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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Spring prep and cleaning list

Spring has sprung, summer is almost here, and it’s time to ride! Here are a few basic maintenance tasks to keep your bike ride ready.
  • Wipe your bike’s frame and handlebar with a soft cloth. 
  • Pump those tires, and take a look at the tread and sidewall for any condition issues. 
  • While you’re down there, look at your brake pads, too. If they’ve collected chips and debris from riding, or reached the wear marks, it might be time to replace them. 
  • Clean and lube your chain, 
  • Take a test spin up and down the street to check your cables and shifting. A quick adjustment may remedy a reluctant, jumpy chain or sticky cables, or it could be time to replace them.

Did you put your two-wheeled beauty away wet and dirty after your last ride, intending to clean it later but not quite making it back to do so? Your bike might a little more attention to be ready for this year’s ride season. Bearings, chain, and cables are vulnerable to rust and corrosion. Bring your bike in for a once-over from our mechanics. 

There’s no charge to have us take a look, and we’ll give you an estimate if your bike needs work. We can do most routine maintenance in a 24-hour turnaround, getting you back on your wheels in time to catch the next weather window of sunshine.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Monday May 29

The women's ride on Monday May 29th is cancelled. Have a great time with your family, or out by yourself. See you next week!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kid's Buy Up Program

As you think of summer biking for and with your child,
remember our Kids' Buy Up program and consider supporting your local bike shop.

The initial children's bike, purchased from The Broken Spoke, can be traded in for a maximum of 50% of original purchase price and put towards the purchase of the next children's bike; continuing through the first adult bike.
*Adult bike is described as 26-inch wheel bike.
*Actual trade in value to be assessed upon trade in date of child's bike.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Rhody Run Day!!!!

The Broken Spoke will be leading out the Rhody Run this morning and will open at noon. Enjoy the day and happy Rhody Festival!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Boulder Creek Trail work begins May 15

Olympic National Park News Release
 
May 10, 2017
For Immediate Release
Penny Wagner    360-565-3005


Work on Boulder Creek Trail to Begin Monday; No Access on Olympic Hot Springs Road Above Glines Canyon Overlook

Beginning Monday, Olympic National Park crews will start work on Boulder Creek Trail which begins at the end of the Olympic Hot Springs Road in the Elwha Valley. This project involves the use of heavy equipment for the demolition and removal of the Crystal Creek bridge and installation of an alternate route and creek crossing at that location. For visitor and employee safety, there will be no access above the Glines Canyon Overlook on Olympic Hot Springs Road beginning Monday, May 15, until later this summer.

“Crews will be working as quickly as possible to complete the necessary bridge removal and reopen the area to visitors” said Olympic National Park Acting Superintendent Lee Taylor. “As much as we regret the inconvenience, this project will ultimately restore safe access on Boulder Creek Trail for hikers and stock use.”

Damage caused by a rockfall event in the winter of 2014-2015 led to the closure of the Crystal Creek bridge. Since then, further erosion has led to increased destabilization.  Inspection by Federal Highways geotechnical and structural engineers last June determined the bridge was unsafe for pedestrian and stock use.

The Olympic Hot Springs Road will remain open up to the Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook for the duration of the project. Whiskey Bend Road is open all the way to the trailhead.

For current road and travel information, visitors should consult the park website at www.nps.gov/olym or call the recorded Road and Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131.


About the National Park Service.

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Poulsbo Viking Tour's Poker Run

 The following is copied from an email from the Poulsbo Rotary Club. Contact them with questions:  info@poulsbovikingtour.com

We're having a Poker Run!

We've decided to mix things up a bit at the 2017 Viking Tour. Instead of having a Time Trial in which only elite cyclists can have a realistic chance of winning, we are having a Poker Run that everybody has an equal chance of winning!
 

Here is how it works:

The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the ride. Having the best hand and winning is purely a matter of chance. All riders who want to participate will collect 5 playing cards to make a poker hand over the course of the ride. Riders collect the 5 playing cards as follows:
  • All riders will receive one card at the start.
  • Freyja (15 mile) riders will collect 3 cards at rest stop #1, and one card at the finish.
  • Thor (30 mile) riders will collect 2 cards at rest stop #1, one card at rest stop #2, and one card at the finish.
  • Odin (60 mile) riders will collect 1 card at rest stop #1, one card at rest stop #2, one card at rest stop #3, and one card at the finish.
Each rider will turn their cards in at the designated location at the finish where their poker hand will be scored. Poker hand scoring will be as shown on page two. Because we are using multiple card decks, hands with “Five of a Kind” are possible, but will be scored as “Four of a Kind”. Prizes will be awarded to the three highest hands, regardless of route ridden.

Have fun and good luck!
 

Register Now!

Ride Details

Date
Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Check-in
Sunday, May 21st, 2017, 7am-9:30am

Location
18743 Front St NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Cost
$45 (all routes)

Time
7am-4pm (9am Start)

Support
Rest Stops, Mechanics, Medics

Activities
Vendor Village, Beer Garden, Dinner, Live Music