Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ride of Silence

Join cyclists worldwide in a silent, slow paced ride (max.12 m.p.h.) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling in public roadways.

Cyclists wil take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured. Although cyclists have the legal right to share the road with m...otorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of cyclists themselves.

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks it's cyclists to ride no faster than 12 m.p.h. and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during bike safety month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police, and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also to show respect for those who have been injured and killed.


We have a huge selection of recumbent bicycles ready and built for you to find the perfect one. A lot of people don't know what a recumbent is so we included pictures of what we have and can order. There are different styles also, the kind you have probably seen the most often with three wheels, and stranger ones with two wheels.
This is an EZ-3 SX Tadpole made by Sun.

This is an E1 SX Ergonomic Recumbent made by Sun.

Tricycle Recumbents:
These are available in two handlebar styles. One has the handlebars low and to your side, while the other has the handlebars in front of you like in any bicycle.
An example of the handlebars at side.

An example of the handlebars at normal height.

The recumbents with handlebars at side have two wheels in front and one wheel in back. On the tricycle recumbents with handlebars at normal height there are two wheels on the back and one wheel in the front.

Bicycle Recumbents:
Bicycle recumbents have the handlebars at standard level and have gears.
The EZ-Sport CX by Sun.

All recumbents come with multiple gears. There are many reasons to ride a recumbent. The most common reason is for comfort after an injury. If you come into the store we will give advice on how to ride and fit the bike for you.

Friday, April 9, 2010

About LakeShore Bicycles & Fitness

LakeShore Bicycle & Fitness is proud to have been serving Jacksonville since 1961. LakeShore is named for the part of Jacksonville we are located in. Originally the shop sold bicycles, lawnmowers, and included a locksmith. In the mid 1970's the store relocated to it's current location and became one of the original Schwinn Concept Stores. The lawnmowers disappeared.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Accessory Category #12: Shoes & Pedals

Shoes & Pedals - These are not just for professional racers. We also stock shoes and pedals for the casual bicyclist and commuter. Shoes not only increase performance, they also increase comfort, making bicycling more fun so you will want to go out more often and try greater distances. Our different pedals can be used for different reasons. We will help you choose the kind fit just for you.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Accessory Category #11: Tools

Tools- Bicycles are transportation vehicles and do need service and adjustment. Whether you just want basic allen wrenches for adjusting seats and handlebars, or you wish to have your own service area that rivals ours, we can fix you up!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Park Tools- "True" Tune-up Class by Marc Coutu

This class covers the most basic maintenance procedures and assumes participants have no previous experience. Students bring their own (clean) bikes and will learn how to change a flat tire, adjust brakes, gears and all bearing surfaces, along with basic trouble shooting. You will also learn the basics of how to true a wheel. The $35.00 class fee includes all of these benefits.

The class location will be at LakeShore Bicycles & Fitness, 2108 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32210, (904) 388-0612 and will be held on April 22, 2010 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

This class will be taught by Marc Coutu, who has worked in the bicycle industry for over twenty years. Marc has worked at LakeShore Bicycles & Fitness for over 6 years.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Jacksonville Bike To Work Day

May 21,2010-

Give it a try!  Biking to work and school takes some planning and effort, but once you get the hang of it you’ll like it. Organized group rides to downtown will depart from 3 locations in Jacksonville; Arlington, Mandarin, and Westside. Group rides will depart at 7:00 AM and arrive downtown at Hemming Plaza for a 7:30 – 8:00 AM continental breakfast. Each group will be accompanied by members of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and will include a bicycle shop van to transport riders’ belongings. No assistance is provided for return home trip.
Three free bicycle commuting workshops will be held Monday May 17 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at local bike shop locations. Champion Cycling will host work shops in Arlington, 904-724-4922, and Mandarin 904-262-5744.  Lakeshore Bicycles & Fitness, 904-388-0612, will host a Westside clinic. All bicycle commuter workshops are free and open to the public.
For those riders interested in acquiring their (BOB) bicycles on buses permit, they are no longer required.  Please visit JTA website for video instruction to use Bicycles on Buses.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Accessory Category #10: Car Racks

Car Racks - After you have checked out everything around home, you will want to find some sweet rides in other areas. We have racks in stock to fit most cars. Whether you just need to carry one bike or a bunch, we can outfit you for an adventure. Let us explain the advantages of the many different types of racks for you car. We also order and install for you.