Thursday, September 17, 2009

Don't Panic! It's a Pedal Picnic!

We've been hard at work here at Aggie Blue Bikes trying to deliver the best educational classes we can to our users. We know that learning how to fix your bike is just as important and learning how to have fun on your bike, so next week we are having our first ever Pedal Picnic.
So what is a pedal picnic? It is a simple equation really, you+your bike+ a picnic dinner+ tons of other bike riders= the pedal picnic. Everyone is invited, the more the merrier.
We will meet at Aggie Blue Bikes at 6 pm and ride to a near by park (most likely Lundstrom Park) where we will eat, talk about the bike community in Logan, and maybe play a little Ultimate Frisbee.
Don't be shy about coming. Even if you ride a huffy you are still welcome to come to the picnic. This is in no way an event that is focused around one kind of cycling, we want everyone there, fixed gears, scraper bikes and all.

Check out whats been keeping us wrenching in the shop these days. Does Logan have a future with one of these?

The Bicycle Cellar from on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Get Smart!...About Riding Your Bike

Bike riding is fun, lets be honest. You know it, we know it, it's a known fact. Bikes make riding to class fun, and easy. They also make going for ice cream and the store a good time. Feeling the wind in your hair and you cruise down the street is a great feeling.
On a bicycle life is slower and easier, but that doesn't mean danger isn't lurking. So what do we have to do to stay safe on our bikes and out of danger? Easy, follow the laws that have been institute for bicycle safety. On a small scale that means riding your bike like you were driving a car. It is a known fact that cyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of motor vehicles. So if you want to be respected by motorists and seen as you are driving your bicycle, ride on the road, where you belong. I don't know the last time I saw a pedestrian going 15 mph down a side walk, which means you shouldn't either. You should be riding in the road.
We want to ensure that the community is well educated on the laws and ethics of bike riding so they can be productive members of society on the road and off.
To help you understand those laws we have two classes this month designed to keep you in the know about staying safe on the road.

Tonight we are having our first Ride Smart class at 6pm, right here in our shop.

If you can't make it tonight come to our class next Wednesday, September 9 at 6pm and learn the details of how to keep it real and ride responsibly.