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August 2022 Update

COVID-19 Procedures

For the time being, we are not requiring masks inside the shop, but this is subject to change depending on public health mandates.

Repair Calendar

We’re booking about two weeks out for any tunes or larger repairs. We are reserving a few slots each weekday for small repairs. Please text or call for availability. Weekend days are fully reserved for walk-ins. If you have an urgent repair, let us know so we can prioritize getting you back on the road.

July/August 2022 Bike Stock

Bike inventories have begun to rebound, but while we might have more models in stock, certain sizes and colors may not be available. Our suppliers are filling backorders weekly with a much better selection than any time prior to 2020.

Looking for a budget-minded but fully functional e-bike? We just had the Gazelle T9 City arrive and are impressed with the price and performance combined into the complete package.

Tern

The HSD P9 is returning to the shop in limited numbers. Please get your name on our wait list or call to place a deposit so we can reserve one for you.

Tern redefined compact cargo with the GSD and delivered again with this bike. Sturdy, capable, and just the right size for apartment dwellers, the HSD shortens commutes and makes short work of most errand running. The Verge calls this a “solid workhorse” having one in our own household for over a year, we agree.

 

We’re probably burying the lead here, but one of the most impressive and economical e-bikes we have ridden is available earlier than expected! The new Tern Quick Haul has a ride quality that makes the bike disappear under you. The bike is cargo-capable while remaining extremely agile in the urban environment. Did we mention that the Quick Haul D8 comes in at $2,999? These won’t last long, and we’re receiving a limited allocation. Please call or email to place a deposit.

 

Breezer

 

Several stepthrough Breezer Downtown EX models are in stock right now. These upright town bikes are well suited for utility or casual riding and come equipped with rack and fenders.

 

 

 

Fuji

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.

 

 

 

Marin

 

The road disappears and terrain gets more unpredictable, and the Marin Nicasio 2 is the bike you chose for this exact moment. The Nicasio 2 is sure footed and ready for all day gravel expeditions or occasional off-piste excursions. When not out in the wild, this bike is perfectly content with city streets and less intense adventures.

 

 

Marin Fairfax 2

One of the stars of 2020 and 2021 has returned to the shop. The Marin Fairfax 2 is the upgraded version of Wirecutter’s pick for favorite commuter bike. With a lighter frame and hydraulic brakes, this stops as well as it goes. Available in medium, large, and extra large.

 

 

 

 

One Marin DSX in Large has arrived. 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 medium and large. 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, large) blends mountain bike performance with urban comfort styling.

 

 

 

Gazelle

 

Gazelle T9 in light olive

Gazelle T9 City

The Gazelle T9 City redefines entry-level while delivering the complete e-bike experience. At $2,299, this full-featured electric bicycle offers all of the latest technologies and essential equipment. Racks, lights, and fenders are all standard equipment. To make this complete, you just have to add a bag or basket and a secure lock before setting off for your first trip.

 

 

BICYCLE PARTS SHORTAGES

If you have been hearing about supply chain issues, know that the bike industry has been hit especially hard. We’re now seeing improvements in some parts and accessory availability. Some higher end parts and new releases are still in short supply. We have very little 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 season. If we have your bike in for repair we’ll do our best to offer alternatives and prioritize your needs.

CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION


Sunday: 12-4

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6

March 2022 Update

COVID-19 Procedures:

The shop has fully reopened to customers. With DC’s rescinding of the mask mandate, we’ll be asking customers to wear a mask out of an abundance of caution.

Repair Calendar:

Our March repair calendar has almost filled, for tunes and larger repairs we’ll start booking for April soon. We’re getting closer to fully staffed, so this may change mid-March. Small repairs are being taken in on a case by case basis each weekday. Weekend days are fully reserved for walk-ins.

March 2022 Bike Stock:

Bike inventories have begun to rebound, but while we might have more models in stock, certain sizes and colors may not be available. To keep our customers updated we’ll be making incoming stock announcements here and on Twitter.

