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Update to COVID-19 Procedures and Operations

Greetings from TheDaily Rider, WFH edition! We’re staffing one mechanic in the shop per day so our output is going to be limited. Please understand that we are doing this to keep our staff employed, and to continue to limit the spread of transmission. See our original post on our procedural changes here: http://thedailyriderdc.com/limited-shop-services-during-covid-19/ and our Monday 3/23/20 update here: http://thedailyriderdc.com/service-and-sales-update-3-23-20/

For easier tracking purposes, please consider text based communication methods with us. We’re monitoring our email (info AT thedailyriderdc dot com) and Twitter @thedailyriderdc very attentively.

Repair Update

As of March 17th, we are suspending our repair intake to allow our repair staff to catch up. You all really like zero-contact repairs! We’ll put more updates here and on social media as we are able to accept them. Since every repair intake requires us to sanitize ourselves before leaving the shop, cleaning the key box, cleaning your lock, and cleaning the touch surfaces of your bike prior to entering the shop, we are not currently accepting small repairs such as flat tires or brake adjustments. We do apologize for this, but this procedure takes us significant additional time.

Should you wish to schedule a repair for the upcoming week (March 23-27) please contact us via text or email regarding your service needs and we will attempt to place you into our queue.

Delivery Update

We’re experimenting with delivery for a few days and had our first drop-offs yesterday (March 16th). For this we’re asking that orders are a minimum of $35 and can be carried on a cargo-bike. Additionally, the delivery area is obviously restricted to inside DC, but we’ll be making case-by-case decisions on distances.

December Update

COVID-19 Procedures:

The shophas fully reopened to customers. All employees and customers are asked to wear a mask while inside the store to reduce risk.

December TL;DR:

December finds us getting back on schedule with repairs and waiting on some additional bikes to arrive.

Repair Intake Resumed:

Our training week now complete, we’re back to our regular repair schedule. As of today (12/1) our wait for scheduled repairs is down below a week.

Holiday Closings:

As is typical, our shop will remain open until 4PM on Christmas Eve. We’ll be closed for Christmas Day, reopening the 26th for regular hours. This pattern will repeat for New Year’s Eve and Day.

December 2021 Bike Stock:

Arrivals from both Marin (arrived 12/2) and Fuji are expected this month and will be updated on here once they are built and ready to ride.

Breezer:

Downtown EX in Bronze

One 48cm Breezer Downtown EX step-over in bronze, and one 50cm step-through in graphite arrived in this most recent order. These upright town bikes are well suited for utility or casual riding and come equipped with rack and fenders.

 

 

 

Fuji:

Fuji Absolute 1.7

 

Fuji sent us an almost full size run (17″, 19″, 21″) of Absolute 1.9 bikes. We also received the Fuji Absolute 1.7 in 19″ and 21″.  We’re building these as quickly as possible, so call in to see if we have your size and model on the floor.

 

 

 

Fuji Feather

 

For people looking for one of the best production singlespeed bikes available, the Fuji Feather is back in the shop after a nearly three year absence. The simplicity of the build and styling make this bike an instant classic. Available in red or black.

 

 

 

Marin:

Marin DSX 1

One Marin DSX 1 in Extra Large just arrived in our most recent delivery (12/2). Marin calls this a bike for long distance multi-surface commuting. We see a bike suited for weekday commutes with after-work gravel detours and weekend C&O camping trips. One in stock, so please call or email before coming for a test ride.

 

 

 

Marin Presidio 1

 

One of our favorites for value and performance, the Marin Presidio 1 has returned in small and medium. If you’re looking for a budget conscious performance hybrid ($689) built with city riding in mind, come in and try it out.

 

 

 

Muirwoods RC

 

Back for what will likely be a limited time, the Marin Muirwoods RC (medium only) blends mountain bike performance with urban comfort styling.

