With relocation to Del Ray, VeloCity bike co-op to remain in Alexandria

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Fears that Alexandria’s nonprofit, do-it-yourself bicycle repair shop, VeloCity, would roll out of town have proven unfounded. The waterfront institution will take up new digs in Del Ray later this year.

Christian Myers, one of the two men who founded the donations-driven organization that called a Union Street warehouse on the waterfront home, publicly worried the group would have to move its gear and educational programs across the river to Washington after the property was sold in 2011.

But after working with the Del Ray Business Association and neighborhood residents, VeloCity supporters secured a new building on the 2100 block of Mount Vernon Ave., the organization said in a statement on their website.

“We are excited to join this vibrant and active community, which will enable us to continue our programs with Alexandria,” the group said.

The group has yet to release the date of their reopening in Del Ray.