Looking for a budget-minded but fully functional e-bike? We just had the Gazelle T9 City arrive and are impressed with the price and performance combined into the complete package.

Tern:

For the first time in over a year, the HSD P9 returns to the shop. Tern redefined compact cargo with the GSD and delivered again with this bike. Sturdy, capable, and just the right size for apartment dwellers, the HSD shortens the commute and makes short work of most errand running. The Verge calls this a “solid workhorse” and after having one in our own household for over a year, we agree. This little bike will be a welcome addition to any active urban stable.

 

 

 

An allocation of Tern GSD models will be arriving the second week of March. Send us an email or call to be put on the reservation list. Both colors of the S10 LX (dragonfruit and school bus yellow) are coming with this order.

 

 

 

 

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:

 

The road disappears and terrain gets more unpredictable, and the Marin Nicasio 2 is the bike you chose for this exact moment. The Nicasio 2 is sure footed and ready for all day gravel expeditions or occasional off-piste excursions. When not out in the wild, this bike is perfectly content with city streets and less intense adventures.

 

 

Marin Fairfax 2

One of the stars of 2020 and 2021 has returned to the shop. The Marin Fairfax 2 is the upgraded version of Wirecutter’s pick for favorite commuter bike. With a lighter frame and hydraulic brakes, this stops as well as it goes. Available in medium, large, and extra large.

 

 

 

Marin DSX 1

 

One Marin DSX 1 in Extra Large has arrived. The size runs a bit small from our brief in shop test, so if you’re above 5’10”, this one is an option. 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, large) blends mountain bike performance with urban comfort styling.

 

 

 

Gazelle:

 

Gazelle T9 in light olive

Gazelle T9 City

The Gazelle T9 City redefines entry-level while delivering the complete e-bike experience. At $2,299, this full-featured electric bicycle offers all of the latest technologies and essential equipment. Racks, lights, and fenders are all standard equipment. To make this complete, you just have to add a bag or basket and a secure lock before setting off for your first trip.

 

 

Medeo T10+

 

Also just arrived is the Gazelle Medeo T10+, a class 3 bike with the Bosch Performance Line Speed motor capable of assistance to 28mph. We managed to snag a 45cm one in mallard blue. This size is appropriate for someone 4’10” to 5’6″.

 

 

Ultimate T10+

 

 

Another Performance Line Speed model we just received is the Ultimate T10+ which we have in a 53cm frame. Gazelle considers this size for riders 5’6″ – 5’10”.

 

 

 

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 was been hit especially hard. We’re now seeing improvements in some parts and accessory availability. Some drivetrain parts (chains, cassettes) are still in short supply. We have very little 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 season. If we have your bike in for repair we’ll do our best to offer alternatives and prioritize your needs.

CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION


Sunday: 12-4

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6

February 2022 Update

Closed Sundays in February:

Already a short day for us, we’re taking off the first three Sundays in February. We’ll resume Sunday the 27th with regular hours.

COVID-19 Procedures:

The shop has fully reopened to customers. All employees and customers are required to wear a mask while inside the store in compliance with DC’s directives regarding COVID.

Repair Calendar:

February is typically our shortest wait time of the year for full tune-ups. Schedule for this week or next by calling or texting us and we’ll reserve a date. Also, just a note here that the main email inbox for the shop will not be monitored for the majority of February. Best to call or text the shop for a response.

February 2022 Bike Stock:

Bike inventories remain historically low, with limited size and color selection. We’ll try to keep our customers updated with incoming stock announcements here and on Twitter. Some models from Marin and Fuji have arrived, and we’re making progress on getting them built. Looking for a budget-minded but fully functional e-bike? We just had the Gazelle T9 City arrive and are impressed with the price and performance combined into the complete package.

Tern:

For the first time in over a year, the HSD P9 returns to the shop. Tern redefined compact cargo with the GSD and delivered again with this bike. Sturdy, capable, and just the right size for apartment dwellers, the HSD shortens the commute and makes short work of most errand running. The Verge calls this a “solid workhorse” and after having one in our own household for over a year, we agree. This little bike will be a welcome addition to any active urban stable.

