Events

Brompton Urban Challenge

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It's time once again to grab your Brompton, get some peeps together, put on your collective thinking caps and- Ready, Set, Go on the 2016 Brompton Urban Challenge.  An event to celebrate traveling our city by the most convenient conveyance known to humankind (the Brompton Bicycle, of course), explore new locales, and win some swag- all while supporting the important advocacy work of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) at the local level and the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) at the national level.  Both of these organizations do critical work to make the world and our communities a better place to ride- please check them out & join them in expanding their mission!

More details to follow on the "Challenge" bit, but think part scavenger hunt, part local knowlege test, part bike ride, part friendly competition...

- 2-4 riders per team (and at least 1 Brompton!)

- Participants should have access to Twitter or Instagram on their phones - the best and most creative photos of the day will win a number of fantastic prizes, including Ortlieb bags!

All proceeds support: Washington Area Bicyclists Association and League of American Bicyclists and each winning team member will win two tickets to see KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil at Tysons Corner.

Get Off Work and Get Out of Town

Friday August 18th Free Registration

Join our friends from All-City Cycles at BicycleSPACE Adams Morgan for S24O (Sub-24 Hour Overnight) on the C&O. Talk to folks from All-City and check out some new gear at the shop from 3:30 to 4pm. Wheels up at 5:00pm. 

We'll ride up the canal for 18 miles or so and set up camp. Some light refreshments will be provided, but plan on bringing your own food/drink and anything you'd like to grill. 

The C&O is the perfect place for those new to bike camping. Its flat with no traffic and water pumps at all campsites. Bring your own tent, hammock, and whatever camping you gear you like with you. We'll ride back to town in the morning.

Biscuit Jam

Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. founders,  Ayeshah Abuelhiga, Jason Gehring, and Ross Perkins invite you to Bike to Biscuit Jam in Ivy City. 

Ride meets at 12:30 rolls at 1pm from BicyclceSPACE Adams Morgan. Biscuit Jam tickets sold separately. Use code CYCLELOVE16 for discounted tickets.

Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. . will hold its first annual music, food and arts festival Biscuit Jam on Saturday, August 6th from 12 pm to 10 pm in Ivy City at the Kendall Street Warehouse. Biscuit Jam will be a celebration of craft in the areas of art, food, cocktails, beer, and more!

Biscuit Jam features musical talents from local bands, including headliners Jonny Grave and The Bumper Jacksons, as well as live graffiti installations from artists in the collaborative, One Love Massive. Foods trucks, retail vendors, pop ups, vendors from Union Kitchen a pop-up oyster bake from Ivy City Smokehouse and new menu and southern cocktail preview by Derek Brown's Southern Efficiency!

Shout out to our co-sponsors DC Brau Brewing Company, The Washington Blade, Lyft, Jim Beam, and Coldwell Banker. Biscuit Jam proceeds will benefit the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative - raising money for arts in DC public schools supporting DC's next generation of craftspeople. We are honored to sponsor Biscuit Jam DC this year and hope you will join us!

 

Bike the Blossoms

All our rides this weekend will be seeking out blossoms on and off the beaten path. Join us and share your #biketheblossoms photos @bicyclespace

Nice-n-Easy Ride

Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM  Downtown and Adams Morgan 

Cupcake Ramble
Saturdays  11:30 AM Downtown  

Hills of Anacostia
Saturdays 8:30 AM Downtown

Hills of Rock Creek
Sundays 9:30 AM Adams Morgan

 

 Handsome Cycles, She Devil, a steel mixte with a 1x8 is one of our favorite bikes for getting around the city. Photographed at the beautiful cooridor of lanterns at City Center. 

Handsome Cycles, She Devil, a steel mixte with a 1x8 is one of our favorite bikes for getting around the city. Photographed at the beautiful cooridor of lanterns at City Center. 

Brompton World Championship USA 2015

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Hey folks, the Brompton World Championships are once again happening, this time  right here in nearby Richmond VA!

What is the Brompton World Championship?  It’s a jolly good time, of course!  Racers run to their folded bikes in a Le Mans style start, then unfold and complete a 10 mile course, all the while dressed in a suit jacket, collared shirt, and neck tie.  Prizes are given for a variety of categories, including best dressed.  More details are available here:  http://www.brompton.com/Events/Posts/2015/Event-BWC-USA

 Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Get on the Bus!

This year, there is a Brompton Bus coming from New York to Washington DC and then going straight to Richmond, VA.  The bus will stop by our Adams Morgan shop at 2424 18th St NW at 11.00 am this Friday, pick up passengers, and then head to Richmond.

Brompton has been so good to us here in Washington DC, and we want to return the favor.  We are looking for volunteers to join in and help enable all the fun that is to be had, and volunteers will get a free trip and free food and drinks in the Brompton VIP tent, and a free collectable T-shirt, as well as our eternal thanks and high esteem.

This is your chance to bask in the brilliance of a bus full of Bromptonauts, if you can imagine such a thing!  To volunteer, please write to us at contact@bicyclespacedc.com, and to participate in the race, please click here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/brompton-world-championship-usa-2015-tickets-17618100212?ref=ebtnebtckt

Brompton Urban Challenge 2015

 The Brompton Urban Challenge is a two-wheeled scavenger hunt. Your team will put your heads together to decode the clues, then saddle up and discover the answers at checkpoints around the city. All bikes welcome, your team must include one Brompton. 

