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Bikes, coffee and community at Veloville

Scott and Nicole Davison. Photo Courtesy/Bob Lazaro
Bringing a Pacific Northwest flavor to Purcellville, Scott and Nicole Davison opened Veloville USA April 24. They are located at 609 E. Main St., near Tropical Smoothie.

After working at one of the largest bike shops in Portland, Ore., the Davisons were ready to “return to our old stomping grounds” and open a shop of their own.

“There is a lot of culture surrounding cycling and we want to be a hub for that,” Scott Davison said.

Inspired by their experience in Portland, they had a vision for building a unique, family-oriented cycling shop in Purcellville.

Their location is close to the W&OD trail, which they hope will provide riders with both a launching point and an ending to their day.

“We wanted to create a destination for both locals and visiting cyclists from surrounding cities. This area has become a hotspot for cyclists, both serious road riders and W&OD cruisers alike. We thought it would be nice to have a place to grab a cup of locally roasted coffee pre-ride or wind down post-ride at the service bar and regale us with the day's adventure,” Nicole Davison said.

The Davisons completely stripped the interior of their store and redesigned it using local wood from Round Hill and Riverbend Saw Mill, to create an “inviting” atmosphere with a vintage feel.

They purchased an Italian espresso machine, to lure people into the shop for coffee, conversation and community. They use Hopscotch coffee from Winchester and will open the coffee bar at 7 a.m. Grab and go snack selections, including organic, vegan and gluten free options, will also be available.

Scott Davisons has focused on bicycle service for many years, and they are “especially proud” of the service department. Bill McCarrick, a former cyclocross

Nicole Davison said the shop caters to women cyclists and as a result, they offer women's specific bicycles, helmets, shoes and clothing. They also offer a weekly women's ride and monthly informative clinics for women.

With the growing wine and tourism industries surrounding Purcellville, they have a full fleet of bicycles for rental including a delivery service to area B&Bs and inns.

Their grand opening is planned for May 10 and their first organized ride is May 4. More information can be found on their Facebook page or http://www.velovilleusa.com.

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I want to go this store, amazing story of love!


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