Do you want to learn more about your bicycle and cycling? Check out our calendar of clinics. We have classes to help you get the most out of your bicycle. From basic bike repairs and set-up to learning riding techniques to having more fun on road and off, our classes help you enjoy the best bicycling experience possible!
Yes, you can take an R3, R5, or S3 out for a real ride, not just a spin around the block. Demo one on our shop ride! All demos subject to certain conditions. Call, stop by, check out our Cervelo Test Centre selection and take home the ultimate road machine!
(l-r) Caleb, Aaron, Nyk, Kyle, Martin, Kendra, Rob, Jacquie, Stephen, and Doug (not pictured) ride their bikes every day like you. They are full of ideas, tips and insights to help you enjoy your riding experience. Come inside and meet them!
One of the best ways to enjoy cycling is with other enthusiasts. We can help you learn the rules and find a group suited to your abilities and goals. We have several weekly shop rides:
NEW - Weekday Late Afternoon Ride - Wednesdays, 5:00pm: 30-40 miles at moderate speeds (15-18 mph) possible hills. LIghts recommended for this ride.
NEW - Weekday Morning Ride - Thursdays, 7:00am; Course and distance TBD by the group. This ride will be led by Nyk.
Saturdays, 7:00am: 30-40 miles at moderate speeds (15-18 mph) and hills.
Rides above meet at the shop with your bike, helmet, and fluids. Periodic re-groups.
Sunday morning "Waffle" Ride - meet at Everett Alvarez Jr Park in Santa Clara to roll at 9:00 AM. Twenty flat miles, mostly on paved bike paths, ending with coffee and breakfast near the shop. Casual pace, perfect social or recovery ride. Helmets required.
Proper Shifting Helps Your Bike Last Longer, Work Better - With so many gears on a multi-speed bike, it's tempting to use them all. Yet, a derailleur-equipped bicycle actually has a few gears you're better off not using, based upon how extreme the sideways bend in the chain can become. "Chainline" is the term which refers to the relative straightness of the chain's path as it encircles the front and rear gears. Chainline is at its most problematic angle when using two combinations of gears together: either the largest gears in front and back, or the smallest gears in front and back. Even when your drivetrain (derailleurs, gearsets, and chain) is properly set up and adjusted, using these "extreme" gear combinations creates excessive drivetrain noise and wear, which reduces the useful life of the drivetrain parts. You can still celebrate that your bike has 24 speeds. And if you only use 22 of them, it'll last you longer, too.