The Brompton Urban Challenge is a two-wheeled scavenger hunt. Your team will put your heads together to decode the clues, then saddle up and discover the answers at checkpoints around the city. All bikes welcome, your team must include one Brompton. 

 Let the games begin! A perfect accessory for the Brompton Urban Challenge, the  Brompton Game Bag  mounts directly on a Brompton and looks great on and off the bike.  Tough weather treated canvas, handmade in UK by the iconic luggage maker, Chapman. 

Let the games begin! A perfect accessory for the Brompton Urban Challenge, the Brompton Game Bag mounts directly on a Brompton and looks great on and off the bike.  Tough weather treated canvas, handmade in UK by the iconic luggage maker, Chapman. 

Last year we hosted the Brompton US Championships. See for yourself how much fun can be had on a folder. 

An amazing and awesome double grand opening

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When we say you made our double grand opening amazing and awesome, we mean it definitively.

The words are used so often that it's easy to forget their root meanings. Amazing and awesome. Suffice it to say we're inspired by a sense of wonder, gratitude and heartfelt appreciation for your support.

You've gone home with lots and lots and lots of exciting new bikes. This makes us happy unto itself and even more happy to know we'll see you back for regular check-ups. And happier still to see you again to redeem your 10% back gift certificates.  

And we'll see dozens of you to pick up bikes you ordered. We know the wait is hard, but we're excited that you'll have to visit us again. ;)

One thing we learned from our time in the pop-up shop at 5th and G Streets is that home is where the heart is. You came to us and continued to consider us your community bike shop under the most crowded, disorderly and challenging circumstances. Voting with your feet, you proved you most value our BicycleSPACE community and we couldn't be happier.

You proved it yet again during our grand opening. If we couldn't locate something right away or there was a wait for a salesperson or mechanic, you were the consummate diplomat. We noticed and appreciate your resilience.

Thanks to all our loyal customers who brought their own friends to our shops to introduce them to the BicycleSPACE difference.

We made new friends and benefitted from existing relationships during this eventful weekend. We send sincere thanks to these individuals and businesses.

Adams Morgan

Tryst donated three platters of food on Saturday afternoon, plus five gift certificates to our raffle.

 Mmmmm. Thanks, Tryst!

Mmmmm. Thanks, Tryst!

Acme Pie Co. donated untold numbers of delectable pies to sweeten our Saturday.

The CakeRoom Bakery was the icing on the cake Sunday morning. Earlybirds enjoyed delicious cupcakes the bakery donated.

Mellow Mushroom warmed us midday Sunday with generous pizza donations.

Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe filled our vast SPACE with music for the coolest cats in Adams Morgan both Saturday and Sunday. Plus, they raffled seriously covetable prizes.

Toro Mata hand-delivered flowers to us. They bought the lovely bouquet at neighboring Little Shop of Flowers. 

Roofers Union and a number of Adams Morgan residents welcomed us via social media.

 Bromptoneers, with BicycleSPACE co-owner Phil Koopman at left, paid a visit to our Mt. Vernon Triangle shop. From there, they rode to our Adams Morgan shop then lunched at Mellow Mushroom.

Bromptoneers, with BicycleSPACE co-owner Phil Koopman at left, paid a visit to our Mt. Vernon Triangle shop. From there, they rode to our Adams Morgan shop then lunched at Mellow Mushroom.

The Brompton Bicycle Club created a Sunday event around our grand openings, visiting both shops then lunching at Mellow Mushroom to recycle bicyclists' consumer dollars back to a friendly business.

The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District (AMPBID) hand-delivered the gift bags the Saturday earlybirds enjoyed. AMPBID has been a steadfast supporter all along.

We tip our cycling caps to our Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1C for their statesmanship in welcoming us to the neighborhood.

Mt. Vernon Triangle

A Baked Joint donated gift certificates to our raffle.

A Baked Joint and 5th Street Ace Hardware welcomed us to put flyers in their stores and sent good wishes via social media.

Our bicyclist Ward 6 councilman, Charles Allen, paid us a visit on Sunday afternoon.

 Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen, left, with BicycleSPACE co-owner Phil Koopman, gesturing so enthusiastically his hands are blurry. We love how a gorgeous Celeste Bianchi Milano Dama photobombs at right.

Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen, left, with BicycleSPACE co-owner Phil Koopman, gesturing so enthusiastically his hands are blurry. We love how a gorgeous Celeste Bianchi Milano Dama photobombs at right.

The Mt. Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District and its marketing committee are supportive allies as we open shop.

We tip our cycling caps to our Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6E for their statesmanship in welcoming us to the neighborhood.

It takes a village to grow and sustain the largest bike shop in D.C. We sincerely thank our village people for investing in our amazing and awesome grand opening.

Double Grand Opening weekend rides

BicycleSPACE rides for Double Grand Opening weekend of July 11-12

Saturday, July 11

Hills of Anacostia departs from 440 K St NW at 8 a.m.

Nice & Easy departs from both locations. Two simultaneous rides depart from 440 K St NW and 2424 18th St NW at 10 a.m.

Cupcake Ramble departs from 440 K St NW at 11:30 a.m. It ends with treats in Adams Morgan at 2424 18th St NW.

Sunday, July 12

Nice & Easy departs from both locations. Two simultaneous rides depart from 440 K St NW and 2424 18th St NW at 10 a.m.

City Explorers departs from 440 K St NW at 11:30 a.m.

This will be our regular ride schedule from now on. Later this month, we're introducing a Hills of Rock Creek Park ride at 8 a.m. Sundays from Adams Morgan. Details coming soon!