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

VéloCity co-founder Christian Myers works on a bike at the co-op’s Union Street garage. (File photo)

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.



  1. Great news! Although not a bike shop per se, I’ve always thought Del Ray could support a bike shop, and this will be a welcome addition. I’ve got several bike projects I want to work on, and I’m definitely interested in taking advantage of some repair clinics and programs. Super.

  2. This is excellent news! Velocity is a great resource for the growing cycling community in and around Alexandria. I have used Velocity to tune up two bikes, and their team of knowledgeable volunteers and extensive assortment of tools makes bike work quick and easy. Anyone with a bike should be using Velocity. I am glad you are staying in town.