Tuesday, December 13, 2011
This is already all over the interwebs, and is likely old news to you if you peruse Facebook, but we're hosting a small get together on Saturday the 17th to celebrate the close of season number 2. Join us from 3-7pm for some beer and pizza and take advantage of our "we're going to be away for a little while so a bunch of stuff is on sale" sale! We have a whole bunch of winter riding gear from gloves to tights to pants and jackets, as well as lights for your early AM or night time riding pleasure. All in stock bikes, parts and accessories are 10 - 20% off.
Now on to our winter vacation schedule...
12/25 - 1/1
Open again with regular business hours from 1/2 through 1/14.
1/15 through 2/6 returning on 2/7.
So, that's it. All the news that's fit to print! If we don't see you before we take off have a great holiday season!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Banshee Paradox 2011 1x9, medium frame - NEW. SOLD.
Surly Karate Monkey 2011, Medium - NEW. SOLD.
Redline D440 2010, 19" - NEW.SOLD.
Redline Monocog 2010 17" upgraded to Tektro Mechanical Disc Brakes - NEW. SOLD!!!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
We're going to host this year's RI NEMBA Fun Ride to benefit the RI Food Bank on Sunday, November 27th (rain date 12/4). This will be an arrowed 10 + mile ride featuring most of the myriad of trails in Lincoln Woods. As always there will be some longer climbs that pay off with some fun descents and plenty of technical rock features to go around. We're including many of the more technical trails this year.
Also, please note that there will be a "climb and descend" led ride that will hit some of the gravity oriented lines that are NOT going to be a part of the arrowed loop as well (time/details to follow).
The cost of admission is some canned goods/non perishable foods. If you can't make the ride feel free to swing by the shop with some food! We'll be collecting all month to add to the pile at the ride itself.
Registration opens at 9:00 and runs until 11:00. Arrows will start to come down ~ 3:00. Directions are simple, find Lincoln Woods State Park on the map of your choice (digital or otherwise) and enter via the Twin River Road entrance. Take a right and follow the signs to the double parking lot on your left. Easy.
Post ride hang out and enjoy Stacy's mostly world famous chili, beverages and snacky cakes. Mike may even make corn muffins infused with bacon - yeah, bacon. Who could ask for more?
Hopefully the weather is as nice as it was this past Sunday at Bluff Point in CT. Here's Mike's Ibis Mojo HD relaxing on the beach...
Thursday, November 3, 2011
We are getting reports that barrels are up blocking the East Bay Bike Path and cyclists are being told to turn around if they ride past them. The sewer project has officially started on the bike path.
Unfortunately, it appears that East Providence is concurrently ripping up the portion of Veteran’s Parkway near where the end of the pipe will come out. They have the road closed down to a single lane, just wide enough for cars to pass through, one side at a time. If you are planning to ride through this section, it’s a perfect time to TAKE THE LANE. As a cyclists, you have every right to do so and this is the safest way to pass through a one lane section like this. Ride in such a way that cars can not squeeze by you. The section is short, assert yourself and most importantly ensure you keep yourself safe.
If you are nervous about riding through the detour, we have a few people who are willing to ride with you, at your pace. If you contact us, we will put you in touch with someone to ride with and you can arrange a time and location to meet.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
On a related note the fall and winter gear just arrived from Endura! Swing by and check out the goods that will keep you warm in the woods, on the road and during your commute during the cooler months. We have Endura's Thermolite tights, arm and knee warmers, training caps and the much loved Singletrack pants (theses things are awesome trail pants as well as amazing cold weather road/commuter pants).
Oh, you could always grow a winter beard to keep warm as well. Just ask these guys...
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
I hear these 29ers are really fast and stuff. I also heard that singlespeeds are really cool. At least that's what the cool kids keep telling me... With that said we went ahead and built up our own version of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup on wheels. Behold, a singlespeed 29er that doesn't suck!
Thanks to the nice folks at Yess for making such a slick tensioner.
The Geax Gatos seem pretty darn nice too! Gearing is hill friendly at 32x21 and yes, the fork is convertible to 120mm for all your gnar dog needs.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
It's that time of year again! The weather is finally nicer and it's time to get out and ride! Below you will find all the pertinent info with regard to our Monday mountain bike ride, and our Wednesday bike path spin.
Lincoln Woods Monday night advanced trail ride:
If you've considered joining our weekly mountain bike ride this is the time to do it. The earlier season rides (April into May) will be a bit slower and more user friendly. After the middle of May things will get faster with less stopping, and we will incorporate more of the technical features that the park is known for.
