Phoenix Bikes

Phoenix Bikes

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Thanks to our partnership with the Immigrant & Refugee Outreach Center, two kids from Afghan families will have their very own bikes to explore their new community and experience the joy of riding with.

These bikes were fixed up as a labor of love by our Earn-a-Bike students, volunteers and staff. We’re so grateful for the opportunity to help out our new community members!
Our teachers became the students in the shop today📝

We have plans in the works for restarting our Advanced Mechanics program for Earn-a-Bike graduates who want to become true bike mechanic pros!💯

Noe and Liam held class for our bike club instructors to show them the ropes as we prepare to relaunch the program this spring.🚲🔧
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our newest team member, Robbie Deaton!🎊

Robbie joined us this week as our new program coordinator, and is already getting his hands dirty in the shop and helping with students. Over the next few months, he’ll be getting an extra special extended training period before taking over the role from Liam when he leaves for college in June.

Robbie graduated from NC State University with a B.S. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, and has extensive experience working with youth and teaching backpacking, rock climbing, and paddling sports. Combine that with his passion for bikes, and we knew that we had found ourselves a stand-out candidate for the job.

Welcome to Phoenix, Robbie!👏🎉
Rain, rain, go away!🌧

Due to the rainy weather we're getting this Friday and the cold and windy temperatures on Saturday, the mountain bike ride for this Saturday, February 5 is cancelled.

If you had your heart set on hitting the trails with us, have no fear! We have plans to reschedule, so keep an eye out for announcements about our next mountain bike ride.🚵‍♀️
📸Snapshots from the shop📸

One of our favorite volunteers and bike club instructors, Bob, shows a student how to check whether a wheel is true. We’re true-ly grateful for the help of our talented instructors!🚲⚙️
We love to see a packed Earn-a-Bike orientation!👀🚲

Orientations happen every Wednesday from 5-6, and are welcome to all teens 12-17 years old who fill out a registration form at https://www.phoenixbikes.org/youth-programs/ 📝 After you go to orientation, you can show up any time the shop is open to start your Earn-a-Bike adventure!🔧🚲
🚲📣Bike Highlight📣🚲

Are you 5’9-6’1 and on the hunt for a cool used bike? Our Globe Carmel 5 might just be the bike for you!

Perfect for the tall bike enthusiast in search of the perfect fit, this hybrid bike has a Shimano groupset and an aluminum frame. Check out more details and browse the rest of our selection on our website at https://phoenix-bikes.shoplightspeed.com/globe-carmel-05.html
Tricky repair making you feel like taking a hammer to your bike?🔨 Save yourself the stress by making an appointment at https://www.phoenixbikes.org/maintenance/ to get it fixed in our shop!

The profits from our full service bike shop help fund our youth education programs, so by buying from us or getting your bike repaired in our shop you’re helping local youth learn bike mechanics and earn their own bikes for free.

(Disclaimer: no bikes were harmed in the making of this photo🚲🛠)
We have an extra-special Saturday youth ride coming up in February that should peak🌄🚲 your interest! All experience levels are welcome to come with us on an exciting mountain bike ride on Saturday, February 5 on the Mt. Vernon Trail mountain bike trail.

To join us—and our friends at Arlington Trails—sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJSU7pRnVHazthfrncTY7hXskWr-Ec_TopqzvLZTGguafKEA/viewform and meet us at the Phoenix Bikes shop at 10am on Saturday, February 5!
🚲Bike Highlight🚲

Check out our Serotta Colorado 3! This retro-modern, classic road bike is made with lightweight steel and has a Chris King headset, Columbus Colorado tubing, and a carbon fork. Rider height is 5’3-5’5.

