We’ve been aching to announce the launch of this beast, and the time has finally come. Introducing the the all new Cannondale Habit. Whether you are riding technical trails or bombing descents, the Habit will make every rider feel like they own the trail.Read More
It's that time of year again! We are thrilled to be hosting the Wednesday Evening Ride & Stretch again this season. Ride & Stretch will be hosted every other Wednesday beginning May 30th and rolling thru August:
- Wednesday, May 30th
- Wednesday, June 13th
- Wednesday, June 27th
- Wednesday, July 11th
- Wednesday, July 25th
- Wednesday. August 8th
- Wednesday, August 22nd
6:15pm MEET UP FOR A 6:30pm DEPARTURE
15608 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
All bicycle types welcome. Helmet and lights encouraged. Please bring your own mat (we will transport it for you!)
We will begin with a 3-4 mile, social paced ride (moderately slow), enjoy a 30 minute yoga class, and finish the evening off with a ride back to the shop OR you may take off directly from our destination.
All riding/yoga levels welcome!
$5 Suggested donation for our awesome yoga instructors!
We hope to see you there!
It's not every day someone walks a handmade frame through your front door let alone one made in Cleveland. When Craig called and told me he had his eyes on a Bringheli frame a buddy of his once owned I got excited. I'd come across frames made in Joe Brignheli's shop before - our former crew member Sean built his beautiful road machine with Joe and one of our favorite customers, Bonnie, owns one as well. But I never had a chance to do extensive work with one. And, after some serious back and forth, Craig decided he had to have this bike. I think the final results speak for themselves but let me walk you through some of the slicker features of this beautiful machine.
When Craig purchased the frame it was orange (I should've taken a photo). It was pretty much striped of badging but the lug work was impeccable. After some thought (and some negative reinforcement from us) Craig decided to powder coat the frame a beautiful robin egg blue. Then came the assembly. First we had to tap into Craig's extensive Campy collection, choosing a beautifully ridden in Record group he had chillin' in his closet. Then we went to the catalogs and picked some classic cockpit pieces from Nitto and Velo Orange to maintain that classic aesthetic. To top it off, add some Brooks bits where the body contact and voila - you have a piece of machinery that would make any bike lover drool for days.
Oh, and the cherry on top is the custom head badge made by Craig's buddy Mike. He'd kept it all these years and was kind enough to dedicate it to the project. In my opinion it completes the bike. Huge props to Craig for allowing us to be apart of his bicycle obsession - the man has taste and always builds up trick rides.
Stay classy folks.
Updated 25 January 2018 : Craig was kind enough to supply us with a photo of the frame prior to the project.
January is nearing it’s end, which means riding season is that much closer. If you aren’t out riding much these days, then you have plenty of time to start thinking about the season ahead and preparing for your best riding year yet!
We’ve compiled a list of our goals for the 2018 season to get you started with creating your own:
1 | Ride New Places.
The possibilities of adventure on a bicycle are endless. Whether you go all out and plan a whole trip around riding out west or simply picking out new (to you) local trails to hit up on the weekends, branch out. Stretch those legs and find places only your bicycle can get you to!
2 | Sign up for a Charity Ride.
An easy way to get yourself motivated to ride, even on days you think you aren’t up for it, is to set a goal. Many local rides will offer multiple distances, making it accommodating for everyone. So not only do you get to ride your bike, you get to ride with a purpose.
3 | Shake it up and try something new.
If you strictly ride road, why not give mountain biking a try? It will help build up your handling, cadence, and power. Mountain bike already? Riding road will boost your endurance. Heck, why not add a commuter to your collection and ditch the car all summer long?!
4 | Go for the distance.
THIS is the year to push through and put a few extra miles under your belt. If you usually top out at 35 miles, why not take your ride just a little bit farther? Make it an even 50.
5 | Make a new riding buddy/ or convert your non-riding friends.
Riding with people you like isn’t only fun, it holds you accountable. It gets you motivated to get out and ride no matter what. So whether you’re planning that dream route, riding for charity, venturing into a new discipline of cycling, or preparing for that grand century ride, you’ll have company along the way!
Cheers to making 2018 your best cycling year yet!
To say this was the most chaotic year I've ever worked in the bike industry would fall short of the mark. It was as if someone turned the hustle meter to FULL ON once the clock struck midnight and away we went. While I won't speak for Mike, Dizz or Sean, the chaos knocked me off balance. Being in a constant state of catch-up is not a game you want to play in this industry and I went 9 full rounds. Holding it all together became the new goal and the finish line just seemed further and further away.
As some semblance of normalcy settles in around us (and I mean some) I wanted to take a moment to fill you in on some exciting news. Beginning in 2018 the foot print of Beat will begin change as we tear down our western wall and take over another storefront. Business has grown on a level I never anticipated and this opportunity will allow us to improve and add services our current space simply won't allow. We have some incredible plans on deck and you'll get to see the process every step of the way so here's a preemptive "PARDON OUR DUST".
It's that time of year again and we've got your six. Now thru Dec 31st you can save - and save big. This year we did something a little bit different involving beer and a box of red tags. I won't bore you with the details but suffice to say we've come up with some insanely sick deals you won't want to pass up.Read More
We just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who came out for the Bike Lakewood Fall Social. The event was a huge success, with new memberships and lots of face time shared with the incredible advocates that keep our bike community growing and safe.Read More
It's not every day we get to introduce a new mountain platform......said no one in the past year. It seems like every time I turn on my computer I'm reading about a new platform of fat tire love - and you know something, I'm A OK with that. The way I see it, if it means more people riding through the woods then I say bring it all on. With that said, I would like to introduce you to the all new Rocky Mountain Bicycles Suzi-Q :: Mid-Fat Trail Slayer.Read More
What's better then riding SICK bikes on a brand new trail whilst eating cookies and drinking some beer? No - really, what's better then all of those things. I'm asking. Check out our recap of an incredible day with Rocky Mountain, the Austin Badger Crew and the amazing mountain bikers of our beloved Northeast Ohio.Read More
We briefly discussed this friendly competition last month, but why not refresh your memory?!
For the past few years Cleveland and Pittsburgh have battled it out on the bike to see which city will ride the most. Obviously, only the people who log their miles will help the cause so we are reaching out to you, our dear local readers/riders to sign up and log those miles!
We won last year, and we'd like to carry on the tradition. Whether you are a weekend warrior, commute everyday, or sporadically take your family on trips to the ice cream shop, we are talking to you! Sign up, log, log, log, log, and help us prove in one more way why we are better than Pittsburgh!
That's right! We are about to dive into our 2016 Ride + Stretch Series! I just realized that this will be year THREE, already!!!
Here are the details...Read More
The first Group Commute of the season was a roaring success! We had a fantastic group of cyclists, perfect weather and, of course, plenty of coffee and donuts. A huge thank you to Bike Lakewood & Bike Cleveland for hosting the Lakewood Energizer Station and to everyone who joined us :) Happy Bike to Work Day!Read More