* The first ride is on 4/11.
Please note that we moved it to Mondays! (I know it states this above but still...) For the month of April the start time is 6:15 at Lincoln Woods (park off the Twin River entrance) to start. Mike and I will likely ride over from the shop, if you want to join us just be at the shop by 5:45 ready to ride by 6:00.
After May 1st all the Monday night rides will leave from the shop at 6:15!
* Please, please, please make sure your bike is in proper running order and that you have the basics (an inflation device, a tube, a patch kit and some rudimentary tools). As much as I love fixing bikes I like to ride a lot more, and we may leave you to the mosquitos and the notorious Lincoln Woods Sasquatch. The decision to leave you to the wolves is at our discretion and may be swayed by bribery (read: good beer).
Wednesday Night Bike Path spin:
Feel free to join us on Wednesday nights for a spin on the Blackstone River Bikeway. We'll leave from the shop at 6:15 and ride for a little over an hour to spin up to Woonsocket and back. We'd really like to keep the pace to right around 15mph. This is not a hammerfest but rather a chance for some to work on their fitness and others to spin out their tired legs. If it's raining the ride is off.
If you really want to haul ass feel free to go for it. It's the bike path, you can't lost! If you really want to suffer one of us can drag you around (or, more likely, you'll drag one of us around) the hillier locales north of the shop accessible from the Bikeway.
* The first ride is on 4/13.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
To celebrate the fact that the lights are indeed still on, and that we're still here, we're having a one year anniversary sale. Swing by this Friday and Saturday and take 10% off any in stock item (bikes and tune up parts are included!). NEMBA members might even be able to sweet talk us into a better deal if they are smart enough to ply us with adult beverages.
So stop by, say hi, and check out all the new bikes and buy something to help finance my next haircut. As you can see below I desperately need one of those...
After something that downright frightening I'll leave you with an object of beauty to behold in the form of Mike Rosendale's new Banshee Paradox.
Swing by and order yours today!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Some news to peruse...
Winter Repair Classes start next week!
Some of you might be wondering why we waited so long to schedule the classes. With all the snow we figured the nearer to the actual riding season the better. Learning how to change a flat and fix a chain, and then not using those skills for a few months, seems a bit silly. With any luck we'll all be riding regularly again in no time!
Many people ride with a kit full of tools and tire levers they purchased with their bike but never really learned how to use them. A little knowledge goes a long way, and learning how to get yourself out of a jam can be an empowering thing and is essential for all cyclists.
Flat repair classes:
These classes will focus on teaching the skills to avoid the dreaded walk/cell phone call of shame! Practice diagnosing flats and properly reinstalling your tire and tube.
*Please bring your own wheel/tire combo. All tires and rims are a little different with some being easier to seat than others. Practicing on the wheel you will be riding makes the most sense. If this isn't feasible we'll supply a wheel/tire for you to practice with so you can learn the correct technique.
Dates: 2/9, 2,16, 2/23
Chain and Drivetrain repair classes:
Just like the title says, learn how to repair your chain on the road, path or trail to get yourself back home. If time allows, and there is interest, we will also cover how to perform an emergency singlespeed conversion in the case of a mangled chain. We will provide the bikes and chain tools.
Dates: 2/10, 2/17, 2/24
** Anyone attending the classes can take 15% off all in stock tools, tubes, lube, chain master links, inflation devices (pumps, CO2) and saddle bags.
**Please RSVP for the classes! We'd like to limit each to ~ 6 people. We can always accommodate anyone else interested by hosting another night.
Winter Gear Sale!!
Everything winter related is 25% off. That means riding pants, lights, tights, gloves, booties, arm, leg and knee warmers socks, base layers, winter cycling caps and more. This runs until the end of February or until the gear is gone!
NEMBA, RI Bike Coalition and NBW members can take an additional 5% off. For the math challenged among us, that's 30% off - in season. Who loves ya baby?
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
We find ourselves in possession of a few SS 29ers that need to find a good home this winter. All are steel, rigid and ready to go for the rest of the sloppy season. The V-brake bike can be converted to disc, and gearing needs can be accommodated - we have the technology! Heck, we can even apply a nice coat of frame saver if you're the kind of rider to fret about rust and exploding frames.
Redline Monocog 29, 2010 size 17". $450 With Disc Brakes (not pictured)
Surly Karate Monkey Complete 18" 2011. Call us to discuss pricing on this one. They ain't easy to procure at the moment, but we'd like to get this out in the woods before too long.