For over 40 years, Proteus Bicycles has served College Park as a full-service bike shop with various bikes, accessories, parts, tools, clothes, and supplies. They also have a full-service repair facility and coffee shop on site. Visit them in the Hollywood Shopping Center at 9827 Rhode Island Avenue.
Proteus Bicycles hosts weekly rides with additional themed rides throughout the year. The Proteus Velo Club Intermediate Road Ride “Tour de Farms” is for riders that need experience riding on the road and with a group. This three-hour ride through The Farms and surrounding Prince George’s County is excellent exercise and skill development.
The “BARC no Bite 20-ish Mile Easier Road” Ride is a weekly ride that is a more challenging, 2.5-hour road ride to enjoy the beauty of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.
The specialty rides Proteus hosts include the Downtown Holiday Market Ride which goes from the Riverdale Park Train Station to the Downtown Holiday Market in DC – generally around the holidays. The Murals and Union Market Social Ride followed a standard bike commuter route into DC in November. And the Exorcist Ride took people from the Bladensburg Waterfront Marina to the famed Exorcist Steps in Georgetown around Halloween.
These rides are special, fun and enjoyable. For example, on Sunday, January 15, 2023, Proteus has organized a 23.6 mile, socially-paced, ride to La Famosa in Washington, DC’s Navy Yard for Puerto Rican breakfast deliciousness. It will feature mostly shady trails and some roads. Going forward, make sure you stay up to date with Proteus Bicycles as they continue to plan and host weekly races, specialty rides, and events in the region!