We are home grown and locally veteran owned and female run. As a non-profit business that works hand in hand with a charity it's clear that we care about and give back to our community.
Our bike lines are Jamis, Salsa, All-City, Surly, Giant and Liv. In August of 1988 Craig & John DuBois opened a new bicycle shop in Leesburg Virginia. Over the years the store grew and was relocated to the Virginia Village Shopping Center on Catoctin Circle in Leesburg Virginia to a 7000-square-foot store and 3 locations in Leesburg, Wi******er and Ashburn. The store was known for being a knowledg
Operating as usual
Thanks, Trek Bikes! We guess Ascend missed the memo about Bicycle Outfitters closing in September of 2019. The staff at Maverick Bikes is having a really nice lunch today;-) Mark Werner we are saving you a small plate.
A big thanks to our 2021 donation patrons, without your generous donations none of this would have been possible. We donated over 425 bikes to 14 Loudoun County Schools.
Xavier Walker, Stan DeFilippis, Leesburg Police Department, Purcellville Police Department, Rob Benson, Charlotte Forrester, Jeffery Divito, Jill Devilbiss, Richard Jackson, Sandra Bultrema, Tom McGee, Jack Mount, Melissa Roberts, Joseph Pius, Ocpavio Guenbert, Michael Tucker, David Savage, Mark Maxey, JJ Kolodziej, Eric Farabaugh, Mike Johnson, Louis Sharp, Dorothy McDonald, Joey Rice, O.A.R., Crystal Balls, Peter Sveum, Shelley Shuman, Carolyn Everhart, Brambleton Citizens Association(72 bikes), Richard Dalessandro, Malinda Gilman, Cindy Annino, John Sanford, Joseph Dunbar, Mike Dunbar, Liz Hohm, Timothy Hoffer, Rick Krens, Franke Nieber, Greg Wulchin, David Ditka, Mike Byrnes, Tom Brogan, David Sugg, Gia Parrott, Cheryl Lewandowski, John Ko, Stephan Lamm, Tim Brindley, Lisa Bagnall, Marvin Kidder, Wells Merrill, Aron Canghemi, Kristen Friedrich, John Jordan, Zubair Aziz, Michael O’Connor, Craig Taylor, Mike Shivik, Justin Mauch, Travis Thompson, Jason Morgan, Jill Featherstone, Carolina Allen, David Duncan, Chris Canellos, Eric Deborja, Sean Brown, Mat Ridolfi, George Benson, Hiroko Kogi, Mike Weber, Josh Pickeral, Brenda Bowler, John Heisler, Carmen Marco, Olin Filyaw, Nigel James, William Wilson, Jim Barton, Patrick O’Brien, Barbrab Glagish, Michael Tucker, Marissa Johnson, Louis Sharp, Jamie Ruebling, George Fodor, Melinda Fitter, Casper Voogt, Steven Dotson, Jerry Donofrio, Tom Sauro, Samad Shaik, Gretchen Wilber, Jeff Brown, Catherine Lynner, James Joint, Terry Thorton, Dave Fuentes, George Gerliczy, Clifford Sweatte, Frank Gaffney, Katherine Wellhouse, Peter Miller, Tom Broad, Michael Johnson, Robert Suter, Cheryl Fuchs, Ray Daffner, Paris Towner, Mark Vanderlyn, Chris Preston, Peter Alfano, Peter Schweitzer, Jennifer Rath, Matthew Ouano, Walter Carter, Mike Kurdish, Liz Hohm, Angus MacKenzie, Robert Serth, Erik LaBianca, Brain Schreffuler, Josh Arnestad, Mike Bracken, John McGovern, Patrick Groomes, Krishna Kalidindi, Jamie Friedman, Travey Pilkinton, Mark Dunn, Samar Yaz, Satish Penmethsa, Elizabeth Beck, Matt Posid, Lisa Johnson, John Flanigan, Linda Sandberg, Mona Reinhardt, Elliot Wilster, Jack Helmly, Kimbley Altobellio, Josh Davidson, Donna Cash, Ed Thomas, Richard Zaher, Edward Shope, Kris Bernstein, Craig Dubois, Stephen Girimont, Gary Rominger, Jeffrey Divito, Keith Burmaster, Cathy Stanton, Ibrahim Ahmed, Ana Mhatre, Amanda Zajc, Bob Kuhfahl, Kevin Miller, Wayne Helge, Craig Huber, Scott Smith, Gib Smith, Susan Ward, Dan Mckeon, Andre Marques, Michael Butterfield, Alex Guevara, Peter Sellers, Lauren Saenz, Scott Lambisae, Mark Vanderlyn, Virginia Behrends, Sriram Bulusu, Ann Bernstein, Sharron Bendekovic, Brandon Sutter, Andrea Apple-Robey, Kin Hart, Steve Sicking, Josh Arnestad, Joshua Fish, Stephen Reed, Nick Bibbs, Amanda Zajc, Chris Malone, Sally Herman, Jeff Reynolds, Synden Iwerks, William Rankin, Roy Whitfield, Rob Betsill, Lou Diserafino, Ben Stribling, Joanne Hawelka, Al Rubio, Chris Volz, Bob Rupi, Mark Peterson, Scott Walker, Brian Frutchey, James Joynt, James Travis, Mark Trent, Gordon Turner, James Ashworth, Jeremiah Keller, John Lord, David Winter, Matt Smith, Jack Nash, pat Turner, Tarik Vayghan, John Ko, Ray Schaffer, Chris Huhn, Kevin Hatcher, Bill Flaherty, Jane Reed, Denise Kloeppel, Oscar Espinosa, David Roberts, Dell Marsha, Michael Conway, Pamela Escobar, Mary Foster, Greg Prouty, David Campbell, Melissa Kowalski, Chitra Sivanandam, Patrick Hebert, Sean Goodrich and Eric Hubbs.
