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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.