About Blackstone Bicycles

We are a full service bike shop in Cumberland, RI carrying Rocky Mountain, IBIS, SALSA, Transition, Redline, Banshee, Surly and KHS. We offer quick and reliable service work and host a weekly NEMBA mountain bike ride at Lincoln Woods.

Our address is 391 Mendon Road Cumberland, RI 02864.

Phone is 401 335 3163.

Winter hours are now in effect: Monday through Friday 12-6, Sat 10-6.

Closed on Sundays and Tuesdays (I need to ride sometime)....

Email: blackstonebicycles@gmail.com

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Weekly Late Fall and Winter Night Rides - Bikepath and Trail

Hey there! You may have seen this and thought "who is stupid enough to ride in the cold weather?". Or, maybe you're a die hard rider who will ride in pretty much any weather and you detest riding a trainer. Either way you're welcome to join us for some regularly scheduled night rides during the colder months. We're going to host rides on the local bike path as well as delve into some of the local trails here in the Lincoln area.

If you're looking for a reason to ride outdoors when the temps are low, the bugs are gone and the masses are warm and cozy inside (and not encumbering forward momentum on the bike path) then maybe this ride is it! Riding alone in the cold sucks, riding with other people dumb enough to freeze their butts off doesn't. It's just that simple.

If you need some durable and warm riding gear we can help you out. We carry Endura cycling gear and they happen to produce some of the nicest technical clothing on the market. We currently have their Dexter Windproof Glove, Singletrack pants, Techpant Overtrousers, Gridlock jackets, booties, wool training caps, and assorted tights and baselayers. We also have decent stock of Pace arm and legwarmers as well. The Singletrack pants are perfect for those real cold woods rides and make or stellar commuter garb as well. I'm actually itching for some cold weather to check them out for real.

If you need a helmet (and you do to ride with us. Sorry, you may think you look cool riding without one but you just look dumb and a lot like a future tragic head wound victim).... We have a bunch of Kali Amara helmets on sale for $59 while supplies last (retail is $80)! Our resident helmet model below shows us all just how cool you can look in one of the Amaras.

Below you will find all the details, the when the where and what to bring.

Monday Night Bike Path Rides:

These rides will start on Monday, November 1st. Bring a bike (duh), a light, a helmet and weather appropriate clothes. The pace will be fairly casual, topping out at ~ 15 mph. We'll ride to Woonsocket and back to the shop for some cold drinks, (or hot beverages from Honey Dew - your choice). We'll leave the shop at 6:15 with the intention of returning before 8:00. Too much snow and or ice on the path cancels. If it rains/snows on Mondays we'll ride on Tuesdays.

Wednesday Night Trail Rides:

These will start on Wednesday, December 8th. This ride leaves from the shop at 6:15 and hits local trails for up to two hours returning to the shop by 8:00 for post ride beverages. Lights powerful enough for trail riding at night are a MUST, as is a helmet, warm enough riding clothes and a mountain bike! A rear blinky light is a good idea as we will be on the road for a short stretch as well.

If the weather looks questionable be sure to call the shop. Hope to see you out there!

Here are some pics of Mike sporting the stylin' new Endura stuff:

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