Check out our listing at https://phoenix-bikes.shoplightspeed.com/serotta-colorado-3.html and stop by the shop to give it a test ride before it’s gone.
New year, new look! 💁‍♀️ We are beyond thrilled to announce that our NEW WEBSITE is live! Head over to https://www.phoenixbikes.org/ to see our new and improved look. 👀

We’ve been long overdue for a website makeover, and the amazing folks over at AIGA DC helped make it happen at . Huge shoutout to the team of volunteers that helped make this new website happen, we couldn’t be happier with our brand-new, super-sleek website from !🙌
Thanks to our fantastic partners at Arlington Trails for leading six of our youth on a special 10-mile mountain biking ride at Lake Fairfax Park last Saturday. Our youth had a blast, and we can’t wait to get back out on the trails for another ride with Arlington Trails!
(Photo cred. Jane from Arlington Trails)

An Arlington nonprofit that combines youth educational programs with a full-service bike shop

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01/29/2023

We’re hiring for our new Volunteer and Logistics Coordinator position!

We're expanding our team with an exciting part-time position that will help us shift our volunteer program and logistics management into next gear. Our ideal candidate is a great communicator, a natural problem solver, self-motivated—and fun! Head over to the link below to learn more and apply today.

Apply: https://www.indeed.com/job/volunteer-logistics-coordinator-85f681ea114296c0?_ga=2.108095234.1083922982.1674696296-762022559.1669769296

01/27/2023

All are welcome to wrench in the shop with us at our new-and-improved adult volunteer nights in the shop! Basic bike maintenance training will be provided to all of our volunteers, new and returning. You can start the training at any of our volunteer nights and complete the program at your own pace.

If you're interested in wrenching in the shop with us at our Tuesday Night Volunteer Nights, you can sign up for our February volunteer nights and (for new volunteers) fill out our Adult Volunteer Registration Form at the link in our bio.

Photos from Phoenix Bikes's post 01/24/2023

Congratulations to the graduates of our Washington-Liberty class!🎓 With the last few youth wrapping up the final touches on their bikes, we’re pumped to see our students rolling out the door on their new rides.

Our Dorothy Hamm and Gunston students will be following their lead in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned for more celebration-worthy moments!

01/22/2023

Thanks to Arlington Trails for partnering with us to get youth out on the trails!🚵‍♀️

Another fun Arlington Trails/ Phoenix Bikes MTB ride. On this chilly January day, we had our biggest group to date. It’s been almost a year since we started driving a group to the trails. Word is getting out in Arlington that MTB is another fun way to get out on our bikes.

Photos from Phoenix Bikes's post 01/19/2023

After school bike clubs are rolling full speed ahead as our students work on their Earn-a-Bikes!🔧 in just a few weeks they’ll put the final adjustments on their bikes and take them out for a celebration ride!🚲

01/13/2023

With 2022 behind us, we wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who donated at year end!🙌

We're thrilled to report that we exceeded our fundraising goals with the help of YOU, our amazing supporters. We're pumped to roll into the new year with exciting plans to continue expanding our programs and impacting local youth through bikes!

01/11/2023

Snapshot📸 from the shop: Program Coordinator Jas teaching student Noraiz how to check for worn out pedal bearings on his Earn-a-Bike.🔧🚲

Every challenge presents an exciting learning opportunity for our youth. Stay tuned as our after-school bike club students continue to wrench new life into their bikes!

Photos from Phoenix Bikes's post 01/11/2023

Snapshot📸 from the shop: Program Coordinator Jas teaches student Noraiz how to check for worn out pedal bearings on his Earn-a-Bike.🔧🚲

Every challenge presents an exciting new learning opportunity for our youth. Stay tuned as our after-school bike club students continue to wrench new life into their bikes!

01/10/2023

The cold weather has settled in for the winter, and there's never been a better time for hot chocolate!🍫 Meet us at the shop this Saturday (1/14) at 10:00am for a ride to Swing's Coffee in Old Town Alexandria to satisfy your sweet tooth and warm up with some hot cocoa. If riders are feeling adventurous, we may extend the ride to National Harbor.

If the ride is cancelled, we will post an announcement on our stories on Friday afternoon.

