Charity Work


Bringing Community Together Award

April 28, 2022

LCPS honored Maverick Bikes, Bike Loudoun and Abrams & Landau with the “Bringing Community Together Award” for our work in the school system getting kids bicycles that otherwise would not have one. The staff at Maverick Bikes are extremely proud of this award and humbled by the support for our shop from the community. Thanks to all that have supported us.


Virginia School Board Association Award

Maverick Bikes

April 26, 2022

Maverick Bikes received an award on April 26, 2022 from the Virginia School Board Association entering us into the “Business Honor Roll Program” for our service to the children in our local community. All of this is directly related to our friends that have given time and donated the bicycles for the children. Thanks from all of us at Maverick Bikes and Maverick and Maverick Charities. It takes a village.


Madison’s Trust Elementary

Bike Drive

April 25, 2022

Thanks to all that donated bicycles at the Madison’s Trust Elementary School bike drive. The staff worked hard and in the end donated 31 bicycles to Maverick Charities.


Congestion Must Go Program

Meadowland Elementary School

April 7, 2022

Maverick Charities delivered 15 bicycles to Loudoun County Public Schools bike programs for students at Meadowland Elementary School. Each child gets fitted for a helmet, a backpack, lights and lock before they hit the road. Doug Landau of Landau Law Firm in Herndon provides helmets and sling packs though his law firm in Herndon through a matching grant with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. To all of you that have donated bicycles, thank you.


A big thanks to our 2021 donation patrons, without your generous donations none of this would have been possible.

Xavier Walker, Stan DeFilippis, Leesburg Police Department, Purcellville Police Department, Rob Benson, Charlotte Forrester, Jeffery Divito, Jill Devilbiss, Richard Jackson, Sandra Bultrema, Tom McGee, Jack Mount, Melissa Roberts, Joseph Pius, Ocpavio Guenbert, Michael Tucker, David Savage, Mark Maxey, JJ Kolodziej, Eric Farabaugh, Mike Johnson, Louis Sharp, Dorothy McDonald, Joey Rice, O.A.R., Crystal Balls, Peter Sveum, Shelley Shuman, Carolyn Everhart, Brambleton Citizens Association(72 bikes), Richard Dalessandro, Malinda Gilman, Cindy Annino, John Sanford, Joseph Dunbar, Mike Dunbar, Liz Hohm, Timothy Hoffer, Rick Krens, Franke Nieber, Greg Wulchin, David Ditka, Mike Byrnes, Tom Brogan, David Sugg, Gia Parrott, Cheryl Lewandowski, John Ko, Stephan Lamm, Tim Brindley, Lisa Bagnall, Marvin Kidder, Wells Merrill, Aron Canghemi, Kristen Friedrich, John Jordan, Zubair Aziz, Michael O’Connor, Craig Taylor, Mike Shivik, Justin Mauch, Travis Thompson, Jason Morgan, Jill Featherstone, Carolina Allen, David Duncan, Chris Canellos, Eric Deborja, Sean Brown, Mat Ridolfi, George Benson, Hiroko Kogi, Mike Weber, Josh Pickeral, Brenda Bowler, John Heisler, Carmen Marco, Olin Filyaw, Nigel James, William Wilson, Jim Barton,  Patrick O’Brien, Barbrab Glagish, Michael Tucker, Marissa Johnson, Louis Sharp, Jamie Ruebling, George Fodor, Melinda Fitter, Casper Voogt, Steven Dotson, Jerry Donofrio, Tom Sauro, Samad Shaik, Gretchen Wilber, Jeff Brown, Catherine Lynner, James Joint, Terry Thorton, Dave Fuentes, George Gerliczy, Clifford Sweatte, Frank Gaffney, Katherine Wellhouse, Peter Miller, Tom Broad, Michael Johnson, Robert Suter, Cheryl Fuchs, Ray Daffner, Paris Towner, Mark Vanderlyn, Chris Preston, Peter Alfano, Peter Schweitzer, Jennifer Rath,  Matthew Ouano, Walter Carter, Mike Kurdish, Liz Hohm, Angus MacKenzie, Robert Serth, Erik LaBianca, Brain Schreffuler, Josh Arnestad, Mike Bracken, John McGovern, Patrick Groomes, Krishna Kalidindi, Jamie Friedman, Travey Pilkinton, Mark Dunn, Samar Yaz, Satish Penmethsa, Elizabeth Beck, Matt Posid, Lisa Johnson, John Flanigan, Linda Sandberg, Mona Reinhardt, Elliot Wilster, Jack Helmly, Kimbley Altobellio, Josh Davidson, Donna Cash, Ed Thomas, Richard Zaher, Edward Shope, Kris Bernstein, Craig Dubois, Stephen Girimont, Gary Rominger, Jeffrey Divito, Keith Burmaster, Cathy Stanton, Ibrahim Ahmed, Ana Mhatre, Amanda Zajc, Bob Kuhfahl, Kevin Miller, Wayne Helge, Craig Huber, Scott Smith, Gib Smith, Susan Ward, Dan Mckeon, Andre Marques, Michael Butterfield, Alex Guevara, Peter Sellers, Lauren Saenz, Scott Lambisae, Mark Vanderlyn, Virginia Behrends, Sriram Bulusu, Ann Bernstein, Sharron Bendekovic, Brandon Sutter, Andrea Apple-Robey, Kin Hart, Steve Sicking, Josh Arnestad, Joshua Fish, Stephen Reed, Nick Bibbs, Amanda Zajc, Chris Malone, Sally Herman, Jeff Reynolds, Synden Iwerks, William Rankin, Roy Whitfield, Rob Betsill, Lou Diserafino, Ben Stribling, Joanne Hawelka, Al Rubio, Chris Volz, Bob Rupi, Mark Peterson, Scott Walker, Brian Frutchey, James Joynt, James Travis, Mark Trent, Gordon Turner, James Ashworth, Jeremiah Keller, John Lord, David Winter, Matt Smith, Jack Nash, pat Turner, Tarik Vayghan, John Ko, Ray Schaffer, Chris Huhn, Kevin Hatcher, Bill Flaherty, Jane Reed, Denise Kloeppel, Oscar Espinosa, David Roberts, Dell Marsha, Michael Conway, Pamela Escobar, Mary Foster, Greg Prouty, David Campbell, Melissa Kowalski, Chitra Sivanandam, Patrick Hebert, Sean Goodrich and Eric Hubbs


