Supplying our local commuters, athletes, and recreational riders with all their cycling needs.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Holiday gift ideas

As we prepare for the Christmas season, here are some gift suggestions for your favorite cyclists. 


Stocking Stuffers under $20
  • Bike bells
  • Mini bike lock
  • Multi-tools
  • Nutrition supplements
  • Seat bags
  • Socks
  • Tire levers
  • Tubes and patch kits
  • Water bottle and cage

Gifts under $50
  • Gloves: A windproof, water resistant glove at great value is the Endura Luminite.
  • Hats and Headbands: The best ones for cooler to cold temperatures for cycling are in the Endura Baa Baa merino wool collection.
  • Jersey: Bontrager Rhythm and Solstice
  • Grips: A good way to give your bike a little flare.
  • Mini lights: Lighting that can keep you safe doesn't need to cost a lot from Cateye and Bontrager.
  • Over Shoes: The Endura MT500 overshoes is a great item with the colder weather.
  • Pumps: For both on the bike and at home pumps keep your cyclist from getting stranded.
  • Private Maintenance Class: Classes are catered to YOU as the student going over exactly what you want and on YOUR bicycle. These classes will encourage you to feel confident on your bike and help you feel comfortable doing whatever mechanical skills you are here to learn. 
  • Scales: For those cyclists concerned with the weight of everything, these scales are used for bikes and bike parts. Several companies make inexpensive hanging digital scales. Topeak has the combined scale and bike stand system (putting this option into the next category).
  • Subscription: I'd love a one-year subscription to Trails.com or Bike magazine.

Gifts $50 to $500
  • Lightweight Vest: Perfect for layering when the mornings are cool, but packable when temperatures increase as the ride progresses. The Bontrager Race Windshell Vest is a great addition to any collection.
  • Jackets: Warm, waterproof, breathable and visible; who could ask for anything more?
  • Merino wool Baselayers: The natural fibers are excellent for wicking moisture, preventing stubborn odors,  and keeping skin warm in cooler temperatures.
  • Personal Coach: Giving your cyclist the gift of personal coaching is a real treat. Prices vary on this and certain options can bump it into the next category; but the equipment is nothing without a great engine.
  • Rechargeable Lights: The Niterider Lumina series is a compact commuter light. It is USB rechargeable and super bright.

Gifts over $500
  • Bike trip to the Tour de France: Trek travel offers Trips to France, Italy and so much more.
  • New bike: Your favorite cyclist always has bike lust.
  • Racing wheels: It would be great to have a nice set of Custom built racing wheels.
  • Wind tunnel test: Get every speed advantage possible. Locations vary for this. Do an internet search titled "bicycle wind tunnel testing" to find a tunnel near you.


The Broken Spoke has gift cards and gift receipts available.




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Closed Thursday for celebrating, eating and biking!

The Broken Spoke will be closed tomorrow in celebration of Thanksgiving. We'll reopen on Friday for normal business hours! 10am-6pm. See you then.

Monday, November 17, 2014

3rd Annual Turkey Trot

Quick!  Get that Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk Registration in soon!  (This is your trainer for the New Year Day 10K Run - Both sponsored by the Peninsula Trails Coalition)

http://peninsulatrailscoalition.org/?p=492

Thursday, November 13, 2014

5 year anniversary party!!!!!

We are celebrating the 5 year anniversary of The Broken Spoke bicycle shop 
on FRIDAY December 19th. 
5pm- 10pm
We will be providing food and beverage in appreciation of all our loyal customers. 
There will also be a 5% discount on anything in the store. 
We are also printing a 5 year anniversary jersey that is prebook ONLY! 
So be sure to keep an eye and an ear out for more information to follow.

BUILD Trail Nov 15, 9am-noon


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Hello PT Trail Crew! An amazing thing happened last month... after 8 years on the "Missing Links List,"  the City purchased an easement from an adjacent property owner that now allows the Spruce Street Non-Motorized Trail Connection from Cedar to Center Streets.  TaaaDaaaa!!!  This connection completes an integral non-motorized, north-south valley route from Port Townsend Bay to Fort Worden and North Beach. See the attached map for location details.

At the last Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Board meeting (last Thursday), we learned that the 100-foot corridor has now been surveyed, and that the City will be providing materials for a wooden fence between the adjacent landowner's property and the easement. We do not have the fence materials yet (trail volunteers will be needed to build and install the fence), but the City has given us permission to clear the easement of shrubs and other vegetation, as needed for clear passage. 

Thus, we are announcing a Trail Work Day, this Saturday, November 15th, from 9 am to Noon at the Spruce Street Connection between Cedar and Center Streets (near Blue Heron School). We will be clearing shrubs and vegetation, so please bring hand tools (clippers, loppers, folding saws, rakes, shovels, etc.), work gloves, and dress for the weather, as we work rain or shine. There will be hot beverages and cookies for all volunteers. So grab some tools and join us for this historic occasion!
(Rumor has it that quite a few people have been using the easement already, as they were spotted when it was being surveyed. This enthusiastic response reinforces how important this connection was to completing the connectivity of our local trails system.)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Kid's Buy Up Program

As you think about the Holidays approaching, and possibly about gifts for your child(ren) in your life, remember this:

The Broken Spoke offers a Buy UP program. 
The initial children's bike, purchased from The Broken Spoke, can be traded in for a maximum of 50% of the original purchase price and put towards the purchase of the next children's bike; continuing through the first adult bike.

Meaning:
Buy a bike from us, when it's too small, bring it in and get credit towards your next sized kid's bike!

Details:
Adult bike is described as a 26-inch or larger wheel bike.
Actual trade in value will be accessed upon trade in date of child's bike.
Buy Up program offered everyday, all year round!