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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Today's the Day! Closed for the Pour

The Broke Spoke is closed today and the road ride tonight is cancelled. The bridge is out from in front of the store and the crew is in place to start pouring concrete!!! Hooray! We will return to normal hours tomorrow and catch us either Thursday for the mountain bike ride or next week for the road ride. Have a great Tuesday!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Happy Memorial Day! And Yet Another Construction Update!

The Broken Spoke wants to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day! Make sure to get out on your bike and enjoy every moment of the holiday.


Unfortunately, the sidewalk pour date got pushed back. So the date is "set in concrete" for Tuesday, May 29th (weather depending). That means if it's not raining, we will be closed for the day. After we have a sidewalk again, we will have normal hours! YAY!!!






Hey ladies! We are having Monday rides just for you! Meet Sarah and Nicole Mondays at 6pm at The Broken Spoke. Tonight is a mountain bike ride!







 Like to road bike? We will be having women road rides too! Just email or call and let us know you're interested and which discipline is your flavor.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Construction Update, Open Wednesday

The Broken Spoke will be open Wednesday 9-6!!! We will be closed Thursday as the construction crew will be pouring concrete. The Thursday night mountain bike ride will still be occurring, meeting at the Adams Street park next to Nifty Fifties if construction is prohibiting access to the shop. Thanks for bearing with us, THE END IS NEAR!!!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Please be advised: Shop Hour Changes for 1 week!!!!


Due to construction, our shop hours will be slightly different for the week of Monday, May 21st- Friday, May 25th

We apologize in advance for any inconveniences:



Monday, May 21st: 9am-12pm

Tuesday, May 22nd: 4pm-6pm




Stay tuned to the site or check in with our employees at the shop for updates on our hours for
 
Wednesday, May 23rd

Thursday, May 10, 2012

20th Annual Rhody Bike Tour


Sunday, May 13th, 2012 is the 20th Annual Rhody Tour!! Hosted by the Port Townsend Bicycle Association the ride explores the beautiful hills and farms of Jefferson County. With 12 miles to a full century there is something for everyone. The Tour Petite, the 12 miler, will follow the Larry Scott Trail. Longer rides or 44, 64, and 100 miles will tour along scenic rural roads. The ride is fully supported with food and water stops. For more details and to register for the ride please visit the PTBA website.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

NW Cup #3

Northwest Cup 3- May 11-13

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All your local downhill mountain bikers will be in Port Angeles this weekend competing at Dry Hill NW Cup 3! 
That’s where The Broken Spoke mechanics and Racing Team is going to be, and you should too. If you have other awesome weekend adventures, just send The Broken Spoke crew some good vibes, and enjoy your excursions.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Rhody Run!

Though running is not our forte, we are committed to supporting our fellow athletes. On Sunday, May 20, The Broken Spoke Staff and Racing Team will be clearing the roads for our fastest town runners.

Registration is still open. Reserve your spot today to participate in the event and enjoy the after run refreshments.
Here are a few more details about the event. The Rhody Run is a 12 kilometer (7.46 miles) run/walk located in Port Townsend, Washington on the third Sunday of May in conjunction with the local Rhododendron Festival. The run has been in existence since 1979 and celebrated its 30th year in 2008. Approximately 2,000+ attend the event each year.

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!!!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

NW Cup 2 Results

The team is back from an exciting weekend of riding with the best in the world at NW Cup #2! With defending World Cup champion Aaron Gwin, World Cup Leader Greg Minnar, eventual winner Steve Smith and many other World Cup racers in attendance the atmosphere was electric. New courses for all categories brought out smiles on riders faces. Riding the new Cat 1 line Chunder Dome Blake Bryant finished 29th and Joe Sarr 48th. Utilizing his pedaling power on the new Limbo section of the Cat 2 course Jason Queen took 2nd place, earning his first podium of the year! We look forward to seeing him up there more! Paul Schmierer finished 14th and Garth Gourley came in 24th. The riders are excited about the new courses and will be training hard before returning to Port Angeles May 11-13 for round 3.

Blake airing it at the finish.

Jason finding some inspiration.