Supplying our local commuters, athletes, and recreational riders with all their cycling needs.
24 hour repair turn around.
Open 7 days a week.
Excellent Kids Buy up Program.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thank you

Thank you for supporting The Broken Spoke through our first year.

We'd love to gather comments to improve our service to our customers and community. Please give us a call, stop in or send an email!

~Thanks once again,
The Broken Spoke owners

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Last minute Christmas gift ideas

I know that that favorite holiday of all little girls and boys is on the way.

We have many great ideas for stocking stuffers such as: tail lights, gloves, socks, hats, bells, kickstands, tubes, patch-kits, and more!

Not sure of what to get your loved one? Try a gift certificate available in any price increment.

Know what you want but can't hide it right now? Try our interest free layaway program: with only 20% down, you can start a payment plan for that perfect gift (Please pay in full within 90 days). We'll store it here at the shop until paid in full (excellent for surprise items!). Stop in and we'll explain in full details.

WE WILL BE OPEN ON WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 22ND AND THURSDAY THE 23RD FOR ALL YOUR LAST MINUTE SHOPPING NEEDS!
The Broken Spoke will be closed on Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Arbor Longboards

Arbor! Arbor! Arbor!

Our first Arbor longboards order has arrived and they are beautiful. We have some boards from each Concrete, Flex, Blunt, and Carver series.

Arbor Skateboards

And a blurb about the Arbor Collective California based company: "We started Arbor in 1995 convinced that there was a need for brands willing to take responsibility for the impact their products have on the environment. For us, time spent riding had always provided a direct understanding of what’s at stake. We all need clean air to skate, clean water to surf, and snow to ride. For those of us who pursue boardsports, protecting the planet is about the environments we use everyday. It was becoming obvious that the boardsports industry, which relies on a healthy environment to succeed, needed to get more involved with protecting the planet.

To this end, Arbor was founded to design products around the goal of replacing as many environmentally harmful materials as possible, with functional, ecologically based alternatives. The mission is to deliver performance, durability, and style in the most responsible way possible. The result must be quality and reduced environmental impact."

Come in and check them out!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Broken Spoke will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving. We will re-open Friday at normally scheduled 10am for all your Black Friday shopping needs. We will have a special Black Friday Discount! We hope to see you.

There are still a couple spaces available for the bicycle repair clinic on Tuesday November 30th. Stop in to reserve your space.

For all the road riders interested in getting out this week, the PTBA is hosting a Thursday afternoon ride. "Thanksgiving Appetizer: November 24, 1:00 p.m.
Meet at Chimacum School parking lot. Head south on West Valley Rd, return on Center Rd. 11 miles, 12 mph, no-drop. Rain cancels". Please see their site for full details.

For all the mountain bikers interested in getting out this week, Quimper Trails' Thanksgiving day ride will be at Anderson Lake State Park. Meet at the gate at 10 am.

For all the mountain bikers interested in perfecting your skills, you should check out Peninsula Indoor 4X. The following video gives you an example of what you're in for! Remember your full face helmet. This clip is Nate and Pete out at Wednesday night practice down in Port Orchard.

video

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tuesday night clinic

There are a few spaces left in our Emergency Tire and Flat Repair clinic on Tuesday night November 16th. It starts at 6pm; tickets are $10. Class size is limited to ten students.

We'll be covering everything you'd need to know if you needed road side assistance. Including how to remove your tire without your tire lever, minor gear adjustments and so much more.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Jerseys!!

We know we all love Port Townsend. Let us show it!

The Broken Spoke Shop jerseys have arrived and are proudly supporting:
  • Elevated Icecream
  • PTGuide
  • Cape Cleare Salmon
  • Port Townsend Bicycle Association (PTBA)
  • Uptown Dental Clinic
  • Lost in the Woods Mountain Bike races

On sale now, limited size run of fifty jerseys. Price $70.00

The Broken Spoke Staff

Friday, October 29, 2010

quickly into November and December!

The Holiday season is fast approaching!

Not sure of what to get your loved one? Try a gift certificate.

Know what you want but can't hide it right now? Try our interest free layaway program: with only 20% down, you can start a payment plan for that perfect gift (Please pay in full within 90 days). We'll store it here at the shop until paid in full (excellent for surprise items!). Stop in and we'll explain in full details.

Don't forget our two upcoming clinics! November 16th and 30th
*November 16th, 6pm: Emergency Tire and Flat Repair. How to remove your tire without your tire lever, minor gear adjustments and so much more.

