I've been waiting for the right time to write about the personal economics of riding a bike for transportation, and a discussion on Twitter this week spurred me to finally do it. If you don't want to read the rest of the post, here's the Coles Notes: riding a bike is probably the best "get rich quick" scheme ever invented, and is guaranteed* to make you a couple hundred thousand dollars before you retire if you start right now.Read More
Did you know that your smooth roll depends on dozens of tiny ball bearings that allow your wheels to turn smoothly, let your pedals rotate freely, and handlebars steer you effortlessly? These parts are especially vulnerable in bikes used to get around because they're often exposed to the elements - rain, snow, freeze-thaw, dew, fog - and moisture is the enemy of smooth rolling. Even worse, if your bearings aren't running smoothly, you can do permanent damage to your hubs, resulting in a whole wheel replacement, or requiring expensive service to the frame of your bike.Read More
We're excited to announce our biweekly concert series featuring local artists and local breweries. We've partnered with London Brewing Co-op and London Cycle Link to create a musical experience in our space every second Friday. Join us from 6 to 9PM for music, bikes, beers, with snacks and warm drinks from the espresso bar.Read More
We held our inaugural winter bike clinic and had a great evening chatting about how to keep riding year round. This post is a Coles notes of the discussion.Read More
It was such a beautiful fall day that I couldn’t resist getting on my bike and hitting the Thames Valley Parkway (TVP) which is a 10 minute ride from my home in southwest London. It has been about five weeks since I last cycled, having been on vacation, so I am not sure how far I will go.Read More
Fall Hours: Open Mondays! Our new hours are Monday 8-3 (cafe only, no bikes!) Tuesday - Friday 8-6, Saturday-Sunday 11-3. You can get your coffee fix on Mondays, too!
Winter Bike Clinic - interested in becoming a year-round rider? It's easier than you think. Come learn from some veteran winter riders on Wednesday, October 25, 6-8PM.Read More