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Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Broken Spoke’s 3rd annual Kickoff to Summer: May 4, 5, 6, 2012




Hey, did you know May is National Bike Month? 
What better way to celebrate than our Kick-off to the Season weekend! 
We have rides scheduled for the whole weekend, including our annual 
Tour De Tweed!!!


As the expressive historian "Vir Beatum" states,“Hence, at this time of year, one returns to the first tweedful radiance, in the blush ebullience of youth. The virgin crop of feelings of maturity, gravitas, authority and, above all, self-respect, return reinvigorated. One is reborn…once again”.

In other words, “Bring on summer!!!!”

*Helmets encouraged at ALL events*




Friday night ROAD RIDE, May 4.
  • Leaves the shop at 6pm. 
  • 20 miles, bring your high vis clothing and lights (it will be dusk before we know it). 
  • Slow ride with average pace of 10-12mph, we all stay as a group. 
  • All abilities from beginner on are encouraged. Regulars encouraged to ride with the pack.


Saturday late afternoon STRIDER BIKE RACE, May 5.
  • Starts at 5pm, at Pope Marine Park downtown by the Maritime Center.
  • Off road (in the grass). It will not be a straight line, but more of a loop. Short distance! There will be a warm up lap to introduce the kids to the course, then we’ll do the race. 
  • Participants will be divided into age categories. 
  • Prizes given to all participants. 
  • Adult audience encouraged to cheer our little ones on!


Saturday early evening TOUR dE TWEED RIDE, May 5.
  • At 6pm, meets at The Broken Spoke for a 5 mile parade pace pedal around town. Trailers, little kids and adults are all encouraged to participate. 
  • Route is pre-determined, and ends at Undertown Coffee. Dress in your best Tweed or period appropriate attire for specials at Undertown. Free bicycle parking in the back. 
  • Photos will be taken!
*Tour de Tweed RIDE ROUTE*
Route will be as follows: leave shop heading out of town, R at Kearney, L at 19th, R at San Juan, R at Admiralty Ave to the Fort, cut into Fort Worden at the cemetery bicycle entrance, leave the Fort (around the hill) using W st and then Redwood St, merge into Cherry, Straight at F street, R on 19th, L on Kearney, L on SR 20 (Water Street), ends at Undertown Coffee. There is bicycle event parking in the back. Please note this route is subject to change on the day-of, we'll try our hardest to not do any of the major hills. :)
This map can also be seen at this link: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5384516



Sunday morning MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE, May 6.
  • Meet at 10 am, at Gibbs Lake parking lot -the first one- 
  • Due to potential group size, we’ll break into slower and faster packs. Beginner riders are definitely encouraged to ride, you can ride with the “easy riders”.
  • We’ll meet up afterwards for a hang out in the parking lot to swap stories. Bring your own recovery drinks and snacks. 




Stop in or call for any additional details, or questions. We look forward to having you join us in our celebration of bicycles. 
All fun, no fees!



Could the month of May get any better? Of course it can!!!! 

The Broken Spoke Crew will be holding a contest for the 
"Best Biking Photo and Story Combo"!  
For the entire month of May, the Crew will be collecting photo and story combos from everyone who wants to participate. At the end of the month, we will have an "official" deliberation to decide who the lucky 3 winners are!!!! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for 15%, 10%, and 5% off one transaction on everything in the store!

Bike to Work Week is 
May 14th-18th.
Bike to Work Day is 
Friday, May 18th. 

To encourage everyone to get out on their bikes, The Broken Spoke will have a 10% discount on everything in the store for Bike to Work Day.

Make sure to stop in and check it out, and don't forget to bring your photo and story combo entry!!!