Its spring for sure and we are now looking at some lead time to complete repairs as they flow in over the past two days. As of today we are 3 days out but by this weekend we are going to be 7 days to turn around so get in here fast if you need anything fixed. Looks like a 10 penny nail......
OK so spring peeked in this week and then last night happened!! We are featuring Lone Oak Black Ice drip coffee today. It is a coffee worth melting for. This blend is a combination of a Central American and African coffee that creates flavor notes of Dark Cocoa, Citrus and Honey with a smooth finish. Stop in and warm up with a cup or buy a bag and take it home.
Shopping locally, this batch is on its way to a new home! Thanks to one of our corporate clients for making our spring kick off rock!!! They not only picked us to be their local shop but dropped their fleet of Treks into Maverick Charities for kids without means and went with Giant Bicycle Company for their clients.
Black History Month
Justin and Cory Williams; Team L39ION of Los Angeles
The Los Angeles brothers grew up in South-Central Los Angeles. Their parents were immigrants from Belize. The Williams brothers played football and basketball with his cousins growing up, but Justin’s football career was ended by injury and the disapproval of his mother.
Williams's father was an amateur bike racer, and Justin took up riding to try to connect with his father. On his first bike ride was planned to be 70 miles along the Pacific Coast Highway but it ended when he cramped up after 50 miles. His father rode away and left Justin on the side of the road where his aunt picked him up. Justin understood the message his father was trying to convey: Racing bikes is hard and you need to be serious about it.
Justin began racing a few months later. He knew there were not a lot of opportunities for black men in South-Central and saw cycling as a means to avoid getting in trouble with the law.
Justin did well in the sport, winning many Criteriums in California as a teen. His goal was to join the US National Team, but felt that they ignored him despite his racing results. Justin eventually made the team after winning the 2006 Junior Track National Championship in Keirin.
Justin had developed a reputation for being "hard to deal with", but he contends it was in part due to being a young sprinter who needed guidance and part due to him being stereotyped as an "angry black man".
With his professional career seemingly ended when he left the national team, Justin moved back to California and attended Moorpark College. He raced for a few low level teams during this time, but did not have much success.
William's younger brother, Cory Williams, joined Cylance Pro Cycling and convinced them to hire Justin Williams as well. Justin was hesitant to get back into professional racing, but saw it as a good opportunity to support his brother. Despite his initial trepidation, Williams had a breakout season, winning 15 races.
Cylance promised Williams they would keep Cory on the team, but they cut him after one year. Williams was contractually obligated to continue racing, and although he debated sandbagging he decided that "I don't win for them, I win for me" and had another stellar season, racking up 14 wins.
In 2018, Williams signed with Specialized-Rocket Espresso fixie criterium racing team at the Red Hook Crit. He felt instantly at home with the other team members, and appreciated the lack of politics and drama that he had tired of on the UCI circuit. The team allowed Williams to compete as an independent rider in road races as well. Williams won both the road race and criterium national championships in 2018. He placed in the top 3 in 30 of the 35 races he rode that year.
