With the weather this spring trending from grey to blue (blue being how you feel after to much grey) many of our day dreams have turned to the cycling filled days of summer. To help fuel those 2 wheeled visions, here’s some of the fun things we’ve been up to this spring!
First we are very excited to be sponsoring this years Filmed by Bike festival. Now in it’s 10th year, they are offering an amazing lineup!
Above is a still from “10 things I leaned about mountain biking”
In the spirit of getting ready for summer, we also spent some time at the Parkrose Active Transportation fair, doing free repairs on bike for kids and community members alike. In addition to helping out with the bikes, we aided the school in providing free locks, helmets, and safety lights to everyone who attended.
We’ve also had the opportunity to build some amazing semi-custom bikes. Starting with a frame from Soma, Pake, Dolan or Leader, we’ve built touring bikes, single speeds, and track bikes. Ian even got in on teh action and built himself up a Soma Saga as an ultimate touring bike, replete with fenders, porteur racks, lights and every option a long distance rider would need.
Here is one of the single speed Pake’s we built, complete with fenders, and Gatorskin tires to make an awesome Portland commuter.
The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association season is in full swing, and the shop team has had the chance to get out to a couple of the races. Here’s Chris and Andrew, hamming it up before the first Banana belt at Henry Hagg Lake.
How come they got sunshine?
Lastly, we’ve been mixing and brewing some new things to have in the shop this year. First to arrive was a shipment from Gore Bike Wear. Known throughout the northwest as the makers of Gore Tex, these guys make some of the best cycling gear there is. With the best waterproof fabric available, and some styling colors to boot, it’s the perfect way to stave of the grey! Many of their jackets and pants come with a full, 100% lifetime warranty, which puts them a cut above when it comes to gear that’s going to bear ridden hard. We’re really excited to finally have it in!
It’s going to be an exciting year!