Photos from Phoenix Bikes's post 01/06/2023

The first week of the new year brought us the newest addition to our team. Please help us welcome our fantastic Education Program Manager, Leslie!🎉

Leslie graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a masters in public management, and has experience spanning from teaching 5th grade science to managing nonprofit programs. After becoming a volunteer with us last May, she was pumped to continue her six years of experience in the mentoring sphere by taking on her new role.

We couldn't be more thrilled to have Leslie join us as we roll into 2023!

Photos from Phoenix Bikes's post 01/03/2023

Help us congratulate the first Earn-a-Bike graduate from our fall semester after school bike clubs!🎊🚲

We’re looking forward to seeing more youth take home their very own bikes as Washington-Liberty, Dorothy Hamm and Gunston students fill up our shop in January.

12/30/2022

When Suhieb started our Earn-a-Bike program last spring, he thought this moment—the day he earned his very own bike—was the finish line for his time at Phoenix. But after learning about our paid shop internship and Team Phoenix, he jumped at the chance to experience the professional growth, lifelong memories, and exciting new challenges that these programs offered.

In 2023, we want to continue innovating and expanding our programs to give more local youth the opportunity to thrive. Don't miss your chance to make an impact—there's just over 24 hours left to donate to our year-end campaign at https://www.phoenixbikes.org/suhieb/

Photos from Phoenix Bikes's post 12/29/2022

We decided to take advantage of students being off on winter break to do a test-run of our Advanced Mechanics class. In just a few days Jas and Bob have expertly led students through complex mechanical concepts like repairing bent frames and dropouts, radial truing and dishing wheels, and more!

After seeing the success of the pilot program, we're pumped to relaunch the official Advanced Mechanics program this spring to help our students take their mechanics skills to the next level!🔧⚙️

12/27/2022

Waffling🧇 over what to do with your final days of winter break? Join us this weekend for a Saturday youth ride over to the Waffle Shop in Del Ray! Meet us at the shop at 10am for a fun 7-mile round-trip ride, and a yummy breakfast at this well-loved local institution.

We're keeping an eye on the weather forecast, and will post an announcement on our story on Friday afternoon if we have to cancel the ride.

12/23/2022

Happy holidays from Phoenix Bikes! This morning our team gathered to celebrate an amazing year and the incredible people who made it happen with a super-yummy breakfast at Cafe Sazon.

Just as a reminder, we will be closed for Christmas Eve tomorrow (12/24) to let our wonderful team spend time with their families. Outside of Christmas Eve our hours are normal, so if you’re looking for last-minute gifts stop by our shop and pick out a bike for you or your loved ones this holiday season!🚲

12/22/2022

Happy New Bike Day, Jackson!🎊

Jackson spent part of his winter break in our shop fixing up his Earn-a-Bike—and you can too! Phoenix youth are welcome to take advantage of their time off by wrenching on bikes with us this holiday season.🔧🚲

12/21/2022

One of Suhieb's favorite parts about being an intern was that he learned something new each and every day he came into the shop. Suhieb recalls that during his internship he saw a huge improvement in his communication skills, and that "it felt kind of awesome" when he was able to master new advanced mechanical concepts. In his words, every new accomplishment made him "want to learn more and more things."

We're pumped to expand our internship program to run year-round in the new year! Help us give youth like Suhieb the opportunity to grow personally and professionally by donating to our year-end campaign at https://www.phoenixbikes.org/suhieb.

Photo credit: Striking Media

12/20/2022

The ho-ho-holidays are almost here, and we have the perfect last-minute gift idea for you...BIKES!🚲

Shop our inventory of kids bikes at the link below today to find the perfect set of wheels for the little ones in your life.

Shop kids bikes: https://phoenix-bikes.shoplightspeed.com/other-bike-types/kids/

12/16/2022

We will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve (Sat, Dec 24) to give our team time to enjoy the holidays with their families.