Christmas Lights Tour

Benefiting Ampersand Pantry Project

Leesburg Holiday Light Bike Ride

Thanks to everyone that came out for the annual Christmas Lights Tour it was a lot of fun. We are still collecting food 24-7 so please stop in and drop some off at our Ampersand Pantry Project drop box at the front door of our showroom at Maverick Bikes & Cafe at 32 C Catoctin Circle in Virginia Village Shopping Center.


Maverick Bikes & Maverick Charities

Wraps up our 2021 charitable giving


Congestion Must Go Program

Potowmack Elementary School

November 16, 2021; Maverick Bikes has partnered with Loudoun County School Systems to help children in need. Click the video above for details.


Congestion Must Go Program

Frederick Douglass Elementary School & Cool Springs Elementary School

Starting off the fall season with Maverick Charities and the LCPS Congestion Must Go Program. Maverick Charities delivered bicycles to Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Leesburg today. Here bicycles are delivered to kids in the Gym. (Photo By Douglas Graham)

October 7 & 27, 2021: In October Maverick Charities delivered bicycles to Cool Springs Elementary School in Leesburg for the Loudoun County Public Schools Congestion Must Go Program. Seen here bicycles are delivered to kids in the Gym. Each child gets fitted for a helmet and the bike has finial adjustments made before they hit the road.

A special thanks to Doug Landau of Landau Law Firm in Herndon. Helmets and sling packs are provided Landau’s Law Firm in Herndon through a matching grant with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Landau has been a huge partner with Maverick Charities to make sure the children all get helmets. We cannot thank him enough.

Seen here is Doug Landau of Landau Law Firm in Herndon. Helmets and sling packs are provided Landau’s Law Firm in Herndon through a matching grant with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. (Photo By Douglas Graham)

Purcellville P.D., O.A.R. & Maverick Charities

All about second chances

October 12, 2021: Purcellville Policemen Lt. Barry A. Dufek drops off two bicycles to Maverick Charities at the backdoor while OAR Director of Development Brandon Cosby picks up a new ride for one of his clients through the front door of Maverick Bikes.

The OAR program is helping to provide transportation to people being released after incarceration to help them get back on their feet. Its a wonderful thing to provide so many second chances today and into the future. Thanks to Purcellville PD for supporting the cause at Maverick Charities. It takes a village.


Congestion Must Go Program

Frederick Douglass Elementary School

Maverick Charities delivered bicycles to Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Leesburg today for the Loudoun County Public Schools Congestion Must Go Program. Here bicycles are delivered to kids in the Gym. Each child gets fitted for a helmet and the bike has final adjustments made before they hit the road. (Photo By Douglas Graham)

October 7, 2021: Maverick Charities delivered bicycles to Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Leesburg  today for the Loudoun County Public Schools Congestion Must Go Program. Here bicycles are delivered to kids in the Gym. Each child gets fitted for a helmet and the bike has final adjustments made before they hit the road.

