Posted: June 16th, 2016 | Comments Off on South Street Bridge Protected Bike Lane is Permanent!
Being located where we are, we’ve always felt a special connection to the south street bridge. This week, we’ve got some big news from our friends over at the Bicycle Coalition:
It’s a big step forward for our fair city, which, for our money, is already one of the nicest places to go by bike in America and hopefully a sign of more good things to come for quality of bicycle commuting life!
Posted: June 7th, 2016 | Comments Off on New Bicycle Therapy Kit Proofs Are In! Preorder Yours Now!
Continue to celebrate our 25th year in business with an exciting new Hi-Vis kit for a new, more visible year, of cycling. If you’d like to preorder one for yourself we’ll need the following things from you:
- Preferred jersey and bib size
- Your name, phone number and e-mail address
- A $160 deposit
You can e-mail preorders to firstname.lastname@example.org but we will need you to either stop by the shop or call in with your credit card info for the deposit (feel free to order in person or on the phone as well). We’re all very excited about the new colors, so be sure to get your foot in the door (or your arm in the sleeve, as it were)
Posted: May 11th, 2016 | Comments Off on Buy One, Get One Sale on Select Specialized Tires
It’s always nice to start a fresh new season on fresh new rubber, and Bicycle Therapy and Specialized are making that easier than ever thanks to an incredibly sweet buy one get one free deal on a whole mess of sweet tires whether your sensibilities lie on the commuting or the racing side, or somewhere in between, we’ve most certainly got a tire for you. The sale runs through May Keep reading for a complete list of which of the world’s fastest tires are available as part of the promotion!
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Posted: May 2nd, 2016 | Filed under: Featured | Comments Off on Free Yoga for Cyclists
Monday nights at 7 pm, Bicycle Therapy is offering free yoga for cyclists. Stop in to stretch, relax, exercise or any combination of the 3 under the expert and watchful eye of noted cyclist and yogini Taryn . Bring your own mat or use one of our spares. Be sure to check the Bicycle Therapy Facebook for week-to-week cancellations or rescheduling.
Posted: March 23rd, 2016 | Filed under: Featured, Rides, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Return to the Dirty-Six Chambers: The Thirty Version Or, A New Dirty Thirty Ride for a New Season
It’s that time again. That great American ride, the Dirty Thirty is back once more in its most inclusive incarnation yet. As before, the members of Team Arrow Racing have a fast and fun 30 miles over varying terrain for you. Perhaps most exciting though, for the first time we’re featuring both A and B groups, for those of you who want the workout, but don’t want to worry about getting dropped. The ride this year will be leaving from the ever-popular Trellis sharply at 6:45 on Thursday mornings. We’ll see you there!
Posted: March 14th, 2016 | Filed under: Featured, Kids Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Products | Comments Off on Riprock and Roll
When you grow up
And have children of your own,
Do please remember something important.
A STODGY parent is no fun at all!
What a child wants
Is a parent who is
Danny the Champion of the World
In the 1920’s Carl Orff pioneered a teaching method using xylophones tuned to the pentatonic scale. This scale, the same as the black keys on a piano, could be played in a free-form style by any child and would always sound harmonious by western standards of tonality. Children could explore their musical creativity and build their artistic confidence playing the Orff xylophones alone or in unison. Once the child felt comfortable on their instrument, the diatonic scale was added. These extra notes allowed for dissonance in the children’s music. As beginners most children would recoil at such sounds and become discouraged with their music, but children trained in the Orff-Schulwerk method, had the confidence to enjoy and explore the challenge their expanded instruments presented.
Almost one hundred years later, children are herded through their school lessons in order to score well on standardized achievement tests and express creativity stacking digital Minecraft cubes while staring blankly into tablet screens in shuttered rooms. But there are still SPARKY among us who will nurture exploration and embrace risk taking in their children.
The Specialized Riprock is the Orff xylophone of this millennium. The wide, heavily treaded tires (24/2.8”!) provide the rider with a stable platform with which to explore their abilities and roll confidently towards achieving their dreams! As the children ride they will lift their eyes up to take in their surroundings and will feel centered as a part of the natural world around them. They will roll through brook and dale, hearts pounding, breathing air into their lungs, and knowing they are truly alive.
Once the children have mastered the Riprock, they will then be able face more daunting tasks. They may try more technical mountain biking or skinny-tired road bikes. They may even apply their newfound confidence to other aspects of their lives, roll through long division with the ease that they have rolled along the trails of the Wissahickon. The sky’s the limit!
Show your children that life can be fraught with thrills and that, succeed or fail, the important thing is that they tried. Show them the beauty trying new things and accept that what they produce may not be in tune with your expectations. Set them up on a Specialized Riprock and enable them to rip free of convention and grow into SPARKY adults themselves!
Posted: March 1st, 2016 | Filed under: Accessories, Featured, Hybrid Bikes, On Sale, Products, Road Bikes, Sale, Service, Specialized, Tires, Womens Bikes | Comments Off on Spring Savings On Bikes, Buy-One/Get-One Tires and More!
Starting today and running through the end of the March, we’ll have lots of cool specials to get your cycling season jump started, whether it’s fitness, recreation or commuting we’ll have something for everyone. For details, including individual bikes as well as specials on service, read on!
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Posted: January 5th, 2016 | Filed under: Featured, Mountain Bikes, Products, Road Bikes, Sale, Specialized | Comments Off on 2015 Bicycles: ON SALE Until They’re Gone!
It’s that time of year, so we’ll get straight to the meat of it. All the bicycles left over from the 2015 model year are on sale and, although we did kill it last year, there are still a few stragglers looking for good homes and we’d like to do everything in our power to make sure they get there! We’ve got specifics after the jump, so read on to find out what’s available! Read More »
Posted: December 3rd, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Products, Sale | Comments Off on Join Us (and the Rest of the Neighborhood) for Cheer! On Saturday.
Bicycle Therapy, along with South Street West Business Association, South of South Neighborhood Association and a bunch of our other favorite neighboring businesses will be joining together to promote shopping local with some sweet discounts, snacks and other fun stuff all up and down South Street West.
For the whole list of participating business, check out SSWBA’s comprehensive writeup of the event. For our part, you’ll find $10 Flat Fixes to facilitate those of you rolling from shop to shop as well as $10 Knog Frog lights for your bicycle. We’ll also be serving up some tasty, warm Apples and Cinnamon drink mix courtesy of the good folks at Skratch Labs to keep you hydrated as you jet from business to business. Big thanks to SSWBA and SOSNA for organizing the event, and to EVERYONE for being such great neighbors! See you there!
Posted: November 25th, 2015 | Filed under: Featured, Hybrid Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Sale, Specialized | Comments Off on This Black Friday at Bicycle Therapy: A 2016 Sneak Peak
If you’re not too busy brawling over electronics on Black Friday, you should stop by the shop because we’ll be marking down all the remaining 2015 bikes to their 2016 prices. If you ARE going to be too busy having a tug of war over a Blu-Ray player, fear not, because we’ll be running the sale all weekend.
You won’t see these prices again until actual calendar year 2016, so don’t miss out. We’ll have some other cool stuff marked down as well, like select Fizik Saddles, Specialized MTB and Road tires and some cool apparel as well. Keep reading for specifics regarding bike models and sizing! Read More »