 

 

 

An allocation of Tern GSD models will be arriving late this month or early March. Send us an email or call to be put on the reservation list. Both colors of the S10 LX (dragonfruit and school bus yellow) are coming with this order.

 

 

 

 

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:

 

The road disappears and terrain gets more unpredictable, and the Marin Nicasio 2 is the bike you chose for this exact moment. The Nicasio 2 is sure footed and ready for all day gravel expeditions or occasional off-piste excursions. When not out in the wild, this bike is perfectly content with city streets and less intense adventures.

 

 

Marin Fairfax 2

One of the stars of 2020 and 2021 has returned to the shop. The Marin Fairfax 2 is the upgraded version of Wirecutter’s pick for favorite commuter bike. With a lighter frame and hydraulic brakes, this stops as well as it goes. Available in medium, large, and extra large.

 

 

 

Marin DSX 1

 

One Marin DSX 1 in Extra Large has arrived. The size runs a bit small from our brief in shop test, so if you’re above 5’10”, this one is an option. 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, large) blends mountain bike performance with urban comfort styling.

 

 

 

Gazelle:

 

Gazelle T9 in light olive

Gazelle T9 City

The Gazelle T9 City redefines entry-level while delivering the complete e-bike experience. At $2,299, this full-featured electric bicycle offers all of the latest technologies and essential equipment. Racks, lights, and fenders are all standard equipment. To make this complete, you just have to add a bag or basket and a secure lock before setting off for your first trip.

 

 

 

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: Closed

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6

January 2022 Update

COVID-19 Procedures:

The shop has fully reopened to customers. All employees and customers are required to wear a mask while inside the store in compliance with DC’s directives regarding COVID.

Repair Calendar:

Procrastinators rejoice! January and February are typically the shortest wait times of the year for full tune-ups. This year is no different. Schedule for this week or next by emailing or calling us and we’ll reserve a date.

January 2022 Bike Stock:

Bike inventories remain historically low, with limited size and color selection. We’ll try to keep our customers updated with incoming stock announcements here and on Twitter. Some that we can anticipate for January will be models from Marin’s Fairfax line as well as the all new Nicasio 2 . Late breaking news from Tern regarding the always popular (and often out of stock) HSD: The P9 will return to stock the week of the 16th.

Tern:

For the first time in over a year, the HSD P9 returns to the shop. Tern redefined compact cargo with the GSD and delivered again with this bike. Sturdy, capable, and just the right size for apartment dwellers, the HSD shortens the commute and makes short work of most errand running. The Verge calls this a “solid workhorse” and after having one in our own household for over a year, we agree. This little bike will be a welcome addition to any active urban stable.

 

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). The size runs a bit small from our brief in shop test, so if you’re above 5’10”, this one is an option. 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

December Update

COVID-19 Procedures:

The shop has 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 fully reopened 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


Late August/September 2021 Update

COVID-19 Procedures:

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

Schedule a repair by email or phone call:

Our repair calendar has us booking tune ups and larger repairs out about two weeks now.

Please call or email for an appointment. If we’re out of the shop or not answering, the phone number is text enabled. We check voicemail when we can, but please know we’re more responsive by text.

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

Which brings us to…

Now Hiring:

Want to join the team that made us the Washington City Paper’s “Best Place to Get Your Bike Fixed” for 2020? We’re looking for exceptional customer service professionals and skilled mechanics that will keep our customers riding. If you have experience in retail and want to share your love of city cycling, drop us a line at jobs@thedailyriderdc.com with a resume and cover letter. Already a bike mechanic? We know you’re in demand at the moment, so feel free to see if our shop environment might be a welcome change of pace.