*November 30th, 6pm: Minor Adjustments. Chain removal and installation, brake adjustments, and, if time allows, hub adjustments.




Holiday hours will be:
Closed Thanksgiving day, Thursday Nov 25th.
Our first year anniversary party Thursday December 23rd!!! Keep asking us for full details, they are in the works.
Closed December 24th and 25th
Closed Dec 31st and January 1st.

Monday, October 18, 2010

You asked... We deliver... TIME FOR CLINICS

The Broken Spoke is pleased to announce two bike maintenance clinics this November. Mark your calendar and register for one or both!

November 16th, 6pm: Emergency Tire and Flat Repair. How to remove your tire without your tire lever, minor gear adjustments and so much more.

November 30th, 6pm: Minor Adjustments. Chain removal and installation, brake adjustments, and, if time allows, hub adjustments.

Sign up now; $10 per clinic. Pre-registered only. Clinics are limited to 10 people. Location is The Broken Spoke. Clinics are 2 hours in length, including time for questions.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Broken Spoke is implementing Tube, Tire, and Chain Recycling movement . We know that all of you readers have old tubes and tire in your garages and homes that you don't want to through away. So bring these into The Broken Spoke and we will make sure they get recycled and not put in a land fill.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Winter Hours begin on October 1st

The Broken Spoke will be switching to winter hours starting October 1st, 2010.

Don't let that hold you back! Call during business hours to make before or after hour appointments.
We still are offering our bicycle pick up and drop off service for all repairs, inquire within.
Rental bikes are always available.

Winter hours will be:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10-5pm
Sunday 11-4pm
Closed Wednesday.

Olympic Discovery Trail Lake Crescent Crisis!

Followers of our blog, and dear friends,
The following is an email Nicole received from the President of Jefferson Trails Coalition. It is very important to continuing the growth of the Larry Scott Memorial Trail into the Olympic Discovery Trail. Please read on and take action!!!


"Next Monday, October 4th, the Olympic National Park has invited the public to an informational meeting to learn more about preliminary alternatives now under consideration for two segments of the Olympic Discovery Trail on the north shore of Lake Crescent. The meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. at the Port Angeles Senior Community Center (328 East 7th St. in Port Angeles).

Park staff will present some preliminary alternatives for developing the historic Spruce Railroad grade into a non-motorized, multi-use trail from the Lyre River to the Park's western boundary, including an alternative proposed by Clallam County. Both park and County staff will discuss key details of the proposals and will be available to answer questions during the meeting.

Based on input received during the initial scoping period, the park has developed six preliminary trail development alternatives, including the design plan submitted by Clallam County. Per the over one hundred responses from the public during this period, well over 85% of the responses have favored the County plan.

**Here's the issue at hand: If the Park adopts a design other than that of the County's , which complies with the standard for the ODT, the funding to develop the trail around the north shore of Lake Crescent will be lost. Specifically, the money granted to open up and refurbish the two tunnels on that side of the lake for a non-motorized, multi-use, multi-accessible trail could be withdrawn. This effectively blocks the ODT at that point on its route across the entire width of the Olympic Peninsula, which has been worked on continuously for over twenty years, involving hundreds of volunteers and tens of thousands of hours.

And perhaps the most dangerous aspect of this result is that it will force road and touring cyclists to continue to use highway 101 as the only east-west route alternative in this area. (See the attached presentation.) I believe this may very well eventually cost the lives of some of those travelers on this dangerous 12-mile stretch of highway.

In addition, of the hundreds of miles of trails throughout the Park, there currently exist only 2 miles of ADA accessible trail. This improvement would add over 10 additional miles for access by disabled users.

The purpose of this letter is to ask that you please consider attending this meeting in a show of support for the Clallam County's design.
In addition, please contact Representative Norm Dicks (norm@normdicks.com) and Senators Patty Murray (http://murray.senate.gov/email/index.cfm) and Maria Cantwell (http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/) to ask for their support of the County's plan as well. We must protect the funding for this project in light of the critical importance to the integrity of the entire concept of the ODT and the economic and cultural interest of both Clallam and Jefferson Counties. Thank you very much.

Respectfully, Jeff L. Selby
Peninsula Trails Coalition,
Vice President, Jefferson County
(360) 385-0995"

Thank YOU for making a difference.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Thank you Claire and Bob

The Broken Spoke would love to extend a heartfelt thank you to Claire and Bob Rogers of www.newbohemians.net for their lovely presentation of their search for Shangri-la. The stories, photos and music combined into an evening that was well worth the ticket price. Our house was full with all 30 chairs, plus a few, in use.

