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The Bike Lane Plans to Relocate to Sunset Hills Road in May

by RestonNow.com March 14, 2018 at 3:45 pm 12 Comments

Longtime Reston Town Center tenant The Bike Lane plans to relocate to 11150 Sunset Hills Road in May.

The new location will allow the business to capitalize on direct access to the Washington & Old Dominion Trail. The space will also incorporate a coffee bar and micro brewery, in addition to free parking for customers.

“We are relocating because our 10 year lease is up and we feel our new location will better serve our customers.  Our new location on Sunset Hills has direct access to the W&OD trail and local mountain bike trails,” said Anne Mader, who co-owns the shop with her husband, Todd.

Mader said the store’s exact opening date is not final, but the new store will likely be open in late May.

Muse Paintbar, a wine-and-paint restaurant, will replace The Bike Lane’s location by the fall, according to a company representative.

In January 2017, The Bike Lane announced it was actively seeking a new home following RTC owner Boston Properties initiated its ParkRTC paid-parking system.

  • MakeRestonBetter

    SO SO looking forward to the new location! Congratulations to The Bike Lane for making this huge move!

  • Marc M

    Truly hoping they would’ve stayed closer to RTC. This does not seem like the best location for the business to thrive, hope I am wrong.

    • MakeRestonBetter

      Marc, this will be so much better for them. People with broken bikes don’t have to pay for parking. People with working bikes can stop right there on the trail as opposed to the old days where one had to leave the W&OD and cross Bluemont Way and then have no where to lock one’s bike … and no beer and no coffee in the store. Plus the RTC location was very cramped. Now they’ll have room to offer classes and host more events. It’s a win for everyone except the notoriously bike-unfriendly RTC.

    • 40yearsinreston

      Spotted the BPX troll

      • Reading skills?

        He was talking about it being closer to RTC, not still at RTC.

    • The Management

      Free parking for you my friend! Offer only valid for two sessions, please check with the front office for details.

  • Dan Caro

    Being on the trail will be good for them – also the microbrewery on the trail concept has worked well for Caboose in Vienna

  • Ee

    Great location. So close to the parking for LF.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    I am looking fwd to their new location, this is the best bike shop in town!

  • David Grason

    Fantastic location choice, well done! Ability to offer demo’s of bikes on W&OD and LakeFairfax will be awesome. You probably just won me as a customer. Thank you for thinking this one through and for picking an existing underutilized location.

  • INWDC

    This sounds like a great move. I visited the store a couple times in RTC, and this new location seems like a much better choice (I’m guessing less costs for lease, too).

    And speaking of Reston Town Center, I don’t understand what the “vision” is for this town center – it feels like an uninspired outdoor mall with very little thought put into how to attract people. Whoever developed this site needs to rethink usability in the modern sense, and not some bland dying suburban template from 2002 (part of the reason stores are always leaving this town center). I can’t imagine anyone would want to move to this area, when you’ve got much better areas like falls church, arlington, leesburg, dc, alexandria, and on and on. This area is just a pile of cheap developer junk – like living in a giant depressing office park.

    • OneReally

      Truly believe that is what BP wants. A oversized office park (Downtown Reston). A bunch of garages for employees and a couple of eateries.

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