Doug Landau of Landau Law Firm in Herndon provides each child with helmets and sling packs. Landau’s Law Firm in Herndon is able to do this through a matching grant with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. (Photo By Douglas Graham)

A special guest was there today, Doug Landau of Landau Law Firm in Herndon. Helmets and sling packs are provided Landau’s Law Firm in Herndon through a matching grant with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Landau has been a huge partner with Maverick Charities to make sure the children all get helmets. We cannot thank him enough.

Starting off the fall season with Maverick Charities and the LCPS Congestion Must Go Program. Maverick Charities delivered bicycles to Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Leesburg today. Here bicycles are delivered to kids in the Gym. (Photo By Douglas Graham)

Donna Torraca of Loudoun County Public Schools was also there and none of this would happen without Donna so a big thank you from all of us at Maverick Charities.

Seen here is Doug Landau of Landau Law Firm in Herndon and Donna Torraca of Loudoun County Public Schools. Helmets and sling packs are provided Landau’s Law Firm in Herndon through a matching grant with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. (Photo By Douglas Graham)

Maverick Charities provides all bicycles to the program with all repairs completed by the Maverick Bikes & Cafe staff. The program is a partnership between Maverick Charities, Maverick Bikes & Cafe and Loudoun County Public School System. 

The program will continue to provide bikes to children in need and the community can help.  During your home cleaning efforts throughout the year please consider donating unused bikes to Maverick Bikes in Leesburg, we are located at Virginia Village Shopping Center.

Bikes can be brought to Maverick Bikes & Cafe (32C Catoctin Circle, SE) for donation to the many programs the shop is running. Maverick Bikes & Cafe is a non-profit whose mission is community support and donations are tax deductible. 


Purcellville Police Department & Maverick Charities

April 21, 2021: Purcellville Police Department dropped off a nice load of unclaimed bicycles today to Maverick Charities. The bicycles will be fixed up and redistributed to our many charity programs. Seen here from (L toR) is Lieutenant S. Moskowitz, Gary Moon of Maverick Bikes and Major Dave Dailey. (Photo By Douglas Graham)


Full Circle

Maverick Charities, LPD and OAR

(Photo By Douglas Graham)

March 5, 2021: Full Circle between Maverick Bikes & Cafe, Maverick Charities, Leesburg Police Department and OAR. Seen here is Brandon Cosby, Director of Development at OAR and Gary Moon of Maverick Bikes & Cafe during a bike pick up through Maverick Charities. These bikes, now retired were used by Leesburg Police Department as patrol bikes and will now find a new life within the OAR program to provide transportation to people being released after incarceration to help them get back on their feet. Its a wonderful thing to provide people with a second chance.

OAR rebuilds lives and breaks the cycle of crime with opportunities, alternatives, and resources for justice-involved individuals and their families to create a safer community. Your support with bicycle donations is an important part of our success! Maverick Bikes has begun our donation work for OAR ex-offender clients with great success but we need your help.

If you have some interest in this idea, please let us know or you can just donate your old bike at our store in Leesburg. Cash donations earmarked for this program are also welcomed. Please feel free to check out OARs website below to see the great work they are doing over their 40 year history in helping clients reach their full potential. https://www.oarnova.org/


“Safe Routes” Sterling Middle School

Photos by Douglas Graham / Maverick Charities

02-26-2021: Loudoun County School System and Maverick Bikes & Cafe teamed up this year to get bicycles into the hands of kids without means to buy one. It has been a wonderful journey to rediscover our shop not only as a bicycle retail store but a business that gives back to the community.

If you have any old unwanted bicycles please bring them to Maverick Bikes & Cafe (32C Catoctin Circle SE) for donation to the many programs the shop is running. Maverick Bikes & Cafe is a non-profit whose mission is community support and donations are tax deductible. Maverick Charities has now given out over 150 bicycles to children in our community.

Bicycles are picked up by students in Sterling today complete with helmet, lights and a lock for the “Safe Routes to School” program at Sterling Middle School in Sterling. Helmets and sling packs were provided by Doug Landau of the Landau Law Firm in Herndon through a matching grant with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Maverick Charities donated fifteen bikes for students without means to buy a bicycle.


“Safe Routes” Forest Grove Elementary School

Photos by Douglas Graham / Maverick Charities


02-17-2021: Bicycles where picked up by students complete with helmet, lights and a lock for the “Safe Routes” program at Forest Grove Elementary School in Sterling.