We are fortunate to announce that the night raised $150 for Jefferson Trails Coalition's effort in building and maintaining the Olympic Discovery Trail.

Thanks for being out on your bike and telling us about your adventures!
~Cheers and safe travels.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Speakers TONIGHT!!

Tonight at 7pm, The Broken Spoke and Jefferson Trails Coalition welcomes Claire and Bob Rogers for their presentation on their tandem cycling tour!

$5 in advance and $7 at the door, proceeds go to building the Olympic Discovery Trail!


See their website for more details: www.newbohemians.net

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"On the Road to Shambala", a beautiful bicycle touring story: Sat, Sept 18th, 7 pm


The Broken Spoke and Jefferson Trails Coalition are pleased to host two amazing speakers, Bob and Claire, on Saturday September 18th at 7pm. $5 for tickets, proceeds go to building the Olympic Discovery Trail. Limited seats, please purchase early! $7 at the door.

Here is an excerpt from Claire:
"How appropriate that the term Shambala comes from roots of the Sanskrit words for self powered, or self propelled, just like a bicycle.

We continue to be self-fulfilled by being self powered. We’ve made a pact with each other that, for as long as we can, we’ll visit new lands first by bicycle. The experience of a place slowly revealing itself, at the speed of butterflies, is extremely rewarding.

Did we find our Shambala? Yes, in the Zen of our tandem’s spinning wheels. Whether you spell it, Shangri-la, shan-ge-li-la, Xiangbala, or Shambala, it’s all about the journey. Shambala is whenever you’re out there living it.

Today, Shambala has come to mean peace, tranquility or happiness — may you find your Shambala as well."

Please join us for a fund-raising multi-media presentation of our travels in Port Townsend at the Broken Spoke, 835 Water Street, on Saturday September 18 at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will go toward building the Olympic Discovery Trail.

Bob and Claire Rogers celebrated 40,000 cumulative miles of tandem touring on this tour and have no plans to hang up the bike any time soon; They’re open to suggestions: visit their website at NewBohemians.net

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sept 12th Family Ride

Join The Broken Spoke on our monthly FAMILY friendly bike ride.

We will meet at the Broken Spoke at 10am on Sunday the 12th of September and pedal past the Maritime Center, the Skate park and head up to the playground at Chetzemoka Park for a break. Then we'll head past the Library and down to Kah Tai Lagoon for a stroll with the birds, and we'll end our little jaunt through town where we started well before noon. There is a bit of a hill getting to Chetzemoka, so the pace will be very slow, on the shoulder and tag-along, kid bike, trailer, cruiser style friendly. Since it's Grandparent's day, invite your grandparents or your favorite elderly neighbors along!

Don't have a bike? The Broken Spoke has some for rent, inquire within.

Please tell your friends, neighbors and everyone else. We'd love to make this a great "end of the season" ride! Cancelled if raining or too windy!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ride up date....

So, if you just crawled out from under the rock that I road over on the trail today, this is a friendly reminder that the first of the Lost in the Woods series races is August 22nd at Gibbs Lake County Park. Locals need to represent and do us at the shop proud. The course is looking buff and as fast as I have ever seen it. We will be flagging this week so you will not get lost.


Next on the agenda. Labor Day we will be partaking in a large, Huge, okay massive ride. The final plans for the route are as follows we are only doing the Log Cabin Camp to Spruce RR to Muller to FS RD 3040 to Sadie Creek Ridge to Log Cabin Camp. This will be in the ball park of 50 miles. The hope is to do this at a slow pace and if you are saying to yourself I cant ride up Mount Muller, well neither can I so come hike-a-bike with me. There will be more info to come as we get closer to the ride. So stay tuned

Enjoy the sun while it is out.
Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Updates..

We have had so many days of warm and dry. The day of the Skate event it rains, go figure. We are looking into rescheduling the event so keep an eye on the blog for further information.

The Epic ride is starting to unfold. The ride will be on Labor Day, Monday. Leaving/Meeting times are not yet set. Nate and Pete along with any other crazy people will set out from the east Adventure Trail (AT) trail head early in the morning. Everyone else will meet those crazy people at the east end of the Spruce Rail Road trail/west end of the AT. This time will be approximated soon. From there we will all ride the middle 50 miles of the route. At the end of this 50 miles Mental capacity will be checked and the decision will be made weather to continue or not.

