This is the year to shop local! For a shop whose motto is Ride Globally, Shop Locally; we truly believe that our community becomes stronger and healthier by riding our bikes and supporting our local small businesses. The Bike Lane is excited about programs like Small Business Saturday that help drive business back to the community. We also love to see articles like the one below that highlight a variety of great small businesses in our community. Shop with them all year round but especially during the holidays. Strong small businesses equal strong communities!
Holiday Shopping Trend
Show support for local businesses.
Andrew Steele of Reston—aka “the gorilla”—and Joe Penano of Fairfax Station—aka “the bunny”—helped lead the parade of cyclists down Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield during The Bike Lane’s Relocation Ride last year. Photo by Bruce Buckley
By Victoria Ross
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Get ready to toss out the candy corn and grab the candy canes. Black Friday—the hottest holiday shopping day of the year—is right around the corner. What’s one of the biggest trends this year? Shopping locally. Below is a list of local “mom and pop” niche stores that make vital contributions to the local economy, generate jobs and offer unique products and stellar personal service. Unlike many big national chains, they know their products, and are able to accommodate special requests. When you call, you are more likely to get a real, live person to help you. Who could ask for a better holiday gift?