Previously headquartered outside at Bardo Brewpub, 1200 Bladensburg NE, the new space at 314 Randolph Place NE is an improvement in a few ways, the largest of which being that the shop is now indoors, rather than in a lot. It's also right off the Metropolitan Branch Trail, a fantastic location for anyone involved in bicycles.
Gearin' Up will go from being open four days a week to six. Tuesday nights will be Build Your Own Bike night for adults, and Lupo is envisioning the first Wednesday of every month as a free basic maintenance clinic open to the community.
Gearin' Up also sells donated used bikes, often after the bikes have been refurbished by its techs or techs in training. The funds from the bikes, priced between $100 and $300, go straight back into its youth programs.