*****Route***** (all route mileage is estimated not actual)

Drop in to the shop or send me an e-mail if you have any questions or want to clam a spot in the shuttle vehicle.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Now offering Pick up and Drop off bicycle services

The Broken Spoke is proud to now offer pick up and/or drop off services for bicycles in need of repair. We will charge a $5 fee each way transportation fee within a 2 mile radius of the shop. A $10 fee each way for transportation within a 5 mile radius of the shop. For distances outside of this range, we will work out the details on a situational basis.

Don't let your busy schedule be the demise of your beloved bicycle! Please contact The Broken Spoke to set up appointments for pick up and drop off.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Section of Larry Scott under construction

JTC Supporters:
Jeff. Co. Pub. Works is working on the portion of the Larry Scott Trail along Edwards Rd., 1/2 mi. S. of the Cape George Trailhead parking lot, and the section of the trail south of Discovery Ridge Rd. to Green Way will be closed as of Monday, Aug. 3rd for construction. So there will be no access to these parts of the LST. Please respect the access of the contractor and his equipment and workers in these areas by staying off of the trail during construction. The fewer interruptions they have, the sooner we'll all be able to get back out there to enjoy the trail once again.
This activity is part of the planned upgrade of these sections of the trail in order to bring it up to the standard of the rest of the trail. As a requirement of the grants given for this purpose, it will be fully ADA accessible and also available for travel by road and touring bikes, as well as mountain bikes and equestrian use.
Thanks, all. Carry on ... .

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Epic rides

Is anyone into trying an epic ride with some of the folks at the broken spoke? The tentative plan is Labor day weekend to attempt a 100ish mile ride through the ranges north of Crescent Lake. If you are into a little bit a hurt and a lot of fun please let us know as soon as possible. We will share transport cost and eat many times during the ride. This is for fun please remember so no mashing till your brains squeeze out your ears.

This link is for the basic layout of the ride with maybe a few changes along the way.
URL for this route is: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3932878

Cheers
Pete

Monday, August 2, 2010

Our first ever SKATE and BMX event! August 7th, 2010.


This Saturday August 7th, 2010,
join us at our local PT Skate Park for a Skate and BMX Competition.
Competition starts at NOON, with registration beginning at 9am.

Prizes awarded for top competitors in each division: rookie, comp and expert.
$5 gets you entered for your 2.5 minutes of fame.

Gibbs Lake bike race

The Broken Spoke is sponsoring the upcoming Lost in the Woods MTB Race. You have twenty more days to register for the event on SUNDAY August 22nd at Gibbs Lake County Park. Check out their website at www.lostinthewoodsmtbrace.blogspot.com for full details. They are doing registrations on BikeReg.com, with full information at their website!

Check 'em out, it's going to be a great race.
Lost in the Woods

~See you there!
The Broken Spoke Staff

Monday, July 19, 2010

Family Ride/Cookie Ride - North Beach August 1st 1:30pm

This month our family ride will be the PTBA's annual Cookie Ride. We had tentatively planned our family ride for the weekend of july 31/aug 1, but then remembered the PTBA's annual Cookie Ride scheduled for Sunday August 1st. This is a fun, family oriented bike ride, that has the added bonus of lots of homemade cookies, so that's where we will be. The ride meets at North Beach Park at 1:30pm, families, children, and bike trailers are encouraged. For more info visit the PTBA's website. See you there!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Vicki rides on!

Hello Broken Spoke followers,

Our local rider Vicki is heading out on her PKD Awareness ride on Sunday July 11th. Please consider joining her in Seattle for her send off! Full details of her trek on her webpage: http://rideforpkd.blogspot.com/


About her ride:

I'm riding to raise awareness for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and to raise funds for research to find a cure!

The route begins with a rally - planned for Sunday, July 11th, 2010 - at Magnuson Park in Seattle. I will then follow highways and backroads through Centralia, WA before turning west at Longview to Cathlamet. From there, I will board the ferry, crossing the Columbia River into Oregon, before heading west again to Astoria, where I will connect with Highway 101 heading south along the beautiful Oregon Coast, following the Pacific Coast Highway for the remainder of the trip into San Diego, arriving in "America's Finest City" on August 6th, 2010. The following rallys are planned along the route:


Sunday, July 11 2010: Magnuson Park, Seattle 9-11:30am
Kid's Fun Ride
Jersey Raffle
Ride on the Burke-Gilman Trail and Lake Washington Blvd to Seward Park


Good Luck and have fun Vicki,
The Broken Spoke staff

Monday, June 21, 2010

Beautiful NEW bike rentals!

