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Kbikeva
06-27-2014, 03:32 PM
Come help us celebrate the new bike room at Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. The first of its kind in Fairfax County, the bike room is a secure facility that cyclists can get a membership for where they can store their bike when they use it for the last mile solution to or from the station.

The Open House is on July 19. We will meet in the parking lot of Isaac Newton Square at 9:15. ALL kinds of bikes are welcome and decorated bikes and kids are particularly encouraged!

At 9:30 we will take a short jaunt across Sunset Hills (with police assistance) where we will be joined by the South Lakes High School marching contingent who will lead us to the station where an info fair will be set up. Tables from many organizations and the local bike shops will be there to help you get the most out of this state-of-the art facility!

No need to RSVP -- just show up!

Steve O
07-19-2014, 04:11 PM
I went to the unveiling of the bike room at the Wiehle Ave. Silver Line Metro stop this morning. There were about 50-60 cyclists who showed up - maybe more. It was also a community day for people (yes, even non-cyclists!) to visit the station. They had booths set up, including FABB, Women on Bikes, Green Lizard and others.

The bike room is very spacious, with room for at least 200 bikes. There's also a repair area with two of those vertical Fix-It stands. The only thing lacking I noted, was that there is no water. No fountain or anyplace to fill your bottle. Also, the ramped hallway to the bike room is narrower than it might be. Fine for regular bikes, but might be a tough squeeze for a couple of larger bikes to pass each other going in opposite directions--even on foot, which is probably the recommended method.

That said, this bike parking facility is a tremendous asset for the station. Kudos to whoever advocated for it.

Here are some crappy photos:

Fix-it stand. There's another at the other end of the table
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Floor racks
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From the bus bay area looking into the bike room
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A line of vertical racks
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n18
07-19-2014, 05:53 PM
Bike room membership costs $75 for the first year, and $60/Year afterward. It looks like you have to be a member to use the Fix-it stand. I wish it was outside.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/bike/wiehlebikeroom.htm