Mr. Smith Goes to Washington with his Brompton

That’s right, Bromptoneers! The 2014 Brompton US Championship will take place in our nation’s capital the weekend of Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 13, 2014. After two great years of Brompton Racing in Minneapolis, Calhoun Cycle is honored to pass the torch that is the Brompton US Championship to BicycleSPACE in Washington, D.C.

We remain grateful to Mike McGettigan at Trophy Bikes in Philadelphia for the aid he lent us when we were handed the race in early 2012 and hope to be able to help in any way we can to the staff at BicycleSPACE.

Bicycle Space D.C.

Photo by Bicycle Space

If you’re thinking of making the trek to Washington for the race, know that you’re in good hands. BicycleSPACE is run by a great group of people committed to fostering a space for everyone from beginner cyclists to hard-core daily commuters. The shop’s interior is gorgeous and many of the same great brands you’ll find at Calhoun Cycle are at home at BicycleSPACE—including Brompton (of course), Brooks, and Linus. When it comes to planning the details of this year’s Brompton race, manager Jordan Mittelman is on familiar turf. Take a look at BicycleSPACE’s event calendar and you’ll quickly see that the staff is busy every week with yoga classes, in-house maintenance clinics, and group rides.

Looking for further details? Watch for more information from BicycleSPACE soon! To be the first to know once registration opens, join the mailing list (above right), and follow BicycleSPACE on Twitter and like the shop on Facebook. Get inspiration for your race kit by checking out photos from the 2013 race on Flickr. While Minneapolis won’t be hosting the event this year, you can be sure Calhoun Cycle will be re-tweeting any big news from BicycleSPACE and keeping you up to speed on the Calhoun Cycle Facebook page as well. And, with any luck, you may just see a member of team Calhoun at the starting line!

The Brompton US Championship goes to Washington, D.C. in 2014

The black and white images collaged in this post are screenshots from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). Copyright MCMXXXIX by Columbia Pictures Corporation (on print); © Columbia Pictures Corporation; 10 October 1939; LP9164 (in copyright registry).