Our hours will otherwise be normal this holiday season. Stop by and see us anytime we're open!

Photos from Phoenix Bikes's post 12/15/2022

Our holiday season has brought us festive lights🎄lots of laughter...and a shop bursting with students! Our Washington Liberty after-school bike club got the opportunity to wrench in our shop for the very first time this Tuesday as they started working on their Earn-a-Bikes.🔧🚲

We're pumped to have our Gunston Middle School and Dorothy Hamm Middle School bike clubs follow their lead and join us in the shop after their winter break wraps up.

12/14/2022

Since coming to Phoenix, Suhieb hasn't once shied away from a challenge—in fact, whenever he gets stuck on a hard mechanical concept or doesn’t perform to his standards in a cyclocross race, he uses it as an opportunity to dig in and improve his skills. We're inspired by his hardworking nature!

Consider giving to our year-end campaign today to help more youth like Suhieb wrench and pedal their way towards their goals at https://www.phoenixbikes.org/suhieb/

Join us for a mountain biking adventure at Wakefield Park 12/09/2022

Join us for a mountain biking adventure at Wakefield Park

While tomorrow’s Saturday Youth Ride is canceled due to the low temperatures forecasted, we hope to start your winter break off right next weekend with a mountain bike ride at the Wakefield mountain bike park on Sat, Dec 17. Sign up at https://forms.gle/bSVCJ5Knz2SSiGLY8

Please keep an eye out on our Facebook events and Instagram story for cancellation announcements. If the weather forecast calls for rain or temperatures below 40 degrees, we will cancel the ride on the Friday afternoon before the ride.

Join us for a mountain biking adventure at Wakefield Park Sign up sheet for mountain bike ride to Wakefield Park 12/17/2022

Photos from Phoenix Bikes's post 12/07/2022

Team Phoenix wrapped up the fall cyclocross season last Sunday at the Capital ‘Cross Classic! We were thrilled to see some of our supporters come out to help cheer on our youth as they crossed the finish line on a fantastic season.

Please enjoy some of our favorite pictures from the day, and head over to https://phoenixbikes.smugmug.com/Team-Phoenix/Group-Photos/Cyclocross-/CX-2022 to see pictures from the other bike-tastic races this season.

12/05/2022

This holiday season, we’re inspired by Suhieb—a local youth who during his time at Phoenix has discovered a passion for mechanics, a safe space for overcoming personal challenges, and a supportive community.

Head over to https://www.phoenixbikes.org/meet-suhieb/ today to read more about Suhieb’s incredible journey and help us give more youth like Suhieb the gift of mentorship and community by giving to our year-end campaign at https://www.phoenixbikes.org/suhieb/ today!

12/02/2022

Just in case you're not getting enough sweets with the holidays in full swing, we have some yummy treats planned for this month's Saturday Youth Rides!

Due to the rain, we will not be having a Saturday Youth Ride tomorrow, December 3, but next weekend youth can join us on a ride to Pitango Gelato on December 10 to get some hot cocoa that should keep away the cold! If you'd rather get warm by getting your heart pumping, we're having another mountain bike ride led by Arlington Trails on December 17 (sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCRohgp0E7pZS5en0X9Dw-ugMilDszWDFVkTCsrsApqCfHNg/viewform). The shop is closed for Christmas Eve, but on December 31 we're ending the month on a syrupy-sweet note with a ride to the Waffle Shop in Del Ray!

Keep an eye on our Facebook events for more ride information and cancellation announcements.

11/30/2022

All we can say after Giving TWOsday is THANK YOU!🙌 We're thrilled to announce that we hit a new Giving Tuesday record with $6,264 raised towards our $5,000 match! That means with YOUR help we raised $11,264 in one day–and we couldn’t be more grateful!

Stay tuned next week for the full release of Suhieb's inspiring story—and our awesome year-end video created by the incredibly talented folks over at Striking Media!

