May 2012

The 2nd Annual Historic Riverton Criterium: More Better for 2012

Posted: May 15th, 2012 | Filed under: Featured, Race | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on The 2nd Annual Historic Riverton Criterium: More Better for 2012

The 2nd Annual Historic Riverton Criterium (HRC) is on! All the action will be on Sunday, June 10th in beautiful Riverton, NJ. If you were there last year, you know how good it was. The stakes were high, the level of competition was even higher, and to be honest, we couldn’t have asked for a better day of racing. This year’s race will be even bigger with more racers, more sponsors, more prizes, more fun, more better!

If you want to mix it up  and try to make the podium, head over to the race registration page on BikeReg. All the pertinent info is there, but to sum it up, the first race will be the Cat 4s at 1:00pm, followed by a kids race, the Masters 35+, an older kids race, and finishing up the day with the CAT 1/2/3 race. Even if you don’t win, take comfort in knowing that proceeds from the race go to support the Riverton Free Library.

One of the great additions for the HRC 2012 will be the crew from SRAM Neutral Race Support. SRAM NRS will be there to aid the racers with top notch technical expertise and equipment, so if something goes wrong, the riders will have the best in the country helping to get them back in the race. The SRAM NRS crew is super nice, so even if you’re not racing, just stop by and say hi.

Another new feature the HRC 2012 will be the Specialized Test the Best demo truck. If you’re looking for your next bike and you want to see just how good a Specialized ride can be, bring your gear and ID and have some fun. Check out the Test the Best Road East page for more info or just put it in on your calendar.

If you just want a great excuse to get out of the city and enjoy the festivities, “like” the Historic Riverton Criterium on Facebook, then mark your calendar and get ready.

We’ll provide more updates and info as they come, but in the mean time, check out the links and stop by the shop.

Bicycle Repair Classes now at Bicycle Therapy: Confidence Building Workshops for all Riders

Posted: May 14th, 2012 | Filed under: Featured | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

We are happy to announce that we will begin to offer weekly repair and maintenance classes on Sunday mornings from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Beginning on June 17th you are invited to join Bicycle Therapy veterans Josh Robeson and Dawn Riddle for hands-on instruction.

The classes are broken up into four topic specific sessions covering everything from flat tire repair to chain installation and gear adjustment.

The first class is a “Roadside Repair” course intended to prepare you for small emergencies such as flat tires and chain derailment. The class costs $15 which includes a set of tire lever, a patch kit and an inner tube.

The second, third and fourth classes are for the more mechanically advanced cyclist, as well as those who have completed the roadside repair course. The topics covered are:

  • Brakes – Cable lubrication, pad replacement, and brake adjustment.
  • Derailleurs – Adjustment, trouble shooting, and lubrication.
  • Chain and drive train – Removal, installation, and cleaning techniques.

These classes will be held on June 24th, July 1st, and July 8th and are offered only as a complete package. The fee is $45 for all three and includes a chain tool, master link pliers, lubricant, and cleaning solution.

Space in the classes is very limited so please call (215)735-7849 and register soon.

Protect Your Bike: register your ride with the 17th Police Dist & SOSNA

Posted: May 3rd, 2012 | Filed under: Featured | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Protect Your Bike: register your ride with the 17th Police Dist & SOSNA

If you live within the boundaries of Lombard, Moore, Broad, and the Schuylkill please take a moment to visit the bicycle registry site established by the 17th Police District and SOSNA (South of South Neighbor’s Association). By registering your bicycle it will be easier to track and recover if ever stolen.

Unfortunately bicycle theft is a major problem in Philadelphia. The Bicycle Registry is a pilot program and if readily adopted could spread throughout the city and greatly improve bicycle recovery rates. Spread the word to friends who live in the designated area, as the success of this program depends on the community’s participation.

The excellent Andrew Dalzell of SOSNA has worked directly with the 17th Police District, the Bicycle Coalition, and neighborhood businesses to launch the registry. While you can register now, the official kick-off will be this Saturday at the annual Plazapalooza street festival. From 1 pm to 2 pm officers from the 17th district will assign registration numbers and etch them on bicycles.