Vote for us in Washington City Paper’s

Best of D.C. 2021:

Last year, voters in the Washington City Paper’s Best Of DC competition named us the “Best Place to Get Your Bike Fixed” and we placed second in the “Best Bike Shop” category. We were pleased to be recognized with these accolades and have spent the last year ensuring that we kept up our exacting standards. If you have a moment to fill out a ballot this year, please show your favorite local establishments that you appreciate their work. In a year of such adversity, it really was a point of light for us and our employees.

September 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 mid-2020 that will be partially filled but cannot guarantee what or when they will arrive. An order from Marin will arrive on August 31st, and we’ll be assembling them for sale the first week of September.

Breezer:

Downtown EX in Bronze

One 56cm Breezer Downtown EX model remains in stock . This upright town bike is well suited for utility or casual riding and comes equipped with rack and fenders.

 

 

 

 

Fuji:

If you’re the right size for this last 17″ Fuji Absolute 1.7ST (5’3″-5’7″ or so) then you might be in luck. The Absolute is a versatile fitness hybrid that does double duty as a city commuter.

 

 

 

Marin:

Marin Muirwoods

Marin Muirwoods in Black

 

The Marin Muirwoods takes a cro-moly mountain frame and adds some details to make it the perfect bike to excel in urban riding. The Muirwoods comes equipped with mounts for a rack and fenders, bottle cages, and a reflective decal package. We’re receiving them in extra large. Limited numbers.

 

2021 Marin Terra Linda in flat black

Think of the Marin Terra Linda as a Fairfax with a step-through frame. The Fairfax was the most popular bike in our shop for 2020, when we had them in stock. We’re receiving four in various models and sizes. Call after September 1st to see what arrived.

 

 

 

Marin Presidio 1

 

Count ’em, 1. We’re getting one Marin Presidio 1. One. First come, only served.

 

 

 

 

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

The industry-wide shortage of parts extends beyond our borders. Our bike vendors have told us they’re having trouble getting parts for bikes on the production line, leading to further delays. For us as a local shop, this means we will also experience limited inventory throughout 2021. This will cause repair delays, and restrict our ability to fix certain issues. Common parts like cassettes and derailleurs will be in short supply for the next 18 months until manufacturers can replenish the supply.

CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION


Sunday: 12-4

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6


June 2021 Update

COVID-19 Procedures:

The shop has fully reopened to customers.We have removed mask requirements for our fully vaccinated staff and customers.

Schedule a repair by email or phone call:

Our repair calendar has us booking tune ups and larger repairs out about two weeks. This may trend down into July, which is a pretty quick turnaround for this time of year.

Please call or email for an appointment. If we’re out of the shop or not answering, the phone number is text enabled. We check voicemail when we can, but please know we’re more responsive by text.

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

Which brings us to…

Now Hiring:

Want to join the team that made us the Washington City Paper’s “Best Place to Get Your Bike Fixed” for 2020? We’re looking for exceptional customer service professionals and skilled mechanics that will keep our customers riding. If you have experience in retail and want to share your love of city cycling, drop us a line at jobs@thedailyriderdc.com with a resume and cover letter. Already a bike mechanic? We know you’re in demand at the moment, so feel free to see if our shop environment might be a welcome change of pace.

June 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 mid-2020 that will be partially filled but cannot guarantee what or when they will arrive. Some bikes that have arrived are the second wave of the new Tern GSD and models from Fuji (out of stock 6/20) and Breezer.

Breezer:

Downtown EX in Bronze

A full compliment of  Breezer Downtown EX models are in stock now. This upright town bike is well suited for utility or casual riding and comes equipped with rack and fenders.

 

 

 

 

Downtown EX Step Through in Graphite

 

In addition, the Breezer Downtown EX Step Thru arrived in graphite and red. These are available in all sizes.   Just like the Downtown EX, it is fully equipped and ready for town biking.

 

 

 

Downtown EX in Rhubarb Red

 

 

 

 

 

Tern:

Tern GSD Gen 2 in matte black

Tern GSD Gen. 2

 

The all new Tern GSD has returned to stock (5/13) and is now available to test ride. We have several of the base model version in flat black, and one LX model in School Bus Yellow.  This supremely capable electric cargo bike has been improved with a suspension fork and all new Bosch Cargo Line motor.