We have rental bikes!!! The Broken Spoke has several styles of rentals for all your cycling needs. Please stop in and ask all your questions! We look forward to having you out cycling around town.

For a "cruising around town" bike: Trek Allant: cushy seat, ergonomic handlebars and grips, 7 speed, classy black for men and beautiful olive for women, carrier racks included! 4 hours are $20. Full day for $35.

For a Mountain Full Suspension experience: Trek Fuel EX 5: Well equipped five inch travel trail bike, perfectly suited for what all our trails have to offer! 4 hours are $35. Full day for $60.

For a splendid road ride: Trek 2.1 Mens and Women's Specific Design (WSD): A perfectly balanced road bike with an aluminum frame, a carbon fork and Shimano 105 components will let you conquer any hill and feel the ocean breeze while taking in the sights of local Port Townsend.

**Please check out our bike rentals page. Look for the tab at the top of our site titled "Bicycle Rentals". and/or click here.

Skate day!

Today is World Wide Go Skate Day!
I hope all of you are out and enjoying your skateboards. We're doing our photo shoot this afternoon from 4-7 pm at Port Townsend's Skate Park. This is when we'll announce the winners of our photo contest. Thank you, guys, for submitting such excellent photos of yourselves.


An additional note:
The Broken Spoke will be closed on Sunday July 4th.
and Saturday July 10th.
Come on in for your rentals, repairs and new purchases before hand so you're set for these days.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Great Family Ride



Thanks to Justin, Ash and Neah for meeting us at Fort Flagler for the Family ride last Sunday morning. We had a fabulous time and the weather was perfect. The tide was very low for our rest stop at East Beach and Justin amazed us his nature awareness skills. He waded out and brought back a couple of large starfish, several different types of seaweed, two different crabs and showed us a goeduck and seabean (an edible beach plant). The kids loved playing with all the sea life.

The next Family ride is tentatively scheduled for Saturday July 31st, details in mid-July.
Thanks,
Jason

Monday, June 14, 2010

Down the hill with the greatest of ease.

The Northwest Cup #3 down hill race went great. Good finishes from all of our local riders. Check out the following riders in the results.

Nate Cardozo
Stuart Macrae
Garth Gourley
Jim Shaver
Paul Schmierer
Pete Sexton

Results


The next downhill race is July 23-25 and we would love to see you all there cheering on everyone in the last race of the series.

Get out and ride!
The Broken Spoke Staff

P.S. Next weekend is the Longest Day of Trails and we hope everyone is out there supporting and raising money for your local organizations.

Monday, June 7, 2010

North West Cup #3

The Shop is really going to be representing at the 3rd NWcup race this coming weekend. Nate, Pete, Stuart and Grath will be riding for the shop. We all know how great it is to get words of support so please come in and, or send words of encouragement for your home town cyclists.

If anyone would like to come over to Port Angeles and see what it is all about this event is a great spectator sport and there will be many people heading that way for ride shares.

Here are some photos from the last two races.
Enjoy.
The Broken Spoke Staff


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Family Ride on Marrowstone Island - Sunday June 13th 10:30am

We are going to change up the format for the Family Ride in June. On Sunday June 13th we will ride a leisurely loop on Marrowstone Island. We will meet and park in Fort Flagler State Park at 10:30am, then ride a loop around the island with a picnic lunch stop at Mystery Bay State Park. All are welcome on this family oriented ride, especially kids on tag-a-longs or trailers. The total distance is less than 14 miles, and there are few other stops along the way such as East Beach, and the Nordland General Store.

Please be prepared for weather, and please bring a lunch for the picnic (we will also be riding by the general store prior to lunch)

Mark your calendar and tell your friends. Any questions please ask Jason at the shop.
Thanks

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Longest Day of Trails Event

Hey y'all:

there is a fundraiser going on on June 20th for our local trail system, which needs more pre-registered participants. visit this site for more details: http://longestdayoftrailspt.wordpress.com

I hope to see you there!
~The Broken Spoke staff

Friday, May 21, 2010

Jefferson Trails Coalition work party tomorrow!

Fellow cyclists of Port Townsend, we all ride and know of the Jefferson Trails Coalition (JTC). Here is a personal invitation to donate your hard work and time!

