Search Results for: The Local Bike Shop

Does the credit crunch hurt the local bike shop?

Mike in Washington, DC writes: The current economic crisis is hurting many businesses including local bike shops. These local businesses will not receive government bailouts like the Wall Street Banks and auto companies. If these small business go under, they may not come back. You will miss them in the Spring when they are not read more »

Discounted closeout bikes from your local bike shop

Are you looking for last year’s model? Let the Internet do your walking at CloseoutBikes.com. Brick & Mortar bicycle dealers are invited to list old inventory to the Closeout Bikes website. Listing are free through May 2014. Buyers look for deals that are listed by state. I see 35 bikes listed right now from two read more »

Bike Mechanic: Tales From the Road and the Workshop

Bike Mechanic: Tales From the Road and the Workshop covers the history and the work for bicycle mechanics who work the professional pro peloton.

Tuesday Bike News:

Good morning from California. Carlton Reid reminds us that it’s our own stupid fault the motor car became so popular. We cyclists insisted on hard surface roads. We wanted road rules to keep pedestrians out of the way. Because cycling as a hobby belonged mostly to deranged, sport-minded young men with a bent for innovation, read more »

Biking through Little Italy with San Jose Bike Train

For those in the USA, I hope you enjoyed the Labor Day holiday. Remember, San Jose Bike Train runs the first and third Wednesday of every month, which means we leave 8 AM tomorrow morning from Diridon Station. We meet by the Amtrak bus shelter. Read through the smattering of bike news below to learn read more »

Free coffee for bike commuters

Attention San Jose bike people: I put $40 in the pot just for you at Bel Bacio Il Migliore Caffè in Little Italy, and there’s still at least $30 available for you to spend. Please spend it today. Show up with a bike, ask for a “sospeso for bike train” and get a free coffee read more »