 

 

 

If you’re looking for an electric Yuba Supermarché,we have one remaining in stock that is nicely equipped for passenger carrying duties. It is the only bike in the store which we will negotiate on price.

BICYCLE PARTS SHORTAGES

If you have been hearing about supply chain issues, know that the bike industry has been hit especially hard. Common parts and accessories are either not available, or slow to arrive. We have no control over what is available to us and have done what we can to stockpile as many common parts to keep us in service for the upcoming months. Some industry sources indicate this may not completely resolve until 2025. So, if we have your bike in for repair and it can’t be completed, please know that this is happening at every shop in our country and beyond our borders.

CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION


Sunday: 12-4

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6

November Update

COVID-19 Procedures:

The shop has fullyreopened to customers. All employees and customers are required to wear a mask while inside the store in compliance with city orders and CDC recommendations.

November TL;DR:

November is a great month for biking in DC. The cold hasn’t fully set in and long rides at the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail  feature great fall colors and regular sightings of deer. Our repair intake is being paused to catch up. We’re closed Thanksgiving week to conduct training. Fuji bikes are back in stock, with more on the way.

Repair Intake Temporarily Paused:

We have filled our repair schedule for the month of November. With our planned closure for training the week of Thanksgiving, we’ll start taking new repair appointments later in the month. Check back here for any news related to openings.

During the day we can accept a limited number of small repairs for minor issues such as flat tires and minor adjustment. Anticipate leaving small repairs for the day. We simply don’t have adequate staffing for most quick repairs while you wait.

Which brings us to…

Closed November 21st-26th for Staff Training

To keep up with increased demand, and to get ready for a busy 2022, we’re training our newest staff members in basic mechanical skills. During this time, we will not be open for sales or service, nor will we be answering phone calls or text messages. We’re dedicating this time to our staff’s development to decrease wait times for you next year.

 

2021 Washington CityPaper Best Of DC:

Thanks to all who voted in the 2021 “Best of D.C.” contest and which named us one of the top three bike shops in DC. Want a way to help us out even more? Your personal, detailed review of our services really matters. It quite literally places us on the map when people go looking for a place to bring their bike. Share your opinion with other H Street neighbors at the “Y” site or the “G” site.

November 2021 Bike Stock:

Reports from all of our distributors indicate shortages, delays, and high demand complicating an already stressed supply chain. We have orders that were placed in late 2020 that are beginning to arrive. Fuji delivered a decent number Feathers and Absolute models late last month.

Breezer:

Downtown EX in Bronze

One 48cm Breezer Downtown EX step-over in bronze, and one 50cm step-through in graphite arrived in this most recent order. These upright town bikes are well suited for utility or casual riding and come equipped with rack and fenders.

 

 

 

 

Fuji:

Fuji Absolute 1.7

 

Just in time for DC’s best riding weather, Fuji has sent us an almost full size run (17″, 19″, 21″, and 23″) of Absolute 1.9 bikes. We also received the Fuji Absolute 1.7 in 19″ and 21″.  We’re building these as quickly as possible, so call in to see if we have your size and model on the floor.

 

 

 

Fuji Feather

 

For people looking for one of the best production singlespeed bikes available, the Fuji Feather is back in the shop after a nearly three year absence. The simplicity of the build and styling make this bike an instant classic. Available in red or black.

 

 

 

If you’re looking for an electric Yuba Supermarché,we have one remaining in stock that is nicely equipped for passenger carrying duties. It is the only bike in the store which we will negotiate on price.

BICYCLE PARTS SHORTAGES

If you have been hearing about supply chain issues, know that the bike industry has been hit especially hard. Common parts and accessories are either not available, or slow to arrive. We have no control over what is available to us and have done what we can to stockpile as many common parts to keep us in service for the upcoming months. Some industry sources indicate this may not completely resolve until 2025. So, if we have your bike in for repair and it can’t be completed, please know that this is happening at every shop in our country and beyond our borders.

CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION


Sunday: 12-4

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6


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