11/29/2022

⏰Time is running out to DOUBLE your impact!⏰ We’re $3,725 towards our $5,000 match, and we would love your help to meet-or beat-it!🙌

When Suhieb started his journey with us by joining the after school Earn-a-Bike club at Wakefield HS, he never could have guessed that almost a year later he would have completed an internship in our shop, tried out racing on our junior race team, and felt supported by our warm, welcoming community.

Don't miss your chance to take advantage of our one-day Giving TWOsday match and give the gift of two wheels to a local youth like Suhieb this holiday season! Give today at https://www.phoenixbikes.org/suhieb

11/29/2022

We're rolling through Giving TWOsday, and are $650 towards meeting our $5,000 match!

Your donation can make a huge difference in a youth's experience at Phoenix Bikes. When you give today…
$25 will buy a U-lock to give to our youth when they graduate Earn-a-Bike.
$50 will buy snacks for two Saturday youth rides.
$100 is enough to supply new brake and shifting cables for one Earn-a-Bike club.
$250 covers race entry fees for one youth for a full season of cyclocross races.

Give at the link in our bio to have your gift matched dollar-for-dollar today ONLY!

11/29/2022

It's Giving TWOsday—so it's time to give more youth like Suhieb the gift of two wheels! When you give TODAY, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar with our special $5,000 Giving TWOsday match. Give today at https://www.phoenixbikes.org/suhieb/

Suhieb is a naturally curious, hardworking youth who came to Phoenix with the simple goal of earning a new bike. Since starting our programs, he's developed a passion for bike mechanics and racing, become one of our very first shop interns, and discovered a sense of community and friendship.

Suhieb's full story will drop next week, but TODAY is your chance to double your impact when you give at https://www.phoenixbikes.org/suhieb/

11/25/2022

It's almost time for Giving TWOsday and we're pumped to announce that we have a $5,000 match! Don't miss your chance to make 2x the impact and give 2x the wheels🛞 when you donate next Tuesday.

We'll also be unveiling the amazing story of Suhieb, a youth whose time at Phoenix has been full of new experiences and new friends!

11/24/2022

We’re so grateful to have been included as a beneficiary of this amazing event for the second year in a row! Thanks so much to Arlington Turkey Trot - Virginia for supporting local organizations for 17 years running!👟

We 🦃 trot to support Phoenix Bikes!

Phoenix Bikes supports teens building, repairing and riding bicycles while developing social skills, life skills and job opportunities.

Learn more at https://www.phoenixbikes.org/

11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving and THANK YOU to each and every one of our amazing supporters!🍁

It truly is because of you that we are able to help youth challenge themselves and grow their self confidence, learn new skills, and make memories that last a lifetime through our programs. We couldn't be more grateful to the Phoenix community for making our work possible!🙌

Photos from Phoenix Bikes's post 11/23/2022

Temperatures were low but spirits were high at Falkorourg CX last Sunday! Team Phoenix loved the super fun course, and we had a blast braving the cold with fellow cycling enthusiasts.

Next Sunday is Tacchino CX in Derwood, MD. A link to the race details is below for anyone who wants to come out and cheer on our youth.

Race details: https://www.bikereg.com/tacchinocx2022

11/22/2022

With the holiday season rolling in, we're unveiling our shop wish list! Just head over to the link below, tell us all about the bike of your dreams, and we just might be able to make your wish come true!

Wishlist link: https://forms.gle/BypTZfkv2Dm3Ygb29

11/18/2022

This Thanksgiving, we will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 to give our employees time to enjoy the holidays with their loved ones—and eat lots of yummy food, of course!🍽

Our hours next week will otherwise remain the same, and our Saturday youth ride to Cafe Amouri on Saturday, November 26 will roll out from the shop at 10:30am as planned.

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909 S Dinwiddie Street
Arlington, VA
22204

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 10:30am - 6pm
Thursday 10:30am - 6pm
Friday 10:30am - 6pm
Saturday 10:30am - 4pm

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