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UnPAved 2022 Gravel Race

Laurie and I just got back from a weekend at the UnPAved ride in Lewisburg, PA. Here's our quick recap.

Proteus End of Summer Sale!

Until the end of September, enjoy 10-20% savings on in-stock 2022 bikes from Specialized, Kona, and Jamis, including e-bikes and mountain bikes. Lots of great apparel -- including jackets and tights for winter -- is on sale, and be sure check out our 30-50% sale racks. All Wahoo trainers and Saris racks for your car 20% off. Let's get out there and get geared up for Fall now!

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Proteus Introduces Inflatable Kayaks and Paddleboards

We're super excited to be learning about paddlesports gear from our sister shop Patuxent Adventure Center in Solomons and Leonardtown MD. Looking forward to paddling all around the DC area too!

Proteus May Newsletter

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Proteus March 2022 Newsletter

Best of Route 1, Bike Fit Studio reopening, rides, bikes, and ... kayaks?

PAC Paddlesports News

March 2022 update on new kayaks, restored rental locations, refreshed websites. 

Proteus Winter 2021-2022 Update

News from the bike shop -- 2021 was another eventful year at Proteus Bicycles & Brews! We're looking forward to what's in store for 2022!

Brews News -- February 2022

Here's the latest from Annie and Priya and the Proteus Brews coffee shop team.

Cautious Phase 3 Reopening

Doors opening, Repair Service still Curbside, Masks still required, Coffee/Pastry Service now curbside or carryout.

We will monitor the indoor air carefully, and see how this goes...

Proteus Brews Now Open!

Espresso drinks, small batch coffees and teas from Open Seas Roastery. Pastries from Shortcake Bakery and Hawthorne Fine Breakfast Pastry. Open Tuesday-Friday 8-3 and Saturday-Sunday 9-4. Read about the new shop in the Diamondback and on Greenbelt Online.

Phone Orders: 301 852 0097 

Coming This Fall: Proteus Brews

Our big project for 2020 -- aside from keeping everyone safe in a pandemic! --  has building our new coffee bar. It has been a labor of love. Coming soon: espresso drinks, small batch coffees, exotic teas, pastries. Service will be curbside/carryout at first, and we will start slowly with limited hours. Check for updates.

Specialized Innovation Demo Event

September 2019

Laurie and I spent several days out in California visiting Specialized HQ, checking out the latest e-bikes, the new future shock bikes, and the Win Tunnel and prototype labs.

August Gravel Races -- Dirty Kitten and BikenetiCrit!
August 2019

Proteus Velo Club visited two races in Northern Virginia this month.

THE COMEBACK, a new biography of Greg LeMond by Daniel De Vise

Loudoun 1725 Gravel Grinder -- Great Ride, Terrible Rice Cakes
June 9, 2019

On June 9, several Proteus Velo Club members and friends hit the gravel roads of western Loudoun county. Rain was predicted. Rice cakes were prepared the night before. The rain held off (mostly). Check out the pictures!

Trolley Trail Day June 8, 2019

The first ever Trolley Trail Day along the trail route connecting College Park, Riverdale Park and Hyattsville was an active free fun-filled day of walking, biking, eating and shopping. Click here for pictures.

Gravel Bike Adventures -- Proteus to Waterford and Purcellville VA via the W&OD and C&O Canal Towpath Trails
June 5, 2019

Laurie and I enjoy taking overnight or multi-day excursions by bike. Here are some pictures and routing notes from our latest trip, which wound from Greenbelt through DC and to western Loudoun county VA, mostly along paved trails. We returned via White's ferry and the C&O Canal gravel trail. A total of about 150 miles mostly over gloriously car-free roads. Click here or on the picture for the full story.