Helmets and sling packs were provided by Doug Landau of the Landau Law Firm in Herndon through a matching grant with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. If you have any old unwanted bicycles please bring them to Maverick Bikes & Cafe (32C Catoctin Circle SE) for donation to the many programs the shop is running. Maverick Bikes & Cafe is a non-profit whose mission is community support and donations are tax deductible. 

Maverick Charities donated twenty five bikes for students without means to buy a bicycle. A special thanks to Mark Pankau (seen here in these photos) as he has been on site helping get helmets fit too students and providing a positive experience for all involved in these programs between Maverick Charities, Maverick Bikes & Cafe and LCPS.


The Ampersand Pantry Project

02-09-2021: Don’t forget about our 24-7 food drive for The Ampersand Pantry project. This wonderful community sourced food drive was founded by Peter Burnett of Burnett & Williams Personal Injury Law here in Leesburg. During the COVID-19 shutdown, they expanded the Ampersand Pantry Project to provide free lunches, diapers and pet food for those in need. No questions asked, 7 days a week, they have teamed up with local restaurants and community volunteers to provide healthy meals for anyone who stops by: drive through on East Market Street, the pantry on Edwards Ferry Road and the pantry on Harrison Street. Each day a different restaurant is providing the food, some donating and some working at cost, all to serve up to 300 meals a day. This effort has been made possible through countless volunteer hours and generous donations from an expanding group of local citizens. We have a collection box at the front door of our showroom at Maverick Bikes & Cafe at 32 C Catoctin Circle in Virginia Village Shopping Center.


Student Pick Up at Guilford Elementary

02-08-2021: Bicycles were picked up by students in Sterling today complete with helmet, lights and a lock for the “Congestion Must Go” program at Guilford Elementary School in Sterling.

Helmets and sling packs were provided by Doug Landau of the Landau Law Firm in Herndon through a matching grant with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Maverick Charities donated twenty five bikes today for students without means to buy a bicycle. (Photos By Douglas Graham)


Maverick Charities Bicycle Donations to LCPS

02-04-2021: Loudoun County Public Schools employees picked up bicycles for the “Congestion Must Go” program today from Maverick Bikes and Cafe.

(Photos By Douglas Graham)

Fifteen bikes with locks and lights total were donated by Maverick Charities to the program with the labor to fix them up done by Maverick Bikes & Cafe staff. Seventeen smaller bikes will be headed to Forest Grove Elementary School tomorrow.


Congestion Must Go Donations

January 27, 2021: Loudoun County Public Schools employees picked up bicycles for the “Congestion Must Go” program today from Maverick Bikes and Cafe. Bicycles are headed to Guilford Elementary School in Sterling.

Twenty five bikes total were donated by Maverick Charities to the program with all repairs completed by Maverick Bikes & Cafe staff. Bicycles will be distributed over the next few days. If you have any old unwanted bicycles please bring them to Maverick Bikes & Cafe (32C Catoctin Circle SE) for donation to the many programs the shop is running. Maverick Bikes & Cafe is a non-profit whose mission is community support and donations are tax deductible. 


Leesburg Police Department Donates Bicycles

January 8, 2021: Leesburg Police Officer J. Carter unloads a truckload of bicycles for donation to Maverick Charities. The donated bikes will now be processed and fixed up by the service staff at Maverick Bikes & Cafe for distribution to the programs connected to Maverick Charities. The bicycles were in storage at Leesburg PD, unclaimed and abandoned. If you have any old unwanted bicycles please bring them to Maverick Bikes & Cafe (32C Catoctin Circle SE) for donation to the many programs the shop is running. Maverick Bikes & Cafe is a non-profit whose mission is community support and donations are tax deductible. 


LCPS Congestion Must Go Program

Maverick Charities, Maverick Bikes & Cafe and Loudoun County Public School System

January 05, 2021: Loudoun County Public Schools employees Cecil Elkins and Larry Frye, seen here loading bicycles for the “Congestion Must Go” program January 05, 2012 from Maverick Bikes and Cafe.

During this second phase, thirty-six bikes were donated by Maverick Charities to the program with all repairs completed by the Maverick Bikes & Cafe staff.

To date, Maverick Charities has donated 62 bicycles, lights, and locks with a total value of $10,921.96 to Congestion Must Go.

The program is a partnership between Maverick Charities, Maverick Bikes & Cafe and Loudoun County Public School System. 

Helmets and sling packs were provided by Doug Landau of the Landau Law Firm in Herndon through a matching grant with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

The program will continue to provide bikes to children in need and the community can help.  With families at home there has been an abundance of “spring cleaning” throughout the year, and  donations of unused bikes are welcome.  