OK -- we're ready to kick off our summer season of trail building and maintenance! Y'all come!

The Douglas Way portion of the Larry Scott Trail has been widened and re-graded and is ready for gravel. So this Saturday (5/22) we will be spreading, leveling, and raking gravel on that section. This will bring the trail up to near the standards of the finished portions of the rest of the LSMT. The County will begin work on the trail immediately to the west and north of this piece, so our goal is to have our work blend nicely with their finished product.

Work will begin at 9:00 AM -- stay as long as you can. We will be pulling back some of the balls of vegetation left at the edges of the freshly graded trail and spreading out the topping material. Bring gloves, shovels, rakes, hoes, McLeods, etc. We'll also need a few wheelbarrows.

Lunch will be provided for those who stay 'til noon. Water will be available, but bring any other drink you like.

Travel there on your bike!! Parking is limited -- park next to the trail at the entrance to Douglas Way, off of S. Discovery Rd. There is NO PARKING available anywhere else further along Douglas Way or on Green Way. This is a private road. Please respect the local residents' use of their road. We need their support for the ongoing use and maintenance of the trail. Thanks. See you there!

Cheers, Jeff

P.S. If you are worried about not having anyone you know there, bring a friend. Better yet introduce yourself and tell them that Nicole and Pete sent you!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ride To Work Week....

I know we are a little late to the party but here it is! The Broken Spoke is promoting ride to work week. This is not just a Port Townsend thing, it is all over the globe. Start riding your bicycle to work this week and you will be in for some amazing bonuses. Just check out the flier and the rest will be explained.

We hope to see all of you out there riding this week and every week.
The Broken Spoke Staff

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Rhody Tour Weekend.

The Rhody Tour was a great success despite the cloudy and drizzly weather. Lots of riders showed for the event.



We also had a preview of a future bicycle mechanic





Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Racers A plenty..

This weekend Pete and a few other Port Townsend locals participated in the NW Cup #2 down hill race in Port Angeles. There were so many racers, 98 Pro riders, and 250 Cat I, II, III. What an amazing event.






So if you have never been to a race like this there are two more chances this summer. Check out the NW Cups website.

Also, if you haven't seen any posters yet check out an up coming events website; The Longest Day of Trails fundraiser.

We hope to see everyone out riding.
The Broken Spoke Staff

Once Monthly Family Rides!

Our Tuesday night family rides will be on the second Tuesday of each month! This makes our first one in two weeks, May 11th at 6pm!
Riders of all abilities and ages welcome. Trailers, tag-alongs are highly encouraged. We'll bike for about 5 miles, maybe as far as 10. The pace will be slow and fun.
please mark your calendar!
~Cheers,
The Broken Spoke Staff

Please note that we've entered into summer hours and are available longer for all your cycling needs!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring is here and summer is on its way, so get out and ride.

There is a lot going on in Port Townsend in the coming weeks and months. Here is an update on events your might want to put onto your calendar.

April 25th - NW Cup #2, Port Angeles WA : The second down hill race in the four race series being held at Dry Hill. This is a not to be missed event Pros from all over the country will be flocking to start their bid for the Professional MTB Gravity Race Tour (Pro GRT). Come cheer on local Port Townsend athletes.

May 1st - Stottlemeyer 60, Port Gamble WA : This is a 60 mile cross county MTB race. Participants will be riding for 60 miles against other athletes in their age bracket.

May 2nd - The Rhody Tour, Port Townsend WA : 18th Annual Rhody Tour. This is PTBA's only fundraiser. Last year's event was a ton of fun -- it will be even better in 2010. We need volunteers, join the fun. If you would like to volunteer to help with the Rhody Tour, either to help plan the event or to help staff on the day of the ride, contact ride co-chair Doug Ross - rhodytour@ptbikes.org or 360-821-1802.

May 29th and 30th - 24 Hours Round the Clock , Spokane WA : The "Round the Clock" 24 hour event is a solo or team relay mountain bike race, beginning at noon on Saturday and ending at noon on Sunday. Teams compete for medals, prizes and bragging rights. Local Port Townsend racers would love your support. Please call The Broken Spoke if you would like to help or race.

June 6th - The Fort2Fort Bike Ride, Port Townsend WA : The Friends of Fort Worden invite you to take a ride with history! Join us for the Fourth Annual Fort2Fort Bicycle Ride from historic Fort Worden State Park located in beautiful Port Townsend, Washington for a supported tour along quiet roads through scenic Jefferson County to either Old Fort Townsend (a Fun Ride of 17 miles roundtrip or a more challenging 42 mile loop) or Fort Flagler (62 miles round trip for a metric century!).

