Life in the bike basement . . .

A shot of the basement on a typical Thursday.
We've been busy this summer as more teens are getting around on bikes than ever! We've been patching tons of tubes and doing tune-ups for customers who want to enjoy the nice weather and long days, as well.
Teens' bikes parked outside the basement.

Teen builds beautiful bike with donated parts for SVHS senior project

Angel Valencia set out to build a bike. He started with a discarded mountain-bike frame and went from there. After months of earning credits in the bike basement, Angel used them to select and purchase each part he needed to assemble his custom ride. With hard work, skill and a timely donation of high-quality mountain bike components from Wine Country Cyclery, he assembled his dream machine. Congratulations, Angel!

Photos from our bicycle valet 5/20/14

We parked 18 bikes this week, down from 30 last week. But we had fun and were treated to corndogs for dinner, courtesy of two officers from the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department!
The group gears up for the ride downtown. 

Celebrating with a high-kick contest.

Bike parking + mobile repair = happy market goers

The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition and Operation Bicycle have teamed up to bring free valet bike parking and a mobile repair stand to Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Markets! We'll be running the station every week from 5 - 8 pm. Please stop by and visit us in the horseshoe, next to the rose garden. Our first event was a success and we will be running them through the end of October.

Innovative way to haul around work gear . . .

Jan, an Operation Bicycle regular, stopped by our shop to show off his custom trailer and extension for hauling around his work equipment. Jan's using his sturdy, vintage Peugeot, which he purchased from us back in December.

Rides gaining popularity . . . as are hills

Taking a break from riding to hike in the cemetery.

This week and last, we've been exploring some of Sonoma's steepest hills. Our group grew from 6 to 10 riders as did the desire to tackle bigger climbs. Now's the time for great views and great weather so come join us! Meet at the teen center Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 3:30. We'll provide the helmets, water and even the bikes!

On the way up Michael Dr.

Now Open Wednesdays!

As of March 12, we will now be open Wednesdays as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays!
Our hours will also be changing for all three days to reflect the warmer, brighter season. We'll now be open 3:30-7:30 p.m.

If you haven't had the chance to visit, hopefully now you can. See you soon!

Old radio interview rediscovered . . .

Click the icon to listen to a radio interview from the KRCB archives regarding Operation Bicycle and Christmas donations. 

SVHS Senior Leading Weekly Rides from Teen Center

Sonoma Valley High School senior Bailey Zellers has been leading weekly groups rides for his senior project, starting and ending at the Teen Center. Zellers works at Wine Country Cyclery and is knowledgeable in both bike mechanics and safe cycling skills. He has been meeting riders on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Teen Center around 3:30 p.m. and choosing the route according to skill and size of the group. Helmets are required and we have some to lend if you don't own your own. We also have a large selection of bicycles to lend out.