Taliah Lempert: Bicycle Paintings and Prints September 27 2016
Our good friend Taliah Lempert will be bringing some of her recent paintings and prints to show in our shop on Friday October 7th, coinciding with First Friday Kensington. You can stop in and say hello to Taliah and maybe even pick up one of her colorful works on that night. We are happy that the very busy Taliah can swing down from Brooklyn because next month ArtBike! kicks off in the city where various venues in Old City, Northern Liberties, and Fishtown will display all sorts of artwork inspired by the all great and powerful bicycle. Make sure to get out, hop on your bike, and check it out. ArtBike! ends on Friday, November 6th, the eve of the 2016 Philadelphia Bike Expo, where, once again, we'll be hosting a party to kick-off the weekend.
Philly Bike Expo: Exhibitor Party 2015 October 28 2015
Once again we will be hosting the Philadelphia Bike Expo exhibitor party on Friday, November 6th. This past spring we moved into a big old warehouse (a former elevator factory) in Fishtown with loads of room where we've been able to combine our retail/service space and frameshop. Come check it out! We'll have beer from local small batch brewers St. Benjamin Brewing Company and booze tastings from Rowhouse Spirits a small artisan distillery located right up the street from us. We'll provide some light snacks but you can find other tasty refreshments from the Friday night food trucks at the corner. The fun begins at 7pm and ends when the beer runs out. 1105 Frankford Avenue.
2015 Philly Bike Expo Tix Available at the Shop October 18 2015
In less than three weeks the Philadelphia Bike Expo will return Saturday, November 7th & Sunday, November 8th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. We'll be there bringing samples of bikes and accessories from the likes of Hanford Cycles, Brooks, Abus, and others. You can buy tickets at the shop. $20 gets you an All Access pass (including Friday night's Vendor party at our new space at 1105 Frankford Ave in Fishtown), $12 for a one day pass including seminars (budding frame builders don't wanna miss Simon and some of his esteemed colleagues enthrall you with welding and brazing esoterica in Sunday's seminar: From the Horses Mouth from 1:30 to 2:30), and $8 for a one day pass without seminars.
It's coming! September 30 2014
Here at the shop we're gearing up for the 2014 Philly Bike Expo that's just a little over a month away. If you ride a bike or are thinking about riding a bike and you haven't been to this great consumer show yet you should go. In its 5th year it's back at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, November 8th & 9th, but in a bigger and better space with tons of vendors that'll have any and everything cycle-centric, and new this year, an indoor bike demo area. We'll be there with a selection of cargo bikes and city bikes and with sponsorship from Abus locks, Brooks saddles, Xtracycle, and Yuba. We'll be showing off some new products, like new childrens seats from Yepp and the kiddie size Flip-Flop cargo bike from Yuba, and also have some fun stuff for sale so make sure you check out our booth. Want more info on the uses of cargo and family bikes? We'll be giving a seminar about the marvels of those multi-functioning machines. You can purchase tickets for the show and seminars at our shop: one day pass $8, day pass with seminars $12, and all-access pass $20.
Cargo Bikes for Everyone! September 26 2014
With the pleasant Autumn cycling weather upon us, now is a good time to look into getting that cargo bike you've always dreamed about. We carry cargo bikes big, suitable for transporting your kids to school, and small, to haul your groceries and beer home after work. Our long rear loading bikes, we stock the Xtracycle Edgerunner and Yuba Mundo, can carry up to three children and with an additional seat up front, like the Yepp Mini, your littlest one can join the fun. Add-ons like side rails and seat cushions make the ride comfortable for all. Our front loading cargos, Gazelle Cabby and Babboe City, let you communicate easily with your two, three or maybe four kids, and feature rear racks allowing for additional carrying capacity. Don't have kids but need to get a lot of large bulky items around town? We can get you a Larry Vs. Harry Bullitt framekit that lets you decide what components and what kind of container will do the job. We'll do the build too. The possibilities are endless! And if your needs are on a smaller scale we have the Yuba Boda Boda step-through, Soma Pick-Up Artist, and Civia Halsted. Despite their smaller sizing these lil' guys can haul a sh*t ton of gear. Philly streets are flat for the most part so riding a cargo bike (from 7 gears up to 24 depending on the make and model) is a breeze but if hills impede your ride a Bionx electric assist can be added to make your journey a lot smoother. Come to test ride Monday through Fridays 10 to 6, Saturdays 10 to 5. And make sure to check out the 2014 Philadelphia Bike Expo, November 8th and 9th at the Convention Center. We'll be there with some of our cargo bikes and test rides are available at the Expo.