June 20th- The Longest Day of Trails Fundraiser, Port Townsend WA: A pledge-per-mile fundraiser for Jefferson Trails Coalition, Quimper Trails Association, Pacific Northwest Trails Association. Join our Jefferson County community in support of our trail system from sunrise to sunset in a fundraiser for our trails! Takes place on the Larry Scott Memorial Trail. Please visit longestdayoftrailspt.wordpress.com for more details.

This is just a taste of what you could see, support, or participate in this summer. We hope to see you out on the road or trails.

The Broken Spoke Staff

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tour de Tweed

Thanks to all who joined us for the Tour de Tweed.
You helped make it a grand event!
Let us know if you would like to do this again next year.












Cheers, The Broken Spoke Staff

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gravity can really be fun!

The Broken Spoke will be out at the North West Cup Race #2. We will be representing, or at least Pete will. Everyone seeing this should vote on which category Pete should race in.









We hope to see some of you out there cheering on your home town racers. Good luck Pete, Garth, and Jim.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A blurry couple of days!




Here are some pictures of Friday night's road ride.
Thank you everyone for joining us in our celebration.

*Thank you, Chad for sharing pictures when I forgot the camera!

There are more photos of Saturday's Tour De Tweed to follow in another post.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

GRAND OPENING is this weekend!

Hello fans, followers and friends!

This weekend is the grand opening of The Broken Spoke! Please join us in all our festivities there are a variety of events going on all weekend.

Friday
is our road ride starting at 6pm
at The Broken Spoke so that we can loosen our legs after a long work week.

Saturday brings our Tour De Tweed at 4pm.
It's a five mile course around town, slow and fun paced, riders of all ages and abilities welcome and encouraged to wear tweed or period attire. Food, beverage and music to follow at the bike shop.

Sunday morning is our mountain bike ride meet at Gibbs Lake County Park at 10am
. There will be a women's ride (all beginners encouraged as well), show up! we'll have someone for you to ride with!

Come celebrate a new community bike shop!
~Pete, and the staff

Friday, March 26, 2010

Roads a Plenty

Last night was a great Thursday road ride. You couldn't have asked for a more proper behaving wind. A little work on the way out and then a speedy tail wind on the return. The weather gets nicer every week so we hope to see more of you joining us on Thursday evenings.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Quimper Trails WORK party

Hello Everyone~

The Wednesday night work parties are in full swing again. Meet at the Anderson Lake parking lot at or around 5:00. If you arrive later simply head up the connector trail. When you reach the top you will see the obvious new trail to your right. Lets all get out there and help, many hands make light work. Photos from the new trail will be following next week.

Happy Trails.
The Broken Spoke Staff

Friday, March 19, 2010

First week of group rides.

This was the first week of group rides leaving from The Broken Spoke bicycle shop. The weather has been very accommodating so we look forward seeing all of you out riding. We are leaving promptly from the shop at 5:15. Please call if you are on your way and would still like to ride with the group. Lets get out and have fun.

New Skate stuff will be coming in on Monday. Come and check it out.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I see the light!

So the light is returning to our skies in the evenings. also this coming weekend in daylight savings then the spring is in full swing. The Tuesday Thursday rides will be starting from the shop on Tuesday March 16th at 5:15 and will move to after 6:00 as the light moves higher in the sky.

A note from QTA:
Hi Guys.
Next week we will have extra daylight. So we will start having Wednesday work parties. We will be working on the return trail that leads from the lookout back to the start of the connector trail. DNR will start logging on the connector trail soon, so we need to get the return trail done as soon as we can. This will be a real fun project, and a little different than our other trail projects. Let me know if you can make it so I can have enough tools for everybody.
Thanks Jim

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

P.S.
The Grand opening is on its way. Mark your calendars for April 9th, 10th, 11th. More details and fliers will be available soon.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ride is a way of life.

Thank you Garth for spreading this around. Everyone send this to two other people.

Ryan Leech - Commuting for a Healthier Life!


Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dust off those tires!

We know we have been leading into this for a long time, if you consider a long time a month. The Tuesday/Thursday ride start in two weeks...... We know this is not much time to get things together, but you all can do it. Just to make it more interesting Pete will be riding his big knobby mountain bike on the Tuesday rides just to slow him down. We can't help what is going to happen on Thursdays, sorry. No really Thursday will be loads of fun.

