Chair and long-serving volunteer, is excited about the days ahead:
“Opening our second location provides a unique opportunity to
realize our mission to grow and empower an inclusive biking
community through education and affordability. We are honored to
carry on and serve the local biking community at this location while
seeking continued synergy among the area’s cycling organizations,
including Phoenix Bikes.”
Christian Myers, Vélocity co-founder, added:
“Thanks to Larry Behery and the Old Bike Shop for providing a home
for quality used bike service and sales. Vélocity will build on this legacy and
make safe, reliable bicycles more affordable to everyone.”
Stay tuned for grand opening details via the Vélocity Website, Meetup, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Find more about Vélocity, including how to volunteer, donate a bike, and eligibility for scholarship bikes.
Vélocity plans to open the Arlington shop in early April. Until then, come see us at our location in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, where you can find a refurbished used bike for the spring season!