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Kick Off to Autumn: September Events August 30 2016

While we hate to say good-bye to summer, we do love when the weather gets cooler. Riding a bike is so much nicer when the air is a little crisper. Now that folks are back from the shore and back to work and school, it's a great time to get your bike in working order or buy a new one. By ditching the car and riding a bike we can cut down on those nasty green house gases that adversely affect our climate. You should check out the Clean Air Council's Greenfest Philly on Sunday, September 11th. We'll be there with some cargo, city, and folding bikes for you to demo so you can get on the green path. Riding a bike is one of the best things you can do for the planet. If your a family of cyclists you can meet up with the Kidical Mass PHL crew & GoPhillyGo for a group ride from Fitler Square to the event at Head House Market. Departure is at 10AM.

For our New York friends, you can find Simon at the bi-annual NY Bike Jumble in Park Slope, Brooklyn on Saturday, September 10th. He'll bring one of his custom frames to show off. If a custom bicycle is an idea you've been bandying about, Simon can build you a beautiful one. His Hanford Cycles have won awards and recognition at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show and Classic Rendevouz. Below is the dog hauling city bike he finished for Mrs. Firth this spring.

custom bicycle

And at the end of the month on Thursday, September 29th the Bicycle Coalition is holding their annual gala and awards dinner. We are all indebted to the work the Bike Coalition does to improve and promote cycling in the Philadelphia. You can buy tickets to the event or donate here.

Bicycle Coalition event

 

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Love Your Bike (And it Will Love You Back) January 31 2015

February is the month of love. We love our bikes and we know how much you love your bike, especially when it's tuned up and working like it should. For the entire month of February we are knocking $10 off our $60 basic tune up. Yep, for only $50 we'll lubricate your chain and cables, adjust derailleurs or internal hubs, adjust brakes and bearings, give your wheels a minor true, and clean the frame and wheel rims. With the money you save, you can get a nice box of chocolates for your other sweetheart!