Sunday, June 24, 2012

Top Four Reasons to Ride your Bike to Work

1. Save Money

With the cost of gas approaching or even exceeding $4 a gallon, riding a bike just makes sense. No gas required, not to mention the extremely reduced costs of maintaining a bike as opposed to an automobile.

2. Get in Shape

Bicycling is an excellent way to exercise, and if it is part of your everyday commute it is automatically built into your schedule. The World Health Organization suggests that increasing physical activity is a public health 'best buy', and that cycling is a 'highly suitable activity' for this purpose.

3. Relieve Stress
Traffic, pollution, road rage, congestion – all of these make up most American’s daily commute. Long commutes have been linked with obesity, neck pain, loneliness, divorce, stress and insomnia. Ride a bike, enjoy being outside, arrive less stressed and get more work done.

4. It’s fun!

"Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike." - John F. Kennedy

Riding a bike is just plain fun. There are few greater joys in life then cruising around on a warm summer day on a bicycle.  Try it!  You won't regret it.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Complete restoration of a 1938 Elgin Cruiser

Here at Lakeshore Bicycle and Fitness, we not only sell and service bicycles and fitness equipment, we also restore them.  The following pictorial is one such restoration.  The bike is a 1938 Elgin, being professionally restored by our service manager, Steve Niblick.  The bike was stripped down and all the parts were sent out for bead blasting and powder coating at Powdertech Plus.  All of the chrome parts where shined to a mirror finish and some nice little additions were installed on the saddle and handlebars.

The assembly begins

The completed project

Luxuriously appointed with Ostrich hide for the saddle.

The handlebar tassels are Ostrich hide also.

Steve Niblick, the man responsible for the restoration.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cat Eye Reflex Auto Rear Safety Light

We now carry the new Cat Eye Reflex Auto Rear Safety Light!
Never worry about turning your tail light on (or off) again! Cateye's Reflex Auto tail light has optic and motion sensors, so when darkness and motion are detected, your light turns on instantly! One super-bright LED and 4 small LEDs give you more than 180 degrees of visibility. It's got 5 different modes, so you can customize the pattern and run time. And even when it's not on, it provides bright reflectivity that helps you stay seen as well.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Birthday America!

Want to cruise the firework displays in style this year?  How about this Red, White and Blue Beauty?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Introducing the New 2 Speed 3G Isla Vista

Our local 3G bike distributor promised that the new 2 speed kick back hub would be available in the fall of this year.  Much to our surprise, they called us this week and told us some of them were ready.  So far we have the new Isla Vista 2 speeds in and they look and ride great. Come on in and take one for a test ride.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happening on the 4th of July that you can ride your bicycle to.

4th of July Garden Concert

Monday, July 4 7:00p at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, FL

Please join us as we celebrate the birth of our nation in The Cummer Gardens with a thrilling night of music, dancing and fireworks.

Feel free to bring blankets and chairs and relax in their gardens while dazzling fireworks explode over the river and The St. Johns River City Band entertains you with the patriotic music you know and love

Many residents are not aware of it but Jacksonville has a velodrome that stands by what used to be the Cummer Lumber wooden bicycle track.  The Cummer Track was built almost 100 years ago when bicycle track racing was all as popular as NASCAR is today.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Looking for an event to ride your bike to?

6th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands

Saturday, June 25

Show starts at 1:00 pm

Main Library • 303 Laura St. N.

Multi-purpose Room

All genres of music