Four weeks and counting to the 6 hours of Banner XC MTB race. Lots of fun to be had at the event. You can just be at the trail cheering or laughing. Pete and Nate are looking for volunteers to help support them at the 24 hours of Round The Clock on Memorial day weekend in Spokane. Stop in a let us know if you have nothing to do and want to watch a great race unfold all night long.

More new Skate Boards have shown up this week and are already moving our the door so check them out. More Antihero decks and shoes to come soon.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff.

P.S.
Pete is trying to put together a locals rides booklet for ideas of where to go on Tuesday, Thursdays, and good routes for tourists. If you have a favorite road loop please go to gmap and trace your route. Then either save and send the link to the shop or print it and drop it by. We will create a binder full of rides for all abilities. We are working on the same thing for MTB rides.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Enjoy the Sun.

So I hope this posting finds you all out and about in one way or another. The trails are in great condition and are only getting better. here are a few snap shots from the weekend at Orcas Island.









More amazing rides to come. Keep an eye out.
The Broken Spoke Staff

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

On the Trails again.

A group from the shop went up to Anacortes on Monday to ride near Little Cranberry Lake. The ride ended being around Whistle Lake. We road for just over three hours. The trail was great, lots of climbing and well worth all the work when the next thing you knew down the hill you screamed. You can connect it with the other lakes near by and do over 50 miles. More trail then you can shack a stick at in one weekend.

This is a call for Skate event sticker and poster ideas for July. Anyone interested in submitting ideas please send them to our e-mail account thebrokenspokept@gmail.com or drop them by the shop.

Cheers for now and happy riding.
The Broken Spoke Staff

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rides for your calendar

Pete and Nate are going to heading to Cranberry lake on Monday the 15th Leave time and place is TBA. We will be doing many MTB training rides in the next few months while we gear up for the 24 hours of Round the clock. If you are up for long miles please give the shop a call and we can make it all the more fun.

Also Anyone interested in helping out with a Skate event in July please stop in or call. Date and time for event TBA.

One month till evening road rides start. So if you haven't been in to get your spring check done, beat the masses.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Endura!!

Finally the long awaited Endura clothing order has arrived. The list of gear that has show is long but I will make this short:
  • Ba Ba Wool Jersey's
  • Hummvee Shorts men and women
  • Zyme Short and 3/4's
  • Woman's Rapido Jersey
And so much more.

Also Skateboard completes have arrived.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Racing to come.

Pete is registering for:
24 Hours Round the Clock
Riverside State Park
7 Mile Airstrip
Spokane, WA
May 29-30, 2010


If anyone would like to go and race or just hang out and cheer us on pop into the shop and let us know. The riding is great out so I hope the clouds aren't keeping you inside. There are also woman's rides going on, so if you are a lady with no one to ride with we can help make that connection happen.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Crew

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Flying

The New skateboards are flying out the door. More will be ordered on Monday to increase the selection.

Also the new Trek Remedy's that Nate and Pete are riding Fly through the air with the greatest of ease. Come in if you want to demo them around town.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Monday, February 1, 2010

Fancy Bikes

The eye candy shows up every day and some of it doesn't stick around for long.






















Fisher Superfly























Fisher Superfly 100




















Remedy 9.9 times 2

Lets all get out and ride. While the getting is good.

Cheers
The Broken Spoke Staff

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Trucks are here.

As many of you might be thinking I am not speaking of the Brown Santa (UPS). Really I am talking about Thunder Trucks and much more. An event will be happening at the Port Townsend Skate park in July, more details to come.

The Grand opening of the shop is slated for the second weekend of April More details to come for this as it goes closer.

Also "Lost In The Woods" is going to be putting on two races this year. Fall once again, a scary time of year for MTB races to be in the woods. As the winter grows closer and the light fades from the sky we ride faster knowing the rain is coming.

Cheers
The Broke Spoke Staff

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Skate Boards have arrived!


We have some of the Skate boards you have all been waiting for. Skate boards from Anti-Hero, Krooked, and Real with more brands to follow. Wheels from Spitfire and trucks from Thunder.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A quick up date.

If you haven't been in or you are just to far away to make the drive i thought I would post some new photo's of the shop. We are ever changing in an effort to serve our customers in the best way possible.





Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Bikes and Helmets

More of the Mirraco BMX bikes have come in. Also Protect Helmets.
















Have fun and be safe.

The Broken Spoke Staff