Plum Grove ReCyclery marked its re-opening in downtown Leesburg with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.
The bike shop got its start in downtown Leesburg in 2000 as Plum Grove Cyclery. Shop owner Mike Dickerson and manager Tom Stokes later moved their operation to Rockland Farm just north of town, where they operated for the past six years. Just recently they opened a store front at 120 C E. Market St. in Leesburg and took on a new name, Plum Grove ReCyclery.
Plum Grove ReCyclery’s mission is stated on its website: “As Loudoun County grows and becomes more urban, Plum Grove wants to make sure that cycling is an integral part of that growth, not only as healthy recreation, but as a truly viable transportation alternative for commuting to work, running errands around town or enjoying a pub crawl.”
The new shop will hold an all-day grand opening celebration Saturday, Jan. 16. The day’s festivities will begin with a 17-mile, no-drop gravel ride from the shop at 9:30 a.m. and end with a party from 6 to 9 p.m. During the day, the shop will host a coloring contest, a knitting corner and other events to mark the occasion. See the full list of activities at www.pgc.bike or call the shop at 703-777-2252.