 

 

 

If you’re looking for an electric Yuba Supermarché,we have one remaining in stock that is nicely equipped for passenger carrying duties.

BICYCLE PARTS SHORTAGES

The industry-wide shortage of parts extends beyond our borders. Our bike vendors have told us they’re having trouble getting parts for bikes on the production line, leading to further delays. For us as a local shop, this means we will also experience limited inventory throughout 2021. This will cause repair delays, and restrict our ability to fix certain issues. Common parts like cassettes and derailleurs will be in short supply for the next 18 months until manufacturers can replenish the supply.

CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION


Sunday: 12-4

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6


Have another question? Visit our FAQ

May 2021 Update

COVID-19 Procedures:

The shop has reopened to customers on May 18th. For the time being, we ask that all customers wear a mask while inside the shop.

 

Schedule a repair by email or phone call:

For full service repairs like tune-ups, we’re scheduled out about three weeks. We know it is getting nice out and you want to ride this weekend, but everyone else saw the sun at the same time.

Please call or email for an appointment. If we’re out of the shop or not answering, the phone number is text enabled. We check voicemail when we can, but please know we’re more responsive by text.

We will accept limited small repairs for minor issues such as flat tires and adjustments at the beginning of our day. We simply don’t have adequate staffing for the current level of demand.

Which brings us to…

Now Hiring:

Want to join the team that made us the Washington City Paper’s “Best Place to Get Your Bike Fixed” for 2020? We’re looking for exceptional customer service professionals and skilled mechanics that will keep our customers riding. If you have experience in retail and want to share your love of city cycling, drop us a line at jobs@thedailyriderdc.com with a resume and cover letter. Already a bike mechanic? We know you’re in demand at the moment, so feel free to see if our shop environment might be a welcome change of pace.

May 2021 Bike Arrivals:

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 mid-2020 that will be partially filled but cannot guarantee what or when they will arrive. Some bikes slated to arrive are the second wave of the new Tern GSD and models from Fuji and Breezer.

Breezer:

 

 

A small number of Breezer Midtown models remain in stock. Please call for size and model availability. These city oriented hybrids balance a sturdy build with an athletic position for a great all-rounder.

 

 

Downtown EX in Bronze

 

A full compliment of  Breezer Downtown EX models just arrived (5/1). We have a full selection of sizes now (5/14). This upright town bike is well suited for utility or casual riding and comes equipped with rack and fenders.

 

 

 

Downtown EX Step Through in Graphite

 

In addition, the Breezer Downtown EX Step Thru arrived (5/1) in graphite and red. These should be available in all sizes once we get them built.   Just like the Downtown EX, it is fully equipped and ready for town biking.

 

 

 

Downtown EX in Rhubarb Red

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuji Absolute 1.7 ST

Also arriving this week (5/14) are two 15″ Fuji Absolute 1.7 bikes. If you had been searching for a hybrid and fit the size requirements (5’0″-5’5″) call or stop by, as they won’t be here long.

 

 

 

 

Tern GSD Gen 2 in matte black

Tern GSD Gen. 2

 

The all new Tern GSD has returned to stock (5/13) and is now available to test ride. We have several of the base model version in flat black. This supremely capable electric cargo bike has been improved with a suspension fork and all new Bosch Cargo Line motor.

 

 

 

Our selection of electric cargo bikes is decent for the moment, but we are seeing stock shortages there as well in certain sizes. If you’re looking for an electric Yuba Supermarché,we have one remaining in stock that is nicely equipped for passenger carrying duties.

BICYCLE PARTS SHORTAGES

The industry-wide shortage of parts extends beyond our borders. Our bike vendors have told us they’re having trouble getting parts for bikes on the production line, leading to further delays. For us as a local shop, this means we will also experience limited inventory throughout 2021. This will cause repair delays, and restrict our ability to fix certain issues. Common parts like tires and derailleurs will be in short supply for the next 18 months until manufacturers can replenish the supply.

CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION


Sunday: 12-4

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6


Have another question? Visit our FAQ

April Update

COVID-19 Procedures:

class=”s1″>With expanded guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified our operations to keep our staff and customers safe. While we do not allow browsing inside the store, we are allowing brief interactions with customers outside. We require masks to be worn when interacting with our staff outside.

During the nicer days of April we’ll have our door open with a table inside of the doorway. Please stand back from the table when interacting with our employees.

Please call or text when arriving if the door is closed.

Schedule a repair by email or phone call:

If you need to get your bike tuned, April is where we start seeing significant wait times. Our current repair calendar is about two weeks long. This will continue to increase until we exceed three weeks and stop taking on new appointments. We know it is getting nice out and you want to ride this weekend, but everyone else saw the sun at the same time. Please call or email for an appointment. If we’re out of the shop or not answering, the phone number is text enabled. We check voicemail when we can, but please know we’re more responsive by text.

We will accept limited small repairs for minor issues such as flat tires and adjustments at the beginning of our day. We simply don’t have adequate staffing for the current level of demand.

Which brings us to…

Now Hiring:

Want to join the team that made us the Washington City Paper’s “Best Place to Get Your Bike Fixed” for 2020? We’re looking for exceptional customer service professionals and skilled mechanics that will keep our customers riding. If you have experience in retail and want to share your love of city cycling, drop us a line at jobs@thedailyriderdc.com with a resume and cover letter. Already a bike mechanic? We know you’re in demand at the moment, so feel free to see if our shop environment might be a welcome change of pace.

April 2021 Bike Arrivals:

We’re anticipating some models from Fuji and Breezer at the end of April and will update here as we receive them.

Remaining Fairdales:

Kowabunga Green Fairdale LookfarThe Fairdale Lookfar ($564) has returned to our shop. This has all the essentials that make a great city bike. The Lookfar keeps it simple with a 1×8 drivetrain and caliper brakes. Equip it for a commute by adding a rack and fenders, or keep it light and simple for afternoon fitness rides.

 

Update for 4/3: This bike is now sold out.

 

The Fairdale Express ($499) takes the already simple Lookfar a step further. This singlespeed model is now available in small/medium. If you’re looking for basic transportation with low maintenance, this is your ride.

 

 

 

 

 

A small number of Breezer Midtown models remain in stock. Please call for size and model availability. These city oriented hybrids balance a sturdy build with an athletic position for a great all-rounder.

 

 

 

A limited number of 48cm Breezer Downtown EX models just landed (3/26) and are likely to not last long. This upright town bike is well suited for utility or casual riding and comes equipped with rack and fenders.

 

 

 

The Breezer Downtown EX Step Thru model has arrived (4/19) in three sizes (XS, S, M) with a graphite finish. Just like the Downtown EX, it is fully equipped and ready for town biking.

 

 

A very limited stock of Fuji Absolute hybrids have also arrived (4/19), but have a waiting list. If any on the list fall through we’ll post here as soon as we know.

 

Our selection of electric cargo bikes is decent for the moment, but we are seeing stock shortages there as well in certain sizes. If you’re looking for an electric Yuba Supermarché,we have one remaining in stock that is nicely equipped for passenger carrying duties.

If you were looking for a Tern HSD, we now have the P9 and  S+ in stock, which when we first rode it changed our perception of biking.

 

BICYCLE PARTS SHORTAGES

The industry-wide shortage of parts extends beyond our borders. Our bike vendors have told us they’re having trouble getting parts for bikes on the production line, leading to further delays. For us as a local shop, this means we will also experience limited inventory throughout 2021. This will cause repair delays, and restrict our ability to fix certain issues. Common parts like tires and derailleurs will be in short supply for the next 18 months until manufacturers can replenish the supply.

CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION


Sunday: 12-4

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10-6


Have another question? Visit our FAQ

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