In 2019, Williams founded his own team, L39ion of Los Angeles, where he is both the manager and primary sprinter.Legion of Los Angeles (stylized as L39ION of Los Angeles) is a UCI Continental cycling team based in the United States. It was founded in 2019 by brothers Justin Williams and Cory Williams with the goal of increasing diversity and inclusion in cycling. The "39" in the name represents 39th Street in Los Angeles, where the Williams brothers grew up.
It was announced in November 2020 that the team would be stepping up to UCI Continental level in 2021, while a women's team would also be formed.
Black History Month
Nelson Beasley Vails was born October 13, 1960. He is a retired road and track cyclist from the United States. He rode as a professional from 1988 to 1995 representing the US. He was inducted to the U.S. Bicycle Hall of Fame in 2009.
In the world of cycling, Olympic medalists are rare and medalists from the United States even rarer. Nelson Vails a kid from New York and former bicycle messenger was the first, and only, Black Olympic medalist from the USA in cycling, with silver in the individual sprint behind teammate Mark Gorski in Los Angeles in 1984.
During the 1984 games in L.A there is this famous news clip https://youtu.be/EYw2CwGHH9M of the semi-final ride between Nelson Vails and Phillipe Vernet at the 1984 Olympic Games. This one ride speaks volumes to Vails speed and also how much he was loved by fellow cyclist.
Vails sparked an entire generation of cyclist and to this day is a beloved member of all cycling circles both amateur and elite. Vails had a cameo appearance https://youtu.be/0dDS5pYGlOk with Kevin Beacon as a New York bicycle messenger in the film Quicksilver. He didn't just play a bicycle messenger in "Quicksilver," he worked as one in New York City. His nickname was "The Cheetah".
After his sporting career he has worked as a cycling commentator for TV networks and as a major proponent in cycling safety programs.
In 2005 Vails was inducted into the Lehigh Valley Velodrome Cycling Hall of Fame.
It's Black History Month. Check out this B&W 8X11 print of Major Taylor and Léon Hourlier doing a track stand during a race at Paris' Vélodrome in 1909. Also check out the gear that Taylor is pushing!!
Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (November 26, 1878 – June 21, 1932) was an American professional cyclist. He was born and raised in Indianapolis, where he worked in bicycle shops and began racing multiple distances in the track and road disciplines of cycling. As a teenager, he moved to Worcester, Massachusetts, with his employer/coach/mentor and continued his successful amateur career, which included breaking track records.
Taylor turned professional in 1896, at the age of 18, living in cities on the East Coast and participating in multiple track events including six-day races. He moved his focus to the sprint event in 1897, competing in a national racing circuit, winning many races and gaining popularity with the public. In 1898 and 1899, he set numerous world records in race distances ranging from the quarter-mile (0.4 km) to the two-mile (3.2 km).
Taylor won the 1-mile sprint event at the 1899 world track championships to become the first African American to achieve the level of cycling world champion and the second black athlete to win a world championship in any sport (following Canadian boxer George Dixon, 1890). Taylor was also a national sprint champion in 1899 and 1900. He raced in the U.S., Europe and Australasia from 1901 to 1904, beating the world's best riders. After a 2+1⁄2-year hiatus, he made a comeback in 1907–1909, before retiring at age 32 to his home in Worcester in 1910.
Towards the end of his life Taylor faced severe financial difficulties. He spent the final two years of his life in Chicago, Illinois, where he died of a heart attack in 1932. Throughout his career he challenged the racial prejudice he encountered on and off the track and became a pioneering role model for other athletes facing racial discrimination. Several cycling clubs, trails, and events in the U.S. have been named in his honor, as well as the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis and Major Taylor Boulevard in Worcester. Other tributes include memorials and historic markers in Worcester, Indianapolis, and at his gravesite in Chicago. He has also been memorialized in film, music and fashion.
Hello Bicycle family.
Through an agreement with the Maverick Group, the original staff of Bicycle Outfitters is in place at 32-C Catoctin Circle home to our beloved shop with a new name and a new mission. Maverick Bikes & Cafe is not your average bike shop – it’s 501c charitable organization dedicated to the mission of bikes, bike education, bike safety, bike lanes, youth cycling and racing, and cycling as alternative transportation.
Maverick Bikes & Cafe supports the community. We take your parts and old bikes in donation, you get a charitable receipt. You buy bikes, parts and services from us and all proceeds go to making your local cycling experience safer and better.
Bring us your bike – any bike – and we will help you make it better. You need a bike, we’ve got one: new and used. You bring us your bike questions, we will drop knowledge on you. You have bike needs, from parts to equipment to mechanical and safety questions, we will solve them.
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