Coming Soon! Lightweight Childrens' Bikes by Frog October 12 2016
We are very excited for the newest line of bikes coming to the shop, Frog kids' bikes. Designed in England by a cycling mum and dad who wanted a lightweight kid's bike with kid sized components. They make a full range of bike sizes starting with balance bikes that have pneumatic tires and rear hand brakes, on up to 20 and 24 inch wheel road and hybrid bikes: basically shrunken down versions of grown up bikes (but come in fun colors, check out this one with polka dots! And with optional kooky accessories, like a horse for your handlebars.) We hope to get some bikes in real soon but you can also demo a bike at the Frog booth at this year's Philadelphia Bike Expo, November 5 & 6 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
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.
Philly Bike Expo, we'll see you next year! November 12 2013
Another great year for the Philadelphia Bike Expo. Our first time there as Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles was a huge success. We brought six of our cargo bikes to the show along with tons of ABUS locks and a good handful of Yepp kids seats. It was a lot of fun wowing kids and their parents with the marvels of the cargo bike. A big, BIG thank you goes outto all the kind folks who helped us out. Especially those guys who loaded up the bikes with all, and I really do mean all, our stuff (three booths worth) and transported it back to the shop (and in just two trips.) Three cheers to the mighty cargo bike!
Philly Bike Expo November 05 2013
The Philly Bike Expo is a celebration of cycling. In 2010, Bilenky Cycle Works aspired to broaden their reach and promote cycling culture. And so, the Philly Bike Expo was born. Now in its 4th year, the Philly Bike Expo promotes the fun, function, fitness and freedom to be found on two wheels. The Philly Bike Expo creates an environment that fosters relationships between the cycling community and the dedicated companies and organizations that are the foundation of bicycles as a lifestyle.
Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles will be there too. We'll be sharing a booth with ABUS locks, Yepp children seats, and Xtracycle. If you haven't bought tickets yet they are still available at our shop: $5 for a single day pass, $10 for a single day pass including seminars, and $15 for the full weekend. The show runs this Saturday and Sunday, November 9th and 10th, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia.