October 23, 2009

elle saddle cover

Oh Elle! Your saddle covers are crush-worthy. Pictures are two of Elle’s handmade waterproof saddle covers, $24 each, and made out of recycled umbrellas fabrics. We also have non-waterproof but lovely covers made out of recycled materials, $20.

Posted in products
October 21, 2009


This one is going to be good.

Saturday October 31

2pm Centennial Park

BOYS and GIRLS brackets


Brought to you by Halcyon,  2wheels1crank, Skumlife and Cupcranks

Posted in announcements
October 19, 2009
Shelley Briggs and Ward Tefft of Books on Wheels!

Shelley Briggs and Ward Tefft of Books on Wheels!

This makes me so happy. Books on Wheels is a non-profit in Richmond, VA run by our awesome, inspiring friends Shelley Briggs and Ward Tefft. The program is as good as it gets: Shelley and Ward drive their, um, festively remodeled school bus around the country and give away free books and bikes, and teach free bike repair.

They made a stop in Nashville back in 2007 during their maiden voyage, and the program has grown considerably in the last two years. Realizing they needed a physical space for their program, Shelley and Ward have opened Books, Bikes and Beyond, a thrift store that gives away books, sells repaired, used bikes, and an assortment of other used items. 100% of the sales go to funding Books on Wheels. Doesn’t that make you smile?

There is a great article about the store here, and if you are in Richmond, VA, please stop by and say hello. Better yet, buy something and know that your purchase is supporting one of the raddest non-profits around.  Right on, Shelley and Ward!

Posted in advocacy
October 18, 2009
Mechanics Dan and Dan show us how they really feel.

Mechanics Dan and Dan show us how to be friends.



This is our friend Noemie. She is a brave adventurer. We met Noemie about a week ago, when she came into the shop looking for a bicycle.

“I want to ride a bicycle to Memphis! And New Orleans! And California!” she proclaimed in a Swiss accent. So, we introduced her to the pink and cream beauty you see above, and it was love at first sight.

Luckily, Noemie stuck around Nashville for a while, gracing us with her presence. She left yesterday, and is currently somewhere on the Natchez Trace. We are thinking about you and wish you the best of travels, Noemie! Come back soon.

Posted in bicycles