Godspeed, you Beer Emperor

We’re bummed that the Four Firkins is closing its doors for the last time this Friday. Jason and the gang have always helped us find the best that beer had to offer and we’ve always left their shop with a smile on our face.

Consider this our standing ovation, our bravo!, our highest praise. Jason, you created something real special and we’re sad to see it go.

Godspeed, you beer emperor.


#StPBWR // Video!

You may have noticed a few (OK – more than a few) times we’ve thrown up a SAINT PAUL BICYCLE WEATHER REPORT on the Twitter and the Facebook. Maybe even the Instagram. It’s all about giving you, the cycling populous, the information you need to get through the day. Riding across our fair city is difficult enough without the sky falling down, so we do what we can.

But folks, we can’t do it alone. We need your help. So if you’re out there, riding your bicycle and pondering the weather take some time to stop and snap a photo. Maybe just a few words on the Twitter. Whatever you do to let your fellow cyclist know what’s going down.

Just tag your photo with #StPBWR (or #SaintPaulBicycleWeatherReport if you’re into that) and we’ll share the ones that we like the best and give you a little shout out for what you do. Maybe even a cool thing for free if it’s informative/funny/non-sequitur enough.

Who has time for weather apps anyway?


Saint Paul Crit BBQ + Ride // Event!

om_stpcrit_event_745We love bike racing and when it shows up in our own backyard, we take notice. This Wednesday evening at 6:15 PM, some of the best will line up and rip up our cobbled and not-so-cobbled streets in Downtown St. Paul. We’re all about that. So this Wednesday at 5 PM, we’ll be lighting up our grill, pouring some drinks and handing out the good vibes. Come 6 PM, we’ll hop on our bicycles, ride down the hill and get ready to watch some racing.

If that sounds good to you, we’ll see you Wednesday evening.


Craft Buy One, Get One // Sale!

om_craft_alsoYou’re a hard worker. On the bike, off the bike – doesn’t matter – you get stuff done and look good doing it. But sometimes our wardrobe needs a little update. That’s where Craft and ourselves come into the picture.

For the entire month of June, we’re offering a special deal on all Craft apparel in-stock in the store. Simply buy one item and get another of equal or lesser value. That easy.

Need a new baselayer? Why not two?

How about some great bibshorts? Heck, get the jersey too – it’s free.

The entire month of June. All in-stock Craft products.

Come in and buy some today before I rethink typing this post.


#TRACKNIGHT // Photos!

Processed with VSCOcam with b5 preset Processed with VSCOcam with b5 presetIt’s no secret that we love our Velodrome. We sell track bikes, race track bikes and just all around dig the culture that exists up in Blaine, MN. It was with a heavy heart that we learned last year our Velodrome was in rough shape and may  have already seen it’s last race.

So you can imagine our joy when we walked onto that lovely grass infield this past Thursday evening. Our Velodrome is back and better than ever, thanks to the efforts of a few local folks who raised the funds to keep it going. We always invite our customers up to see a Thursday Night Lights, but now we must insist – it’s too special a thing to miss.

We hope to see you up there this season.


Shop Kit Reorder // New!

Processed with VSCOcam with 1 presetIt’s the time of the year to break out the short sleeves and pack away the jackets. We’re working with Podiumwear once again to open up a pre-order for our very own Shop Kit. They make one heck of a product, and we’re stoked to offer it to our good friends and clients.

If you’re interested, the preorder is now open. We’ll also have a small selection at the shop, but if you absolutely need X/Y/Z, probably the pre-order is the way to go.

PREORDER URL : https://www.podiumwear.com/team-storefront/shop-kit-2015/

PREORDER PASSWORD : omnium2015

Pre-order closes May 5th at Midnight!


Fifth Birthday BBQ Blowout // Event!

It’s kind of a big deal.

Five years, Saint Paul. Five years of wrench-turning, high-fives and late nights. A lot of new friends have been made and a lot of new bikes have been built. Innumerable flats have been fixed. We pretty much still tolerate one another.

We’re glad we made it, and even more glad you’re with us. So as we are known to do – we will throw a party.

The Details //

April 25th

10 AM till 8 PM

Here at the Shop. Also in the mysterious Parking Lot.

Ride Bikes. Talk Bikes. Hang out around Bikes.

Come hang out with us at the Shop and enjoy free food, free drinks and free high fives.

Food from our Grill. Drinks from soda cans and Lucid Brewing. High Fives from our expert staff.

See you there.

Your Bike Dudes,

Omnium Bike Shop


Bikes n’ Brews! // Event!

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What goes better with bikes, than beer? Maybe friends, and definitely the riding of bikes – so let’s mash them all together in one wonderful weekly event. Friday nights we’re leading a ride to one of our many amazing local breweries. Meet here at 7:30 PM, have your bike ready and wit about you. We’ll try and have the ride finished by 10 PM (but feel free to go as late into the night as you’d like).

Sounds pretty rad, right?

We thought so.

See you this Friday night!

– Your Friendly, Neighborhood Bike (and Beer) Geeks

P.S. – For all the updates, destinations, etc… Follow us on Facebook!


Norco Tactic // Photos!

Processed with VSCOcam with 6 preset Processed with VSCOcam with 6 preset Processed with VSCOcam with 6 presetIt was last August somewhere in Iowa when I got the email from Norco. I wasn’t sure what it held, but when I opened the file and saw the renderings of the newly announced 2015 lineup, I immediately focused in on the Tactic SL. Bright, fast and aggressive – I knew this was going to be one heck of a rocket ship.

Fast forward to this past week and finally seeing the Tactic SL built up for a good friend of the shop. We knew we had to share it with ya’ll.

We’re ridiculously excited to see Denise destroy the competition this year with her new steed, but until then we’re happy enough to stare at these photos.

For more, head to our Facebook Page.


30 Days // Event!

IMG_6091Bikes are just awesome.

There. I said it.

It’s April 1st, which means it’s time to celebrate just how awesome bicycles are with #30DaysOfBiking. All month we’ll be sponsoring the movement, supporting local cyclists and putting on a variety of events and rides.

First up – Our weekly Bikes & Beers. Meet us at 7:30 this Friday (if you’re a responsible, of-age individual), and we’ll head out to a local brewery on our bicycles and enjoy a variety of brews and conversations. This week, we’re headed to Wabasha Brewing Co. and their lovely taproom. Hope to see you there!

And stay tuned for new developments and deals as the month progresses.

– Your Friendly, Neighborhood Bike Geeks