winter is over and spring has sprung ok winter is back no wait it’s spring for real this time the rainy season has come to the droughtridden savannahs well whatever, we’ll deal with it later. No matter what the weather is, you can feel that buzz in the air. Everyone (if you’re reading this far into the post [thank you, by the way, I work hard on these!] probably you moreso than most ) is ready to ride. That first glimmer of shining sun and that first touch of warmth in the air is bringing cyclists of all kinds out in droves.
With the cold weather inching ever closer, it’s time to bid farewell to that summertime stalwart, the Trusty Twenty ride for the winter season. Not to worry, cycling enthusiasts , the ride will return stronger than ever with that sweet, sweet warm weather. In the interim, we encourage you to keep riding! For those of you with itchy shifter fingers and the wherewithal to keep riding, fear not, for there are options!
We’ve got a wide variety of winter cycling apparel and accessories of all weights and for all temperatures hitting the shop floor as we speak. Keep reading after the jump for some tips on keeping warm even on the coldest winter mornings.
photo courtesy of Yavor Mitev via CyclingTips.com.au
We all want to go for a ride in the morning, but we don’t always have the time or the legs for those longer, more demanding sessions. That’s why we’re inviting you to join us on the new Trusty Twenty Thursday Morning Ride: a fun and frisky jaunt covering about 20 miles in about 90 minutes at about 15 mph over varied terrain.
Long story short, the Trusty Twenty is for everyone who wants to got for nice little ride and still get to work on time. Whether you just got your first road bike or you’re a seasoned PRO looking for a fun morning ride, you’re invited to roll out with us. Proper equipment (i.e. helmets, full water bottle(s), cycling shorts & shoes, spare tube, etc.) is strongly suggested, as are good road manners and a sunny disposition.
Just like the other rides that leave from in front of the shop, this is a group ride wherein all riders are responsible for her/his own safety and no one else’s. In essence, the ride is like a pick-up basketball game at the park; people getting together at a specific time and place to take part in a group activity of which no one is in charge.
If you’ve got any questions, stop by or call the shop. Otherwise, we’ll see you Thursday!
Bicycle Therapy is proud to host the kick-off meet-up/sign-up for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 4th Annual Aptalis CF Cycle for Life ride. Come by the shop this Friday, April 12th at 6:30pm to learn about the event, meet people from the CF Foundation & cycling team, and most importantly, sign up for the ride!
We’ll have light refreshments and free samples of cycling products for you to enjoy while you’re at the shop and just by coming to the meet-up, you’ll be in the running for some great cycling door prizes. Even more enticing, Specialized & Bicycle Therapy have donated some premium-level cycling gear to be raffled to off to ride participants and awarded to top-level fundraisers.
The 2013 edition of the CF Cycle for Life ride event will take place on Sunday, October 13th at the Mann Music Center. Cyclists will ride through some of the most scenic terrain the Delaware Valley region has to offer. Last year’s ride set a record for most participants and money raised. The CF Foundation has raised the bar for the 2013 campaign and we all want to see you there.
As always, you do not need to own a bike to participate in the event. The CF Foundation will be working with local bike shops to have both road and hybrid bicycles available to rent the day of the ride. Follow us on twitter, @CFCYCLE_PHILLY, for updates and chances to win promotional giveaways. Contact either Jason Brinn or Dean Kitagawa, with any questions you may have.
We’re having a hard time believing it, but the 2013 racing season is already upon us. Here’s something we’d never doubt: our fast friends on the Bicycle Therapy – Melitta Racing Team are off to a great start.
The team always appreciates hearing our cheers on race day and by coming to their fundraiser, we can show our support by giving them a much needed financial boost.
Here are the details:
Where: Mummer’s Museum, 1100 S 2nd St (2nd & Washington)
When: Friday, March 22nd from 8pm to midnight
What: Rub elbows with some of the friendliest and fittest people you’ll ever meet, drink your fill at the open bar, all for $25
See you there!
There are cool rides, and there are cool rides. This is a cool ride:
Deaf by age 10, Jacob Landis received a cochlear implant which gave him back his ability to utilize both his speech and the sounds of the world. Riding across the country and stopping at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, Jacob hopes to raise $1 million dollars for others who could benefit from a cochlear implant but cannot afford one.
Check out the link to find out more about Jacob’s amazing journey, the cause, his ambitious ride, and how to support this remarkable young man.
The Thursday Dirty Thirty ride just got Dirtier: ride your cyclocross rig with Team Bicycle Therapy – MelittaPosted: August 13th, 2012 | Filed under: Featured, Rides | Tags: cyclocross, rides | No Comments »
It might have been the hottest summer on record, but soon enough the air will get crisp, the leaves will change, and all of sudden it will be Cyclocross season. Whether you’re a seasoned CX vet or you’re about to enter your first race, come out for the Team Bicycle Therapy – Melitta Dirty Thirty Cyclocross Ride. The ride still rolls out at 6:45AM so everyone can get to work on time, but now you can show up at the office with a little mud on your face.