Bikes can be brought to Maverick Bikes & Cafe (32C Catoctin Circle, SE) for donation to the many programs the shop is running. Maverick Bikes & Cafe is a non-profit whose mission is community support and donations are tax deductible. 

Maverick Charities and Maverick Bikes & Cafe would like to make a special thanks to Gary Moon of Maverick Bikes & Cafe for managing the repair of these bikes. There are 62 happy children due to your hard work.


A big thanks to our 2020 donation patrons, without your generous donations none of this would have been possible.


Russell Seymour, Aaron Mallin, Jim Powers, Jeff Flake, David Corsino, Scott Williams, AOR of Loudoun, Renata Rice, Tracey Lawson, Camille Kerrigan, Deborah West, Erin Nesbitt, Allison Trent, Michael Rau, Lee Cecca, Peter Schaefer, Megan Pope, Paul Andeus, Suzanne Scoggin, Joe Mazza, Seth Anderson, Paul Anderson, Doug Danko, Deva Brown, Rich Haddon, Vern Conway, Bruce Curran, Mike McGowan, Paul Rossiter, Jeff Reynolds, John Robbins, Lorraine Collins, Kevin Roy, Jonne Hawelka, Robert Hoffheins, Paige Horton, Bill Clarey, Arron Millin, Scott Martin, Dana Hunter, Christtine Bilek, Brigid Bilek, Brigid Bagnall, Lisa Bagnall, Kevin Lynch, Barbara Jackson, Howard Stang, Randy Howard, Robert Cissel, John Burns, Collin Kunzier, Peter Malgieri, Whitney Thomey, Cliff Congo, Joe McKoy, Brian Ritter, Jose Rodriguez, Richard Chernin, Ann Jones, Rod Johnson, Renee Wydajewski, Dan Murphy, Tracey Neale, Neil Ryan, Max Louden, Andy Stoddard, Rod Johnson, Brandon Cosby, David Carter, Scott Webb, Greg Harney, Fletcher James, Mike Finnezan, Craig DuBois, Robert Skeen, Jaffery Divito, Carl Ayers, Mohamed Osman, Laurel Thomas, Deven Chen, Robert McNeal, Chris Paulus, Michael Tucker, Neil Ryan, Neil Christ, Alex Eurek, Asim Ghafoor, Tom O’Beirne, Max Miller, Robin Tarrasky, Joshua Stern, John Opaner, Joy Devost, Brian Pettit, Courtney Ryan, Paticia Spears, Bob Adney, Nancy Kelpy, Chris Konkus, James Crowley, Cathy Zerrenner, Lisa Hale, Mark Pankau, Butch Kleeb, Kristin Kuzel, Erik Evans, Martha Wolford, Aaron Phillips, Richard Marksberry, Joel Nylund, Martha Wolford, Ed Esatto, Jeff McConnell, Chris McKenna, John Beal, Susanna Ferrara, Charlie Strassle, Scott Germas, Greg Butler, Pam Packard, Chris Enloe, Sharon Lacy, Tony Florillo, Nancy Kelpy, Allison Tallungan, Brian Edom, David Potts, Ernie Rojas, William Bear, Jill Vaughan, Emily Houston, Kurt Geisinger, Wally Coggins, Marcus Pluntky, Jim Offut, Ingrid Bennett, Robert Sommer, Steve Spear, Katherine Silvers, Orlando Gonzalez, Melissa Braun Connie Rice, Tom Casey, Vern Conway, Josiah Christensen and Glen Markin.


Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources

Maverick Bikes & Cafe has partnered with Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources which has offices in Fairfax, Leesburg and Manassas to get clients on bikes so that they may keep their jobs.  

Brandon Cosby, Director of Development at OAR poses for a photo with Gary Moon of Maverick Bikes & Cafe during a bike pick up through Maverick Charities. This is a wonderful relationship with AOR and makes us all feel good about giving folks a second chance at turning things around in 2021.

OAR rebuilds lives and breaks the cycle of crime with opportunities, alternatives, and resources for justice-involved individuals and their families to create a safer community. Your support with bicycle donations is an important part of our success! Maverick Bikes has begun our donation work for OAR ex-offender clients with great success but we need your help. If you have some interest in this idea, please let us know or you can just donate your old bike at our store in Leesburg.  Cash donations earmarked for this program are also welcomed. Please feel free to check out OARs website below to see the great work they are doing over their 40 year history in helping clients reach their full potential. https://www.oarnova.org/


Ampersand Pantry Project

We are an official drop off point supporting the Ampersand Pantry Project which is an ongoing 24-7 charity food drive for our shop. Products for drop off are shelf-stable food and also personal hygiene products. The drop off station is located at the front door of our shop.


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