The Bike Lane in Burke has relocated to our new Springfield location. WE ARE OPEN and ready for business. Our new address is 8416 Old Keene Mill Road Springfield VA 22152 in the Old Keene Mill Shopping Center on the corner of Rolling Road. The same shopping center where Whole Foods, Walgreens, Austin Grill, and Washington Sports Club are located. Thanks to all the customers who came out to help us relocate.
On Sunday The Bike Lane in Burke relocated to West Springfield. Fifty five customers showed up to ride the shops bike inventory down Old Keene Mill Road with a police escort. It was the best 2.2 mile ride the shop has ever done! Thank you to Bruce Buckley for taking some great pictures of the event.
This past weekend 15 women had an absolute blast learning new skills, riding some awesome trails, and hanging out with retired pro rider Sue Haywood, in Davis WVA. The weekend started off on Friday afternoon with a few of us heading out to Kennedy Peak for a beautiful ride through some of the George Washington Forrest. We had such a great time we lost track of time and ended up leaving a little later than we had planned. So, after a great ride we got back in the cars and over the hills we went to meet up with the rest of the women waiting for us in Davis. The Bike Lane rented out The Bright Morning B&B for the weekend. This is definitely the best place to stay while in Davis! Susan, the owner is very accommodating. Not only were the accommodations great but the breakfast in the mornings were perfect for starting off the day ready to ride.
On Saturday, Sue met up with us in the morning. After some introductions and a general overview of the day, we were off on a warm up ride. Sue lead the ride into Blackwater Falls State Park, literally right across the bridge from Davis. After taking us to the Black Water Falls overlook, we spent much of the day working on skills. Sue did an amazing job at teaching all of us the fundamentals of mountain biking. Some of us have been riding longer than others, but learning the foundation of basic skills benefited everyone. For example, it is amazing how much improvement can come from knowing how to position yourself correctly on a bike. Whether you are just riding along, going over an obstacle, or cornering, body position has everything to do with how a mountain bike will handle. After we all stayed a little too long in the sun, we did a short ride to practice our new founds skills. Later we relaxed and hung out at the infamous Hellbenders . A few of us had just enough energy to head over to the Purple Fiddle for a little music and one last beer before calling it a night.
Sunday, we were greeted with another sunny day. Sue led us out to the “Moon Rocks” for a long ride. This is a great trail which is a part of the annual mountain bike race in Davis. It was a perfect day with some good challenges and an opportunity for everyone to practice their new riding skills. It was so great to see such a diverse group of women gain confidence and courage in their riding. Sue Haywood is an outstanding instructor. The weekend was an absolute blast! Great times, great riding, and a great group of women!
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Cyclefest 2011, a set on Flickr.
The Bike Lane’s 5th annual Cyclefest was the biggest one yet! It was a gorgeous day at the Reston Town Center. The Bike Lane hosted over 25 booths for local cycling clubs, organizations, and vendors such as Trek, Yakima, Camelbak, Mavic, Felt and more. Paul’s Ride for Life kicked off the day with over 300 riders. Trails for Youth hosted a kids bike safety rodeo and BMX shows kept everyone entertained. It was a great day and we look forward to going big next year.
A big thank you to Paul’s Ride for Life and our vendors: Team Z, MS Ride, Tour de Cure, Positively Chiropractic, Team in Training, the Reston Bike Club, Amyazing Youth Tri, Fairfax County, JCC, Mon Ami and Community Canteen, Wilderness Voyageurs, Evolution Cycling Team, Pedal Pushers Club, FABB, NVRPA, MORE, Trails for Youth, Washington Regional Transplant Community, Trek, Felt, Camelbak, and Mavic.