Tiny Bike Shop Concert w/ Ben Weaver! Nov. 29th // Event!

 

Ever since we’ve opened our doors, we’ve wanted to host a Tiny Bikeshop Concert with our pals, the Banjo Brothers. As we are a miniature local cycling establishment, it was only a matter of time before they folded to our persistent and terrible nagging.

On Saturday, November 29th we will be hosting Mr. Ben Weaver of ‘I’d Rather Be A Buffalo’ fame. Fresh from his ‘It’s All The River’ Bike Tour, Ben will be around for questions and chats before taking the ‘stage’ at 7 PM. We’ll have wine from local shop Solo Vino, treats from Great Harvest Bakery and our friends from Olive You, Fleur de Lis, St. Paul Women on Bikes and CorAzoN will be joining us as well.

We’ll have more information as the show gets closer. Come join us for what is sure to be one heck of a time!

UPDATE //

Check out this awesome video from the TBC that just recently took place at BicycleSPACE in DC! Way to go guys!


Frostbike 2014 // Photos!

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It was a show full of old friends, new friends and all sorts of goodies to touch, weigh, ride and photograph. If you’re looking for the full set of photos you can find them here. And swing on by to chat to Aaron about all the cool new things coming our way this year!


Banjo Brothers Phone Wallets // Auction Preview!

Processed with VSCOcam with k2 presetWe’re coming up quick on our Year-End-Party and Auction! As is customary, we’ll be spending this week on our Blog and Social Medias giving you hints and sneak previews into what will be up on the auction block!

First up, a Give-Away! The Banjo Brother Phone Wallet is one of our favorite products from our favorite local bag company – The Banjo Brothers! Regularly $5.99, we’ll have a few of these to throw into the crowd during the event! But what’s better than getting a free phone wallet? How about a free phone wallet with a Omnium Gift Card stuffed inside! There will be a special few with a $25 Omnium Gift Card for a special few attendees. Super cool!

Be sure to RSVP on our Facebook page if you haven’t already! See you Saturday Night!


For Every Bike, A Bag

This last Sunday, I had the misfortune of contributing to our ‘Box Of Despair’. A small, well placed shard of metal ended my hopes for a great Sunday Ride. While sitting outside of the Burger King, fussing with my older saddle bag, I knew there had to be a better way.

The Banjo Brothers, our supplier of all things bag related, make some of the best saddle bags around. I picked up one of their ‘Deluxe Saddle Bags‘ and have been a happy cyclist ever since. Those Brothers most certainly ride a bike themselves, and have some clever solutions to small problems you may have never noticed. For instance, small black bag looks great, but hard to see on the inside. Solution: High-Vis Red Fabric interior *with* individual pockets. Never was your CO2 so easy to find.

Here’s what I carry with me on any given ride:

– Rear Light: For the times when daylight runs out far quicker than you anticipated

– 2 Park Tool Tire Levers: Because my thumbs deserve a break now and again

– Kenda Tube: Patches are great, but new is better

– Genuine Innovations Microflate Nano + Threaded CO2 Cartridge: Pumps are great, but CO2 is faster

– 2 Dollar Bills: So many uses and they fold up super small. Boot a slice in your tire. Buy a doughnut. Start a small business. Super important!

So buy a bag, keep it full and you’ll look like a champ when Fate brings you down.