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 »

Bus or bike to Devil’s Slide

San Mateo County Parks in California opened the brand new Devil’s Slide Trail to the public at 1 PM today. The trail was formerly a section of California State Route 1 and offers access to stunning views of the Pacific coast between the cities of Pacifica and Half Moon Bay south of San Francisco. That read more »

Silicon Valley Shop By Bike launch

Check out Lady Fleur’s latest project: Shop By Bike to promote Silicon Valley’s first Bike to Shop Day, which takes place Saturday, May 17, 2014. Like Bike To Work Day, Bike To Shop Day encourages people to ride a bicycle for everyday transportation and errands as part of National Bike Month celebrations. Participating merchants offer read more »

Giant gambit to increase bike shop unit sales

Giant USA says they plan to lure new customers to bike shops by promoting entry-level bicycles under $500, according to Bicycle Retailer and Industry News. Giant USA Executive Director of Sales JT Thompson says, “We have to do a better job of attracting new customers who want quality, well-built, IBD-serviced, lower-priced bikes.” IBD shops — read more »

Bike distribution on Santa Cruz council Tuesday agenda

The city of Santa Cruz, CA council will once again try to tackle the persistent problem of what to do with all of the abandoned bikes the city collects. (And yes, believe it or not, there’s actually controversy about this.)